Wednesday, Feb. 10
Close Reading: means reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deeper comprehension
Inference: is the act of drawing conclusions based on what you know to be true.
On page 76 of Lord of the Flies, Golding opens chapter 5 with a section on Ralph heading to a group meeting. Read this WHOLE page… closely… twice and answer the following questions:
Close reading of Jack on p. 48
1. I first notice that Jack is hunting in the jungle.
2. Upon a closer look I think the following are interesting details: Long sandy hair, Mad Eyes, Values silence (sound) over heat or other factors.
3. From these details I can infer that Jack has been on the island a long time because of the length of his hair. Also, it seems as if he's become so obsessed with hunting as even his eyes are described as "mad," maybe because he hasn't been successful catching a pig yet. He's become so obsessed with a pig that even the silence is more oppressive than the heat, meaning that the fact there are no pigs around is worse in Jack's mind than the 100+ degree, humid weather.
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