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A View to A Death
Transcript of A View to A Death
There's a storm coming
Simon wakes up with a bloody nose
Simon meets the parachutist
The reenactment of the dance begins and Ralph and Piggy join.
Simon arrives attempting to explain the beast but never gets a chance.
Clouds are building up over the island, heat rose throughout the day from the mountain
Windy, storm is brewing. Lightning cracks through the sky as the rain falls over the island.
"The flicking light became brighter and the blows of the thunder were only just bearable." (pg. 167)
Wakes up on a mass of creepers
Opening, on a rock under the brassy (harsh yellow) sky. Area where Lord of the Flies rest.
Fire by the platform was out, further down the beach a little river, and a great slab of rock.
Stretch of grass, palm trees left a wide band of turf between the forest & the shore.
The fire burned on a rock, in the middle of the clearing was a single log.
"Jack rose from the log that was his throne and sauntered to the edge of the grass." (pg. 165)
Ralph + Piggy
Ralph and Piggy arrive at the feast
Jack has won his authority over Ralph's as shown through when the narrator says "Jack, painted and garlanded , sat their like an idol" (164)
The tribe begins to do their dance when Jack tells them "Do our dance!Come on! Dance!"(167)
A man without his morals has only
savagery left within himself.
Loss of Innocence
When society allures oneself with simpler concepts, one can lose his
independence and follow society as well
loss of power
gain of power
fear of Jack and his power
sense of power/security
fear of a lack of security
"And for hunting," Said Ralph, wisely, "and for pretending to be a tribe, and putting on war-paint." (pg. 163)
"Look at that bone in your hands!" (pg.166)
"Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take place in this demented but partly secure society." (pg.167)
"The blue-white scar was constant, the noise endurable. Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill." (pg.168)
"Power lay in the brown swell of his forearms; authority sat on his shoulder and chattered in his ear like an ape." (pg. 165)
1. What was the "cannon" that "continued to play" throughout chapter 9? Thunder 145
2. Who sat, like an idol, painted and garlanded, in the center of the lawn? Jack (149)
3. During the party, evening had come, not with calm beauty, but with the Threat of violence
4. At the party, who acted like the pig? Roger (151 or 152)
5. What happened to the parachutist? He was blown into the sea (153)
6. Who was killed because the boys thought he was the beast? Simon (152)
7. What happened to the body on the beach? It washed out to sea (164)
Who Said it?
8. "Do our dance! Come on! Dance!" Jack (151)
9. "Let them go. I don't care." Ralph (148)
10. "P'raps we ought to go too...I mean to make sure nothing happens" Piggy (148)
1. When Simon awakens and goes to the mountain, what does he discover?
Dead man with the parachute caught in the trees.
2. Why does Jack organize the feast?
To persuade people to join his tribe/group away from Ralph.
3. What is the “thing that crawls out of the forest?”
A dirty looking Simon who is crawling out of the forest/jungle.
5. What does Simon try to tell the boys?
The dead man (Parachutist) at the top of the hill.
6. What do the boys do to Simon?
Kill him thinking he is the beast.
7. What happens to the parachutist?
Gets blown out to sea by the wind.