Lord of the Flies: Way it's written

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

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