Saturday, 16 June 2012
Lord of the Flies- Quarter # 2
Novel Summary Sheet ~Quartering the Text ~
Your name: Mariah Crow Quarter # 2
Novel Name: Lord of the Flies
Author’s last name: Golding
1. Skeletal plot (Point form only- keep this short but insightful):
1. – The group of boys now have a routine for there day to day life on the island
2. –The boys miss a chance to get off the island from a passing by ship
3. –The "littluns" spend there days playing on the beach and eating fruit
4. –Jack becomes obsessed witht he idea of killing a pig so him and a few others from the group go out hunting.
§ 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:
Explanation: The tension in the second quarter stems most from the scene when Jack and the hunters leave to go search for a pig and leave the fire unattended. The fire goes out and the ship passes by without seeing the SOS sign. The tension is built toward Jack because it was his idea to leave the fire.
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 a deserted island. The setting is important because it seperates the boys from there parents and everyday life.
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? # 3 main characters
For the most part the characters in the 2nd quarter were either flat or static. Ralph seemed to be more round this quarter because you saw his character change from optomistic to helpless and kind of powerless. Piggy seems as though he is worried for the group if Ralph steps down from being chief and Jack takes over. Jack has been more controlling and bossy toward the group. It also seems as if he is trying to turn the group against Ralph so he can become chief.
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?
The 2nd quarter is written in 3rd person as well. This makes it easier to read and easy to see the opinions and thoughts of everyone on the island. This is important because they all have different thoughts on Ralph and the decisions he makes for the group.
5.Notables on writer’s style and structure!
§ Similes Record a quote: "The boys lay panting like dogs."
I noticed many similes in the 2nd quarter.
§ Visual Record a quote: “At midday the illusions merged to the sky.”
§ Is there unusual vocabulary or diction? Record a quote: “Ralph—they ought to shutup, oughtn’t they? You shut up, you littluns! What I mean is that I don’t agree about this here fear. Of course there isn’t nothing to be afraid of in the forest. Why—I been there myself! You’ll be talking about ghosts and such things next. We know what goes on and if there’s something wrong, there’s someone to put it right."
§ Is the novel structured with a particular idea? Record a quote or explain
It seems as though the main idea is the group thriving to be rescued from the island.
§ Is there dialogue & is it realistic? Record a quote:
The dialogue is not as realistic during this quarter because the characters are starting to lose there stablity.
6. Themes: Record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
· The pig
· The fire
- The parachuter
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?
During this quarter I felt for Ralph because the other boys were starting to lose trust in him and not listen to his opinions or orders. Ralph went from having everyone respect to almost no respect in a couple days because Jack turned them all against him. Ralph went through quite a change in my opinion. I felt that this quarter was also hard to relate to.