Sunday, 17 June 2012

Lord of the Flies- Quarter Three

Novel Summary Sheet ~Quartering the Text ~
Your name: Mariah Crow  Quarter # 3
Novel Name:  Lord of the Flies  Author’s last name: Golding
  1. Skeletal plot (Point form only- keep this short but insightful):
1.  –Jack, Ralph, and Roger venture  to the top of the mountain and find a beast
2.  –A meeting is held at base camp and doesnt go much further than arguing between the boys
3.  – Jack leaves the tribe and makes up his own new tribe
4.  –Jack hosts a feast with meat; Ralph and Piggy attend
5.  –Jacks tribe reanacts the hunting of the pig, the boys get carried away and kill Simon

§   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 during the 3rd quarter stems from Ralph and Jack. Both boys are power hungary and are resentful of eachother. When Jack leaves the tribe and makes his own, tension increases when the followers of Jack leave along with him.

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 setting in this quarter takes place on the island, either on the beach or in the jungle. Many of the scenes in this quarter took place at night which set the mood for a scary, dreadful, tired atmosphere.

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 (Ralph, Jack, Piggy, Simon and Roger)
During the 3rd quarter the majority of the characters are either round or dynamic. Piggy is the only character that doesn't seem to change too much during this quarter.

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 story stays in 3rd person(limited omniscient). This allows the readers to still get insight on every characters thoughts and actions.

5.Notables on writer’s style and structure!
§   Are there similes or metaphors? Record a quote: Similie: “a black blob of flies that buzzed like a saw”
§   Visual or other imagery? Record a quote: “A wave of heated air trembled above the ashes but without a trace of smoke”
§   Is there unusual vocabulary or diction? Record a quote: “Indignant"
§   Is the novel structured with a particular idea? Record a quote or explain
I think that the novel is structured around the idea fear and power.
§   Is there dialogue & is it realistic? Record a quote: The dialogue throughout is very realistic and is the way the author used to show th characters thoughts.

6.   Themes: Record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
·   Power
·   Discipline
·   jealousy
·   isoloation
·   abandoned
·   suffering

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?

I found it very difficult to relate to the novel this quarter. Many of the scenes were very violent and showed how the boys are starting to lose there sense of civilization and power. If they had one head leader that they all respected and followed it would be more civil.

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