Stranded On Kauai


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

Some dangers that I see is the animals that live here could cause some possible problems with our health, if they are violent. Also we do not know the difference between edible or poisonous foods which could danger our health. The lack of water in various places is also another problem since there is only one source in the entire island. Another danger is if there is other people on the island instead of just the group. This is a danger because the people who are already here could be territorial over the island.

Create a list of characters and add details about them using textual evidence from the novel.

Piggy- Forgetful ( struggled to remember the kids names (23) ) Whiny (61)

Jack- Strong willed (46)

Simon- Queer (55) Funny (55)

Sam and Eric- Samneric (They often act as if they are one person. Such as speaking at the same time (19) )

Ralph- Fair (8), 12 years old (10), Arrogant (didn't ask piggy his name (11))

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.

1) Travel in 2 or more. 2) Don't go out at night. 3) Share resources. 4) Clean up after yourself. 5) Communicate effectively. 6) Do your job. 7) Do not kill each other.

The rule that I think is the most important is to do the job that you were given. If your job is to find food every morning and you don't do that then there will be a consequence to that which in this case the members in your group wont be able to eat. This rule is the most important because everyone has a part to play and if they don't do that part then everyone else will be affected.

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

The setting in this novel is on the island, but they aren't there for fun or on purpose. Their plane crashed and they ended up being stranded on the island. No adults, no food, and no water. They had to figure out how to get their own food, get their own water and find shelter. The setting of the story adds to the theme because they had to use their knowledge to be stay alive. They had to make a fire, without matches. They had to find food instead of it being handed to them. The group had to use their survival instincts.

Ralph has said, “This is a good island” (Golding 35). Ralph’s pronouncement will prove ironic; it is definitely NOT a good island. What problems do readers already know about? Explain why these problems prove this is NOT a good island after all.

Some problems that they have had to deal with on this island is that they don't have some of the resources that they need. They didn't have anything to make a fire, so they had to use Piggy's glasses. (Golding 40) They have also have a reason to believe that there is a beast on island, some believe that there is and some people don't.

(The flag is a symbol for freedom.)

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.

Anonymity- Painted faces

Temptation- Meat

Goodness- Simon


Democracy- The platform

Rescue- Smoke

Isolation- The island

Survival- Piggy's glasses

Law and order- Conch

Writing from Simon’s point of view, have him explain what the Beast is to the younger boys.

The beast is nothing to be scared about. It is not another person but it's ourselves. The beast is inside of us, all of us.

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.

An example that boys have given up is when Roger made it clear that he doesn't think they will be rescued anytime soon. (Golding 108). Another example is when they went and hunted for pig and let the fire go out. (Golding 70). This is an example because they should have been watching the fire but instead they went and hunted for the pig.

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.


1) "They are in a better place."

2) "We will miss you"

3) "We are gathered here today in the memory of the deceased"

4) "You will always be in our hearts"

The phrase that is the most helpful in this situation is "We are gathered here today in the memory of the deceased." This phrase is the most helpful because the boys are performing a ritual, a sacrifice. As a symbol of this they made a stake. The stake has both ends sharpened. One side is used to put in the ground. The other side is used to put the pigs head on. This a sort of memory of what they did. (At a funeral they would use a headstone as a reminder of the lost one.)

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.

Some of the boys left to go tell Piggy that they will be back after dark. To be able to do that they had to go across the platform. Many didn't want to risk seeing the beast so they decided not go. When it was night time Ralph, Roger and Jack saw the beast. Ralph was affected because of this. He has always been afraid of the beast just like the rest but now that he thinks he has seen the beast, he's frightened. "The beast had teeth, said Ralph, and big black eyes. He shuddered violently."

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

The boys were in a circle and they were chanting "Kill the beast, cut his throat, spill his blood." Then, the beast was right in front of them. The group formed a horseshoe and started to kick and hit the beast. Though it wasn't the beast, it was Simon. By the time they realized that he wasn't the beast, Simon was already dead. "Simon's dead body moved out toward the the open sea" (Golding 154).

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.

Being part of a group is usually a good thing but sometimes it can be a bad thing. Being in a group is a good thing because you feel like you are a part of something. Like you are part of a group instead of feeling like you don't fit in. Another good thing is that you will be far more productive with more people. If you were doing something by yourself it would take a lot longer to get it done. The bad thing about being in a group is that they might be a bad influence on you. Then they could encourage you to do things you don't want to do.

“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.

To have rules and agree is better than to hunt and kill. This would have been best to use on the island because then there wouldn't have been so much violence and death. Simon's death was caused because they chose to follow the "Hunt and kill." There was also violence toward piggy. Violence occurs in chapter 11 when Jack breaks Piggy's glasses. Jack broke Piggy's glasses because he knew that the reason the fire was still going is because of the hope of getting rescued. The reason that the fire is still going is because of the food (Jack's reason). Jack immediately turned to violence to fix is problem.

"Kill the beast, cut his throat, spill his blood."

Everything started with Piggy's glasses. Piggy's glasses helped make the fire, which means smoke, and smoke means rescue. They didn't use the fire just for that though, they used it to cook their food. This started a dance that they did, which included spears and acting out killing the pig. This also caused chanting and then eventually led to Ralph's death. The chanting that was started was "Kill the beast, cut his throat, spill his blood." Almost all of the deaths was after they started to chant, mainly because that's when they started to stop following rules which caused them to fight each other, sometimes ending in death. There was one good thing about the fire though. They did get rescued but it was very ironic because the person that didn't want to be rescued was the one who got them rescued. (The smoke is how they got rescued.) Jack was the reason the got rescued.

Letter to student:

I thought that the novel had a really interesting plot to it. I enjoyed it when Mrs. Lyda read the book to us. I enjoyed it more than the British man and when I would read it to myself. It was easier to stay awake and pay attention when Mrs. Lyda read because of the emotion she puts in it. I did like the adobe spark blog because if I didn't finish something I could just do it at home. I also liked that we could listen to music when we were working on it. Overall I liked doing the blog and reading the book!


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