Lord of the files questions

Category: Literature

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Lord of the Flies 

 

For each of the following questions, answer with a minimum of 200 words. Make sure you answer each question in each section. Your response must utilize correct grammar and punctuation

1. Of all the characters, it is Piggy who most often has useful ideas and sees the correct way for the boys to organize themselves. Yet the other boys rarely listen to him and frequently abuse him. Why do you think this is the case? In what ways does Golding use Piggy to advance the novel’s themes?

2. What, if anything, might the dead parachutist symbolize? Does he symbolize something other than what the beast and the Lord of the Flies symbolize?

3. The sow’s head and the conch shell each wield a certain kind of power over the boys. In what ways do these objects’ powers differ? In what way is Lord of the Flies a novel about power? About the power of symbols? About the power of a person to use symbols to control a group?

 

 Question 1

      Response answers why the student feels Piggy is not listened to.

      Response answers how Golding uses Piggy to advance themes in the novel.

      Response correctly identifies at least 2 themes in the novel and relates them appropriately to Piggy’s actions.

      Response does not merely summarize the plot or Piggy’s character.

      Response uses textual support to support claims.

      Response is at least 200 words.

Question 2

      Response provides an analysis of potential symbolism of the dead parachutist.

      Response answers whether or not the dead parachutist represents something other than the beast AND the Lord of the Flies symbolizes.

      Response does not merely summarize the plot

      Response uses textual support to support claims.

      Response is at least 200 words.

Question 3

      Response answers in what ways the object’s powers differ.

      Response answers how the novel is about power.

      Response answer how the novel is about the power of symbols.

      Response answers how the novel is about the power of symbols to control a group.

      Response does not merely summarize the plot.

      Response uses textual support to support claims.

      Response is at least 200 words.

      12-point Arial or Times New Roman font

      Double spaced

      One inch margins

      Any text cited appropriately

Responses are free of spelling or word use errors.

      Responses contain a mixture of simple, complex, and compound/complex sentence structure.

      Responses are free of run-on sentences or sentence fragments.

      All punctuation is used appropriately.

      All proper nouns and the beginnings of sentences are capitalized appropriately.

      All other standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed

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