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Why keep Lord of the Flies in the ENG 2DE curriculum?

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Felix Zhu

on 12 January 2012

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Transcript of Why keep Lord of the Flies in the ENG 2DE curriculum?

WHAT IS LITERARY MERIT? A work is said to have literary merit if it is a work of quality, that uses literary elements to great effect. Characters S Y M B O lS Imagery Diction "the shore was fledged with palm trees. these stood or leaned or reclined against the light and their green feathers were a hundred feet up in the air. the ground beneath them was a bank covered with coarse grass, torn everywhere by the upheavals of fallen trees, scattered with decaying coco-nutes and palm splings. behind this was the darkness of the forest proper and the open space of the scar. ralph stood, one hand against a grey trunk, and screwed up his eyes against the shimmering water. out there, perhaps a mile away, the white surf flinked on a coral reef, and beyond that the open sea was dark blue. within the irregular arc of coral the lagoon was still as a mountain lake- blue of all shades and shadowy green and purple. the beach between the palm terrace and the water was a thin bow-stave, endless apparently, for to Ralph's left the perspectives of palm and beach and water drew to a point at infinity; and always, almost invisible, was the heat." Conclusion: Why should lotf remain
in the curriculum? 1. 2. and The conch: Piggy's glasses: The fire: The beast: The lord of the flies: The island: In reading the lord of the flies students learn that traits such as resourcefulness, patience, acceptance and self control make for a more successful society and so learn to be productive citizens in one such society Students are shown effective uses of symbolism, imagery, archetypes and many other literary devices which in turn help a student's literary skills. civilization, democracy and order science, knowledge and intelligence hope and dependance on civilization human savagery primal insinct microcosm of the world Macbeth, like Jack, becomes corrupted from power and negatively affects those around him. Though the two characters are very different, the theme of corruption and power is present in both works In Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield also struggles with the loss of innocence. However, the difference is he is fighting to keep it whereas the boys on the island are trying to lose it. order, leadership and civilization chaos and savagery cruelty and evil rationality and intelligence the goodness of humans Civilization vs. savagery “Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife. Roger found a lodgment for his point and began to push till he was leaning with his whole weight. The spear moved forward inch by inched and the terrified squealing became a high-pitched scream.
Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands” loss of inncence Themes individualism vs. community " Jack, Knowing this was the crisis, charged too. They met with a jolt and bounced apart. Jack swing with his fist and Ralp caught him on the ear. Ralph hit Jack in the stomach and made him grunt. Then they were facing each other again, panting and furious, but unnerved by each other's ferocity. They become aware of the noise that was the background to this fight the steady shrill cheering of the tribe behind them." The Nobel Prize in Literature 1983 was awarded to William Golding "for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today".
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