Lord of the Flies: Way it's written


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Lord of the Flies: Way it's written
  1. Vivid Description
    1. Literary Techniques
      1. Uses a lot of literary techniques
        1. Can show a lot
          1. Charcter's mood
            1. Character's inside
              1. Character's understanding
          2. Weather
            1. important all way through
              1. Constantly being used as a sense of foreshadowing
                1. Weather on shore, sea, etc. reflects whats going to come next
                2. All more tragic?
                  1. Beach, mountain, jungle
                  2. Settings
                    1. Beach, Mountain, jungle
                      1. Reflects different states of mind and different kinds of actions that happen within them
                  3. Symbols
                    1. Log
                      1. The power/throne or selected area of power
                      2. Lord of the Flies (the beast)
                        1. The head of a pig staked into the ground
                          1. Paganism
                            1. Symbolic of offering
                            2. Symbolises evil that lies within each person
                            3. Death's: Piggy & Simon
                              1. Piggy
                                1. The death of rationality, order and the old ways of democracy
                                2. Simon
                                  1. The death of the spirit/ the wonder of humanity
                                3. The Scar
                                  1. It is the rip in the forest caused by the crash landing of th boys' plane on the island.
                                    1. Symbolizes that man, his savage nature- destroys paradise merely by entering it.
                                    2. glasses
                                      1. Without this they wouldn't have got started throughout the novel
                                        1. eating of meat
                                          1. cause of arguement
                                            1. cause of being rescued
                                            2. Allows Piggy to see and serves as a fire making tool
                                              1. Symbolic of old world, of order and of progress and technology
                                                1. Shows good side of man. Clothes are made by man but they were burnt and we can do without it.
                                                2. religious
                                                  1. religious things happen
                                                    1. offerings
                                                      1. hallucinations
                                                    2. Colours
                                                      1. white
                                                        1. officer
                                                        2. Red
                                                          1. blood shed
                                                        3. Fire
                                                          1. represents technology
                                                            1. Like the atomic bombs destroying the worlds around the boys' island, fire is a technology that threatens destruction if it gets out of control.
                                                              1. Symbolises the boy's connection to human civilisation: their signal fire gives them hope of rescue
                                                              2. Conch
                                                                1. Used to call assemblies
                                                                  1. a kind of microphone that grants the right to speak to whomever holds it during the assembly
                                                                    1. symbolises rule of law and civilisation
                                                                    2. Adults
                                                                      1. boys perception of adults
                                                                        1. symbolizes civilisation and social order to boys
                                                                        2. Readeer' perception of adults
                                                                          1. The world raging outside the island makes it clear that the adult "civilization" is as savage as the boys' "civilization" on the island
                                                                        3. The Island
                                                                          1. symbolizes paradise
                                                                            1. It's bountiful food and untouched beauty
                                                                              1. A garden of Eden in which the boys can try to create the perfect society from scratch
                                                                              2. microcosm
                                                                                1. reflection of society on ver small scale
                                                                                2. The ocean
                                                                                  1. Symbolizes the unconsciousness, the thoughts and the desires buried deep within all humans
                                                                                  2. sin?
                                                                                    1. attempted killing of a pig like a breakthrough
                                                                                      1. killings will happen
                                                                                        1. death will reign the island
                                                                                    2. Structure
                                                                                      1. builds
                                                                                        1. builds thoroughly straight from platform
                                                                                          1. the story generally grows and grows like a society would grow
                                                                                            1. The story generally grows like a society would grow
                                                                                              1. like when it gets to a point when you create a group that when you hit a certain number of time, a certain number of action, a certain number of rules when division and breakdown actually starts
                                                                                            2. Timeless
                                                                                              1. Long enough...
                                                                                                1. to forget their old lives so it's like they've always been there
                                                                                                  1. For their hair to get really long
                                                                                                  2. Not sure how long they are on the island
                                                                                                    1. Could have been over a couple of weeks and months
                                                                                                    2. Fragments
                                                                                                      1. consists of 12 different chapters
                                                                                                        1. We move within bits at a time
                                                                                                          1. So we can focus on an area at a time it is not a glued narrative
                                                                                                          2. Very explicit
                                                                                                            1. Character's don't have other lives
                                                                                                              1. A fresh start
                                                                                                                1. good little boys on an island lets see what happens
                                                                                                                2. then we see how society grows, functions and destroys itself
                                                                                                              2. Irony
                                                                                                                1. Piggy
                                                                                                                  1. Piggy says to Ralph "grownups know things. They ain't afraid of the dark. They'd meet and have tea and discuss. Then things 'ud be all right
                                                                                                                    1. It was due to the adults that they're stranded in the first place
                                                                                                                      1. They themselves could not discuss and solve rtheir problems and as a result they turned to wa
                                                                                                                        1. If they had been able to come up with another solution than war, the boys would never have fled school and would never have been shot down, therefore avoiding ever being on the island.
                                                                                                                      2. Piggy's name
                                                                                                                        1. The boys admit their fear and belief towards the beast and believed that the beast would eat from them
                                                                                                                          1. They decide to give the beast something to feed upon
                                                                                                                            1. They discuss how they should sacrifice the pig
                                                                                                                              1. Later on they murder Piggy and discover that the beast did not actually exist in another creature but was within themselves
                                                                                                                            2. Important character nevertheless we never find out his true name. He is severely teased despite being the smartest boy
                                                                                                                            3. Piggy's eyes
                                                                                                                              1. he can't see well because of his glasses
                                                                                                                                1. got greatest insight on what will happen in the future- what will go wrong and right and how should they behave accordingly
                                                                                                                              2. Fire
                                                                                                                                1. Fire at end was intended for destruction but in fact saved them all.
                                                                                                                                2. Parachutist
                                                                                                                                  1. Boys wanted guidance or a sign from the adults- hoping it will increase their chances of survival
                                                                                                                                    1. Parachutist dropped on island and the only presence of an adult ends up causing the most chaos as they belivee he is the beast.
                                                                                                                                    2. A soldier in the war who died in the air force while saving his country
                                                                                                                                      1. The fact that the boys thought that he was a beast is ironic because the soldier is far from a beast
                                                                                                                                      2. Jack
                                                                                                                                        1. In chapter 4, Jack abandons fire as he fells it is unimportant however in the end Jack is the one who starts the fire that led them to being saved.
                                                                                                                                          1. At the beginning of the book he says to the young boys- "we've got to have rules and obey the. After all we're not savages.'
                                                                                                                                            1. Later on...
                                                                                                                                              1. he encourages boys to forget civilisation and act upon their instincts
                                                                                                                                                1. He's the leader of the tribe
                                                                                                                                                  1. he's against all of the rules that have been set on the island
                                                                                                                                                    1. he commits horrifying acts of murder and torture
                                                                                                                                                      1. he ignore's the laws that they all agreed to follow while on the island
                                                                                                                                                  2. Simon
                                                                                                                                                    1. Simon's death
                                                                                                                                                      1. He was bringing them the truth about the beast- what they feared the most
                                                                                                                                                        1. It was there fear that led to the dance that made them kill him
                                                                                                                                                        2. Simon is considered the Christ like figure on the island. Jesus is universally known as the savior, while Simon was on the way to save the boys literally and metaphorically by telling them the truth about the beast he was murdered for being mistaken for the beast (devil).
                                                                                                                                                        3. Officer
                                                                                                                                                          1. He thought the boys were chasing each other for fun on the island. When, in fact, they were chasing Ralph as he was trying to escape the boys otherwise he'd be brutally killed
                                                                                                                                                            1. Saves the boys so he is hero-like but is part of a battleship himself. So he saves the boys from each other just to go off and be involved in the deaths of others
                                                                                                                                                            2. Boat-shaped Island
                                                                                                                                                              1. Ironic because all the boys needed to get off the island was a boat
                                                                                                                                                              2. Refugees
                                                                                                                                                                1. They're running away from war, however they ended up spending time in a war themselves
                                                                                                                                                                2. Perfect Island = dystopia
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Starts off fun but ends up being a pure dystopia
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Dystopia- an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian one.
                                                                                                                                                                      1. We think it'll go one way but in the end this micro-cosmic civilisation is born
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Dystopian elements
                                                                                                                                                                          1. A disagreement of views between at least two groups.
                                                                                                                                                                            1. Murder of innocents
                                                                                                                                                                              1. People that don't obey the government
                                                                                                                                                                                1. Revolution
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Dialogue
                                                                                                                                                                            1. Insults
                                                                                                                                                                              1. Crude
                                                                                                                                                                                1. Straught-up
                                                                                                                                                                                  1. How piggy and Simon are treated and spoken to
                                                                                                                                                                                2. Real
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Young boys
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Things are said simply and directly
                                                                                                                                                                                      1. like calling Piggy 'fatty' and 'piggy'
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Class
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Class is indicated through speech
                                                                                                                                                                                          1. How boys at the time would have spoken
                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Piggy is working class
                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The other boys are school boys
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