Lord of the flies summary
Social level,’class of each young boy suggested by gestures vocabulary in conversation behavior Likewise approach to life of each ay suggested:- fair one, lively, extrovert. Fat one, severe, logical, p 13-14 Fair kids call learned; Ralph. Pat boss physical weak points revealed; asthma, poor sight. Fat young boy has to pull away to the bushes and Ralph proceeds alone. Description of immediate surroundings provided. P 15-17 Rally’s physique and liveliness explained. Pat boy rejoins him. Exposes his label: Piggy. When Piggy has to pull away to bushes again, Ralph tries once again to continue alone.
Ralph reaches another section Of the beach and finds lagoon (N. B. Description) and immediately goes swimming. Piggy finds him, cautiously strips and gets in the water. P 19-20 Discussion exposes social background. N. B. Gilding (G) catches style and speech of schoolboys. Piggy’s thoughtful technique shown in his remarks about their scenario is in contrast to Rally’s relaxed optimism, p 21-23 Ralph notices shell in lagoon which Piggy determines as a conch. Piggy suggests utilizing it to call the a conference Piggy informs Ralph how to utilize it, N_B, Reveals Piggy’s basic knowledge and practical method.
In action to sound, children start to emerge. Initially one to reach Ralph is Johnny, about 6 years Old Numerous others follow and offer their names to Piggy. Last to reach the platform are the twins, Sam and Eric. Ralph stops blowing. In brief silence, they become mindful of a group of boys advancing in crocodile, in eccentric dress. N. B. The break in activity on platform enables all to focus on approaching group. P 27-30 Leader orders group to halt; approaches Ralph. Leader assumes a) trumpet noise was made by a guy. B) there sis ship. Group is a choir, one describes leader as Murdered; he plainly dominates them.
Leader provides his name: Killed EN. G. Does not give Christian name till pup. Killed means to be known by surname just but author just calls him Jack from p 29. Murdered permits the choir to sit just when one faints. Piggy intimidated by Jack’s superiority and authority, Jack shows practical method. Kids start to present themselves by stating their names Jack immediately reveals definitive manner and instant dislike to Piggy. Ralph, in safeguarding Piggy from being called ‘Patty’ by stating his real name, unintentionally causes Piggy to be made fun of by all.
Some choir young boys called including Maurice, Roger, and Simon With brief remark about each. All agree With Rally’s suggestion that they need a chief. Jack claims the position; Roger recommends a vote. N. B. 1st overt instance of Jack’s aspiration and lust for power. That Roger recommends vote is considerable:- a) practically a difficulty to Jack’s authority from within the ranks of the choir b) in context of Rogers progressively powerful position at the end of the book. Another point; why do you think Piggy hesitated to vote? Ralph elected, praised by all including the choir, the only ones to choose Jack. 31-33 Ralph reveals understanding and empathy for Jack in his embarrassment; allows Jack to save face and have some authority by leaving him in charge of choir and enabling him to pick what they will be. ___. ___. Hunters_Jack and Ralph show that each likes the other. N. B. Rally’s move an excellent one at this stage, but in putting Jack in charge of a group, plants seeds of future contention and competitors for total leadership. Ralph decides they should establish whether they are on an island or not. Picks 3 for exploratory expedition; himself, Jack and Simon. Brief description of Simon provided.
Jack all of a sudden slams sheath knife into tree trunk; 1st instance Of potentially violent behavior on his part. Piggy feels slighted at not being selected. As other NON walk on, Piggy reproaches Ralph for revealing his nickname Of Piggy. Ralph once again reveals understanding, perceives Piggy’s sensations, makes suitable moment re his tactlessness (much better Piggy than Fat) and provides Piggy the obligation of taking names of all the others, thus making him feel valued. P 33-39 The 3 enlivened by the experience of exploring: make their method, delighted by the challenge, up the mountain.
They stopped briefly to dislodge a substantial rock. N. B. Significance re death of Piggy later. They reach the top and can see beyond a doubt that they are on an island. Delighted that all they can see is theirs. Rescue seen as particular by Jack we’ll… Hunt … up until they bring us. ‘) p 39-4 Begin their descent and time out to examine the bushes around them. Their sections interesting:- Simon, imaginative. Ralph, creativity tempered with the practical. Jack, no imagination; damage of a bud shows violent streak. Continue descent and find a piglet captured in the undergrowth.
Jack not able to kill All appalled by What may have taken place. Piglet leaves and Jack makes reasons for his doubt and strongly slams knife into tree trunk; guarantees there Will be no weakness next time. They go back to the platform and the conference. INDICATE NOTICE IN CHAPIN Setting and environment:- Examples of descriptions of island/ nature. Why are they reliable? How does G achieve his effects? Characterization What is learned of the characters a) as people b) their relationships with each other. Plot and structure To what level are future advancements in plot and relationships hinted at in the chapter?
Style/Viewpoint What circumstances are there of social mindsets/ social conditioning which impact behavior? Chapter 11 p 42-60 Fire on the Mountain p 42-45 Fulfilling convened by Ralph by blowing the conch. Ralph starts by discussing that they are on an island. All 3 chip in with information, Jack, remembering pig incident, once again slams knife into tree trunk. Ralph mentions they should take care of themselves and have guidelines for conferences; whoever olds the inch can speak; only Ralph can interrupt. Jack eager for numerous guidelines and, by implication, physical penalties tort breaking them.
N. B. Additional tip of Jack’s violent streak? Piggy lifts up the conch and mentions the seriousness of their position; nobody knows they are Ralph, with conch, breaks the silence. References good points about island; that its like a book. Others motivated, recall experience books they know; e_g. ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Coral island’. Ralph claims they will have fun till the grown ups bring them. N. B. Ralph overlooks the idea that no one understands they are there; like Jack (puppy), is very certain they Veil be implicated. Jack, with conch, mentions food and bathing water. 46-48 The return Of better ideas is disrupted When little boy With birthmark on his face is pushed to the front. He is lastly persuaded to hold the conch, however Piggy needs to relate What he says to the rest. N. B. What does this suggest about Piggy’s character and the children’ feelings towards him? Little boy mentions ‘snake thing’, the ‘beastie’. Ralph comprehends. Others tease however kid will not be talked out of his worry. Ralph can only duplicate that there is no beastie; he can give no evidence or any other convenience. P 48-50 Ralph proceed to the question of rescue; his certainty of rescue pleases everyone.
Then he says smoke is essential to attract a ship; so there must be fire on the mountain. Immediate action to the idea of making a fire. Jack without delay blazes a trail and all follow except Ralph and Piggy, N. B, Hint of future advancement, beginning Chi 10? Ralph then goes up the mountain, too. Piggy, disgusted, feels he should follow. He takes the conch with him. Meanwhile, on mountain, Jack, choir and finally the rest gather wood from forest platform below. Piggy gets here Jack recognizes they can light the fire with Piggy’s glasses and snatches them from is face.
Ralph lights the fire with them and then puts them in Piggy’s hands. N. B. What aspects of Jack’s and Rally’s characters does this incident reveal? Flames burned quickly; kids might not collect wood quickly enough. Ralph realizes flames are no use, a smoking fire is required. Piggy’s adverse comment (with conch on his knees) about the fire draws contemptuous remark from Jack. He rudely informs Piggy to stop talking, neglecting the authority of the conch; rejects that conch guideline relies on the mountain. Ralph takes conch; states that there need to constantly be kids participating in the fire to guarantee it is constantly cigarette smoking.
Also, ale relating to the conch applies everywhere. Jack takes the conch in order to reveal agreement with Ralph. N. B. Significance of his remark We’re not savages … … We’re English … So wave got to do the ideal things’ in the light of future developments. Jack provides to arrange his hunters to protect the fire and produce smoke. P 56-60 Sunset. Roger, with conch, reveals doubt about being rescued, Ralph, with conch, repeats that in time they will be rescued. Piggy, with conch, triggers opposition by grumbling when he states anything; he’s informed to stop talking even when he’s right.
Piggy looks down at the forest platform and his strange laugh attracts attention. They follow the instructions of his look and see what he sees; a forest fire. N. B. Vivid description of fire. Kids moved to silence by the sight. Pig confesses he’s terrified and Jack jeers at him. When the boys start to laugh at the large pall Of amok, Piggy, still With the conch, loses his temper. He tells them what they should have been doing was developing shelters; he speaks contemptuously Of their careless habits over the fire and their approach to the tiniest young boys.
At this point, Ralph finds that Piggy has not had the ability to make a total list of names or even aunt them all. Ralph takes back the conch, disrupting Piggy’s excuses, but Pig’ continues about ‘his specs’ and then about the ‘littleness’ who had been on the platform, now ablaze. Piggy is the very first to realize the young boy with the birthmark is missing. Horrified silence. Piggy duplicates his concern ‘Where is he now? No one mentions death, however all understand the young boy is dead. N. B. Description of tire at this point is an example tot useless misconception.
Nature is echoing the sensations the young boys are feeling as they pertain to recognize what has actually taken place. POINTS TO NOTIFICATION IN CHAP 11 Setting and environment Examples of descriptions of island/nature How are they efficiently communicated? What advancements in character emerge? Re Ralph as a private his qualities of leadership Others’ response to his leadership re Piggy as a specific in his relationship With Others arrack as an individual in his relationship with others re Ralph and Jack in their relationship with each other. What awareness strikes the kids at the end of the chapter?
What distinction does this make to their technique to life on the island? i. E. What brand-new aspect is acknowledged about their idea tot a fun-time on the island without matured and until they are rescued? Stereotyping What circumstances exist of social attitudes/ social conditioning which impact p 61-63 Chapter II I p 61-72 Huts in the Beach Jack searching pig. N. B _ Comments that show a fanatical component in his character; but can be a victim of fear. Throws spear but either misses out on or just winged his victim _ Swears and returns to the beach. P 63-67 Signs Up With Ralph and Simon Who are constructing shelters.
Ralph despondent about their development and absence of continual help from others. Jack, similarly, i. E. He is more devoted to searching than the rest of the choir. N. B. Further hint to fanatical element in him. Underlying friction in between Ralph and Jack becomes outright dispute. Ralph says shelters required for security from weather and since lots of kids are scared at night. Perceptive remark from Simon about the island itself;’ … It wasn’t a good island.’ Likewise, Simon can point out the ‘beastie’ and ‘snake-thing’, N. B. Ralph and Jack uncomfortable as snakes considered unmentionable now.
Why do you think this is so? Ralph repeats Simony’s remark about the island. Jack apparently dismissive about it, however then in an indirect method, concedes he often feels fear when alone pup- Ralph discusses saves again however Jack wants to capture a pig initially. N. B. Further into of fanatical element in him. Jack obviously dismisses Rally’s pointer about the importance offer. Both boys trot along the beach and look back at the smoke. Nevertheless, what rivets Jack’s attention is his abrupt realization of where the pigs will go in the heat of the day. His pre-occupation with pigs exasperates Ralph and they have an upset exchange. N. B.
Real cause of dispute is Rally’s frustration; he does not delight in hut structure whereas Jack takes pleasure in hunting. Likewise N. B. Jack’s reference to painted faces and the factor; compare with later advancement. Harmony obviously brought back. Jack even uses to assist however this is rejected. Remarks made about Simon, Who has gone off somewhere; both agree he is an odd young boy. P 70-72 Both Jack and Ralph knowledgeable about an intangible barrier in between them. While they swim, the story switches to Simon. Simon left the beach and walked towards the forest, pausing to select fruit they could not reach for the ‘littleness’, then continued alone into the deep jungle.
He sought a specific spot, his own unique location, where he could be alone. INDICATE NOTICE IN CHAP 111 Descriptions of nature/ island What elements Of character are revealed here in Ralph Jack Simon. What is revealed of the relationship in between:- Ralph and Jack Simon and the Others? What points/ signs do you discover here which pertain to the development of the story? Viewpoint What is the young boys’ perception of the island now? Simony’s view Rally’s view Jack’s view CHAPTER IV p 73-94 Painted Faces and Long Hair p 73-78 Detailed description of the day-to-day weather condition/ heat cycle.
Result of this on boys and why. Comprehensive description of life of the ‘littleness its enjoyments and fears. Information of 3 ‘littleness’ playing; Henry, Percival and Johnny. Description of Rorer’s and America’s behavior towards ‘littleness’. More information of Henrys activities even e wandered Off by himself; his overall absorption; information Of Rorer’s behavior towards him. N. B. What is Roger tempted to do and what is preventing him? Ramifications Of description Of Roger on p 78? Is this event of any importance to what comes later? Why is he apparently humiliated when Jack calls his name? 79-80 Jack painting his face, with Sam and Eric; describes to Roger the purpose fifths. Disappointed with his first attempt, Jack makes up his face a second time. He sees his reflection in the coconut shell of water and is delighted. His appearance has a marked effect on the others, on his own habits and on others’ action to his authority. N, B _ What is the nature of that impact and what triggers that action? They go to hunt a pig. P 80-82 On the other hand, Ralph leaves Simon and Maurice swimming. Pig” seeing him under the palms, joins him. Piggy begins talking of things they might make.
Ralph repeats comment he himself made (on p 64), but here he is being sarcastic. Details provided Of Piggy’s technique to Others and Others’ response to him. Piggy irritates Ralph who suddenly leaves him to sign up with the others swimming. P 82– 85 Ralph all of a sudden jumps up shouting ‘Smoke!’ He has actually seen a ship on the horizon. Excitement of Maurice, Simon and Piggy showed. Rally’s attention riveted on the ship. Piggy’s inquiry about their smoke on the mountain neglected, but Simony’s cry distracts Ralph. Simon touches Rally’s arm, Piggy repeats his question, however Ralph races off along the beach. N. B.
Reader realizes there is no smoke on the mountain, however this is just hinted at in the narrative. What are those hints? What is the result of this method upon the reader? Even in his headlong rush, Ralph remembers they will require Pig’s glasses if fire is out; does not know whether to take them with him or wait for the sluggish Piggy to capture up. Ralph and Simon discover the fire is out, confirmation of what they had guessed on the beach. Rally’s disappointment reaches hysterical pitch. Simon, peaceful, weeps. Ralph swears. Piggy, whimpering, reaches them. Rally’s expression ends up being furious and he clenches his fist; the reason is quickly evident.
N. B. Notice how the stress is built up, p 82– 85, … From sight of ship to realization of their worst fears, namely, that the fire is out. P 85-89 In the distance is a procession of young boys led by Jack. As they come nearer, the twins can be seen carrying the carcass Off dead pig; all are chanting. N. B. G’s comment re Simon; premonition of the future? Chanting stops as they climb the steepest part Of the mountain. When they reach the top, they are exuberant about their success. Jack hears Rally’s remark, ‘You let the fire out’, but continues regardless.
When Ralph repeats the words, Jack attempts to play down the lack of fire, then turns his ideas once again to the killing of the pig. Ralph then reveals the genuine reason for his anger; There was a ship’. Jack turns away from the implications of his failure of obligation about the fire. Ralph reveals his anger once again, echoed by Piggy … … All the others silent. At Rally’s 3rd repeating of ‘There was a ship’, the reality of what had actually taken place started to sign up with them all. N. B. Notice how tension is developed, p 87– top of 89, in making jack aware of the enormity of his offence.
Jack attempts to make reasons. Piggy’s tether criticism prompts Jack to violence: he strikes Piggy and one lenses Of Piggy’s glasses gets broken, Simon returns them to him. N. B. Notice comment re Simon, last sentence bottom p 89; any relate to discuss p 86 what he saw appeared to make him afraid’? Additional premonition of evil? P 90-34 Piggy’s unclear hazards to Jack cause the latter to imitate Piggy’s behavior, causing much laughter, particularly among the hunters. Even Ralph affected, to his shame. Ralph criticizes Jacks behavior to Piggy. All of a sudden Jack asks forgiveness about the fire, Which impresses the hunters.
Ralph merely orders the fire to be re-lit. He unwittingly asserts his authority by remaining quiet and stable so that the fire needs to be built in another spot. Ralph borrows Piggy’s glasses to light the fire. As soon as fire is developed, pig is cooked … After a fashion. All given meat except Piggy whose complaint triggers Jack to jeer at him once again, Simon provides his meat to Piggy. Jack angrily offers Simon another piece, N. B. What does this incident show about Simon and about Jack in his response to Simony’s gesture? Jack looks for acknowledgment for getting them meat; he only gets a soft response. Maurice breaks the silence.
His enquiry about where the pig was found makes it possible for the story of the kill to be re-told and re-enacted with Maurice pretending to be the pig. Ralph decides to call an assembly straight away, although it is night. POINTS TO NOTICE IN CHAP IV Effective descriptions of surroundings. Think about development of aspects of character in various people, specifically:- Ralph Simon Roger p gigs Consider advancement in relationships between different people, specifically:- Ralph and Jack and Piggy Simon and Ralph Simon and Jack Simon and Piggy Indicate whether any/ several/ all understand these developments. Lot What significance do any of your observations re character, relationships and social habits have in the context of the development of the story? Circumstances of behavior which expose social mindsets conditioning social behavior. CHAPTER V PUPPY- 117 Beast from the water p 95-37 Instantly before summoning the conference, Ralph paces the sand, alone, to consider points he must raise. Knowledgeable about change in himself in his attitude to e. G. recognizes he does not like torn, dirty clothing, long matted hair, Description of assembly location; Rally’s reflections on it are given. Conscious his understandings of realities has actually altered.