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FC: Lord of The Flies | By: William Golding

1: Table of Contents Summary/Theme...2 Main characters...3-11 Symbolism....12-15 Work Cited.....18

2: "In the midst of a raging war, a plane evacuating a group of schoolboys from Britain is shot down over a deserted tropical island. Once assembled, the boys set about electing a leader and devising a way to be rescued. They choose Ralph as their leader, and Ralph appoints another boy, Jack, to be in charge of the boys who will hunt food for the entire group. At first, the boys enjoy their life without grown-ups and spend much of their time splashing in the water and playing games. Until savagry begins to take over a majority of the boys, then life on the island turns into survival of the fittest."

3: Summary

4: Every Man for themselves | THEME | "The central concern of Lord of the Flies is the conflict between two competing impulses that exist within all human beings: the instinct to live by rules, act peacefully, follow moral commands, and value the good of the group against the instinct to gratify one’s immediate desires, act violently to obtain supremacy over others, and enforce one’s will." | Civilization | V.S | Savagery

5: -Ralph- -Jack- -Simon- | MAIN CHARACTERS


7: "Ralph’s commitment to civilization and morality is strong, and his main wish is to be rescued and returned to the society of adults. In a sense, this strength gives Ralph a moral victory at the end of the novel, when he casts the Lord of the Flies to the ground and takes up the stake it is impaled on to defend himself against Jack’s hunters." | "Ralph is the athletic, charismatic protagonist of Lord of the Flies. Elected the leader of the boys at the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the primary representative of order, civilization, and productive leadership in the novel. While most of the other boys initially are concerned with playing, having fun, and avoiding work, Ralph sets about building huts and thinking of ways to maximize their chances of being rescued. For this reason, Ralph’s power and influence over the other boys are secure at the beginning of the novel. "

8: JACK | BEWARE! of Animals

9: "The strong-willed, egomaniacal Jack is the novel’s primary representative of the instinct of savagery, violence, and the desire for power—in short, the antithesis of Ralph. From the beginning of the novel, Jack desires power above all other things. He is furious when he loses the election to Ralph and continually pushes the boundaries of his subordinate role in the group. Early on, Jack retains the sense of moral propriety and behavior that society instilled in him—in fact, in school, he was the leader of the choirboys. The first time he encounters a pig, he is unable to kill it. But Jack soon becomes obsessed with hunting and devotes himself to the task, painting his face like a barbarian and giving himself over to bloodlust." | "The more savage Jack becomes, the more he is able to control the rest of the group. Indeed, apart from Ralph, Simon, and Piggy, the group largely follows Jack in casting off moral restraint and embracing violence and savagery. Jack’s love of authority and violence are intimately connected, as both enable him to feel powerful and exalted. By the end of the novel, Jack has learned to use the boys’ fear of the beast to control their behavior—a reminder of how religion and superstition can be manipulated as instruments of power."


11: "Simon represents a contrary idea of essential human goodness. However, his brutal murder at the hands of the other boys indicates the scarcity of that good amid an overwhelming abundance of evil." | "Whereas Ralph and Jack stand at opposite ends of the spectrum between civilization and savagery, Simon stands on an entirely different plane from all the other boys. Simon embodies a kind of innate, spiritual human goodness that is deeply connected with nature and, in its own way, as primal as Jack’s evil. - Simon acts morally not out of guilt or shame but because he believes in the inherent value of morality. He behaves kindly toward the younger children, and he is the first to realize the problem posed by the beast and the Lord of the Flies—that is, that the monster on the island is not a real, physical beast but rather a savagery that lurks within each human being."

12: Symbolism

13: "Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts."

14: "Ralph and Piggy discover the conch shell on the beach at the start of the novel and use it to summon the boys together after the crash separates them. Used in this capacity, the conch shell becomes a powerful symbol of civilization and order in the novel" | The Conch Shell

15: "Piggy is the most intelligent, rational boy in the group, and his glasses represent the power of science and intellectual endeavor in society. " | Piggy's Glasses

16: The

17: End

18: http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com/?url=album10_xfactor/lordoftheflies&lang=eng&link=albums | http://schoolworkhelper.net/william-golding%E2%80%99s-lord-of-the-flies-simon-analysis/ | WORK | http://kristybartels.wordpress.com/ http://bibliojunkie.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/lord-of-the-flies-by-william-golding/ | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conch

19: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/lord-of-the-flies/images/527540/title/lord-flies-fanart SparkNotes Editors. (2007). SparkNote on Lord of the Flies. Retrieved September 6, 2012, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/flies/ | http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=3012 | CITED | http://lotf.wikia.com/wiki/Ralph http://www.lordalford.com/lotf/lotf.htm | https://www.hawaiilife.com/articles/2011/01/foreclosure-keawakapu-beach/

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