Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Plotting Potter

J.K Rowling Plotting Potter

How does J.K. use language in this interview?
How does the interviewer prompt Rowling in the interview?

In this interview, j.k Rowling is very calm throughout apart from when she realises that she hasn’t hidden a piece of information on her story board which has all the information about the book, the interviewer does try to comfort her by saying that no one can actually see it but on the video, the camera could always zoom in to see some of the information. At times she does change her body language  like when she becomes very relaxed by saying slang words for example: “cos” or “wanna”, she may also have used slang to appeal to the younger audience. The interviewer soon after asks Rowling a question to clarify on something she didn’t understand, asking this question can also make it easier for the audience to understand what she had just said but at one time, j.k does interrupt the interviewer with something she says her own. The interviewer also draws her to something on the paper but she doesn’t answer maybe because it is secretive. The interviewer asks “Tell us what column is exactly” but J.K Rowling interrupts her rapidly by talking about something else which could show that it is also secretive and she wasn’t meant to show anyone about that but she may not have said it because it might give away something about the book. The interviewer reassures J.k by saying “oh I don’t think anybody can see that” when Rowling accidently has shown a part of the notepad which she may have wanted to be hidden, this also relaxes Rowling making her feel much safer knowing that they cant see the words meant to be hidden. Rowling also says “wont wanna go to close on that because it gives to much away” which simplies that she is thinking that she is already giving away a lot of information which may also give away the surprise to the book.

Friday, 8 March 2013

j.k rowling practise

J.K Rowling practise
In this interview, J.K Rowling talks about her life which sounds as if she had a very unhappy, stressful childhood. J.K Rowling says she had no nostalgia about childhood and then says “whatsoever” adding emphasis to say that she didn’t have any nostalgia.  She hesitates while saying “I c-can” to think of something to say to responds. J.k. Rowling also uses short sentences to add to the previous sentence making more effect to it. J.K Rowling also stutters when she is saying “c-can”. She also uses rhetorical questions which also show if the viewers are listening.

At times, J.K. Rowling says “erm”, this shows that she has a thought of returning to the previous topic she was thinking about. She then tries to reorganize her thoughts about what she is about to say. The interviewer replies “And how cruel other kids can be” is a question using statements that aren’t true. J.K. Rowling explains that kids can be vicious, vicious showing that they may be angry and forceful. J.K. Rowling also says 'erm err and I' a lot to try not to say the wrong thing on TV because she may accidently say something a bit too personal in her life, so she tries to reword it so it states something not as secretive because she doesn’t want anyone to know about her childhood. The interviewers can see that J.K. Rowling was an unhappy child because of what she is saying in the interview but every time she says something about childhood, she tries to make it look better by saying something good abut it. she also is about to say something but then quickly changes to another thing because she might have thought of saying something but then thought it was inappropriate or it may be too personal for it to go on TV. J.K Rowling also uses forceful words by saying “mine clearly isn’t because it wont let me erase it!”, this also shows she did have a bad childhood because she responds to the interviewers question of “but isn’t the mind a wonderful thing to let you erase that?” in a forceful way. She also talks over the interviewer to get her point across.

J.K. Rowling’s body language also differentiates from different interviews, this may be because of her childhood being bad and stressful which is showing uncomfortableness, she changes the subject sometimes to get out of feeling uncomfortable because she may start to show feelings in front of everyone.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Essay about spoken language

the spoken words that she uses is not so complex words that they wont understand, she uses this type of language so the small young children aged between 8-12 will understand what she is saying, she tries to make it as simple as possible because most of the children will be in junior school. the spoken language they use is very formal and the setting makes the answers for her to be more variable rather then towards one question. when a interviewer wishes to ask a question then they will look for a pause in the talk or for her to stop answering and then will ask to answer the host if they want to - the host will then say that the interviewer has a question that she/he would like to be answered. because they are little children, you would expect the language to include swearwords or slang words because they are very little children, the children are very polite to each other letting each other ask questions in a turn taking method,  they also do follow a set of questions and answers. j.k Rowling's answers and the children's questions are very unbalanced, sometimes the children will ask a long question and she will answer with a short answer and sometimes the kids give a short question and she replies with a long answer. when j.k Rowling wants to answer the question, she sometimes uses hedges and fillers to have a bit of a think before answering giving her a little bit more time. some of her answers she asks a question to find out more information to answer the question a bit more professionally. she will sometimes add humour to her answer

 she reacts to the children with eye contact, this shows that she is listening and talking to that child in a respectful way,

the body language she uses shows that she may be laughing, at one point the dog starts top walk out in front of her and she decides to stroke the dog

Friday, 1 February 2013

my language day

Getting up: at 07:45 I get out of my bed and walk slowly into my bathroom, have a wee-wash my hands, brush my teeth, have a shower. Get dressed into my uniform and eat breakfast. Do the extra’s I need to do.

08:30: I start to walk to school in my school uniform and then go to tutor at 8:55 with my class in fb02. Depending on what day we do different things. At 09:15, I went to maths with Mr. Bennett and done stuff about percentages

10:30: I was in period 2, religious studies, and we talked about Christianity and god. We had to make a poster of Christians and god and at 11:30, I went to period 3 which was English with Miss Jones which we did nothing in and I annoyed Tyler.

12:30: lunch time, we were in the hall talking to each other. Period 4 at 1:30 I was in business studies and it was very prosaic. We were learning about limited and unlimited liability

14:30: media studies, boring since I had to sit somewhere else. Deconstructing

Getting up: hesitations, false starts and pauses. Gestures, facial expressions, body language





Conclusion: during the day, I use many different features of spoken language, Ranging from hesitations and false starts to the use of slang. Each day I talk to different people depending on the lessons I have and the times I leave my house and school.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

differences between spoken and written language

A. Spoken language is more
Informal than written
Because when you speak, the letters and words sound differently to other people where as if you are reading to yourself, you would read in a formal way

B. You can’t judge spoken
Language in the same way as
Written language.
An accent can change the way you hear them.

C. Written language is better
Than spoken language.
I disagree because when speaking, you may add an extra word or two if you needed but if you were reading off as piece of paper and had to read it exactly, you can’t change anything.

D. People use language more
Correctly when they write
Than when they speak.
I agree, you write slower then when you would speak and you can also edit the sentences you write where when you speak then you can’t change it.

E. Spoken language is easier
To understand than written
I agree because the speaker can put more emphasis on some words to make it have a different meaning.

F. Spoken language is livelier
And more spontaneous than
Written language-e.
I agree because reading is boring and long, speaking is living it. You can make it realistic

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

act 3 scene 2

Act 3 scene 2
Lady Macbeth:
What are her thoughts and feelings?
Lady Macbeth is feeling troubled in this scene, I know this because of the line “noughts had, all’s spent. Where our desire is got without content. ‘tis safer to be that which we destroy. Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. She describes a place without Banquo-the result of killing the sovereign; she says there will be lots of damage all around in Cawdor. In her next lines she ask god for forgiveness, and for god to be nice and NOT punish them for what they have done. “Come on. Gentle my lord, sleek o’er your rugged looks, be bright and jovial among your thoughts”. This shows that she wants to be queen without all the punishments of doing it the bad way. She feels guilty as well as Macbeth. “Is Banquo gone from court?” she wants to know so she does not have to feel guilty about seeing him within court, seeing him may make her to accidently ‘spill the beans’.

What does he fear?
 Macbeth fears the guilt of killing the king, the punishment from god for the guilt; Macbeth is very scared of getting caught by anyone that may have some knowledge of the kill.

13: this line “with them they think on? Things without remedy” Is saying that the things in life that cant be fixed, for example Banquo, Macbeth had killed him but now no one in the world will ever be able to bring him back to life.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

act 2 scene 2

That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold;
What hath quench'd them hath given me fire.
Hark! Peace!
It was the owl that shriek'd, the fatal bellman,
Which gives the stern’st good-night. He is about it:
The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms
Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg'd
Their possets,
That death and nature do contend about them,
Whether they live or die.

What are Lady Macbeth’s fears?
In this speech of Lady Macbeth, she talks about how she had drugged the drinks she had gave to the guards men. She says that her doings had given her a fiery excitement. I know this because of the line "that which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; what hath quench'd them hath given me fire.
But Lady Macbeth doing this makes her very jumpy about getting caught; she hears an owl and shrieks. I know this because of the line "hark peace! Is was the owl that shriek’s, the fatal bellman"
Lady Macbeth says "which gives the stern'st good-night. He is about it: the doors are open; and the surfeited grooms do mock their charge with snores: I have drugged their possets". Here she shows that because the doors are open, anyone could come in and overhear or she could be saying that anyone could just come in and do anything. Lady Macbeth says that she has put alcohol into their drinks by saying "I have drugged their possets".
"That death and nature do contend about them, whether they live or die." here she says that she actually doesn’t care if they die after the 'drugs', it is all unto death and nature to keeping them dead or alive.

 What has she done?
In this scene, Lady Macbeth has drugged their drinks; I know this because of the line "I have drugg'd their possets" she is helping Macbeth to find it with ease upon killing Duncan and to blame it on the guards from being drunk.

 Why couldn’t she kill Duncan herself?
lady Macbeth would not be able to kill the king because she says that she does not have the guts in killing it and that she is not manly enough to kill the king, she is very afraid because they may awake; she will fail in attempting; going for the kill but then backing away.

Alack, I am afraid they have awaked,
And 'tis not done. The attempt and not the deed
Confounds us. Hark! I laid their daggers ready;
He could not miss 'em. Had he not resembled
My father as he slept, I had done't.

Describe how the characters behave towards each other below.
in this scene, lady Macbeth and Macbeth seem to behave to each other in a distant married but also stupid way, Macbeth seems to not understand what lady Macbeth means by saying "did not you speak" Macbeth replies "when?" but clearly it is while he is doing the murder
My husband!
I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?
I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
Did not you speak?
As I descended?

What does this section show us about the attitudes to the murder of Lady Macbeth and
her husband?
this section of the scene shows that Macbeth feels guilty because of the blood on his hands, he says "this is a sorry sight" while he looks at his hands, lady Macbeth replies "a foolish thought to say a sorry sight" shows that lady Macbeth does not feel any guilt from this murder most likely because she did not do it.
This is a sorry sight.
Looking on his hands
A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.

How does the bit below show Macbeth’s guilt?
this bit of the play shows that Macbeth is guilty because he can hears things in his head, he thinks is coming from Duncan and his sleep talking, because he thinks that Duncan is thinking about the murder and people saying their prayers but it is all in their head.
There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried
That they did wake each other: I stood and heard them:
But they did say their prayers, and address'd them

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2 Analysis (p1/3)

Again to sleep.
There are two lodged together.
One cried 'God bless us!' and 'Amen' the other;
As they had seen me with these hangman's hands.
Listening their fear, I could not say 'Amen,'
When they did say 'God bless us!'

1 Why is saying ‘Amen’ important to Macbeth? (Above and below)
I think Macbeth could not say amen because he was murdering the king to where these people were doing the prayer for him.

2 What does the first line from Lady Macbeth (below) show about her?
 The first line shows that lady Macbeth may not even be that religious by saying "consider it not so deeply", it shows that she actually doesn’t care about religion.

Consider it not so deeply.
But wherefore could not I pronounce 'Amen'?
I had most need of blessing, and 'Amen'
Stuck in my throat.
These deeds must not be thought
After these ways; so, it will make us mad.
Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care,
The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast,--
What do you mean?
Still it cried 'Sleep no more!' to all the house:
'Glamis hath murder'd sleep, and therefore Cawdor
Shall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more.'

Is what Macbeth is saying real or is it all in his head? Back up your thoughts
with quotations and reasons.
I think what Macbeth is saying is all in his head, I don’t think that the people in the next room could hear anything and he actually didn’t hear their prayers, I also doubt that Macbeth was seen by the people partly because I have already seen and completed this at Hellesdon high school, I know this because of "
One cried 'God bless us!' and 'Amen' the other;
As they had seen me with these hangman's hands.
Listening their fear, I could not say 'Amen,'
When they did say 'God bless us!'"
Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy thane,
You do unbend your noble strength, to think
So brainsickly of things. Go get some water,
And wash this filthy witness from your hand.

What has Lady Macbeth just seen (below) and how does she react?
Lady Macbeth has just seen Macbeth carrying the weapons used to kill Duncan, lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to go back and leave the daggers there, but smearing some of the blood on the guards to make it look like they were the murderers

What is Macbeth’s reaction? Is it justified?
Macbeth feels very guilty and dishonoured towards killing his sovereign
Why did you bring these daggers from the place?
They must lie there: go carry them; and smear
The sleepy grooms with blood.
I'll go no more:
I am afraid to think what I have done;
Look on't again I dare not.

How does Lady Macbeth respond to him in the following speech?
Lady Macbeth is angry because of Macbeth bringing the daggers back. She asks Macbeth to give her the daggers so she can out the evidence back.
Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead
Are but as pictures: 'tis the eye of childhood

Macbeh Act 2 Scene 2 Analysis (p2/3)

That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,
I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal;
For it must seem their guilt.

What is Lady Macbeth’s response when she comes back (below)?
Lady Macbeth comes back to Macbeth in the same room and she talks about her being ashamed because of making someone else take the blame of her doings.
My hands are of your colour; but I shame
To wear a heart so white.
Knocking within
I hear a knocking
At the south entry: retire we to our chamber;
A little water clears us of this deed:
How easy is it, then! Your constancy
Hath left you unattended.
Knocking within
Hark! More knocking.
Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call us,
And show us to be watchers. Be not lost
So poorly in your thoughts.

What does Macbeth mean with his final speech?
Macbeth is saying that its best that he doesn’t know that he even done it, a bit like a sleep 'kill'.
To know my deed, 'twere best not know myself.
Knocking within
Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!