Lord of the Flies By William Golding Pre-AP 9th grade Lit./Comp.
Lord of the Flies • William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies at the end of WWII. It was published in 1954 at the beginning of the Cold War. • Genre - The novel is an allegory about human nature and society with dystopian characteristics. • The novel alludes to the conflict between democracy and totalitarian communism.
Lord of the Flies • The novel encompasses three main concepts: • An adventure/action story • A psychological novel about people under extreme stress • A symbolic novel about the nature of humankind and the role of civilization
Lord of the Flies • Literary Terms found in the novel: • Simile • Personification • Hyperbole • Foreshadowing • Alliteration • Allusion • Dramatic irony • Onomatopoeia • Oxymoron
Lord of the Flies • Literary Terms found in the novel: • Polysyndeton • Asyndeton • Synecdoche • Archetype • Verisimilitude • Zeugma • Foil
Lord of the Flies • What is a motif ? • Cite examples of Biblical motifs: • Simon as a Christ-figure
Lord of the Flies What is an archetype? • Piggy • as a scapegoat • Simon • As a representative of goodness and kindness • Jack • As the primal, instinctual mind or militaristic mind • Ralph • As the orderly forces of civilization
Lord of the Flies Symbols • the conch shell • the fire • the island • the island • the pig’s head • the spectacles
Lord of the Flies Character Analysis: • Classify the major characters as either static or dynamic • Compare & contrast Ralph, Jack, & Roger
Lord of the Flies Themes - • civilization vs. savagery • loss of innocence • innate evil in all humans
Lord of the Flies Structural Development of the novel: • Exposition • Rising action • Climax • Falling action • Resolution
Lord of the Flies AP Vocabulary – Terms of Reference • chiasmus • understatement • parody • zeitgeist • deus ex machina