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Settings And Locations In Lord Of The Flies

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Nikheel Bakee

on 14 December 2010

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Transcript of Settings And Locations In Lord Of The Flies

Location As An Allegory And How It Relates To Characters Each different location is anallegory

The island has two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning.

The literal meaning is that the island is a location,a position on the Earth's surface.

The symbolic meaning is that it describes the characteristics of the the characters and relates to them physically.

Example Of The Island Being An Allegory : Comparing The Locations To The Characters Simon is seen as a Christ figure. Very calm and peaceful

He is usually seen in this isolated part of the forest.

His special place which is described as peaceful and calm.

This issolated place is a representation of The Garden of Gethsemane Simon And How He Relates To The Setting Jack And How He Relates To The Setting Castle Rock is a small rocky outcrop

When Jack leaves the group and forms his own 'tribe' he chooses Castle Rock as his base/fort.

Since castle rock is very rocky it represents Jacks Cold Heart

It also represents Jack’s strong characteristics

The name itself “Castle Rock “shows Jack stubbornness. He is like a rock he won’t budge and follows only is ideology and not Ralph’s or Piggy’s
This location was chosen as the highest spot for the signal fire because this is one of the highest points

This is also the higest point of intensity in the plot of the story.

This is where the wild fire started wich ended up Killing the boy with the mulberry mark.

It is here where Ralph and Jack have an argument and also where piggys glasses break representing the breakdown of intelligence and the decrease in chance of being rescued

The Signal Fire The Signal Fire SETTING The setting of a story plays a major role in making the story believable or unbelievable.

The time and place help to determine this.

The setting and its description makes a reader feel like they are part of the story. The story "Lord of the Flies" takes place during a war possibly World War II.

It all starts when a plane full of school boys crashes on a deserted tropical island

The boys find themselves distant from any civilization and stranded on an island without any human occupations.

The island is filled with vegetation and has a variety of sceneries such as a cliff and mountaintop that gives the boys a good idea how the island is mapped out.

There are also very secretive areas such as Simon’s little sanctuary where he is separated from the others and is able to experience an un-stressful time.

The different locations on the island show an allegory to the characters in the story

The general setting is an allusion to the Garden Of Eden.

Simon's spot in the jungle is al allusion to the Garden of Gethsemane
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