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S: Lord of the Flies

FC: Lord of the Flies By William Golding

1: Samantha Cardow May 25, 2011

2: Two British school boys, Ralph and Piggy, were traveling on a plane when it crashed onto a stranded island. The two boys would be considered complete opposites.

3: Piggy annoys Ralph to no end, talking about what they should do. They blow a conch shell, and a young boy, Jack, responds to the call. He introduces himself as a leader on the island, and wants Ralph and Piggy to join him and the other boys.

4: They have a meeting, and the boys appoint Ralph as the new leader, which Jack is not happy with. After that, Ralph, Piggy, and Jack find a pig on the island. They try to kill it, but do not succeed. | Ralph blows the conch shell, and tells the whole group that there are no adults. They must take care of themselves.

5: All of the boys agree that whoever has the conch shell, has the right to talk. Jack says that they need to find food, and brings up the pig. Ralph says they should appoint hunters for that. Piggy talks about how no one knows they're on the island, and Ralph declares that they build a fire on the top of the mountain to signal someone to save them.

6: Ralph and Simon, another one of the boys, are building huts on the beach for the littluns to live in. They get angry because no one else will help them.

7: He talks to Jack about this, and also points out that the hunters are having NO success in finding food. Jack reassures Ralph that they will get something very soon, and doesn't care to listen to Ralph's problems anymore.

8: They kill an animal, and keep its head as an award. They call this head "The Lord of the Flies", which is where the title is derived from.

9: There was said to be a monster living on the island. The boys argue about it, and split up into two tribes. One supporting Jack's savagery for the beast, and the other supporting Ralph's want to survive and get off the island.

10: Some of the boys spot the beast, and claim it to be a monkey ape kind of animal. Simon says that they should all just go face the monster, but everyone disagrees.

11: Days later, Simon discovers the monster to be the pilot of their plane, who is dead. He realizes that the monster is something different to everyone, created by fear and doubt.

12: When Simon gets back to the feast on the beach, the boys are doing Jack's tribal chant around a fire, going wild. Jack is sitting like a king on a throne, because of the followers he has recruited. Ralph loses almost all of his followers to Jack. | Simon wobbles onto the beach to tell them what he has discovered. The boys think that he is the monster, and start clawing at him and ripping him apart. Simon tries to talk, but the boys fall on him and kill him.

13: There is no such thing as civil on this island any longer. | Jack calls a meeting on the beach the next morning for the few followers he still has left to tell them that they have to make peace with the others. When they arrive, Jack attacks Ralph, which causes a huge fight. When Piggy screams out a voice of reason, a boy pushes a huge boulder down the mountainside, killing Piggy. Ralph escapes, and Jack forces Ralph's only followers to join him.

14: Jack orders the whole jungle to be set on fire in order to find Ralph and kill him. Ralph runs out of the smoky jungle and collapses on the beach. | He looks up, and sees a naval officer standing above him.

15: It turns out that a passing ship had seen the blazing jungle fire that Jack had caused. | Ralph realizes that he has lived through a soon-to-be violent death, and begins sobbing. All of the other boys begin to cry, knowing that they're saved.

16: SETTING: Conch Island, Near Future CONFLICT: All characters struggle to stay civil and focus on getting off the island where they are stranded with nothing. They must fight the urge to become savage and not focus on getting along to leave as fast as they can. THEMES: Loss of Innocence Savagery vs. Civilization Darkness and Light

17: Ralph (Protagonist)- The elected leader of the group, Ralph is the optimistic boy who tries to make life easy on the island. Jack (Antagonist)- Turns almost evil throughout the book, wants power. Savage and violent. | Piggy- A rational and intelligent kid who tries to help every way he can. Simon- A good-willed boy, has a huge soul and has a spiritual human goodness about him.

18: Roger Sam and Eric The Littluns The Bigguns The Lord of the Flies

19: My critical stance for this novel is Psychoanalytic. It tells what would be the outcome of a situation where working together doesn't happen. | I would definitely recommend this book to someone else. It is such a great story that grabs you with the things that come out of no where.

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