Monday, 11 June 2012

quater #1

Quartering The Text
Your Name: Brennen McCleary
Novels Name: Lord of The Flies Golding
Authors last Name: Golding

1) skeletal plot(point form only-keep this short but insightful)
    -Ralph and Piggy meet
    -they find a conch and summon all the other kids
    -Jack,Ralph and Simon go off and explore the island
    -they decide to make a signal fire on top of the mountain
    -the forest catches fire and the lose the kid with the mark on his face
    Conflict or tension eg: person vs person, or person vs self; is this important to the novel's theme or purpose. Yes or No and explain
    Yes, because there is allot of tensions between all the kids because they all have different ideas of how to get rescued and how to live with out adults
  1. Setting (when and where does various parts of your novel take place- how are these places important to the character or the theme of you work?) it takes place on an island and is important to the the theme of the story because it shows that the kids are truly alone and must defend for themselves entirely and work together to survive
  2. Characters (know your character types and why this is important to your novel)(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? There are 3 main characters
    - Ralph, he is the kind of kid who always sees the glass half full and is convinced his dad is out there looking for him
    -Jack is the kind of kid who enjoys being right and in control of people
    -piggy, he is very smart but comes across as annoying because of his dull look on life
  3. Point of view: 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 point of view is 3rd person, this allows the reader to see what more then one character is thinking and develops the plot me allowing you to see what the other kids think of Ralph's decisions
  4. notables on the writers style and structure
    -are there similes or metaphors? Record a quote
    There are lots of metaphors to do with the war.
-symbols: the beast represents
the sort of unknown that they have about the island and survival

-is there unusual vocabulary or diction? Record a quote: i found the word creeper to be really strange. At first i thought it was a type of animal or insect but it turns out to be vines.
-is the novel structured with a particular idea? Record a quote or explain: it is structured with sort of civilization vs savagery

-is there dialogue and is it realistic? record a quote: there has been allot of dialogue in the story. It is quite realistic because they are trapped on an island and are arguing.

      1. themes:record words and topics related to themes contained and developed in your novel:
        - there is one big theme in the novel and it is innate human evil
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 can not relate to the first quarter but i enjoyed reading the first quarter which is a good thing

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