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Lord of the Flies

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Transcript of Lord of the Flies

In Lord of the Flies, there are
many ways to interpret the theme in the book. The main reason the book was written to correctly portray the personalities of the average child. Before then, nobody correctly wrote books portraying how kids actually were.
All in all there are a lot of
examples of theme
throughout the book, because
you can interpret theme in
any way as long as you can
explain it with evidence.
The first example of theme is that
you have to be able to work with
others in order to be successful.
The kids create structure towards
the beginning of the book by
means of the conch. So, that was
a success. But later in the book,
Jack and Ralph split their group
in two because they couldn't
agree on what to do. Jack thought
hunting was more important,
while Ralph believed the fire
was more important because
they could be saved.
The second example is that
civilization and good
order triumphs savagery. In
the book, the groups are
split in to two different
groups. One represented
the good and order of
society. The other group
(Jack's Group), was the
savages. Even though
Jack didn't exactly triumph
the bad, but the people that
found them were part of
the good.
Interpretation
Theme
Lord Of The Flies
Written by William Golding
Prezi by: Lacy McDonald, Garrett Williams,
Juan Covarrubias
and Nate Meshau

Dynamic and Static Characters
Connections
Most of the characters in Lord of the Flies are dynamic though a few characters are static despite the drastic changes of environment and of other characters. A dynamic character is a character that goes through major changes and a static character is one that doesn't go through much of a change in the story.
Important Excerpts/ Quotes/Passages
Literary Critique
The episode, Club Spongebob, is based on the book, Lord of the Flies. In the episode, Spongebob and Patrick, as well as Squidward, are stranded in an abandoned and unknown of place, and rely on a conch shell. Although this doesn't portray the book perfectly, it is a good example of the book in pop culture.
Jack's main goals are to become as cheif and to hunt for meat. He goes off on his own and brings many boys into his group with the promise and delivery of meat. Jack gets the boys to go on a hunt to find Ralph.
Interpretation
This is the part when Ralph is elected cheif and this part sets up theplot for the story.
Jack
Piggy
Piggy is one of the few characters in the Lord of the Flies who is static. The entire story he is pretty much the same fat, athsmatic, smart kid, though this fat kid is a big influence in the story such as motive for stealing and Ralph's decisions.
Ralph
Ralph is another one of the few static characters in the story. He stays the same young, authoritative kid the entire story, though he occasionally forgets what he is fighting for.The biggest change Ralph goes through in the story is him growing up a little and becoming more mature, from teasing Piggy to leading a group of ignorant british children.
An example of a dynamic character in Lord of The Flies is Jack. When they arrive on the island Jack is just an arrogant, choir kid that thinks he should be chief. Later he becomes a murderous savage who has no rules that encourages violence and ignorance. It is Jack and his group that kills Piggy, captures Samneric, and nearly burns down the forest to catch and kill Ralph.
In Lord of the Flies, most of us had trouble
understanding the plot within the story.
William Golding uses unnecessary
detail within the book, making certain
events harder to comprehend because
they were too specific and the details
weren't needed for understanding the
book.
"Him with the shell."
"Ralph!Ralph!"
Let him be cheif with the trumpet-thing."
"Ralph counted,'I guess 'm cheif then."(23-24)
Ralph
"I'm going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs."(178)
"I was just waiting for a moment to decide where to stab him."(36)
Jack
Piggy
"His specs-use them as burning glasses!"(49)
There have been more than one film adaptations for the lord of the flies.
Lord of the Flies represents the good and the evil, in addition to the chaos in life. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph, as well as Piggy, mainly represent the good in society, while Jack seems to represent more of the evil. Later in the book, Jack and Ralph decide to divide into two groups from constant disagreement and arguments. At that point, the chaos started to rise. The boys were afraid and two people ended up dying from the disarray.
The Berkley Publishing Group's Publisher says that the Lord of the Flies seems straight-forword but really goes in depth with details and story. I agree that it really goes in depth though my group and I felt it went a little to far with the detail and descriptions.
Character
Quotes
The fire was a very important part of the story, the fire helped them cook food, and get rescued. They used Piggy's specs to light the fire.
Interpratation
Main Excerpts
Ralph finds the conch. Then he blows into it all the boys on the island come to the beach and vote for Ralph to be chief, because he has the conch and seems to have the most power.
"The choir belongs to you, of course."
"Jack's in charge of the choir. They can be-what do you want them to be?"(24)
Ralph put Jack in charge of the largest group, this gave Jack the ability to take over power from Ralph.
"Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Something lay among the ferny weeds."(13)

Discussion Q's
1. How does one
become a leader?
How do they
earn respect of
others?
3. What can you
connect from dystopian stories to how
people
really are in life?
2. What are some examples of good leaders and what makes/made them a good leader?
"Jack wrenched free and swung at Ralph with his spear. By common consent they were using the spears as sabers now, no longer daring the lethal points. The blow struck Ralph's spear and slid down, to fall agonizingly on his fingers. then they were apart once more, their positions reversed, Jack toward Castle Rock and Ralph on the outside toward the island."(249)
"The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from the chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist. piggy, saying nothing, with no time for even a grunt, travled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest. piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red. piggy's arm and legs twiched a bit, like a pig's after it has been killed. Then the sea breathed again in a long, slow sigh, the water boiled
Important Events
RIP Piggy
4. How can the
environment affect
how characters
react to
situations and
each other?
5. How can one person's decisions affect an entire civilization or group? What are some examples?
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