Novel Summary Sheet ~3rd 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):
- The twins travel up the mountain and see a “beast”.
- All of the children decide to go hunting for the beast, but it gets late and most of them head back except for a few.
- Jack calls another assembly and announces he is leaving the group, “not going to play with you anymore.”
- They decide to just build the fire down at the beach because they are to scared to go up the mountain.
~Conflict or “Tension” eg person vs person, or (internal) person vs self; Is this important to the novel's theme or purpose? Explain:
Jack is trying to get all the members to abandon Ralph which then makes conflict and creates tension.
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 round and dynamic except Piggy, he stays completely engulfed with worry.
-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 ~ Jack has become more savage and deceiving, trying to get the rest of them to abandon Ralph by lying to them.
-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 now that kids have started abandoning him it makes the feeling worse.