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Lord of the Flies Introduction

To be given before the reading of the book.
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Rick Prouty

on 30 May 2014

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Transcript of Lord of the Flies Introduction

Symbolism
Published in 1954
Big success by the 1960s
Allegory
William Golding
Humans are violent by nature
Philip Zimbardo
Primitivity
Innocence
Rules and Order
Fear
Power
Identity
Religion
Ralph
Piggy
Jack
Roger
Simon
The Choir
Littluns

"Samneric"
Percival
Themes
a unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc., as in a work of art.
a unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc., as in a work of art.
Characters
Lord of the Flies
Born in Cornwall, England, 1911
Wrote more than15 books, mostly novels, but also poetry,essays and a play
Schoolteacher
Sailor
Actor
Musician
Lecturer
Writer
Royal Navy 1940-1946
Saw action in World War II. It turned his life upside down.
Sinking of the Bismark
D-Day
“My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.” -William Golding
Saw the dark side of man's violent nature
Plot Teaser
Setting
It is modern times, but we don't know the date
A war is underway
A group of English schoolboys
are on a plane, attempting to escape
the conflict.
They are shot down and
stranded on a deserted island
in the Pacific Ocean
The adults are all dead
Imagery
A natural leader
Head Choirboy
level-headed
"attractive" and "fair"
Charismatic and inclined to leadership
Order
chaos
leads through power
leads by consensus
A social outcast
Asthma
Intelligent and logical
"bag of fat"
Lord of the Flies
physical weakness
Fainting
Compassionate
Sensitive
wise, mature and insightful
prophetic
Twins
Lack of individuality
“an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy”
Sadist
A representative littlun
anxious
cries alot
What's up with the title?
Beelzebub
The practice of representing things by means of symbols
or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to
objects, events, or relationships.
a collection of interconnected symbols in a work of literature that represent or refer to people, ideas, or events outside the work
The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
appeals to the five senses
Read the provided excerpt with your team, and answer the questions.
Question 1 is worth 1 point written, and 1-5 points when explained.
Question 2: Each word is worth one point.
Question 3: The best answer to this question gets 5 points (as determined by me).


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