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The 3 Wicked Witches

« Macbeth and the Creature from Hell »

Editions Didier – A book written by Roger Morris


The book

 

In the front page, we can see Macbeth holding a dagger in the middle of the page. The title of the book is located at the top of the front page. VB

The front cover is very bright, intriguing and a little bit mysterious. We can see a man with a beard holding a knife and the hand of a mysterious creature.

DM

 


The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story is based on William Shakespeare‘s play. It takes place in Scotland, in Medieval Ages in the year 1040.

The characters are :

  • Macbeth, who is the Lord of Cawdor,
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife,
  • Banquo, Macbeth’s best friend,
  • three witches,
  • King Duncan,
  • Beelzebub.

Three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King of Scotland and Banquo’s son will be King after him. Beelzebub is a demon who was changed into a mouse by the three witches and he follows Macbeth in the castle, reads Lady Macbeth’s thoughts and forces them to murder the King Duncan. Macbeth follows the order of his wife, and after the murder of King Duncan, he thought  about what the witches had said. So he decides to kill Banquo’s son. He kills Banquo but his son manages to escape. After that, Macbeth becomes the king but suddenly the ghost of Banquo appears to him only; Macbeth becomes insane, and Lady Macbeth shows a strange behaviour too. At last, Macbeth and his wife go to the hell and die in much pain.

VB

 

Look at the students’ booktrailer :


The students’opinion

To me,  it is an interesting book and I like this kind of stories, especially when it is about kings and murders.

MG

I loved the book because I find it bloody. I also liked “Macbeth and the Creature from the Hell” because there are blood and murders. What I don’t like in the book is that the story is very long and the meaning is sometimes complicated too.

VB

I think that it is a book to read if we love the Medieval Ages. But it is a little boring because there are lots of characters and after the death of the main character, we don’t understand the story very well.

DM

 

Listen to VB ‘s opinion :

Who is the Monster ?

« Frankenstein 2.0 »

Editions Didier – A book written by Roger Morris


The book

On the front cover, I can see the head of the creature. Its head is ugly and terrifying. He has big yellow eyes.

In the top left-hand corner, I can see the hand of the creature that is holding Billy’s head.

In the middle, I can see the title of the book in green letters: Frankenstein 2.0.

In the bottom left-hand corner, I can read the name of the author.

AD

 

The story

Level B1

The story takes place at the top of the Mont Blanc during the XXIst century.

In the story, there are many characters:

  • Victor Frankenstein is Frankenstein Senior’s son. He is the main character and he is the creator of the monster.
  • The creature was created by Victor Frankenstein. He is violent and ugly.
  • Frankenstein Senior is Victor’s father. He is a brilliant scientist and he has his institute where he preserves the bodies of dead people by freezing them.
  • Victor’s mother is dead at the beginning of the story because of the sun.
  • Elizabeth is Victor’s friend. She lived with Victor’s family and she loves Victor.
  • Billy is Victor’s little brother. He will be killed by the creature.

The story is about the creation of a monster with the remains of the humans. The creation takes place in a laboratory.

The main character, Victor Frankenstein, wished he would create a human being with the remains of other human beings.

Finally, what he gave life to, was a monster. The monster would like to have a female because he was sad to be alone. But Victor didn’t manage to create her. It’s the reason why the monster decided to take his revenge and to kill a part of Victor’s family.

AD

Listen to AD introducing the characters :

The students’opinion

I liked reading Frankenstein 2.0 because the end is intelligent and there is suspense. I also loved reading it because I find that this story makes the readers think about the progress of science. Moreover I really enjoyed reading it because the intrigue is ingenious and the story is not too long.

What I didn’t like is that it is complicated to understand and there are too many characters. I also didn’t like reading Frankenstein because it is too bloody.

I wished the creature would be nicer. I wished Victor would take care of his monster because he left him alone. I thought the creature would find another idea to take his revenge.

AD

Listen to MM ‘s opinion :

 

I’ve chosen this book because the front cover was strange. To the left, we can see a creature holding a dead head and in the bottom right-hand corner there is the creature.

I loved reading Frankenstein 2.0 because I find it interesting and it’s a coherent story. I liked it because the main character is captivating and mysterious. He’s really gifted.

To me, one negative point is the end. It’s disappointing : the characters die one after the other. We don’t know what the creature becomes after Victor’s death.

I wished the characters would be more careful and the main character would take more time to get to know his creature.

I thought Victor would be nicer with his creature and the creature would be less aggressive and bloodthirsty.

MM