Lord Of The Flies My Digital Journal

Day 1: What dangers do you see as a person stranded on this deserted island.Be specific and explain your answers.

Dangers of being stranded on a deserted island can rage from one to a billion. One of the biggest dangers I see is the dangers to your body. By that I mean starvation, dehydration and of course death. There is also the possibility of getting injured or cut which could easily lead to an infection. Injures like falling and cutting your leg open on a tree branch or rocks which could lead to the wound getting infected. Also you could possibly brake something which in general is never good unless treated the right way and on an island, I highly doubt you get proper treatment for anything basically. There is also the possibility of getting too many bug bites (like the Zika virus) which could lead to viruses and infections in your blood stream which could directly end your life. Then there's the dark side of it. Another danger could possibly be yourself. I know that makes no sense so let me explain. From my 13 years of living, i've completed the theory that when your alone or with the same people from a long amount of time, you could possibly overthink. Your thoughts can go from 0 to 100 in no time which could lead to you thinking the negative and the worst of your situation (stranded on an island), which could possibly lead to suicidal thoughts or actions. Sometimes at the worst of times you mind gets away from you and you end up failing yourself. I guess what i'm getting at is another real danger is yourself. I know that if i was stranded on an island alone or with the same people for a long amount of time, I'd end up thinking contemplating suicide. Shoot i don't even have to be stranded on an island to contemplate it. Lol.

Day 2: Create a list of characters from the novel The Lord of the Flies and add details about them using textual evidence from the novel. You will need at least 4 pieces of information about the characters and these need to be supported by textual evidence. You may add to this throughout the novel.

Ralph- fair (page 7), rude (tried to run away from Piggy) (page 9), 12 years old (page 10), chief/leader (page 23)

Piggy- fat & short (page 7), has asthma (page 9), hurt (page 11), smart



Sam and Eric- twins (page 21),

Roger- "the dark boy" (page 22),

Day 3: Type the rules we created as a classroom from the board. This is something we will return to. In the meantime, pick the rule you find most important and explain why that rule, above all others is most important on this island.

Rule #5: Communicate effectively. I find this rule most important because communication is key to everything. Lets say you and this other kid have a disagreement about who gets the last fruit and you guys argue for a while about it. I know from experience that you'll be mad at each other for a while and you wont want to sit next to each other, hunt together, sleep together, share anything, look at the other person, or even hear their name because you wanted that fruit. If you think about it, sure the island looks ginormous but it really isn't you know? There's only so many places you can go where you're not around that other person. Stranded on an island with only a couple of people means 2 things. 1, that at the end of the day that person is one of the only people you got and 2, stranded on an island, you need all the support you can get. Being alone isn't fun. Trust me on that one. Its a bare necessity that you communicate with the people you got. I mean, we're human. Of course we're going to disagree on at least 1 thing. We're all different and we all have different mindsets and ideas about certain things life throws at us. Hearing someone out is one of the best things you could ever do. Stranded on an island can either make or break a lot of people and relationships. If you argue now and hate each other now, who knows when you're going to get rescued. It could be months or even years or not at all! You might as well try to a least hear someone out, think about a effective response and say it. Now, i'm not saying to just agree with everything to keep the peace. I'm saying to either agree or disagree without being hurtful. Yes, there is such thing. Its hard to believe myself. Those few people you're stuck with are you're new family. That means respecting, honoring, listening, looking out for, and taking care of each other. You gotta make the best of what you got.

One of the themes of this novel is survival. Explain why the setting of this story adds to or contributes to the theme.

The theme contributes to the theme because there is a bunch of boys stranded on an island because of a plane crash. Inferring from the information in the text, they have absolutely no "modern" supplies. They were left with basically nothing but each other and the island. They have to survive on the resources that the island provides for them like water. It just makes sense. They're stranded on a "off the grid" island. They have to learn survival skills.

Symbols are physical things that represent abstract ideas. The following are some of the symbols from the novel The Lord of the Flies.

Temptation-meat//the boys wanted meat.

Smoke-rescue//the boys used smoke to try and signal the boat for help

The island-isolation//the boys have to make their own little world

Conch-law & order//all the boys respect the conch

Painted faces-anonymity//the boys painted their faces to create a "mask"

Simon-goodness//Simon is kind of like the "peacemaker"

Piggy-civilization//he always has reasoning and is truthful

The platform-democracy//The platform used by the boys as the meeting place for all of their assemblies

Piggy's glasses-survival//when Jack beat Piggy up he "survived"

Describe the Beast that seems to be stalking the island. Use the text as backup for your info.

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.

Some of the boys having given up hope on getting rescued. Like for example, Roger (page 108) says "we got plenty of time" meaning he's lost total hope of being rescued so he doesn't help with building the fire to create smoke. Another example is

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.

One of the best events with some sort of ritual i could think of was someones birthday. It makes sense right? Its the first thing that popped into my head. Some phrases uses at this events are...

1.) Singing "Happy Birthday"

2.) Giving Presents

3.) Eating As Much Cake As You Please

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.

Seeing the boys has had an effect on all the boys, but I chose to focus on Ralph. When he first hears of a beast from the air, which is the dead parachutist he gets scared that the beast will hurt him and the other boys. When the boys see the

Retell in your own words what has happened to Simon. Use textual evidence to help you create a vivid paragraph.

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'm going to get very personal here. A group im familiar with is the little "clicks" in school. Im in the "popular" group surprisingly. There's about equal negative and positive. I want to end this on a good term so I'll start with negatives. First off, girls turn fake and will stab you in the back over lip gloss. Literally. If you tell the wrong person the worst information about you, you can kiss your entire reputation adios. If you make that wrong person mad, there is NO TELLING what she'll do with it. Another thing is you get judged, for anything and everything. The way you walk, talk, laugh, dress, smile, sneeze, fart, you name it they judge it. I personally feel like i have to empress the people i hang out with. I used to be the biggest loner, everybody knew my name but nobody cared who i was (at Erwin) but now (at Apple Valley) everybody knows my name and who i am and they make assumptions about me and call me so many things i cant even keep track of, which gets a little over-bearing sometimes but im hanging in there. Sometimes that is the price you pay. The people you hang out with reflects on you more than you think. Now the positive side! Yay. First of all, you always have someone to talk to, always. Second, you always have backup. When I say "backup" I mean if another girl saying stuff, at least one person in the group that got your back. Last but not least, it creates a good feeling just to know you can go to lunch and sit down and be welcomed. I swear its the best feeling having your own little people to hang out with. It makes the complications of school so much easier, especially when theres like 1 or 2 people done with the math and you can just copy :) Your little group describes you what type of person you are.

“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 is important yes, but if i'm stranded you better believe that i'm going to hunt and kill. Well maybe not kill because i couldn't do that personally.

“The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.” ― Lord of the Flies, William Golding

For the text (7-9 sentences), explain why you chose the picture and the caption to summarize your experience with the book.

I chose the picture about because fire was most important to Ralph. The fire and smoke symbolized getting rescued. Most importantly the idea of getting rescued put the boys at ease for a good amount of time. Although not all the boys wanted to be rescued, fire was a pretty important part of the book. I chose the caption “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.” because I honestly just like it a lot and because in my opinion, it summarizes the entire book. By that I mean that the boys were used to civilization and always having adults around, but now that they just have each other they lose what they were used to. They learn survival skills, hunting skills, communication skills, etc which is out of their little "bubble". I think it shows them the real world and that there is more out there than what their little "bubble" is. Being stranded on this island opens their mindset and makes them have to think twice and take chances. They would've never ever done some of the things they've done on this island back in Britain or wherever they were going. This quote makes the book. That's it. The boys world as they knew it came crashing down, literally.

Letter to future student> Well hey there ya 8th grader! By the time you read this I'll be already in high school and almost in 10th grade! and I've been exactly where your at. At first I though Lord Of The Flies would just be terrible and have no meaning behind it, but after reading about 3 chapters I absolutely fell in love. Now, Mrs. Lyda is a pretty amazing reader. But I personally like the British man reading. He creates the imagery about how the boys talk and how they word things differently. He made me feel British honestly lol. When you create this blog like I did, whooo you'll love it. I promise. It was one of the best things I've done since I got here. It helped me express a little more and it let me write until my fingers bled (not really). I love writing, its always been something I was good at. Even if you hate writing with a strong passion, you'll love this. You can add pictures, fonts, etc. Not to get your hopes up, but maybe just maybe you'd be able to go with Mrs. Lyda to a Technology Fair and show off them skills. I wet and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. People actually appreciate your work and it just makes you feel good that YOU one of 4 people in the entire school that got chosen. Let me stop bragging and get on to the rest of it lol. If i had one complete about the book it would be to add more "BOOM" parts you know? Like more plot twists. If that makes any sense at all. I think there needs to be more "oh girl, he did not just do that" parts. MAybe that's just me? I dunno. Anyways, make this school year count. You're going to be a high schooler soon!

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