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Chapter 8 - Lord of the Flies

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Sam Williams

on 24 November 2014

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Transcript of Chapter 8 - Lord of the Flies

Chapter 8 - "Gift for the Darkness"
Thematic Analysis
"Civilization/society vs. savagery/primitivism"
Analysis of Symbols
represents power; if it is not used properly, it can be harmful

The Conch Shell:
represents law and order, civilization; Ralph's personality

The Lord of the Flies:
represents the evil that lies within everyone
Jack leaves Ralph and the rest of the boys
Simon has a hallucination of the Lord of the Flies
Key Quotations
"There isn't anyone to help you. Only me. And I'm the beast... Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!... You knew, didn't you? I'm a part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's a no go? Why things are the way they are?"

- Lord of the Flies, to Simon
Character Analysis
at his peak of disappointment with Ralph, leaves the group
becoming less able to hold his civilization together
shows his personality more, the Lord of the Flies tries to intimidate him

the theme is that the boys are starting to split apart
Ralph is trying to hold their civilization, while Jack has turned to savagery, and hunting as main priority

"I'm going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come too."

- Jack talking to all the other boys
Jack left the group
Ralph is losing grip of their civilization
Simon was intimidated by the Lord of the Flies

The group of boys are starting
to turn to savagery
Skyler, Mikayla, Kayla, Sam
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