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.
- "I do"
- "Do you take this man/women"
- "Forever and for always"
The phrase "forever and for always" helps in this situation. It helps because it is used to show commitment. Commitment is important to this situation because Ralph was committed to killing that pig. But the reason to kill the pig was because he thought he had to. When reading the text you can infer that Ralph wants to sacrifice the pig. But to whom? Maybe the beast or maybe he just got caught up in all of the excitement? But is the beast real? Reading on you find out that Simon was right when he said something along the lines of what if they were the beast, what if the beast is inside of us. Simon also shows commitment, he was always trying to do good and make everything be good.
Retell in your own words what has happened to Simon. Use textual evidence to help you create a vivid paragraph.
There was a flash of lightning in the distance, thunder boomed with excitement and giant drops fell upon the boys heads. All the commotion scared the littluns and they began to cry. As the storm got louder the littluns began to run around screaming. Jack told everyone to come on lets do the dance, trying to gain a sense of control. The dance became a chant as they circled. They all had sharpens sticks and the littluns jumped out of the circle. The chant got louder and louder "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" (Golding 152). The circle opened up as a thing crawled out of the forest. The boys all caught up in the excitement didn't realize that the thing that crawled out of the forest was Simon. He was curled into a ball as the boys beat him screaming out about a man on a hill. He struggled twards the edge of a rock to water and sand. The boys chased after him off the rock jumped on him and there where no words or movement. Simon was dead.
In life people create groups. These groups might be at school, in sports, in extracurricular activities, and through religious organizations. Explain what needs groups fill for people. Explain both the positive and negative aspects of being part of a group. You may relate this to our novel, or you may make it a person reflection of your own experience.
Groups fill many needs for people, and being apart of one can include both positive and negative aspects. When people are upset they like having someone to talk to. Most people are looking for support and when they need it, it's nice to have a group to talk to. Your group can be family or friends but sometimes it's nice to talk to someone outside your circle. Talking to friends can have anegative outcomes. Friends are not always trust worthy but sometimes you don't find that out till its to late. They can spread rumors, tell lies or make fun of you about what you have going on. There are positive things that can come out of talking to friends. I've always had one really close friend and other people would be more like "friends". So I would just talk to one person about how I feel about certain things. Then again there is always a chance of a negative outcome for everything that happens.
Rules or Kill
“Which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?”
Using this quote, take a stand. Pick a side and explain why your decision is best on this island here at the end of Chapter 11. Don’t forget to use textual evidence to support your answer.
Using the quote, in my opinion I think that it is better to have rules and agree that to hunt and kill. If you have rules and agree life is great and everything goes smoothly. On the other hand if you just go on a rampage and hunt and kill everyone no one will be left. You will be all alone with only your thoughts. What's the point of living life if you don't have a friend or someone to spend it with. Even if you are stuck on an island with the same people. It's better to have a group of friends than being all alone. So if I really need to tell you this, have rules and agree not hunt and kill each other. I hear it's inhuman.
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