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Lord Of the Flies

Lord of The Flies Report
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Abbosbek Adxamov

on 30 May 2014

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Transcript of Lord Of the Flies

Themes, Central Conflict
L
iterary
T
echniques

Recommendation
Contextual Literature, Deepened understanding
Major characters, overall plot structure, point of view
Lord of the Flies
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Symbolism
Simile
Personification
Allusion
Imagery
Metaphor
He is the protagonist of the novel.

He is a 12 year old English boy that tries his best to lead the other boys in a civilized manner.

He is always opposed by Jack, the antagonist.
Ralph
A smart English boy that soon becomes Ralph’s friend.
He wears glasses and he's chubby.
His nickname is Piggy, because of his build and his nose.
Piggy
The antagonist of the novel.
He is older than most of the other boys and becomes leader of the hunters.
His way of doing things and thinking always goes against Ralph’s.
Jack
He is the only one of the marooned boys that isn’t good or evil.
He stays neutral, but is very peaceful and civilized, which leads to his death by the others boys: Ralph, Jack, Piggy, Roger, and the littluns.
Simon
He becomes Jack’s right hand man.
He is always bullying and treating the littluns badly.
He also murders Piggy.
Roger
It is the head of a sow on a stick which was made
as an offering to the “beast.”
It symbolizes the savagery of Jack and his followers.
Lord Of The Flies (Devil)
The book takes place during WWII.
A group of English boys are being relocated to somewhere safer, but their plane crash lands on an island.
The crew is dead, but all the boys are alive.
Ralph and Piggy become good friends and are always opposed by Jack and his group of hunters.
The book follows the struggle to become civilized and how these boys lose their humanity.
Plot
Central Conflicts
Themes
Raymond L.

Abbosbek A.

Donte R.
Hussein F.

Joel A.

Mohammad K.
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Definition: The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.


Contextual Literature
Symbols in
Lord of the Flies
:
Piggy's glasses
The Conch Shell
The Beast
"Deepened" Understanding
Throughout the book, the children's sense of civilization slowly slips away and the kids that are killed on the island shows an idea of survival of the fittest;Piggy was not physically fit and Simon didn't have the same mindset as the other children.
When Simon is killed,the children try to act as if nothing happened like everything was fine, and Jack even uses this to his advantage to gain more followers.
Piggy's death seizes all ties to the idea of civilization, because Roger ruthlessly kills Piggy without reason.
The conch is also destroyed,which holds an enormous part in Piggy and Ralph's philosophy of being ruly.
Definition: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Metaphors in
Lord of the Flies:
"The creature was a part of boys (pg . 16)."
"The maze of the darkness sorted into near and far, and at the high point of the sky the cloudlets ere warmed with color (pg. 99)."
"As he turned, the base cracked and the whole mass toppled into the sea so that a thunderous plume of spray leapt half-way up the cliff (ch.6)."
Definition: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid

Definition: The act of making an indirect
reference to somebody or something

Definition: The attribution of human qualities to objects or abstract notions

Definition: The figurative language, especially metaphors and similes
Allusions in
Lord of the Flies
:
Lord of the Flies
Coral Island
Bible
Whom I Would Recommend To
Whom I
Wouldn't
Recommend To
Simile in
Lord of the Flies
:
"The flames, as though they were a kind of wild life, crept as a jaguar (pg.44)."
The two boys bullet headed like tow, flung themselves down and lay grinning and panting at Ralph like dogs (pg. 19)."
"Ralph launched himself like a cat, stabbed, snarling, with the spar and the savage doubled up (pg. 195)."
Personification in
Lord of the Flies
:
"For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter (pg. 143)."
"All around the place of assembly the grey trunks rose, straight or leaning, and supported the low roof of leaves (pg.77)."
"Their footprints and the occasional breeze were stirring up small devils of dust (pg. 120)."
Overview:
Lord of The Flies
was too descriptive in some of the chapters such as when the author uses two pages to describe the tracks that a pig had left!
Imagery in
Lord of the Flies
:
"All around him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat (pg. 7)."
"The sand was thick over his black shoes and the heat hit him (pg.10) ."
Rating:
I would recommend this book only to the readers who are open minded and critical thinkers.
Also have a good understanding of symbolism and deep meanings before you read this book
If you are not a person with enough patience and easily doze off, do not read this book!
Loss of Innocence

Innocence is the state of being uncorrupt, morally good and free from sin or evil.
The kids on the island lose their innocence at the point where they transform from civilized and behaved kids who just wanted to be rescued from the island they were stranded on, to Savages (hunters with painted bodies that went around killing pigs and each other.)
Good vs. Evil/ Order vs. Chaos
Good (to be civilized, moral, peaceful, and obedient of rules) and Evil (to be a savage and violent to become powerful) are opposite traits that exist in the kids on the island.
Person vs Person
Activity
1) If you were in the same situation, what would you have done?

2) Do you think you would have been a good leader in this situation? Why?

3) How many of you would like to be on an island alone without any adults?

4)Would you be civilized and have rules or just go hunting?

5)Would you go to Jack's extent of killing and murdering for power?

6)Would you want to be rescued?
Describing Piggy as "indignant" multiple times to give readers a sense of his personality
The irony of having Simon dying before he gets to tell the kids the truth about the beast;the beast is in everyone's imagination.
The foreshadowing of Simon's death as the Lord of the Flies speaks to him in his hallucination and says he is going to toy with him

Jack vs. Ralph
Ralph is the Chief and is trying to get them rescued, while Jack is trying to become Chief as well but through violence.
Person vs. Society
Piggy as an outcast vs. Other Boys
Throughout the book, Piggy struggles to withstand all harassments and abuses he experiences.
Person vs. Self
The boys throughout the book, except Simon, deal with evil that is within them that ultimately poisons their innocence and civilized impulses.
Being Rescued
As the story unfolds, you see Ralph trying to keep a fire to leave smoke so ships passing by the island and can see it and possibly rescue the kids.
Piggy's glasses are the only source that can create the fire. However, Jack always lets the fire die out and also uses it for feasts only.
Power
Power is the ability for someone to have authority or influence.
Two different types of power are demonstrated in the book through the two main characters.
Jack had been a rebel since the beginning of the book,thinking he was easily going to boss everybody up,and is upset when thinks never go his way,Ralph assigns him a job as the leader of the choir group,which he then uses as hunters for the kids.
Throughout the book,many of the kids begin to lose faith in Ralph and they go to Jack's group because they do not want to be singled out and hunted like Ralph and food rules everything !
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