11/23/10 (even) 11/24/10 (odd) Warm Up #33. In chapter 4 Jack wears a mask which gives him the power and courage to kill the pig.
11/23/10 (even) 11/24/10 (odd) Warm Up #33
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In chapter 4 Jack wears a mask which gives him the power and courage to kill the pig.
We all wear masks of sorts at different times in our lives. [Describe a time when you wore a symbolic mask. Why did you wear it? Was it helpful or hurtful? What did you learn from the experience? Explain.]
For example, have you heard sport players say, “Put your game faces on” when preparing for a game? This is the same idea.
Discuss Chapter 4
Complete Chapter 4 IMQs (scribe writes down group answers and who said what)
hand to Mrs. Pellegrin
Lord of the Flies
Chapter 4 Analysis
Chapter 4 reveals how a change begins to take place within the boys.
Let’s look at Jack as an example
Jack at the Beginning
In chapter 2 Jack is quoted saying:
“I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things” (42).
What does this statement reveal about Jack at the beginning of the novel?
Although Jack seems to be interested in following the rules in chapter 2, as time continues to pass things being to change
Reread the following expert from Chapter 4:
Jack planned his new face. He made one cheek and one eye-socket white, then he rubbed red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal across from right ear to left jaw. He looked in the pool for his reflection, but his breathing troubled the mirror…He knelt, holding the shell of water. A rounded patch of sunlight fell on his face and a brightness appeared in the depths of the water.
He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly. Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them. He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling…and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness (63-64)
Write a response to the following question on the lines provided. Be ready to share your response:
What changes have taken place from chapter 2 when Jack says,“After all, we’re not savages. We’re English” to this moment with the mask? How is Jack acting?
How do you know? What language from the novel reveals this?
How does this follow the theme of the novel of civilization vs. savagery?
Other Important Things
The fire was out:
The fire symbolizes hope for rescue and a connection to civilization since the fire is what will get them rescued, but it is out symbolizing a loss of interest in civilized behavior
Piggy’s glasses break:
His glasses are a symbol of civilization and by them breaking it symbolizes the destruction of the civilization the boys had at the beginning of the book.
What is the mask a symbol of?
Create an artistic impression that presents your interpretation of Jack and the mask in chapter 4. Do not compose an illustration, or a picture of what is described in the text; rather, compose something that symbolizes or represents the feeling, emotion, or meaning related to a scene. Be ready to show your artistic impression and explain it to us.