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Lord of the Flies
  • Guide to Biblical Allusions

2
Allusion
  • A reference to an outside work. It is meant to
    give the reader more meaning without adding a lot
    of extra text.
  • Some of the most commonly alluded to texts
    include
  • The Bible
  • Shakespeare
  • Greco-Roman mythology
  • Fairy tales

3
The Garden of Eden
4
God makes Adam (man) and Eve (woman) and gives
them paradise
5
Only rule Dont eat fruit of knowledge
6
The serpent tempts Eve. She eats, and then Adam
eats.
7
Whoops! Were Naked!
8
God kicks them out.
9
Cain and Abel
  • Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve.
  • Abel offered God an animal sacrifice while Cain
    offered God an agricultural sacrifice.

10
  • Cain was jealous of Gods response to Abels
    sacrifice, so he killed his little brother.
  • It was the first murder.
  • Cain was condemned to wander the earth forever.

11
St. Peter
  • His name was Simon, but Jesus changed it to
    Peter.
  • One of Jesus apostles
  • 1st leader of Christian Church

12
He holds the keys to heaven and decides who can
get in.
13
Beelzebub
Sometimes this is a name given to Satan in the
Bible , and at other times, it is a name given to
one of the princes of Hell.
This name literally means lord of the flies.
14
Jesus Exorcising Legion
  • Jesus came upon a man who was possessed by
    demons.
  • When he asked the demons name, it said, We are
    Legion because we are many.
  • Jesus moved the demons from the man to a nearby
    herd of pigs.
  • The demons caused them to run off a cliff.
  • The people in the town became afraid of Jesus
    and asked him to leave.

15
Temptation of Christ
  • While Jesus is fasting by himself in the
    desert for 40 days, Satan comes to him and tempts
    him 3 times
  • To turn stones to bread
  • To survive a jump off a high cliff
  • To worship him in exchange for power over all the
    cities
  • Jesus does not accept any of his temptations and
    he has a feast with the angels.

16
Agony in the Garden
Before Jesus was sacrificed, he went to a garden
to pray. His agony was so much that he sweat
blood. This was where he was betrayed by Judas,
and the Romans arrested him.
17
Crucifixion of Christ
  • Jesus was executed by the Romans for teaching
    sorcery. Many people were blood hungry at the
    time of his execution.
  • In order to speed the execution, the Romans
    pierced his sides.
  • Jesus is often depicted with a halo around his
    head in any art that shows the crucifixion.

18
  • Christians view his death as having cleansed all
    the people in the world of their sins.
  • When his tomb was opened 3 days after his death,
    his body was nowhere to be found.

19
The Book of Revelation
The last book of the Bible discusses the end of
the world and the final battle between good (the
Lamb) and evil (the dragon, the Beast of Water,
and the Beast of Land).
20
According to The book of Revelation, the world of
the sinners will end when fire is cast down upon
it.
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