I must do a double entry journal of Lord of the Flies.  I have found the quote but I am unable to describe it, please help!I NEED TO WRITE ATLEAST 80 WORDS FOR EACH RESPOSE! chapter 6 mood- "hasnt...

I must do a double entry journal of Lord of the Flies.  I have found the quote but I am unable to describe it, please help!

I NEED TO WRITE ATLEAST 80 WORDS FOR EACH RESPOSE!

chapter 6 mood- "hasnt anyone got any sense? We've got to relight that fire. You never thought of that, Jack, did you? or dont any of you guys want to be rescued?" I would say the mood is still hopeful. but at the same time its sorrowful. and that the author used this mood because t shos that the oys are still human and have not turned wild yet and stil thinking about eing rescued. the darkness has not bestowed on them yet. but how else do i describe it with so many words?

chapter 7 setting- "Im gin upon the mountain to lok for the best now" how am i supposed to describe the setting, other than saying that is takes place on the moutain because they thought the parachute as a beast.

chapter 8 tone- "I'm scared, not of the beast. I mean I'm scared of that too. but nobody else understands about the fire. If someone threw you a rope when yo were drownin. If a doctor said to take this because if you dont take it you would die- you would, wouldnt you?" I said that the tone is lonesome, scared, petrifies, and pesimistic. but what ese am i suposed to say about it?

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For chapter 6, you are confusing mood with tone. Mood is
the climate of  feeling in a literary work. The choice of setting, objects, details, images, and words all contribute towards creating a specific mood. For example, an author may create a mood of mystery around a character or setting but may treat that character or setting in an ironic, serious, or humorous tone. I think your choice of mood is also incorrect; first refer to his tone, his tone is certainly not hopeful. Try reading it out loud, including pausing at the punctuation. The mood is dark and somber; they have just lost the fire, which is their symbol of hope, and their only chance to be rescued. You can elaborate on how Golding uses language to create this mood.

For chapter 7, think about the symbolic act and the characterization. What does it mean to go up a mountain? Who else traveled up a mountain, think about Biblical allusions - Moses. Who discovers who the real beast is - Simon. Make the comparison of Simon being the only brave one, who goes against all the groups, to find the truth. (Christ figure.)

Chapter 8 you are off on the tone, also. Tone is the author’s attitude, stated or implied, toward a subject. Some possible attitudes are pessimism, optimism, earnestness, seriousness, bitterness, humorous, and joyful. An author’s tone can be revealed through choice of words and details, and is usually described in one or two adjectives. Think about what Ralph is saying here -- look at his two metaphors. He is comparing the fire to being saved as that of a rope to a drowning person, or life-saving medication to an ill person. Who put out the fire? Now connect it -- What if someone pulled that rope out of the water before the drowning person could get to it? What if the doctor said "nevermind" and refused to write the prescription? What tone does that create. Elaborate on the comparitive choices.

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