Friday, 22 June 2012

Lord of the Flies Expository Essay

   One of the themes in the poem “Lord of the Flies” is children come over difficulties. There are three major forces that oppose Ralph from achieving his goal of let everyone leave the island safely.
     The first one is very simple, it is the nature. Ralph and other boys were left on a small island after the plane they were on crushed. The nature is the first thing that the boys need to face. It is the first of all they need to come over in order to survive. This made the boys very cooperative at the beginning. After the boys are used to live on the island, the thing started to turn worth. The hunters are used to kill. They are not hunting the animals for the meal of everyone anymore, but hunting to satisfy themselves.
  The second challenge is the mind of the boys. As the last paragraph said, the hunters began to hunt for fun instead for everyone’s meal. The boys themselves are getting succumbed into the more interesting but less moral things. The Lord of the Flies (the pig head) said that he is inside everyone’s mind, which means the beast that everyone was afraid is actually themselves.
  The third challenge is the boys that couldn’t come over with the second challenge. Near the end of the story, only Ralph, Piggy, and a few littluns (including Sam and Eric) didn’t join Jack’s tribe. All the other boys were attracted by the freedom and fun they thought Jack’s tribe would be. Jack is the leader of this force. He acts like a tyrant in his tribe that he beats up other boys without any reasons, and he doesn’t let other boys to give suggestion in the assembly.
  These forces are the major factors that caused the tragedy of Piggy and Simon. Under the special situation, many boys couldn’t keep their intellect and turn into savages. Ralph is the only boy who didn’t join Jack’s tribe and survived until the end.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Lord of the Flies Quarter Analysis (4/4)

Lord of the Flies Quarter Analysis (4/4)

Michael Feng
Lord of the Flies (4/4)
By William Golding

Skeletal plot
1- Ralph feels really bad about how he acts the night before. He thinks that it was also his fault that he couldn’t stop the other boys from killing Simon.
2- Jack is a tyrant in his tribe. He beats up other boys with no reason. He and the other boys in his tribe are not guilty of what they did. They really think Simon was the beast, or they pretend Simon was the beast. They attacked Ralph’s tribe and steal Piggy’s glass away so they can make their own fire.
3- Ralph and his followers go to Jack’s tribe for a meeting. They bring the conch with them hoping the hunters still recognize it, but Jack ordered the hunters to capture Sam and Eric. Ralph and Jack starts to fight while piggy is trying to say something to stop the fight. Roger rolls a rock down and hits Piggy and crush the conch. Piggy died and falls into the ocean with the conch. Ralph then escapes as fast as he could.
4- Ralph goes to Jack’s tribe again in the night and meets Sam and Eric who are guarding the gate. Sam and Eric tell him Jack is going to hunt him tomorrow. Ralph then leaves and run into the forest. He found the pig head on the stake. He pulls off the pig head and brings the stake away as his weapon. He fell asleep in a thicket.
5- Ralph wakes up and hears Jack asking Sam and Eric to find out the place he is hiding. The hunters start to attack Ralph, and Ralph defenses himself using the landscape and the stake. Then the hunters try to use fire to smoke Ralph out of the Thicket. Ralph runs to the beach and meets a naval officer who came close to the island to check what the fire was. (The fire that the hunters use to smoke Ralph) Jack and the other boys arrive at the beach too. After the reprimand of the naval officer, everyone starts to sob.

Person vs Person
This part it shows the fight between Ralph and Jack. Ralph realizes there is no way to recover his friendship with Jack, and he gets angry when Jack attacks him.

Without the glass, Piggy can nearly see nothing in his sight. He asks Ralph to go to Jack’s tribe and try if they can work together again. They also bring the conch with them that they hope that Jack and his followers still recognize the authority of it. Ralph blows the conch at the gate of Jack’s tribe, but no one is responding and they start to throw stones at Ralph. Ralph realizes that the civilization on the island is totally gone after Piggy get killed. He escaped from the hunters’ attacks. Ironically, the fire that the hunters use to smoke Ralph became their life saver, that a ship came close to the island to check the fire

-Ralph: In this quarter, Ralph becomes very sad because of the death of Simon. After Jack steals Piggy’s glass, he begins to feel angry about Jack. He and his followers went to Jack’s tribe and tried to negotiate with Jack, but Jack just attacked them. At the end, only Ralph left and he is almost desperate.

-Piggy: He is still a character that represents intellect and civilization. In this quarter, his glass which is the only thing to make fire on the island is stole by Jack. For himself, he can see almost nothing without the glass, so he asks Ralph to go to negotiate with Jack. When Ralph is attacked by Jack, Piggy tried to stop their fight, but Roger rolls a rock dock the hill and hits piggy. With the fall of Piggy and the conch, there is no more civilization remained on the island.

-Jack: He uses the meat to attract Ralph’s followers to join his tribe. And at the end, everyone except Ralph joined Jack’s tribe. In his tribe, Jack is being a tyrant. He beats up other boys without any reason, and he doesn’t give other people the right to speak during an assembly.

Notables on writer’s style and structure
-Simile:“Nothing prospered but the flies who blackened their lord and made the spilt guts look like a heap of glistening coal.” (Chapter 9)

-Imagery:“A steady current of heated air rose all day from the mountain and was thrust to ten thousand feet; revolving masses of gas piled up the static until the air was ready to explode.” (Chapter 9)

- Yes, there are a lot of dialogues between the kids on the island.

"That's where they've gone. Jack's party."

"Let them go," said Ralph, uneasily, "I don't care."

"Just for some meat--"

"And for hunting," said Ralph, wisely, "and for pretending to be a tribe, and putting on war-paint."

- Loss of civilization

- Savagery

This quarter shows the reverse of Ralph and Jack’s power. Now there are only few littluns other than Piggy who are still in Ralph’s tribe, while Jack has almost everyone in his tribe. Being the chief of his tribe, Jack shows the opposite policy with Ralph. He rules like a tyrant while Ralph had a more democratic idea. At the end of story, there is finally someone who comes onto the island. Ironically, it was the fire that was used to smoke Ralph out of the thicket became the signal fire. It is a very sarcastic ending, after Ralph tried so hard to keep rule, it is still a chaotic situation on the island.

Lord of the Flies Quarter Analysis (3/4)

Michael Feng
Lord of the Flies (3/4)
By William Golding

Skeletal plot
1- Ralph go together with the hunters to chase a boar. It was the first time Ralph ever joined a hunt, and he could hit the boar with his spear. He felt very good when he hit the boar. Although they couldn’t kill the boar, but the hunters were all very excited after the hunt. They made a boy called Robert to be the boar and they jab Robert and almost killed Robert that they forgot they were just playing a game.
2- Jack blows the conch to have an assembly. He told everyone that he saw the beast when he went to check with Ralph and Roger. He also said that Ralph was a coward that escaped fastest when they saw the beast, so he should be removed from the leadership. But most of the boys disagreed on removing Ralph from the leadership, and this really made Jack angry, causing him to leave the tribe and build another one by himself.
3- Ralph, Piggy and Simon built another signal fire on the beach with many other boys to avoid any contact with the beast. Many boys in Ralph’s tribe joined Jack’s tribe.
4- The hunters killed a sow, and Jack ordered them to leave the sow’s head on a stake and put it on the ground to be the sacrifice to the beast. And finally Jack declares a strike on Ralph’s tribe. He stole the burning sticks and invite Ralph’s followers to his tribe by saying that they can join the feast in the night. Simon then returns to his own sanctuary finding that there is a pig head on a stake now. The head speaks to Simon saying that he is the “Lord of the Flies”, a beast that lives in every human. No one can escape from him. Simon, who was horrified by the head collapses in a faint in the forest.
5- Simon woke up and found the day already turned dark. He ran down the hill to tell everyone that actually the beast is themselves. When he appeared from the forest while the other boys were having a feast, no one could look clearly and they thought Simon is the beast. Simon is killed in the frenzy.

Person vs self

This quarter shows how easily human can be attracted to break the rules. Even Ralph seemed possible to become a person like Jack the only difference was he didn’t start hunting at the beginning.

Jack starts a new tribe and he is the chief of it. Many boys in Ralph’s tribe are attracted by the feast that the new tribe is going to make. The beast showed up as a demon that lives inside every human’s mind, which is proved by the accident in the feast. Simon is killed by the hunters because they thought he was the beast.


-Ralph: Ralph is depressed after Jack leaves his tribe. He is still trying to let everyone leaves the island safely. He showed he might have been the same with Jack if he hunts from the beginning when he seems so excited after hitting the boar with his spear.

-Piggy: Piggy is still a person who can think ideas for Ralph. He told Ralph to move their signal fire to the beach so they don’t have to meet the beast.

-Jack: Jack has changed a lot since the beginning of the story, which shows that he is a dynamic character. He finally breaks up with Ralph, that he started a new tribe to do whatever he wants to do.

-Simon: Simon is a very important character in this quarter. He was the first person to realize that there is no real beast, the beast is living inside everyone who is afraid of the beast.

Notables on writer’s style and structure
-Simile: “They tried the forest but it was thick and woven like a bird’s nest.” (Chapter 7)

-Imagery: “The filmy enchantments of mirage could not endure the cold ocean water and the horizon was hard, clipped blue.” (Chapter 7)

- Yes, there are a lot of dialogues between the kids on the island.
"He's gone."

"I hit him," said Ralph again, "and the spear stuck in a bit."

He felt the need of witnesses.

"Didn't you see me?"

Maurice nodded.

"I saw you. Right bang on his snout--Wheee!"

- Lord of the Flies (the pig head on the stake)
- Human instincts
- Savagery (Jack wants to use the pig head to be the sacrifice to the beast)

- Loss of intellect ( The pig symbolizes intellect and the hunters cut off its head)

This quarter is a turn of the story. Everything begins with the leave of Jack and the hunters. Jack and the hunters killed so many times that they are becoming brutal now. They attacked Ralph’s tribe and they cut off the pig’s head and put it on
a stake. They are turning into savages that follow few rules. They can now do whatever they want without any limit.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

creative essay

Change of the end of the story essay.

Lord of the flies

In the story lord of the flies Ralph ends up getting hunted by all of the other children on the island. The group is ran by Jack their leader who wants to kill Ralph. Jack has already killed piggy and has no problem with killing Ralph. The Tribe burns the hole island on fire while hunting for the beast and Ralph and a nearby Navy boat sees it and comes over and saves Ralph, unfortuantely the other children do not get saved.

Ralph and piggy get the conch and convince the children to come onto their side, the kids dont know what to do due to Jacks command and beleive if they go with Jack he will protect them and he has more of the power. Ralph and piggy somehow convince a few of them to come to their side. Ralph knows that Jack and his tribe are planning an attack so the boys go out and find and build weapons and sheltors. the night dawns and the island is quiet eveyone is waiting to see what happens. the boys take turns sleeping and gaurding throughtout the night, but nothing happens. The sun slowly comes up the next morning and on the beach is a canoe. No body has any idea where the canoe came from but are interesting to find out so they head over. 

A few hours later the boys still dont know where this canoe has come from so they adventure on around the island not thinking about the risk they are taking. As they come aeound the corner there is Jack tribe waiting to fight, Jack anouces that he wants to take on Ralph on a one on one so Ralph agrees. The two go at it and both are getting extremely hurt. With one punch to the face frm Jack he knocks Ralph onto his Back and drives a sharpen fishing rod into hes stomuch. There is not much Ralphs tribe can do to help him so Ralph bleeds to death and dies. Ralphs tribe goes over to Jack and accepts him as his leader, Jack does not like Piggy so he ties him to the tree and leaves him there to die slowely. A few days later the boys head down to the beach.

They see a fishing boat in the distance and try and get its attention but the fishing boat does not notice. so Jack makes a torch out of dried tree branches and waves it around. Eventually the fishing boat sees them and comes over. Its six older men and they get off the boat and get everyone on board. They take them to the land and the boys get to see their families again and live the rest if their lives.

City of Lost Souls Creative Essay

I struggle to free myself from the crushing hold Jace has on my arms. I just wish he would snap out of this possession. I want the real him back, the him I know I can reach if only I can get my hands on that sword. The screams and cries of the injured echo around me and the smell of freshly spilled blood fills the humid night air. I can see the shadowhunters clad in black leather fighting off the red clad traitors with all their might. At least the ritual was interrupted before anyone else was turned. 
The red clad traitors surround Jace, Sebastian, and I, trying to protect there master. I struggle against the strong hold that Jace has on me but it is no use, his grip is like iron. A thought clicks in my head and I stop struggling. I lean back against his chest and relax, he sees this as me giving up and loosens his grip. I kick back quickly and he removes his grip with a gasp. I run and push my way through the sea of red. I finally break through and see something that breaks my heart. Laying on the ground are hundreds of bodies. Black and red cloaks spread like broken angels wings. I push the thought out of my mind and keep running trying to find Simon.
"Clary!" his familiar voice calls from my right and I turn frantically searching for his messy brown hair and lanky body. There he is.
"Simon! I'm so glad you're okay!" I yell as we collide in hug that lasts only a second thanks to the fighting around us. Simon has tears in his eyes.
"I brought the sword." He says handing it to me. It is gleaming silver and is very sharp. It is a true angel sword.
"Thank god. Is everyone alright?" I ask.
"Your mom and Alec and Izzy are fine considering but Magnus was stabbed by one of the soldiers. He is still alive but barely." I can see that he is holding something back from me but at the moment I can't question him.
"Okay. You go back and make sure they are all safe and I will find Sebastian." I spit out Sebastian's name.
"Clary, please just don't get yourself killed." Simon says with a small smile on his face.
"Same to you." I reply. We hug briefly and then I run back the way I came.
The fighting has died down a bit and it is obvious that the shadowhunters are winning. The circle of red clad traitors is no longer there and I can see both Sebastian and Jace fighting. I run towards the silver hair of Sebastian but am blocked by Jace. He stands in front of me eyes narrowed and clothes bloody.
"Clary, why won't you listen and stay with us? I only want you to be safe." He says exasperated. His golden eyes dart down to the sword in my hand. "Wh-" he begins but before he can say anything I drive the blade through his chest and fall to the ground.
"If one is stabbed the link is broken between the two. If the one you stab is completely evil then he will die and burn to ash while if the other one is being possessed then they will live and vice versa"
Those words circle my mind as tears slide down my cheeks. Please let it work.
I am watching Jace when all of a sudden he starts glowing and a long high pitched scream emanates from his gaping mouth. The sword is glowing with a golden fire and it is spreading over Jace's body. I am now sobbing uncontrollably. I just killed Jace, the love of my life.

The sounds of battle have disappeared and all that are left are about twenty shadowhunters and Simon who is now stroking my back. The last of the holy fire that was burning Jace is gone and his lifeless body lies in the cool grass in front of me. I lunge forward and grab his face.
"Jace. Wake up. You have to wake up now! Please. Don't leave me. Please!" I scream at him and shake him. He can't be dead.
My mom grabs my shoulder and turns me to her.
"Clary, he is gone. Lets leave, it will make it easier." She says to me tears brimming in her green eyes.
"I am not leaving. He has to be alive." I yell at her and turn back to face his body.
I stare at his perfect face as people try to persuade me to get up, to leave but I don't pay attention. His face is still full of life. I am thinking about how it looks like he is sleeping when I see a slight movement. I look closer. I wait a few seconds and then, his eye twitchs.
"He's still alive! His eye twitched. Please someone come help!" I scream hysterically to the people around me. I allow my mother to take me away as Jace is put on a stretcher and taken back to the institute. I look off into the distance and see a figure with silvery hair lying on the ground motionless.
"Is that... Sebastian?" I ask my mother, shocked. The sword actually killed him. My mom looks over and sees him to. We look at each other and smile. Another evil taken from this world.

Represent a key scene

Home - song
Hold on, to me as we go 
As we roll down this unfamiliar road 
And although this wave is stringing us along 
Just know you’re not alone 
Cause I’m going to make this place your home 

Settle down, it'll all be clear 
Don't pay no mind to the demons 
They fill you with fear 
The trouble it might drag you down 
If you get lost, you can always be found 

Just know you’re not alone 
Cause I’m going to make this place your home 

Settle down, it'll all be clear 
Don't pay no mind to the demons 
They fill you with fear 
The trouble it might drag you down 
If you get lost, you can always be found 

Just know you’re not alone 
Cause I’m going to make this place your home

I think this song represents the relationship between Jace and Clary very well. All Clary wants to do is save Jace and bring him home. This song talks about the demons and trouble dragging you down. I feel that that is exactly what happens to Jace. He gets taken by Sebastian and is turned to evil against his will. He is lost and wants to be found even if he doesn't know it. I think the singers point of view is exactly like Clary's. She wants to find Jace and let him know that he is not alone and that she will help find the real him inside his possessed body. This song is about finding your true home and that is exactly what happens in the City of Lost Souls.

imaginative-narrative final 5 paragraph essay

Sara Klakurka

Lord of the Flies

Imaginative-Narrative Essay

Have you ever felt the feeling of betrayal? Have you ever felt the determination
for survival? I think we have all experienced the feeling of betrayal whether it is towards a friend or family member, dealing with surviving a life or death situation, or something less complicated. In the Lord of the Flies, all of the main characters, Piggy, Ralph, Jack, Simon and Roger, have all gone through these difficult situations. Some, felt betrayal of one another though they all felt survival since they are at a life or death situation. Is the problem you feel you need to survive over, really a worry that’s going to change your life forever? Or just change life for a little while?
In this novel, all the boys feel as if they have all gone though the worst point in
their lives realizing they are stranded on an island with no unlimited amount of food and fresh water. Some of the boys on the other hand stress their way through a tough period with betrayal. Jack and Ralph fight a lot through this novel deciding who the top leader is and this causes conflict throughout this novel. The boys have all gone through this unnecessarily tough point in their lives deciding whether or not certain situations are safe, and which are not so safe.
In almost every chapter of this novel, the boys struggle in their day to day lives.
Both betrayal and survival is two things that are not easy to avoid when trapped on an island with so many determined people who have different dreams and visions on life. Through the end, realizing the death of Piggy really turned people’s minds into realizing the situations that could happen that they would never expect. These problems are the ones that we go through day to day also.
You may not be one to hope for survival when it comes to yourself, but others
you love.. or even surviving a school quiz or exam. Survival can be mentally or physically surviving a problem in life or even at least experiencing this issue. When it comes to betrayal, I think anyone and everyone can come to a point in life where they felt betrayal, if it’s through your kids, spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, friends, family or anyone close to you in life. Betrayal is probably the worst negative feeling you can feel towards someone but everyone goes through this at some point or another.
Basically, the Lord of the Flies and our lives are very much tied into these two
real life emotions. Though our lives might seem to be the end, you need to do what’s right and make sure to brush it off your shoulder because it’ll all get better. Rough things might happen throughout the way but you’ll learn that it was all worth it in the end and everything happens for a reason. That’s what the boys realized in the Lord of the Flies, as they got on the rescue craft and made their way back home.