Thursday, April 28, 2016

Got a Dream

Yo it's DJordynn and I'm dropping my new single here on your favorite blog. This rap compares Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman and explains why you can't expect to achieve your goals or get what you want by constantly thinking about them or waiting for them to come to fruition. Enjoy!
Got a Dream, you know what mean,
What I'm seein are my hopes layed out in front of me
see I’ve been waiting for a while for them to come true
who knows when my Lucky day will come? I think tomorrow’s due
Is success even possible? I'm starting to think not so
but Loman might go pro, at least Pozzo thought so
Cause in death of a salesman yea I'm just reminding you 
that Wille saw his sons future so bright that it was blinding!
Ding! Ding! Guess his time is up 
but its time for you to see that dreaming and waiting just aint enough to swerve 
off of the never ending road of waiting and waiting 
for fate to make your dreams take shape yea maybe, 
you gotta wake up get out of your dream, 
Biff stop passing your football back and fourth between your team, 
Leap off of fate’s unpredictable treadmill, 
free will and real work will give your life real worth.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Word tracker acts 3-5


    We hear, our bloody cousins are bestow'd In England and in Ireland
Malcolm and Donalbain, who killed Duncan, have gone to England and Ireland.

    So is he mine; and in such bloody distance
     He is also my enemy, and even being so far.

    And with thy bloody and invisible hand 
    Use you murdering but sneaky hand.

    There's blood on upon thy face 
    There is blood on your face.

  Blood hath been shed ere now
   Somebody's been killed here. 

    Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;
    You have no marrow left in your bones, and your blood is no longer warm like it should be.

    It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood
    People say that those who have been killed will have their revenge.

    The secret'st man of blood. 
    The secret murderers.

    All causes shall give way, I am in bloody
    There is no excuse, for I am covered in blood and guilt.

    Free from our feasts and banquets bloody knifes, do faithful homage and receive honors  
    Let's get away from all of the traditions and murders, and pay homage to our king and receive homage.

    Cool it with a baboon's blood
    Cool down the broth with the blood of a baboon.

    Pour in sow's blood, that hath eaten her nine farrow 
    Add in the blood of the cow who ate her nine children.

    Be bloody, bold, and resolute

    Be cruel, bold, and resolute.

    For the blood-bolter'd Banquo smiles upon me 
    Banquo, dead and covered in blood, is smiling at me.

    I grant him bloody, Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin that has a name

    I'll deem him as every bad name that I can think of, including ever sin in existence.

    With an untitled tyrant bloody-scepter'd

    An unnamed tyrant has stolen the throne with murder and blood.

    Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.

    Who would have thought that Duncan, so old, would have so much blood?

    Here's the smell of the blood still
  The smell of blood is still around me.

    Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death. 
    The horrible people who bring with them murder and death.

    My soul is too much charged With blood of thine already

    My soul is already too damaged, as I killed your family already.

    My voice is in my sword: thou bloodiest villain

   I will speak through my sword, you murdering villain!

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s feelings toward blood in acts 3-5 are the opposite of that of acts 1-2. The nature of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are reversed by the end of the play. Just as Macbeth looked at his hands with guilt, doubting that he could get rid of the blood in acts 1-2, Lady Macbeth looks at her hands the same way in acts 3-5. Just as Lady Macbeth was filled with the relentless hunger for bloodshed, violence, and tyranny in acts 1-2, Macbeth was filled with the same violent, evil nature in acts 3-5. Shakespeare used blood as one of the many symbols in Macbeth to better illustrate this reversal. The reversal is a large scale version of the many conditional statements used throughout the play such as “Fair is foul and foul is fair”.  The way that words and characters are twisted in Macbeth is representative of the twisted evil of the three witches.

This twisted wand represents both the supernatural power of the witches and their ability to twist situations such as the role reversal of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Word tracker Acts 1-2


What bloody man is that? He can report, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state.
            Who is this bloody man? Judging from his appearance, I bet he can tell us the latest news about the revolt.

For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor’s minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave; Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops, And fixed his head upon our battlements.
            Brave Macbeth, laughing at Luck, chopped his way through to Macdonwald, who didn’t even have time to say good-bye or shake hands before Macbeth split him open from his navel to his jawbone and stuck his head on our castle walls.

Make thick my blood. Stop up the access and passage to remorse,
            Thicken my blood and clog up my veins so I won’t feel remorse

that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th' inventor
            By committing violent crimes we only teach other people to commit violence, and the violence of our students will come back to plague us teachers.

Will it not be received, When we have marked with blood those sleepy two
Of his own chamber and used their very daggers, That they have done ’t?
            Once we have covered the two servants with blood, and used their daggers to kill, won’t people believe that they were the culprits?

I see thee still, And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood, Which was not so before. 
            I can still see you, and I see blood splotches on your blade and handle that weren’t there before.

It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes.
            It’s the murder I’m about to do that’s making me think I see one.

Go carry them and smear The sleepy grooms with blood.
            Go take them back and smear the sleeping guards with the blood.

Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?
            Will all the water in the ocean wash this blood from my hands?

    The spring, the head, the fountain of your blood is stopped; the very source of it is stopped.
    Your bloodline is topped, where your family line begins has now ended.

    Those of his chamber, as it seem'd, had done 't: Their hands and faces were an badged with blood so were their daggers, which unwired be found Upon their pillows
    As it seems, his own family looks like they did it. Their hands and faces were covered with blood, as were their daggers, which we found on their pillows.

    And question this most bloody piece of work, To know it further. 
    We must question what happened in order to understand the truth and in-depth details of it.

    There's daggers in men's smiles: the near in blood, The nearer bloody.
    Men's smiles are dangerous to us. Those who are closest to us, are also the most dangerous to us.

    Thou seest, the heavens, as troubled with man's act, Threaten his bloody stage
    The heavens see that this man's acts endanger the murderous life he lives.

    Is't known who did this more than bloody deed? 
    Does anybody know who committed this murderous crime?

Blood has two very different meanings when characterizing Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. For Macbeth, blood symbolizes sensitivity, guilt, and goodwill. He states that committing bloody or violent crimes will teach others to do the same which will eventually come full circle and plague the original criminal. Also, after Macbeth kills Duncan the fact that he says “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?” shows that water cannot erase what he is done and that he is overcome with guilt. For Lady Macbeth, however, it is quite the opposite. When she reads the letter from Macbeth, she does everything in her power to numb herself from the consequences of murder so Macbeth can take the crown. When speaking to evil spirits, Lady Macbeth asks for her blood to be thickened so she cannot feel remorse. Therefore she has become violent and excited about committing murder. Macbeth views blood negatively because it fills him with guild and Lady Macbeth views blood positively because it protects her from guilt.

The top picture illustrates how Macbeth feels toward blood while the bottom picture illustrates how Lady Macbeth feels toward it.