Thursday, April 6, 2017
What dangers do you see as a person stranded on this deserted island. Be specific and explain your answers.
On this island the dangers would be the rocky and torturous part on the north side with all the caves. You could possibly get really hurt and no one would be there to help you. Other dangers are the unknown fish and animals in the water and on the island. You never know what animals or fish are on the island until you come encounter with them. More dangers can include what you eat and making sure if its poisonous or good to eat. I would be worried if someone was hurt because that could make our transportation a little slow and we might not know how to help them since they're no adults to help. I would be concerned if their would be any mean people because they could be a threat to potentially hurt someone.
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Ralph- fair (8), 12 years old (10), arrogant (didn't ask Piggy his name (11))
Piggy- asthma (9), fat (8), glasses (9), cant swim (13)
Jack- head of choir (22), arrogant (20), carries a big knife (24), wants lots of rules and to be in charge (33)
Simon- skinny (24), vivid boy (24), black straight hair (24), short (24)
Sam and Eric- nobody can tell them apart (21), bullet headed (19), hair like tow (19), breathed together (19)
Roger- furtive boy (22), inner intensity of avoidance (22), secretive (22), silent (22)
Monday, April 10, 2017
1. travel in 2+
2. don't go out at night
3. share resources
4. clean up after yoruself
5. communicate effectively
6. do your job
7. don't kill eathother
I like rule #5 because all the other rules support it. You have to communicate in order to not fight and do your job etc. Without the proper communication all the other rules wouldn't apply since you need to talk about what the rules are. Communication is the main priority to rules because like in the book Piggy is trying to communicate to the group and tell them that they need shelter but they're all telling him to shut up. For example in an escape room you have to communicate properly in order to get out of the room but if you don't communicate you can have people just standing there not knowing what to do and you probably wont get out.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
One of the themes of this novel is survival. Explain why the setting of this story adds to or contributes to the theme.
The setting contributes the the theme about survival because they're on an island with no supplies or adults. They have to learn how to survive and live off of what they have on that island which includes making tools to get food. Survival is very important because you don't know what inhabitants are there and who knows if they will hurt you. You need to survive to live and that means killing an animal just so you can have energy. The island relates to survival because it is unknown and nobody knows whats on it. You have to build everything and learn how to care for yourself without the usual things you have at home to make it easier. They would have to chop trees for wood and shelter, find a way to get clean water, hunt and cook food, and etc. You have to make everything from scratch and learn how to use it. The setting is unfamiliar and you have very limited resources.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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.
One problem is the Littluns stay up at night and talk like the snake-like monster is real. The older boys on the island don't know if its real or not and neither do the readers. If it is real they have to deal with this monster and could potentially hurt them. Another problem is that most of the island is burnt since Sam and Eric didn't contain the fire. More problems is that most of the wood is rotten and bad for building shelter. The wood was rotten because the soil was very poor.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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
Law and order symbolize the conch
The platform symbolizes democracy
Isolation symbolize the island
Smoke symbolize rescue
Anonymity symbolize painted faces
Goodness symbolize Simon
Piggy's glasses symbolize survival
Piggy symbolizes civilization
Friday, April 8, 2017
Describe the Beast that seems to be stalking the island. Use the text as backup for your info.
Nobody is sure that there is a beast on this island but it is said that the beast comes from the sea. "He says the beast comes out of the sea" (Golding 88). The beast is also to look like "a snake-thing. Ever so big" (Golding 35). This could mean like some type of water snake since what he described it looked like a snake and came from the sea. It also says "I was asleep when the twisty things were fighting and when they went away I was awake, and I saw something big and horrid moving in the trees" (Golding 85). The twisty part sounds like a huge type of water snake because snakes are really twisty and can move in trees. It is also said that this beast could be a ghost. It is said in chapter 6 that the beast had wings, eyes, teeth, and claws on page 100.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
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.
Sam and Eric are supposed to be watching the fire but on their instincts its time to go to bed. They gave up the fire so they could sleep and stopped watching the fire. If they stopped watching the fire it could go out and you would loose another chance to be saved. The group also wants to kill the fire after Sam and Eric "see" this beast so they can kill it. They need to kill this beast as an instinct to survive but also give up this fire which means giving up a way to be rescued.
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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 phrase people use at weddings is "you may kiss the bride", "I do!", and "congratulations!". Congratulations is used very commonly because its a happy day for you. It is also a word for celebration and you're celebrating the marriage of two people that want to be together forever. Congratulations is used a lot at weddings to show that you're happy for them. When you congratulate someone for a big accomplishment it usually ends up being a party. For example an after party from the wedding to congratulate the couple after getting married or their commitment to stay together no matter what happens.
Monday, May 8, 2017
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 have chosen is Jack. The effects of Jack seeing the beast is that Jack is starting to act like a chief to his own little group. "We'll hunt. I'm going to be chief" (Golding 126). In this Jack makes his own little group and demands to be in charge. Jack also believes his hunters are very good compared to what Ralph thinks. "He'd never have got us meat. He isn't a perfect and we don't know anything about him. He just gives us orders and expects people to obey for nothing" (Golding 126). This also shows how Jack is acting like he should be chief and saying bad things about Ralph. Jack would be a good chief since he can hunt and take care of a group. Jack is acting like this after he saw the Beast because he feels like his group can capture this without the help of Ralph's group.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Retell in your own words what has happened to Simon. Use textual evidence to help you create a vivid paragraph.
Simon was in his little spot until he left and climbed the mountain to the very top. Until he found the parachuter tangled in his parachute dead. "He saw how pitilessly the layers of rubber and canvas held together" (Golding 146). Simon soon realized that there was no beast and it was just a parachuter and went down the mountain to tell the group. When he finally went down to the beach to tell them that the beast didn't exist it was dark and during a storm. The group was scared and worked up they thought it was the beast and brutally murdered Simon. "The beast struggled forward, broke the ring, and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore" (Golding 153). This shows how Simon was murdered by the group.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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.
In my experience groups can be positive or negative. For positive examples it can be that your friends help with your problems, comfort you, make you feel loved, etc. The negative parts are that since you're so close you might get a little sick of each other, fight like siblings do, and play a bunch of pranks on each other. Groups can make a friend feel loved if they are not at home, they can comfort them if they're going through a tough time. This shows that groups can sometimes fill in for your parents because they care and help you just like your parents.
Friday, May 12, 2017
“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 or kill. When you have rules and agree nothing can go wrong and no one can get hurt on purpose. In the book Jack and his group of hunters just killed Piggy with a rock for no particular reason. "Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the squared red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red" (Golding 181). When you get used to hunting and killing the feeling of guilt gets less and less. The hunters in the book have gotten so used to killing they're not even guilty about killing piggy. "See? See? That's what you'll get! I meant that"(Golding 181). When you all agree and have rules there is more communication going on to help gather food and resources. Your group can learn to get along and not fight in a way it kills an innocent person in your group.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
"We've got to have special people for looking after the fire. Any day there may be a ship out there." - Ralph
The fire is the most important part on the island because it can get them rescued. They end up not having any special people to dedicate their time to watch the fire permanently and the fire goes out a couple times. At the very end of the book Jack and his group set the island on fire to smoke Ralph out and kill him. A naval officer has seen the smoke and was now on the island to rescue them. The fire is very important if anybody is on an island because that's the only way you can get rescued without electronics to contact others. The quote says they need special people to look after the fire so it wont go out. If the fire goes out and they see a ship they lost their chance to get rescued and they could wait many more months to get rescued.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The book we read was called "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. This book was very good and interesting since there was much foreshadowing and many great conflicts. I enjoyed when Mrs.Lyda read instead the British man. When Mrs.Lyda read it I could understand it more and I would know what was happening. When the British man read it he just read it and didn't give u hints about the foreshadowing or tell you what the scenery looked like. I enjoyed this book but not as much as "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. "The Outsiders" you had a stronger connection with the characters and I just got more into it. "Lord of the Flies" was interesting but at some parts in the book it just wasn't very interesting or exciting. The part that wasn't exciting to me was the part when they had two different groups and were talking about stealing the other groups fire. Overall this book was very good and once you start reading you'll get attached to certain characters in the book and see a very big amount of foreshadowing.