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Lord of the Flies. By William Golding. Are people inherently good or evil? Or crazy?. Writing Prompt. Scavenger Hunt. Find the following information on the Internet: Find out who William Golding is: Where is he from? What other works did he write?

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lord of the flies
Lord of the Flies
  • By William Golding
scavenger hunt
Scavenger Hunt
  • Find the following information on the Internet:
  • Find out who William Golding is:
    • Where is he from?
    • What other works did he write?
    • When did he write Lord of the Flies?
    • What themes are common in his works?
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Scavenger Hunt
  • Find out who the characters are.
    • Give a description of their personalities.
    • Find out their physical characteristic (either from photos from the movies or written traits.)
      • Are there any differences between the photographs and the written descriptions?
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Scavenger Hunt
  • Tour the Island:
    • Based on information from the computer, draw your own map of the island.
    • Include geographical locations.
    • Include locations that are important to the plot.
web sites
Web Sites
  • Use these sites in your Scavenger Hunt:
  • http://www.special-edition.com/flies/
  • http://www.cyberkamloops.com/flies/
  • http://www.homework-online.com/homework-online/lotf/index.html
  • http://www.pernet.net/~chadly1/lord_of_the_flies/index.html
dewey s notes
Dewey’s Notes
  • For the novel Lord of the Flies, you will be creating notes similar to Cliff’s Notes.
  • For each reading assignment, you will do the following:
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Dewey’s Notes
  • Pick five words from the novel and define them. Include all definitions you find.
  • List three examples of figures of speech from the text (metaphor, simile, or motif.) Explain them.
  • Summarize what happens in this part of the novel.
  • Connect this portion to the greater part of the novel or world. (“Why did Golding write this?”)
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Dewey’s Notes
  • Pick one word from the text that you feel summarizes this portion of the text. Explain your choice.
  • Extra Credit: Find any incorrect or misleading information in either the web sites or Cliff’s Notes.
connection to the world
Connection to the World
  • In groups of four, you will develop an oral presentation that extends Lord of the Flies to the world around us.
  • Possible topics are:
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Connection to the World
  • Compare the characters to S. Freud’s theory on Id, Ego, and Superego.
  • Explain the issues behind WWII.
  • Compare the concept of good and evil in various religions and philosophies.
  • Analyze the “stranded on a deserted island” motif in other works of literature.