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

Two people on a stranded island don't have many odds in their favor.

For one, we don't know where we are, or how close we are to other people or how to get in touch with them. We could try to build fires but even if we get one started there is no definite that anyone will see it or try to come check it out. We could be waiting for years.

Because we our here by ourselves, my friend and I have to try to get our own food. If there is any food and other predators, we are going to have to share it or try to find it first without getting attacked or killed, and some of it could very well be poisonous to us. If there is mainly fruit or vegetables will have to find a way to store it for winter. The same things go with finding drinkable water. The thought of digging up ice and then melting it isn't a fun one.

Shelter is another thing that will be difficult to make. We have no experience with making actual shelter, especially without directions and parts. We don't know what plants to use or what animal is living in what cave. Clothes and other things like weapons will also be hard to make by ourselves.


Ralph- Chief of all the boys and is twelve years old. He met Piggy first, but isn't really friends with him. He has fair hair.

Piggy- Known as an indignant character and isn't really listened to. He has asthma and wears glasses. No one knows his real name. He was in charge of learning kids' names.

Jack- Leader of hunters (choir). He is tall, thin, light blue eyes and has red hair that turns a sandy color.

Simon-Peacekeeper of the group. He took up for Piggy when everyone said he didn't do anything to help create the fire. When the choir fist found the other boys, he fainted. They said he does that a lot. He has black hair.

Roger- He is a dark boy. He was the one that suggested a vote for chief.

Sam n' Eric-Twins. They both have blond hair (tow-headed) and are identical twins. They are also chunky.

The Most Important Rule

RULES: Travel in 2's or more.

Don't go out at night.

Share resources.

Clean up after yourself.

Communicate effectively.

Do your job.

Don't kill each other

I think the most important rule is to travel with at least one other person. I think this because this island is going to be very unfamiliar and there isn't a real way to accurately map it. Since you don't know where you are, you probably aren't going to know exactly what is on the island with you. If you had another person with you then if something did happen to you then they would be able to help you and you can help them as well, and you could probably get more done that way as well.


I think the theme is responsibility. I think this because everything that the boys do has a consequence. For example, when they built a fire to get rescued, they also burnt down some of the mountain and killed at least one kid. Decisions are more difficult to make because they have to think of every possible consequence. They are also responsible for each other. Some of the boys have to hunt so all the boys can have meat. Other boys have to build shelters so all the boys have a place to sleep. If they don't all help each other, they aren't going to make it.

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.

Ralph said in the beginning of the book that the island was a good one, but later on it is proven to have problems. On the island, there isn't a reliable source of power, and most end up doing whatever they want despite what they are told to do. This is causing arguments between everyone and people choosing different "sides" to be on. Everyone not listening or abandoning their jobs also made the boys lose a possible chance of being rescued. Ralph, being chief, was enraged, and got into an argument with Jack, who made Samneric leave their job, which was watching the fire, go hunt instead. This broke a bond between the too and also made Ralph make stricter rules. Everyone is starting to break apart on the island, and makes it look like it being good was just a dream.

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 the temptation the boys face on the island. (64,69)

The conch symbolizes law and order. (33)

Piggy's glasses symbolize survival. (page 40)

The island symbolizes civilization. (35)

Smoke symbolizes rescue. (80,81)

The platform symbolizes democracy. (80,81)

Piggy symbolizes civilization. (64)

Simon symbolizes goodness. (74)

Painted faces symbolizes anonymity. (page 63)

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

There isn't a solid description of the beast. On page 35 and 36 it is mentioned as a big snake-thing, that comes out at night and turns into rope-like things in the trees during the day. On page 88, however, the beast is said to come out of the sea, like a sea monster. The description of the beast on page 100 challenges both of the previous descriptions, for Samneric claim that they saw he beast, and that it is furry, and had wings, and teeth and claws. If you combined these together, the beast would look silly. A furry snake that has arms and claws and wings, that comes out of the ocean an hides in trees! It's no wonder why the boys are frightened!

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.

Since the boys have been stuck on the island, they're behavior has started to change. On page 80, it is said that some littluns were using the bathroom whenever and wherever they felt the need to go. It also says on page 79 that the boys also weren't filling up coconuts for water, and were rather drinking straight from the river. On page 80 it is said that there are only three shelters as well, one everyone made, one that a few helped make, and one that only Ralph and Simon made. Shelter became less and less important, everyone just sleeps anywhere. The boys aren't thinking about what used to be acceptable and what's not, but rather act on basic problem solving.

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.

A wedding is often considered a happy ritual, and most people have been to one a couple of times in their life.One phrases you might hear in a wedding is "I do!", which is probably the most important, because when the groom and bride say it to each other they are saying that they want to be committed to each other, the whole purpose of the wedding in the first place. Another phrase you may hear is "Cut the cake!". This phrase may not seem helpful, but in some weddings the newly weds will cut the cake together, and if they are like my parents, shove cake in each other's faces, and cutting the cake together can be a really cute picture that the couple can look back on and remember their special day. Besides, who doesn't love to look back on how well that cake must have tasted? The phrase "You may now kiss the bride." is another you will hear at a wedding. This phrase is probably the most popular for weddings and mostly is the first to come to mind when someone thinks of a wedding. This phrase is at the end when all the vows have been said, and the kiss is almost used as a way to make everything official. It starts a celebration and everyone cheers and starts eating. An extra phrase that you will hear is "In sickness and in health". This is important because the bride and groom are telling each other they will stay together no matter what.

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

No one quite has the same reaction to unexpected events. The character's reaction I chose was Ralph's. When Ralph saw "the beast", quite obviously he was scared, and ran away down the mountain. On page 125 he said "it squats by the fire as though it didn't want us to be rescued". He thinks the beast is trying to keep them on the island and wants to give up on fire, thinking there is nothing to be done. "But what's wrong with a fire down here?" Piggy asks on page 129, pointing out a fire could be made near the platform. Ralph and the others love this idea, and everyone starts helping to build and light the fire, including Piggy. Making a fire gave the boys something to do, a job to be done. Even though the smoke won't be seen as well, as said on page 129, now they have fire and don't have to go up the mountain, near the beast, to get it. His reaction might be considered cowardly to those who know the truth about the beast, but it is pretty logical and simple, and not considered as "violent" as Jack's new way to get fire.

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

In the recent chapter, something terrible has happened. When people are together, they can get carried away, especially if they are upset. Or scared. It's dark and rainy on page 151, making they boys scared and uneasy, so they decide to dance their pig dance. Except, now it is a chant for the beast. "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! spill his blood!" they chant over and over, dancing in rings.On page 152, all the boys are participating, chanting and dancing, and then Simon stumbles out of the forest. A ring is broken by a littlun, who is screaming and running away in terror from the dark figure that they have all noticed stumbling closer. The figure stumbles into the ring, and as it closes around him, no one notices it trying to speak, telling them about "a dead man on a hill". They continued beating Simon, and his dead body was swept away by morning tide, into the sea.

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.

People who have things in common will often hang out together in groups. Because they have things in common, conversation will be easier, and they can bond easier. Being in a group can help people not feel so alone, and might make them feel a little more powerful. Feeling more confident can make someone feel better, as long as that confidence doesn't lead them down a dangerous road. When you see a mob of protesters, they are all working together against something they all don't like. This, can lead to violence and destruction, as it did for the boys on the rainy night that they killed Simon, claiming he was the beast.

“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.

Having rules keeps everyone in check. Killing and disagreeing breaks people apart. I think having rules and agreeing is the best decision to make on an island with no one but other kids. It gives them a line to stand behind that they know can't, or shouldn't, cross. Agreeing also helps things get done, and keeps power in an equal check. Disagreeing can cause people to split from the group. As we know from page 127 and page 131, it only takes one person to completely ruin a group, and destroy the power. Jack's new "tribe" doesn't have many rules, beside watch who is going in their fort. The power is completely in Jack's hands, and he calls the shots. On page 159, it is said Jack got mad and tied a kid up, and the kid was beaten. Jack getting mad is the only said reason why the kid was punished. Jack wants to keep the power as well, and keeps the boys afraid with the thought of the beast. " He came- disguised. He may come again..." Jack said on page 160, claiming the beast is still alive and a threat. No one can go against Jack in any way or they are punished, and they aren't given mercy. On page 181, they killed Piggy because he was arguing about his glasses and the conch. They hit him with a big rock and he fell 40 feet, landed on a square rock, and was swept away by the tide. On page 182, the tribe caught samneric and beat them until they joined the tribe. Most are scared of Jack and Roger, and have no other choice but to join the tribe. They can't leave.

Every book has a quote or event that sticks with you or fits the book as a whole. A quote that is very true and important to Lord of the Flies is "The fire is the most important thing on the island". This quote has generally used all throughout the book, especially by Ralph. Ralph was obsessed over fire, and because of this it caused a lot of problems among the boys. The fire was also used to cook, and was used to smoke Ralph out. There were two major uncontrolled fires in the book, and the first killed a child. However, the second fire did up saving the boys in the end, just as Ralph had hoped. Fire created smoke, and smoke created a signal that ships or planes could see. I picked this quote because it is important to the book. In the end, fire did get them rescued. Fire also created chain reaction in the book, and without it the end of the book would be very different, and possibly more gruesome. Fire smoked Ralph from hiding, and most of the island was burned. But, the fire attracted a ship, so they were rescued, especially Ralph, who was almost killed by Jack's new tribe. Jack's tribe had a feast, cooking pig on a fire, and they killed Simon. Jack's new tribe may have not even been created if there wasn't fire, because there would be no use for hunters.

The Lord of the Flies is a really great book that I am glad to have read. It was a book I liked reading on my own, but having Mrs. Lyda read it was probably better, because in some situations I would try to read faster. Because it has been read aloud to me, I would love to read the whole book again by myself. That way I can catch more details that I may have overlooked before, and so I can give all the characters voices. I can't wait to see the movie, but I hope they have made up their minds about Jack's hair!


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