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Lord of the Flies Dynamic Character Presentation

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Transcript of Lord of the Flies Dynamic Character Presentation

Chapter 7:
"Vividly he imagined Piggy by himself, huddled in a shelter that was silent except for the sounds of nightmare."
Chapter 8:
"Piggy took off his glasses, deeply troubled. 'I dunno, Ralph. We just got to go on, that's all. That's what the grown ups would do.' Ralph, having begun the business of unburdening himself, continued."

In Conclusion
Citations
Lord of the Flies picture
: Amazon. Amazon, n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Flies-William-Golding/dp/0399501487>
Respecting Piggy
What is a dynamic character?
Which major characters are dynamic and how are their changes documented throughout the story?
Group Members, Period 5
Meriel Chang
Ransom Fox
Rachel Hertz
Noah Laythe
Lucy Wang

Civilized to Savage
Conch
Anyone who evolves throughout the book internally. A dynamic character usually learn from their experiences and grow from that.

The change happens within the character (personality, understanding, values) It is not a hair, face, body change

Dynamic characters are usually the main/central characters (something or someone in which the story revolves around)
Thank you for listening to our presentation on Lord of the Flies!
Meet: Ralph
Meet: Jack
Physical Character Traits
Emotional/Internal Character Traits
no respect for Piggy
no leadership qualities
no priorities
no concept of savagery
Ralph Picture:
Davis, Clint. "Lord of the Flies [1990]." Overdue Review. Overdue Review, 20 Mar. 2014. Web. 07 Jan. 2015.
Jack Picture
: "Lord Of The Flies Themes: Human Nature, Society, Fear." Lord Of The Flies Themes: Human Nature, Society, Fear. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2015. <http://lordofthefliesquotes.com/lord-of-the-flies-themes.php>
Physical Character Traits
English
Around 11 years old
Head of choir
Tan, red hair (in movie, blond), freckles, grey eyes,
Emotional/Internal Character Traits
Chapter 1:
"Ralph shrieked with laughter. He jumped up, 'Piggy!', 'Piggy!'"
English Schoolboy (around 11 years old)
Golden skin with fair and dark hair
Hunting and having fun is the top priority
Disrespects everyone
Neglects the conch and signal fire
Chapter 5:
"Jack stood up, scowling in the gloom, and held out his hands. 'I haven't finished yet.' 'But you've talked and talked!' 'I've got the conch." Jack sat down, grumbling."

Chapter 6:
"'Conch! Conch!' shouted Jack. 'We don't need the conch anymore. We know who ought to say things. What good did Simon do speaking, or Bill, or Walter? It's time some people knew they've got to keep quiet and leave deciding things to the rest of us."
Chapter 1:
“‘You’re talking too much,’ said Jack Merridew. ‘Shut up, Fatty.’ Laughter arose. ‘He’s not Fatty,’ cried Ralph, ‘his real name’s Piggy!’”
Leadership Qualities
In Conclusion
Priorities
In Conclusion
In Conclusion
Concept of Savagery
Chapter 2:
"All at once he found he could talk fluently and explain what he had to say."
Chapter 4:
"'With the conch. I'm calling a meeting even if we have to go down in the dark. Down on the platform when I blow it. Now.'"
Chapter 2: "'I agree with Ralph. We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything. So we've got to do the right things.'"
Chapter 2:
"By the time Ralph finished blowing the conch the platform was crowded. There were differences between this meeting and the one held in the morning. The afternoon sun slanted in from the other side of the platform and most of the children, feeling too late the smart of sunburn, had put their clothes on. The choir, noticeably less of a group, had discarded their cloaks."
Chapter 5:
"Ralph moved impatiently. The trouble was, you had to be wise. And then the occasion slipped by so that you had to grab at a decision. This made you think; because thought was a valuable thing, that got results. Only, decided Ralph as he faced the chief's seal, I can't think. Not like Piggy.
Chapter 7:
"By now, Ralph had no self-consciousness in public thinking but would treat the day's decisions as though he were playing chess."
In Conclusion
Chapter 8:
"Ralph considered this and understood. He was vexed to find how little he thought like a grownup and sighed again. The island was getting worse and worse."
Pig/Hunting
Chapter 7:
"Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable flesh. The desire to squeeze hurt was over-mastering."
Chapter 10:
"Ralph dredged in his fading knowledge of the world."
Chapter 7:
"Ralph was full of fright and apprehension and pride. He sunned himself in their new respect and felt that hunting was good after all."
In Conclusion
Characterization:
Chapter 4: "He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger...He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling"
Chapter 4:

“Jack, his face smeared with clays, reached the top first and hailed Ralph excitedly, with lifted spear.”

"Jack stood up as he said this, the bloodied knife in his hand. The two boys faced each other. There was the brilliant world of hunting, tactics, fierce exhilaration, skill; and there was the world of longing and baffled commonsense. Jack transferred the knife to his left hand and smudged blood over his forehead as he pushed down the plastered hair.
Chapter 1:
He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm. The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be. Then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and scurried into the undergrowth. There were left looking at each other and the place of terror. Jack's face was white under the freckles. He noticed that he still held the knife aloft and brought his arm down, replacing the blade in the sheath. Then they all three laughed ashamedly and began to climb back to the track.
In Conclusion
Chapter 4:
"
Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.
"
Chapter 9:
"
Kill the beast! Cut her throat! Spill his blood!
"
the process of which the author(s) reveal(s) the personality of a character
There are 2 types of characterization, direct and indirect.
Direct:
Indirect:
tells
the audience what the character is like by stating a specific trait
shows
what the character is like by speech,
thoughts, effect on others, actions, and looks
Chapter 1:
"He turned over, holding his nose, and a golden light danced and shattered over his face."
Other types of characters:
Static:
Flat:
Round:
anyone or anything that does not transform over time


a fully developed character
with many traits
a character with only a few major traits
Chapter 1: “With that words the heat seemed to increase till it became a threatening weight and the lagoon attacked them with a blinding effulgence.”
Chapter 2:
"Ralph lifted the conch and his good humor came back as he thought of what he had to say next. 'Now we come the the most important thing. I've been thinking. I was thinking while we were climbing the mountain.' He flashed a conspiratorial grin at the other two. 'And on the beach just now. This is what I thought. We want to have fun. And we want to be rescued.' The passionate noise of agreement from the assembly hit him like a wave and he lost his thread."
Chapter 3: “Once down, Ralph explained. ‘Been working for two days now. And look!’ Two shelters were in position, but shaky. This one was a ruin. ‘And they keep running off. You remember the meeting? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished?’
‘Except me and my hunters-’
‘Except the hunters. Well, the littluns are-’ He gesticulated, sought for a word ‘They’re hopeless. The older ones aren’t much better. D’you see? All day I’ve been working with Simon. No one else. They’re off bathing, or eating, or playing.’”
Chapter 5: “‘We have lot’s of assemblies. Everybody enjoys speaking and being together. We decide things. But they don’t get done. We were going to have water brought from the stream and left in those coconut shells under the fresh leaves. So it was, for a few days. Now there’s no water. The shells are dry. People drink from the river.’ There was a murmur of assent.”

Chapter 5: {shelter} “You mostly sleep in shelters. Tonight, except for Samneric up by the fire, you’ll all sleep there. Who built the shelters?’ Clamor rose at once. Everyone had built the shelters. Ralph had to wave the conch once more. ‘Wait a minute! I mean, who built all three? We all built the first one, four of us the second one, and me ‘n Simon built the last one over there. That’s why it’s so tottery. No. Don’t laugh. That shelter might fall down if the rain comes back. We’ll need those shelters then.’”
Chapter 5: {fire} “‘The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going? Is a fire too much for us to make?’”

Chapter 5: {lavatory} “‘There’s another thing. We chose those rocks right along the bathing pool as a lavatory. That was sensible too. The tide cleans the place up. You littluns know about that.’ There were sniggers here and there and swift glances. ‘Now people seem to use anywhere. Even near the shelters and the platform.’”
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