Taco Island Alexis Miller

Taco Island

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

some dangers could be the animals because the animals could attack the people. the coral reef can also be an issue because if your going out to catch some fish the tide could be high and knock you over and you could get hurt. also any island is in danger of a Suomi because it could destroy the whole island and everything on it. there also could be poison plants that could kill you in a short time.

character list

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

My example lists the characters you need to use.

Ralph. he is the leader in the group of boys.(22-23)has fair hair.(16)shinning eyes.(27) Jack . he is the leader of the scouts. (23)he is all about himself and a big jerk. Piggy. he has asthma and he is chubby but piggy is not his real name. (11)Simon.he is little and he passes out a lot and he went to the top of the mountain with Jack and Ralph.(20)


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 (from the ones we created) and explain why that rule, above all others is most important on this island.

travel in 2+, don't go out at night, share resources, clean up after yourself, communicate effectively, do your job, do not kill each other. the best rule is "do your job" because if you don't do your job you wont survive on the island and the other people on the island will be mad because your putting them in danger. if you had hunting for your job and you didn't do it everyone would starve. if you had building shelters as a job and you didn't do it people would get sick because it would rain and snow and people would be cold.


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

They are stranded on an island which is always dangerous because you never no what is around each corner. you could be really hungry and don't have meat and look for plants or fruit and they might be poison and could kill them.you could get lost and away from the others and u could get hurt and not be able to move and you could die in the woods. they are on an island which means there is water and they could drown and someone not save them in time.

good island?

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 reasons why the island isn't good is because the only meat they have to eat is pig. the weather on the island isn't good either because it gets really hot during the day and it burns them.


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.




law and order;conch

anonymity;painted faces

democracy;plat form


survival;piggy's glasses


Describe Beast

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

It is described to be a giant snake but no one believes that it is because only big animals live on big islands. the little boy with the mulberry mark is the one who saw it first. all the kids were afraid of the beast but they weren't sure. then they had a meeting and then the talk of the beast went away for a while.

giving up

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.

One rule that they are not listening to is only talk at a meeting when you have the conch. Everyone just says what they want, whenever they want.(101)Another rule that they are breaking is that now that they found out that there is a beast, everyone is going out to hunt not just the hunters.(102)


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.

People at weddings say a lot things ex... when someone is agreeing to marriage they say i do to promise that they will stay with them through all. Another phrase is "something borrowed and something new". Someone is supposed to give the couple something new and something borrowed, meaning already used by another family member.ex...a wedding dress the brides mother used. When people get married they always say "i do". It shows that you will be with your spouse for as long as you live. people also say "love is patient, love is kind. It means you have to work with your spouse and work out everything with patients and kindness.


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.

Jack is scared of seeing the beast.At first he didn't think there was a beast so he went up the mountain alone and came running down because he saw the beast with his own eyes. Now he is ready to kill the beast and he is going all out to kill it.


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

People were hyped up and confused and were all up in the moment, that when they saw something crawling out of the forest they automatically thought it was a dare and went after it to kill it. Then after they killed it they found out it was Simon. It was really bad because Simon was the good kid and really didn't do anything bad. But jack doesn't feel bad and doesn't care but most of the other boys are really upset and regret it.


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.

Its good to be in a group because if your upset u will have friends that you can talk with, about it. It can also be hard to be in a group because, something could be toke in the wrong way and could start an argument and if it goes to far you could lose a friend.i have lost a friend because of an argument and it was one of the hardest things that has ever happen to me and that was in middle school. But luckily other friends in my group were there to help me so i was okay.

Rules and agree

“Which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?”

My personal opinion is ¨rules and agree¨ because you dont need to hunt and kill everyday. You need a society where everyone can say what needs to be said but in an orderly way. You can survive a few days without killing something but you cant go that long when every person is trying to kill each other. Soon the tribe is going to kill everyone and they wont have enough people to survive to get everything done. If they got along then they could make a plan for each day so they can survive until they are saved.

“The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.”

The reason i chose this quote is because its the one that stood out the most and its true and i understand it really easily.


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