What dangers do you see as a person stranded on this deserted island? Be specific and explain your answers.
Some dangers I see are that you could be hurt by an animal while hunting or you could fall while climbing up the mountain while going to the house.If you were out alone and you got hurt you would have no way to get back to the house because there isn't anyone to help you. If you ate some of the fruit on the island and it had bacteria on it that was bad for you you could get sick.If you got sick there would be no way to treat your sickness. If you were hurt in the plane crash but you didn't know you could get infected because you didn't clean the wound.
Create a list of characters and add details about them using textual evidence. Below is an example.
Ralph-fair (8), 12 years old (10), arrogant (didn't ask Piggy his name (11)
Piggy-Fat(8), Has asthma(9), Has to have glasses(9), Can't swim(13)
Jack-Arrogant(22), Leader of choir(19),Prefers to be called Merridew(21)
Simon-Faints a lot(20), Goes with Ralph and Jack on the mountain(24)
Sam and Eric-Twins(19), Bullet headed(19), Hair like tow(19)
Roger-Suggests that they take a vote on chief(22), Dark(22)
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.
1-Travel in 2+
2-Don't go out at night
4-Clean up after yourself
6-Do your job
7-Don't kill each other
Rule one is the most important because if you were exploring across the island alone and you were hurt there would be no way for you to get help. If you had been exploring with other people they would be able to carry you back to a safe area. If you were travelling alone and you found something useful for the shelter, but it was too big to carry by yourself you would have to go get someone to help you carry it back. On your way to go get them you may lose your way to them or back to the useful item.
One of the themes of this novel is survival. Explain why the setting of this story adds to or contributes to the the theme.
The setting is on a tropical island that has never had people on it. This contributes to the theme because the boys have to build and create everything from scratch. The plane washed out into the ocean so the boys have no resources from it. They will have to chop down trees, hunt, and build houses because they no longer have the plane.
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.
The island is not a good island because if the fire goes out they have to climb a mountain to relight it and the mountain is hard to climb. Another problem is that Jack want's to be the leader but Ralph is the leader so Jack just goes against everything Ralph says. One problem is that there isn't great access to good food all they can eat is fruit and nuts and a small piece of pig. Another problem is that Simon disobeys two of the rules every night when travels alone at night. The last problem is that there has never been people on the island so ships won't go there because they don't think anything is there.
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.
Smoke symbolizes Rescue from the island
The Island symbolizes Isolation
The Platform symbolizes Democracy
Piggy's Glasses symbolize Survival
The Conch symbolizes Law and Order
Simon symbolizes Goodness
Piggy symbolizes Civilization
Painted Faces symbolizes Anonymity
Describe the Beast that seems to be stalking the island. Use the text as backup for your info.
None of the boys on the island know for sure if the beast exists. Percival says it comes from the sea at night. "'He says the beast comes out of the sea"'(Golding 88). Some of the boys say the beast is a ghost. All of the boys believe in ghosts except for Piggy. After the boys voted on if they believed in ghosts Piggy made it known that he didn't believe in ghosts. "'I didn't vote for no ghosts!' He whirled round on the assembly. 'Remember that, all of you!"(Golding 90)
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 example of how the boys break societal rules are how the little'uns go to the bathroom wherever they want and they don't use the specific place that Ralph said they need to use. Another example is when Simon goes out alone at night because in society you are supposed to listen to your leader and their rules.
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.
At my church we have events that we do every Sunday or Wednesday. In our youth service we have Thrive blurbs because our youth group is called Thrive Youth of Asheville. A Thrive blurb is after service a few people will stand up and say what God has done for them recently. Another thing that we do every Wednesday is we have a prayer service where we pray all of service. We will have a few people come up and tell us what we should pray for. One last thing is every Sunday morning we pray for the Lord to bless the service and every service the Lord shows up and a lot of the time people get saved.
I think the most important thing is the prayer services because prayer gets you closer o the Lord. Sometimes those services last longer than others because a lot of people get under conviction and don,t stop praying. This is also important because if you are serious and faithful about your prayer the requests will be answered.
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.
When characters have extreme fear they will react in different ways. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies Ralph, Jack, and Roger climb the mountain and see the beast. After Ralph sees the beast he gets really scared. When he saw the beast he started to black out. "...and the top of the mountain was sliding sideways"(Golding123). When readers realize that Ralph gets scared it kind of changes their view of him because he is no longer a fearless chief. They realize that he does get scared and has fears. After he sees the beast he wants to stay at the platform and he doesn't want to go in the woods to get firewood. He doesn't want to go on the mountain to light the fire he would rather make a smaller one on the beach.
Retell in your own words what has happened to Simon. Use textual evidence to help you create a vivid paragraph.
When Simon is in his little cave he is looking at the pig head on a stick which is the u He is hallucinating and thinks it is talking to him. "'You are a silly boy,' said the Lord of the Flies, 'just an ignorant, silly little boy'"(Golding143). He falls asleep while he is hallucinating and when he wakes up he has a bloody nose. He wants to go up the mountain to see if there is really a beast. When he gets up the mountain he sees the paratrooper stuck in the rock, he untangles the ropes and he looks off the mountain and sees two camps. He sees Ralph's camp with no one there and no fire he sees Jack's camp with people and a fire. He goes running down the mountain to tell the boys that the beast was only a dead paratrooper. When he comes out of the woods the boys are doing their pig dance. "'Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!"'(Golding152). This is the boys chant that makes them feel like they have hope and control over something. When he comes out of the woods the boys open up their circle and he goes in. The second he goes in the boys close up their circle and start to beat him. "At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.(Golding153). The reader still doesn't know if the savages know that they killed Simon.
"At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.(Golding153)
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 our novel the boys split into two groups Jack's group and Ralph's. In Jack's group the boys hunt and kill. If Jack wants them to do something they always do it even if it is killing someone. "'See? They do what I want"'(Golding179). When Simon comes out of the woods Jack's group brutally murders him. If they hadn't been in a group they probably wouldn't have killed him.
In Ralph's group they are worried about being rescued and keeping the fire going. '"Your only hope is keeping a signal fire going as long as there's light to see"'(Golding178). In his group there are only four people that aren't in the savage tribe. The members are Him, Piggy, and Samneric. Ralph is chief of his group but they don't serve him like they do in Jack's group.
The positives of being in a group are that people will be able to reach a goal easier than if each person was trying to reach the same goal alone like in the book Ralph's group can build a fire easier than if it was only Ralph. The negatives of being in a group are that sometimes people will do things in a group that they wouldn't do alone like in Jack's group. If the boys hadn't been alone they probably wouldn't have killed Simon, Piggy, or the little'un with the birth mark.
“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.
Law and order is better than hunting and killing because if all you do is kill people eventually there won't be any people left on the island and you will be all alone. When you are all alone it would be harder to keep a fire going and be rescued. "'Two to mind the fire,' said Ralph, half to himself,' that's twelve hours a day"' (Golding163). If you have law and order you can still hunt but you won't kill people. It will be a lot easier to keep a fire going if you have more people because they will be able to change shifts and watch the fire for a certain amount of time and then someone else would come do it for the same time and then the cycle would keep going. If everyone was dead you would have to watch the fire the whole time you were there and you wouldn't be able to hunt and you would die of starvation.
Jack and his hunters leave a pig head on a stick as a sacrifice for the beast. "'This head is for the beast. It's a gift"' (Golding137). He puts the head as a gift for the beast so it will eat it instead of coming for them. The head is right outside of Simon's little cave. The head kind starts to get in his head and he thinks it is talking to him. "'You are a silly little boy,' said the Lord of the Flies, 'just an ignorant, silly boy"' (Golding143). The head is called the Lord of the Flies because the flies are always all over it eating it. When Ralph is walking through the clearing he finds the head but there is barely any meat left on it and all you can see is the bone. The head is grinning at him so he punches it off the stick and it breaks in half. "...while the skull lay in two pieces, its grin now six feet across"(Golding185).
Today’s assignment requires you to write a letter to a student who will be in my class next year and this novel and your opinion about the following items
- What did you think about the novel?
- Explain how you best enjoyed the novel: the British man, reading on your own, or me reading.
- The Adobe Spark Blog
- Any additional information you would like to include
I really liked the novel because I like books and movies about survival. I also liked the book because William Golding uses a lot of foreshadowing and it is cool to see the foreshadowing at the beginning happen at the end of the book. I read ahead in the book but as Mrs. Lyda says "you can't step in the same river twice." This means that if reread a book you will notice things that you didn't notice before. When we read the part in class that I had already read I realized things that I didn't realize the first time I read that part.
I liked reading on my own the best because I could read at my own pace. If I didn't understand something I could go back and reread it.
I liked doing the Adobe Spark Blog because it wasn't like it was only a worksheet that we wrote our responses on because if it is a paper you can't put cool pictures of fancy fonts in your project. I also liked that if I didn't finish something in class I could check out a book and work on it at home because it automatically saves.
If you are doing the Adobe Spark Blog undo does not work so don't do anything you will have to undo unless you want to backspace it all.