What dangers do you see as a person stranded on this deserted island. Be specific and explain your answers.
A danger to anyone stranded on this island would be some of the animals that carry diseases and if you get bitten by them it could spread those diseases to where you would get sick and die. The amount of limited sources you would have on the island is another danger to look out for, without a fresh/clean water and food source you would start suffering from the effects of dehydration. The climate on this island could change at any moment which potentially could be deadly if your not prepared for the worst. The worlds weather is never expected and will turn on you just like that. The geography of this island is rocky and covered with plants. This could be extremely dangerous if you fall or get hurt and the injury gets infected. The insects and animals that could and would harm you.
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: a fair hair boy(1) hopeful of being rescued(37) a leader(22) resourceful(23) petty(21) unfaithful(21) judgmental(11)
Piggy: fat(11) embarrassed(11)Outcast(42) Whiny(44) Lazy(39) Misunderstood(42) Picked on(40) Dramatic(40)
Jack: a leader(20) controlling(20) big mouth(21) arrogant(22) not well liked(23) an over achiever(24) rude(40) has blue eyes(48) has sandy hair(48) has freckles(48)
Simon: a choir boy(22) eager(24) a follower(24) short(24) slow(24) loner(56)
Sam and Eric: twins(20) children(38) chunky(19) vital(19)
Rules: 1.Travel in 2+ 2. Don't go out at night 3. Share resources 4. Clean up after yourself 5.Communicate efficiently 6. Do your job 7. Do not kill each other
The most important rule to me would be number 5 to communicate efficiently. I chose this because it will make everything an individual does easier. It would help everyone on the island safe and at an understanding. Communication skills are extremely important especially in a time of stress and disorder. Communication is key in making plans and figuring out something. It is very important to communicate with one another to know everything that has happened or how someone feels to better prepare everyone. It allows us to build respect and trust, resolve differences and create environments to help problem solving.
One of the themes of this novel is survival. Explain why the setting of this story adds to or contributes to the theme.
It feeds into the setting of stranded on an island with no hope of being rescued. It also adds on to the
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.
The reader already knows that everyone on the island is not communicating well and are not doing their part for the bettering of everyone and everything. Problems occur throughout the book like how the boys trapped on the island can't get enough food for everyone to have food. Another problem that occurred in this book that made the island not good was the chance of being rescued not taken because the fire went out. The boys trapped on the island don't know anything that is happening off of the island so they have no idea when they are going to be rescued.
Symbols are physical things that represent abstract ideas. The following are some of the symbols from the novel The Lord of the Flies.
1- Temptation(yellow card) Meat(green card) 2- Isolation(yellow card) The Island( green card) 3- Democracy(yellow card) Piggy(green card) 4- Rescue(yellow card) Smoke(green card) 5- Anonymity(yellow card) Painted faces(green card) 6- Law and Order (yellow card) The Conch(green card) 7- Survival(yellow card) Piggy's Glasses(green card) 8-Goodness(yellow card) Simon(green card) 9- Civilization(yellow card) The Platform(green card)
Describe the Beast that seems to be stalking the island. Use the text as backup for your info.
If the beats is real the kids on the island have said it was very large and that it only came out in night in the woods. Another descriptions that it lived in the water in the day time and got out of the water at night and was in the woods. One kid in particular said that there were multiple beasts and that they were twisty things like snakes, and that they were high up in the trees fighting him. From the kids that saw it none of them were attacked or were confronted by the beasts which probably means that it is curious but doesn't want harm to the kids on the island. They have only seen it at night which probably means it is nocturnal. It has to be some sort of animal that can swim and climb or fly because it stays in the water and it is up in the trees.
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.
All of the boys now talk and don't use the conch when speaking at an assembly. This is acting on instinct and not thinking about anyone else or anything."You're always scared." I got the conch---" "Conch! Conch!" shouted Jack. "We don't need the conch anymore"(Golding 101-102). Another thing that the boys do is they don't follow the 3 most important rules to stay alive and get rescued "Don't you all want to be rescued?" "I said before, the fire is the main thing. Now the fire must be out---"(Golding 102). The boys do not think that the fire being kept lit is a #1 priority. "We want smoke. And you go wasting your time . You roll rocks". Roger shouted "We've got plenty of time"(Golding 108).
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.
Wedding// "Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue." // "Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to celebrate this man and this women in holy matrimony" // "Tie the Knot"
I choose the quote "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue" and each statement means something different. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity. This helps newly weds really understand the meaning of being in a marriage. It also offers them guidance for the future marriage.
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.
The character I picked was Ralph because during this book he had a lot of different emotions that weighed on what he was like in the book. The most change in emotions that Ralph had was when he and Jack encountered "the beast". I picked the character Ralph and during his encounter with the beast he was scared."Ralph, his thin body tensed, his spear held as if he threatened him"(Golding 119). Another emotion Ralph is feeling is annoyed with people."Ralph heard the mockery and hated Jack"(Golding 121). Ralph is also surprised that there is actually a beast." Ralph surprised himself. not so much by the quality of his voice, which was even,but by the bravado of it's intention"(Golding 122). One of the biggest emotions that Ralph felt was excitement. " I hit him," said Ralph again, "and the spear stuck in a bit." He felt the need of witnesses."Didn't you see me"(Golding 113)?
Retell in your own words what has happened to Simon. Use textual evidence to help you create a vivid paragraph.
Simon was a boy on the island who accidentally got killed by all of the others. At the beginning of chapter nine Simon was at his little hiding spot and then encountered a slot-er of a pig by jack and his gang which made him pass out. "Simon's mouth labored, brought forth audible words. "Pig's head on a stick"(Golding 143). Simon got attacked when coming down from the mountain and had a death like no other."The circle became a horseshoe. A thing was crawling out of the forest. It came darkly, uncertainly. The shrill screaming that rose before the beast was like pain. The beast stumbled into the horseshoe"(Golding 152).
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.
I mostly see groups at school and a positive impact would be you always have someone watching out for you and has got your back. A negative effect would be not including others and leaving out people and making them feel not good enough for someones group. At school there are all different types of groups like responsible kids that do their work and athletic kids and lazy kids, but each group has their impact like a bunch of people want to hang out with the popular kids at school but sometimes popular kid are cruel to those who aren't exactly like them. This impact lead to others stereotyping and being stereotyped.
“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.
Rules and agreeing are two signs of society and organization which is absolutely what this island of boys needs. On the other hand hunting and killing is a sign of strength and of survival which the island also needs. I know from my perspective rules and to agree are the most important. I feel this is the most important because it means you still have hope. I have the understanding that it is also the best chance of getting rescued and getting off the island alive. "I say! You voted for me for chief. Didn't you hear the conch? You played a dirty trick---we'd have given you fire if you'd asked for it-"(Golding 176).
Letter to next student!!!
Dear upcoming Mrs. Lyda fan,
Welcome to 8th grade!! So today I will be talking to you about the fabulous novel Lord of the Flies introduced to you by the wonderful Mrs. Lyda. Personally reading this novel I absolutely loved it which is pretty surprising actually, because I am not really into adventure and survival novels but this novel changed my whole outlook. This novel was extremely good and will probably one of my favorites in the future. I enjoyed the book when Mrs. Lyda read to us in all of her funny voices impersonating each boy in the novel. When you read this novel it comes with a blog to take care of which might be confusing to you at first, I know it was to me but after a while it gets a whole lot easier once you really get into the novel. An activity on the blog has you describe the main characters in the novel, for me this was the most useful part because it really gave me an idea of how these boys acted and what a break down of society had become of the island. One of the best and hardest activities was matching up cards together this information will help you on tests and on questions that will occur during this novel. But one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to give the novel a chance it might surprise you how much you,ll like it. Other than that I hope you like this novel it was a very interesting novel.
Sincerely Meredith K.