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A-Z Lord of The Flies

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Transcript of A-Z Lord of The Flies

"There’s another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire." (pg.35)
A-Z Lord of The Flies
A=Assembly
The boys have an assembly to discuss tasks like building shelters, maintaining water supplies, and keeping the fire signaling going. The assemblies are significant because it keeps the boys sharp on their jobs.
B=Beastie
C=Conch
The conch plays one of the most important parts because it is the first thing that bought all the boys together. I chose a gavel to represent the conch because it's exactly how the boys see the conch. It's used for justice and civilization.
D=Death
E=Evil
F=Fire
"'I'm chief. We've got to make certain [that there is no beast]....There's no signal showing [on the mountain]. There may be a ship out there.'" Chapter 6, pg 98
G=Glasses
H=Hunt
I chose the boar as a symbol of hunting because that's the main reason the boys would go hunting. Sure they needed food, but they were more eager to just have a boar killed by themselves.
I=Island
The island is the setting in the book. The boys perspective of the island changes in different ways throughout the book. At one point, they realize they're in trouble and must get help. However , later in the story the boys kind of give up and do as they please.
J=Jack
I picked the devil to symbolize Jack because of the way he craves power and misleads the boys into chaos and aggression.
K=Kill
All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack had him by the hair and was brandishing his knife. Behind him was Roger, fighting to get close. The chant rose ritually, as at the last moment of a dance or a hunt.
"Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!"(7.74-76)
L=Littleluns
M=Mountain
N=Nightmare
Living on the island is difficult and scary. Some of the boys encounter nightmares sometimes, which causes their level of fear to increase even more. Basically, most of the boys are living a life of fear right now.
O=Outsiders
All the boys who are stranded on the island, are new here and have never had experience with the wilderness. They are considered the outsiders for that reason.
P=Piggy
Piggy is basically Ralph's assistant. He has asthma, wears glasses and weighs more than all the other boys. He's probably the most intelligent and he thinks thinks through more logically than the other boys. He's repeatedly picked on by the other boys because of his physical appearance.
"Can't catch my breath. I was the only boy in school who had asthma."
Ralph suits good leadership skills because of the way he tries understanding the boys and makes rules to stay stable as a group.
The beast starts off as an imagination from the boy's minds. However, later on an issue occurs that causes the boys to pursue their thinking into thinking there's somebody or something after them.
The boys get so carried away with the beastie situation that they think Simon was the one behind it the whole time. They kill him.
The boys have got turned into savages at this point. They've gotten past over wanting to just kill a boar. They go after each other and have lost civilization and humanity.
Piggy's glasses is what got the fire going. Without it, the boys wouldn't have something to signal help.
The fire was a sign of hope and survival. It was one of the main priorities the boys had to have an eye out for at all times.
“His specs – use them as burning glasses!”
Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. (2.159-161)
The littleluns remind me of the lost boys in peter pan. They follow along with the leader for any reason. They do as their told and lead.
Evil in the story instantly makes me think of Roger and Jack. I picked the yin-yang to represent this. However, I only picked one side of them because the boys only seem only have the bad.
“This is our island. It’s a good island. Until the grownups come to fetch us we’ll have fun.”(pg. 35)
The mountain came in very helpful use. It was the highest spot on the island thatthe boys could to get and create a signal fire on.
Q=Quarrel
Jack begins most of the quarreling by complaining and arguing about the conch. He also complains about how he didn't want to build the signal fire, he would rather go hunting. Jack's tribe steals Piggy's glasses. Jack and Ralph's tribes begin to fight.
R=Ralph
Ralph is twelve years old and he was elected chief of the group at the start of the novel. He tries to maintain a civilized group until they are rescued. Because most of the boys have become savage-like, It starts to become difficult for Ralph to stay civil himself.
S=Simon
Simon is the shy boy. He is kind and helps the littluns a lot. He does his job and obeys and respects others. He has a secret hideaway that he goes to, but ends up getting in trouble for it.
T=Teamwork
All the boys voted to together to vote for a chief of the group. In the beginning of the book they are assigned jobs and most of the boys obey. They call meetings and everyone tried to contribute their ideas.
"Who built the shelters? Clamor rose at once. Everyone who had built the shelters."
U=Under Control
The entire group was under control and obeying rules up until Jack decides to form his own group. After Jack created his own tribe, some boys didn't listen, didn't follow rules or became savages. Jack power by using the boys' fear to manipulate them.
V=Violence
"Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!"
The boys from Jack's group thought that Simon was the beastie. They circled him then struck him with their spears.
W=Worry
The boys were worried that they were not going to be rescued. Now their fear was the beastie. They were afraid of being attacked.
"Nobody knows where we are. We may be here for a long time."
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