Novel Summary Sheet ~2nd Quarter of Text
Your name: Patrick Reed Quarter #: 2
Novel Name: Lord of the Flies Author's last name: Golding
1. Skeletal plot (point form only-keep this short but insightful):
- All the “littluns” instead of working start just playing instead.
- Jack takes the fire watchers to go hunting with him and they let the fire out as a ship passes by.
- Ralph calls an assembly and even though it was suppose to retain order, the order starts to deteriorate because of paranoia of beasts and ghosts.
~Conflict or “Tension” eg person vs person, or (internal) person vs self; Is this important to the novel's theme or purpose? Explain:
Tension is created because Jack is jealous of Ralph's position as leader and all the children are ignoring the rules now because of their fears of beasts.
2. Setting (When & where does various parts of your novel take place – how are these places important to the character or the theme of your work?):
The setting is still on this abandoned island and it helps separate children from adults making them have to try to create their own order.
3. Characters (Know your character types and why this is important to your novel! Eg. Are they round/flat-why?) How many characters do you meet in this quarter or do you find more about their personalities?
All the characters are still flat and static except Ralph, he has become round because he is losing his optimism and faith in his little society.
-1. Ralph ~ Ralph has realized being saved may be less likely and notices the little order they had falling apart and is becoming more pessimistic about the future.
-2. Jack ~ We find out he is a very controlling character and has started to try to turn the rest of the children against Ralph so he can attain leadership.
-3. Piggy ~ He is worried what Jack will do if Ralph steps down from chief and Jack takes over.
4. P.O.V.~ 3rd person/limited omniscient. Why do you think the writer chose this point of view to develop plot character or themes?
With this point of view we can see how multiple people feel about what is happening. It develops the plot by knowing every ones opinion on Ralph being leader and how they feel about the decisions he makes.
5. Notables on writer's style and structure!
-Is the novel structured with a particular idea?
The second quarter seems to be structured around the idea, “progress is created through order.”
-Is there dialogue & is it realistic?
This quarter seems to be mostly based around the dialogue and it seems mostly realistic. I don't know about how easily they become savage like though i dont think that would occur so easily.
6. Theme: Record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
- Order: The theme “order” is represented as Ralph tries to make rules that will make living easier on the island.
- Power: This theme is shown by Jack trying to gain control over all the children instead of Ralph.
- Isolation: They are all isolated from adults so they have to try to create their own order.
- Hopelessness: Ralph realizes the kids might never listen and starts become hopeless and thinks about making Jack chief instead.
This quarter felt quite depressing seeing Ralph work so hard to try to make order and peace but all of it is just falling apart because no one will listen to him. His experiences are kinda universal in politics i feel because what would be best for the people he feels they might not like so they turn against him even though his ideas were right for the people.