Novel Summary Sheet ~Quartering the Text ~Your name: Mariah Crow Quarter # 4
Novel Name: Lord of the Flies
Author’s last name: Golding
1. Skeletal plot (Point form only- keep this short but insightful):
1. –Jack and his tribe steal Piggy’s glasses in the middle of the night to make a fire
2. –Ralph and a few from his tribe go to reclaim the glasses from Jack
3. –Ralph and Jack end up fighting
4. –Roger throws rocks at piggy and one hits him in the chin and one to the knee. Piggy falls down 40ft on a rock.
5. –The twins are captured and forced into Jacks tribe
6. – The twins spill the beans on where Ralph is hiding(A thicket)
7. – Jack sets the thicket on fire
8. – Ralph runs to the beach where he sees a naval officer
§ Conflict or “tension” eg person vs person, or (internal) person vs self; Is this important to the novel’s theme or purpose? Circle one and explain:
YesExplanation: The tension in the 4th quarter is mostly between Ralph and Jack and it intensifies when Jack steals Piggy’s glasses, the twins are captured, and other things Jack does toward Ralph.
2. Setting (When & where does various parts of your novel take place-how are theses places important to the character or the theme of your work?): The story still takes place on the abandoned island. The boys are scattered around the island which gives the story a new vibe of being alone and in the middle of nowhere with no help.
3. Characters (Know your character types and why this is important to your novel! (Eg. Are they round/flat-why?/static/dynamic-why?) How many characters do you meet in this quarter or do you find more about their personalities? # 6
During the last quarter all the characters were dynamic for the most part. You meet a new character (The marine) and get to know a few characters better (The littleuns and the twins). It was important for the other characters to become more involved in the story because they were a big part of living on the island and you see that as more of the characters become more important in the plot.
4. Point Of View~ Circle one!: 1st person 3rd person/limited omniscient or omniscient
§ Why do you think the writer chose this point of view to develop plot character or themes?
This quarter was once again written in 3rd person, which makes it easier to get a feel for all the characters and there thoughts.
5.Notables on writer’s style and structure!
§ Are there similes or metaphors? Record a quote: “and tie your hair back…like a girl!”
§ Visual or other imagery? Record a quote: “The sea breathed again in a long slow sigh,”
§ Is there unusual vocabulary or diction? Record a quote: “The multitudinous murmur.”
§ Is the novel structured with a particular idea? Record a quote or explain: I think that the novel is structured around the idea of savagery or
§ Is there dialogue & is it realistic?
The fourth quarter was filled with dialogue and was mostly between the two tribes or Piggy and Ralph.
. Themes: Record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
Personal Response to this quarter: what you thought or felt, related to, did not relate to; how universal is the experience that your protagonist goes through?
Many things happened during the last quarter. It kept it very exciting and kept you wanting to read more. Lots of things happened that you didn’t expect, for example, Piggy’s death or Jack setting the thicket on fire. I found it hard to relate my life to the book at all but I really enjoyed reading it.