Category: Don’t Lose Your Head

Macbeth: Personal Response after Act 5

Examine one of the following topics and write a narrative or personal essay: Kingship (Consider the differences between the four Kings in the play) Ambition (Consider the differences and similarities between the ambitions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth) Guilt (Consider

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Emergency Car Kit

Have a look at an emergency car kit. How does the value of each item on this list depend on the type of accident you are in or have arrived at? What additional items would you add to the list?

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Ambitions

Think of some people you know or have read about who are/where ambitious. Have their ambitions led to a positive or negative result? Are ambitions sometimes destructive? Explain.

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Consequentialism

What is your understanding of the philosophy, “the end justifies the means”? Give examples of situations in which you would agree or disagree with this philosophy.

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Vicious Tyrant

Would assassination or civil war ever be a justifiable response to rule by tyranny? What would you do if the leader of your country became a vicious tyrant? Respond with a short story or narrative essay.

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A Citizen’s First Responsibilities

Are a citizen’s first responsibilities to family, political leader, or country?

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Evil Behaviour

Describe some examples of what you think is evil behaviour. How should evil behaviour be dealt with?

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Suspect a Crime?

If you suspected, but had no evidence, that a friend of yours had committed a crime, what would you do?

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How do you deal with your fears?

How do you deal with your fears? How might you help others to deal with theirs? What are some of the effects that fear can have on people?

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Insomnia

Describe a time you experienced insomnia (lack of sleep). What did you do about it? What are some of the effects that insomnia can have on people who suffer from it?

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“Womanliness” and “Manliness”

Describe a women who best represents your idea of “womanliness.” Describe a man who best depicts “manliness.” Are there any similarities between the two descriptions? Why or why not?

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Ideal Marriage

Explain what your think an ideal marriage would be.

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Deceived by Appearances

Describe a situation in which you or someone you know has been deceived by appearances. How might you advise someone to guard against this trap?

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What do you want most from life?

What do you want most from life? What are you prepared to do to attain it?

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I Shouldn’t Be Alive

View one of the following “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” episodes from CBC’s “The Passionate Eye” series. Watch Shipwrecked Family.  Debuting Wednesay October 5: On the final leg of an amazing two year sailing voyage, the Silverwood Family hit some stormy weather

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