Thursday, February 23, 2012

2/23/12 POO/LOTF Similarities

#1) In the Lord Of The Flies, the leader of all of the kids is Ralph at the beginning. Later in the story the much stronger leader named Jack takes over. In The Power Of One, the leader, or leaders, are all of the white people.
#2) Jack took control of the kids on the island by overpowering the old leader. He also made the other kids scared and not want to try and confront him, because they knew they would get in trouble. The Power Of One was very similar, the mean white people made all of the black people scared, and if one even thought about doing something against the whites, they were punished, or maybe even killed.
#3) Both of the stories had an identicle way to keep a hold of there power, and that is to get followers. It was all of the kids in Lord Of The Flies, and it was a lot of white people in The Power Of One.
#4) Jacks power was destroyed by civilization finally finding them and taking them back to their normal lives. And in The Power Of One, I'm not sure but I think it was a lot of thing including MLK.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feb 12 LOTF Symbolic

The most symbolic part I found was in the first sentence of passage number four. Golding said that, "Jack planned his new face." This means that Jack is not the same person that he was at the beginning of the book. Something that supports this is when Golding wrote, "He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling." Jack was a jerk in the beginning of the story, but it only got worse. Later he turned into a dangerous, angry, tribe leader. The symbolic connection towards the theme is how much and how fast civilization fell in this book. Everyones lives were changed on that island.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

pg. 31 (FEB 8)

Golding put this moment in the book to make sure the reader knows that, even though Jack is a big, mean guy, he himself is also scared of their situation. The other boys on the island would most likely do the same thing if they were put in the pig situation.. This part in the book also shows how innocent all of the boys were in the beginning, compared to the end. In the beginning, Jack couldn't even kill a little piglet when it was caught in a curtain of creepers. In the end, however, it got so bad that two boys on the island were killed. All of Jacks followers became saveges towards the end of the book. On page 31, it said that Jack slammed his knife into a tree trunk after the pig got away and Golding mentioned that there would be no mercy next time, and there wasnt.