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The Lord of the Flies

Chapter 1

Meaghan Kemmerling

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of The Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies Ch. 1 Characters! Ralph: the fair haired boy,
the one who fnds the conch,
the leader Piggy: shorter than the fair boy and very fat, wearing thick spectacles Jack: controlled the choirboys,
were a golden cap, tall, thin, and bony,
his hair was red, his fae was crumpled
and freckled, and ugly, two light blue
Choirboys: cult like, bodies were covered
in a black cloak which bore a long silver
cross. Roger, Bill, Robert, Harold, Henry,
and Simon. littluns: naked,half naked in school uniforms
heads brown, fair, black, chestnut, sandy, mouse-colored
Simon: the one who fainted,
a skinny vivid little boy, straight hair that hung
down black and coarse. Symbols! the conch shell is a powerful symbol of civilization and order. Piggy's classes are a symbol to of intelligences and represent the power of science and intellectual of endeavor in society Johnny: 6 , sturdy and fair, clothes
torn, his face covered in sticky fruit SamnEric: twins, chunky and vital,
do everything together, cheery. Alliances Jack and the choir boys Ralph Piggy
SamnEric Plot In the midst of a raging war a plane evacuating a group of schoolboys from Britain is shot down over a deserted tropical island. Ralph meets Piggy, and discover a conch shell on the beach, and Piggy shows Ralph how it could be used as a horn. Other boys hear the horn and assembly by the platform, the boys set about electing a leader and devising a way to be rescued. They choose Ralph as their leader, and Ralph appoints another boy, Jack, to be in charge of the boys (choirboys) who will hunt food for the entire group. Ralph, Jack, and another boy, Simon, set off on an expedition to explore the island. Literary Devices Themes: Civilization vs. Savagery, Good vs. Evil, conflict between two competing "tribes" that exist within all human beings: the instinct to live by rules, act peacefully, follow moral commands, and value the good of the group against the instinct to gratify one’s immediate desires, act violently to obtain supremacy over others, and enforce one’s will. This conflict might be expressed in a number of ways: civilization vs. savagery, order vs. chaos, reason vs. impulse, law vs. anarchy, or the broader heading of good vs. evil. Throughout the novel, Golding associates the instinct of civilization with good and the instinct of savagery with evil. Themes: Loss of Innocence As the boys on the island progress from well-behaved, orderly children longing for rescue to cruel, bloodthirsty hunters who have no desire to return to civilization, they naturally lose the sense of innocence that they possessed at the beginning of the novel. The painted savages in Chapter 12 who have hunted, tortured, and killed animals and human beings are a far cry from the guileless children swimming in the lagoon in Chapter 3. But Golding does not portray this loss of innocence as something that is done to the children; rather, it results naturally from their increasing openness to the innate evil and savagery that has always existed within them. Golding implies that civilization can mitigate but never wipe out the innate evil that exists within all human beings. The forest glade in which Simon sits in Chapter 3 symbolizes this loss of innocence. At first, it is a place of natural beauty and peace, but when Simon returns later in the novel, he discovers the bloody pig's head impaled upon a stake in the middle of the clearing. The bloody offering to the beast has disrupted the paradise that existed before—a powerful symbol of innate human evil disrupting childhood Personification: " Clouds of birds rose from the tree-tops, and the something squealed and ran in the undergrowth." Simile: "Ralph lolled in the water. Sleep enveloped him like the swathing mirages that were wrestling with the brillance of the lagoon."
"A rock, almost detached, standing like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pink bastion."
"Inside was peacock water, rocks and weeds showing as in an aquarium."
Foreshadow: Jack is not going to obey the chief,
Ralph, at least once: Ralph say "The choir belongs to you,
of course." (after the voting)
Quotes "Where's the man with the megaphone?" :
thinking that there is a man with a megaphone here to rescue the boys from the island. "Aren't there any grownups at all?":
the boys are not sure how to survive
or handle living with out adults around,
they are not used to this type of "civilization" "I expect we'll want to know their names ," "and make a list. We ought to have a meeting ." -Piggy : Ralph doesnt take note of this because this is not his idea, he is leader, what he says goes. Piggy is the smart one "Not them. Didn't you hear what the pilot said? About the atom bomb? They're all dead.": They kind of know what is going on but not absolutly positive on it, they do know that they are on an island. They think that someone will rescue them and that they know that they are on the island. Review Questions Why did the boys end up on the island? Why do the boys elect Ralph as leader? Who found the conch shell? What is happening in history at this time? What does Ralph declare Jack
and the choirboys as?
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