Old English vs. Middle English vs. Modern English
Old english sounds like gibberish and has a lot of vowel endings. Compared to modern english where words are more pronounced and not slurred together as much.
Middle english drags "R's" and "L's", also adds "ish" to the ends of words.
Again compared to modern english, the words are more slurred.
Some Places to see while in Scotland
16th-century castle near Banchory in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. This castle was built by the Burnetts of Leys and was held in that family for almost 400 years.
Edinburgh Castle has helped shape the nation's story. This was here in Scotland much before Shakespeare's time.
Curses or Coincidences?
The 27 Club- This is the curse of many talented artists who die at the age of 27 due to their nature of living; over partying, and over use of drugs and alcohol.http://www.biography.com/people/groups/the-27-club
The Madden Curse- This curse happens to the NFL star that is on the cover of the Madden football video game. The person on the cover has something bad happen to him in the following years to come.
The curse of Macbeth- This curse happens to the people who perform the Shakespeare play Macbeth. People will either die or get seriously injured leading up to the play or during it.
Important terms to know
• Soliloquy- an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself
• foreshadowing- be a warning or indication of a future event
• Paradox- a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be true
• Dramatic irony- rhetorical device, literary technique, or event characterized by an incongruity, or contrast, between what the expectations of a situation are and what is really the case
• Pun- consolidate by pounding it.
• Alliteration- the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Things to recognize when reading Shakespeare
2. Try to rearrange the words in the sentence so it makes sense for you
3. Look for unusual word placements