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Lord of the Flies AP Teaching Unit
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- How do the following items function as symbols in this novel: Piggy’s glasses, the conch shell, the fire, the pig’s head?
- The Romantics believed that human nature was inherently good but had become corrupted by civilization. The boys in this novel were raised on books like Robinson Crusoe, The Blue Lagoon, and Swiss Family Robinson, in which shipwrecked people make decent lives on their islands. How does this book refute that Romantic notion?
- Throughout the novel, the nature of the Beast changes for the boys. Trace the boys’ perception of the Beast from Chapter One through Chapter Twelve.
- Gradually, the boys become less and less civilized and more and more savage. Trace the progression of their devolution.
- What does it mean to say that Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel?
- Cite examples from the text to support the idea that Simon is a Christ-figure.
- Explain Golding’s view of humanity as illustrated in Lord of the Flies. Whatcircumstances or situations from his background may have influenced his views? With which character does Golding most closely identify? Why? How does Simon fit into Golding’s view?
- Compare and contrast Jack and Ralph; include physical appearance, character qualities, leadership ability, and style.
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