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Title: Lord of the Flies


1
Lord of the Flies
  • Spiro

2
The Lord of the Flies says that every society has
a mixture of good and bad in fact, it is
impossible for a society to exist without both.
3
Synopsis
  • Kids deserted on island
  • No adults
  • Try to establish society
  • Some break off to start tribe
  • Kids become increasingly violent/savage
  • Saved in the end at height of savagery

4
Themes
  • Civil vs. Savage
  • Chaos vs. Order
  • Good vs. Evil

5
Civil vs. Savage
  • Symbols
  • Pig hunting
  • Dance ritual
  • Huts
  • Rocks
  • Face Paint
  • Jack was liberated from the shame of self
    consciousness by using the face paint (64).

6
Chaos vs. Order
  • Symbols
  • Conch
  • Fire
  • Piggys glasses
  • Meetings
  • The thing we need is an assembly (78).

7
Good vs. Evil
  • Symbols
  • The Lord of the Flies
  • Jack vs. Ralph
  • The Beast
  • What I mean ismaybe the beasts only us (89).

8
Characters
  • Four main characters
  • Ralph
  • Jack
  • Simon
  • Piggy

9
Ralph
  • Good leader
  • Puts needs of group ahead of own
  • Represents order, civility, and good.
  • Id like to put on war-paint and be a savage,
    But we must keep the fire going (142).

10
Jack
  • Tyrannical leader
  • Selfish
  • Represents evil
  • Together with Ralph, shows the two extremes of
    leadership. The point is that a society needs
    both to be successful.
  • His mind was crowded with memoriesknowledge
    that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed
    their will upon it, taken away its life (98).

11
Simon
  • Helps all of the kids
  • Common sense
  • Represents innocence
  • Shows that innocence and common sense is
    underrated in society.
  • Simon found for them the fruit they could not
    reach, pulled off the choicestpassed them back
    down to the littluns (56).

12
Piggy
  • Intelligent, but lazy
  • Socially inept
  • Represents intelligence and technology
  • Shows that technology alone helps society, but is
    not an integral part of it.
  • Lifeis scientific, thats what it is (84).

13
Conclusion
  • Society will always have
  • Chaos and Order
  • Good and Evil
  • Civility and Savagery
  • Society can try to mask true human nature, but it
    will never go away.
  • Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could
    hunt and kill (143).
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