Tecumseh (/tɛˈkʌmsə/; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare. With Americans continuing to encroach on Indian territory after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. In 1808, they settled Prophetstown in present-day Indiana. With a vision of establishing an independent Native American nation east of the Mississippi under British protection, Tecumseh worked to recruit additional tribes to the confederacy from the southern United States. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas (the collective name for the colonies of Upper Canada and Lower Canada), and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. American forces killed Tecumseh in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813. His confederation fell apart, the British deserted their Indian allies at the peace conference that ended the War of 1812, the dream of an independent Indian state in the Midwest vanished, and American settlers took possession of all the territory south of the Great Lakes, driving the Indians west or into reservations. While Tecumseh was ultimately unsuccessful, his principled stand made him a respected figure in both the Indian and white cultures.
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Please do the following on your own copy of Tecumseh’s Words of Wisdom Annotate poem as you have been taught…use ?, !, signs of repetition, rephrasing, etc. Answer the following on the back: a. How are Tecumseh’s words timeless? b. Define the words “noble” and “grovel” c. How does the phrase “be careful what you wish for” contradict Tecumseh’s words of wisdom? d. Choose any ONE line from the poem and show in a minimum of 5 sentences how either YOU, a FRIEND or a FAMILY MEMBER abides by one of his words of wisdom.
William The Man That Would Be Shakespeare • Born April 23rd, 1564 • Started out performing with “The Lord Chamberlain’s Men” • Gave him a chance to write a play • Henry IV, Pt. 1- It stunk but they gave him another shot
The Globe • Many playwrights with nowhere to “play” • Barn turned into theatre (Yeah!) • Puritans burn it down (Evil theatre! Boo!) • Globe built! (Yeah!) • Globe burns (sniff, darn cannon!) • Globe rebuilt! (Yeah!) • Globe burns (Dang that Fire of London!) Reconstructed in the 1990’s
Aristocrats • The Queen/King • The Groundlings!
When in a play... • Only men were permitted to perform • Boys or effeminate men were used to play the women • Costumes were often the company’s most valuable asset • Costumes were made by the company, bought in London, or donated by courtiers
The Cost of a Show • 1 shilling to stand • 2 shillings to sit in the balcony • 1 shilling was 10% of their weekly income • Broadway Today: • $85 Orchestra • $60 Balcony • 10% of a teacher’s weekly salary
The Tragedy of Macbeth • Set in Scotland • Written for King James I • Based loosely on real history
King Duncan of Scotland • Murdered by cousin Macbeth • Honest and good • Malcolm & Donalbain • Sons of the King • Malcolm is the eldest son • Macbeth • Duncan’s most courageous general • Ambition to become king corrupts him causing him to murder Duncan The Characters
Banquo • General and Macbeth’s best friend • Suspects Macbeth in Duncan’s murder • An actual ancestor of King James I • Lady Macbeth • As ambitious as her husband • A dark force behind his evil deeds • Macduff • Scottish general, suspects Macbeth of murdering the king • Macbeth has his family murdered • Swears vengeance
The Scottish Play • It is believed to be bad luck to even squeak the word ‘Macbeth’ in a theatre • Legend has it you will lose all your friends involved in the production--horribly • MORE ON THAT LATER...
Def. “Man of high standard who falls from that high because of a flaw that has affected many” - Aristotle • Macbeth is one of the most famous examples of the tragic hero.
So what really happens? • Good guy goes bad • Guy wants power • Married to a pushy control freak • She wants power • Kills people- LOTS of people • Gets power • Gets paranoid (a.k.a. goes crazy) • Ticks off a lot of people • Want more power! Kill! Kill! • Gets what’s coming to him in the end
Best Line! “Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And is heard of no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” - Act V; s.5
Have you ever had a supernatural experience? • Explain.2. What if someone told you your future. What would • you do with this information?3. Think about something that you want / desire more • than anything in the world. How far would you go to • obtain it?4. Have you ever sought REVENGE against • someone or something?5. How do you define right and wrong, good or evil, • moral and immoral?
1. What does Macbeth do to Macdonwald after he defeats him? 1. Rips out his heart 2. He takes him prisoner and brings him to Duncan 3. Cuts off his head and places it on a stick 4. Takes his family crest and title
2. What new title does Macbeth receive early in Act one? 1. Earl of Northumberland 2. Thane of Glamis 3. Thane of Cawdor 4. King of Scotland
3. Hurly-burly means: 1. chaos 2. organization 3. positive thoughts 4. evil thoughts
4. Who speaks the words “Fair is foul and foul is fair?” 1. Macbeth 2. Banquo 3. Duncan 4. the Witches
5. “This is the sergeant who like a good and hardy soldier fought ‘gainst my captivity. Hail, brave friend! Say to the king the knowledge of the broil as thou didst leave it.” Translation: 1. Tell us what was happening. 2. Thank you for saving me. 3. This man is a traitor! 4. Swag!
5. What is the definition of “thane”? A title like lord or prince To capture Shakespeare’s nickname Swag!