Choose a character, either Ralph or Jack and explain the effect seeing the Beast has on the character you have chosen. Use textual information to support your answer. Jack, seeing the beast tore him up. It made him what one would call mad. He is trying to vote Ralph out of leadership and it didn't work so he decided to go and be a baby and run away to start his own "clan" or group. The reason I say it messed him up because he felt as though if he had to leave an offering to the alleged beast. So he and the other hunters went off to get a pig for them to eat, and when they stumbled upon a group of pigs they got one but that had to chase it a little ways. After they got the biggest sow they took a stick and put the sow's head on it as a sacrifice to the the "beast". As he did that he said "'This head is for the beast. It's a gift.'" (Golding 137) He (Jack) felt as though his tribe is superior because the "beast" will be happy with them for leaving a gift for it.
Two rituals people are most familiar with are weddings and funerals. Pick an event (a wedding or a funeral). Make a list of at least 3 phrases people use at the event you picked. Using one of your phrases, explain why your phrase is helpful in the situation. Some phrases at a wedding could be "I do!" or "... to have and to hold till death do us part." or "With this ring i take thee _____." All these phrases are relevant because they all have the same symbol of eternal love. To have and to hold till death do us part, means something along the lines of "I will never leave you until I die." It could also mean i never want to love or do something like the bond of marriage with anybody else because it's till death do us part . A wedding in some form or fashion can be classified as a "ritual". In chapter 7 of William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies they kind of have a fake ritual they have one of their friends who they're pretending to kill as if he was the pig all of them are craving because all they've eaten for the majority of the time is fruit except for one time and that was all the way back in another chapter. The fake ritual was designed as a joke but in the novel it states that Ralph didn't necessarily want it to be a joke. " 'That was just a game.' 'Just a game,' said Ralph uneasily "(Golding 115). The key word is "UNEASILY" that kind of gives me the signal that he was disappointed in the fact that it was a game. They are all slowly going crazy and this is the author's way of letting us know that it's going to slowly get worse and worse as time goes on.
Name at least two things the boys are doing or have given up that show how they are now operating on instinct and no longer trying to follow the rules of society. Explain your answers with information from the text. One of the two things that the boys have given up on is the fire. A lot of them don't think they are going to be rescued, they've given up hope so they don't care about the fire the only main person that seems to care about getting rescued is Ralph and everybody around him seems be be having like a mental breakdown. The only rational one besides Ralph is Simon and nobody is listening to him The other thing besides giving up on trying to be rescued is order. They are all kind of not listening to Ralph and they're all doing there own thing and since they are not working as a "team" or not functioning as a working society they're all going crazy if they do get rescued none of them will act the same this experience has broke them to think they need to survive and if/when they ever go home they will not be what one would call "normal" people.
Name at least two things the boys are doing or have given up that show how they are now operating on instinct and no longer trying to follow the rules of society. Explain your answers with information from the text. They don't seem to care about the fire anymore and they don't care that people are talking out of turn. They've pretty much just kind of forgotten what the point of all the rules and order was for in the first place.
Describe the Beast that seems to be stalking the island. Use the text as backup for your info. According to the book the beast is a snake like creature (36). In further readings this said beast also was furry, has eyes, teeth, claws and wings (100). I personally don't believe in this said to be beast. I think that they are just having some sort of mental breakdown as a way to cope with this traumatic event.
Symbols are physical things that represent abstract ideas. The following are some of the symbols from the novel The Lord of the Flies.
- Meat symbolizes Temptation.
- Piggy symbolizes Civilization.
- Piggy's glasses symbolize Survival.
- The Island symbolizes Isolation.
- The Conch symbolizes Law & Order.
- Simon symbolizes Goodness.
- The Platform symbolizes Democracy.
- Smoke symbolizes Rescue.
- Panted Faces symbolizes Anonymity.
Ralph has said, “This is a good island” (Golding 35). Ralph’s pronouncement will prove ironic; it is definitely NOT a good island. This is an example of foreshadowing. What problems do readers already know about? Explain why these problems prove this is NOT a good island after all. This is not a good island because it is in the middle of nowhere and there may or may not be beast. There could be bad things like psycho animals and all of them are going crazy! An example of foreshadowing would be when they saw the pig and they were all like "We're gonna eat it." Then they actually catch one and get to eat it.
One of the themes of this novel is survival. Explain why the setting of this story adds to or contributes to the theme. The setting adds to the theme because they are on the island and they have to get food water make shelter and all that jazz. Surviving is what they're doing. Finding food by hunting the animals gathering fruit. Gathering water by finding a fresh water pool. Creating a shelter by using wood and leaves. This is all that they need to not die on this island that they are unfortunately stuck on.
Out of all the rules below I think the most important rules is to communicate effectively. This is the most important rule because if you just keep things to yourself no problems get solved, nothing gets done, people get mad, and it puts the whole group in a rut. Not communicating is selfish because they don't think about the whole group and how they can gain from that you are thinking or feeling. As an example would be one person doesn't like the way their job leader is running things and they keep it to themselves their anger keeps building up and building up until they snap then people start to choose sides then that puts people that are supposed to be friends against each other and that creates problems because they all need eachother to survive until they are or ever get rescued.
- Travel in 2's
- Don't go out at night
- Share resources
- Clean up after yourself
- Communicate effectively
- Do your job
- Do NOT kill each other
Create a list of characters from the novel The Lord of the Flies and add details about them using textual evidence from the novel:
- Ralph: fair (7), leader (28)
- Piggy: very fat (7), has asthma (9), wears glasses (9
- Jack Merridew: tall (20), freckles (20), light blue eyes (20), red hair (20)
- Sam and Eric: hair like tow (blonde (19)), twins (19), chunky (19), vital (19)