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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

 

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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 :

A lovely story ?

 

« Romeo and Juliet in Las Vegas »

Editions Didier – A book written by Rupert Morgan


The book

 

In the middle of the front cover you can see the name of the book.

On the left side you can see a girl: her name is Juliet.

On the right side, you can see the boy: his name is Romeo.

CB

 

The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story is based on William Shakespeare‘s play.

The scene takes place in Las Vegas.

The main characters in the book are Romeo and Juliet. They are young.

They belong to the Montague and Capulet families who are rivals. The story takes place in 1979 in Nevada in America. Their love is impossible. Romeo must leave the town and runs away from it because he killed Juliet’s cousin. That’s the reason why Romeo pretends to be dead. It is at this point that Juliet decides to drink poison because she is so desperate. Will they live their love at the end ?

 

The students’ opinion

I think this book is great because I like romantic stories but I don’t like the end because it is too tragic. According to me, the book is interesting because the story is full of suspense.

CB