Wednesday, Feb. 24
Lord of the Flies – In class assessment #3 (chapters 8, 9 and 10)
Open book. Please write answers (legibly) on a separate sheet of paper. Be sure to respond to each question with a topic sentence and supporting details from the book to fully develop your answer. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. Only supported or unsupported.
1. Given what we know so far, why is this book called the Lord of the Flies?
2. What do you truly think the boys are most scared of on the island? What role do you think fear plays into Simon’s death?
3. The meaning of symbols can change over the course of a text. Previously, we thought that fire symbolized rescue, hope, or civilization. What do you think it means that Jack and his tribe steal fire and then Piggy's glasses from Piggy and Ralph in chapter 10?
EC: 4. Chapter 10 finally gives us names of towns Ralph has visited in England, stating on page 164, "Dartmoor was wild... but the attraction of wildness was gone." And later Ralph thinks. "What could be safer than the bus station with its lamps and wheels." What is potentially ironic about this statement?
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