Quote Weaving

Use a quotation in a sentence to express your own  ideas

“For a moment the boys were a closed circuit of sympathy with Piggy outside”

“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream”
Fear can’t hurt you – The thing you fear can – People act on fear – It’s all in your head

The boys try to tell themselves “fear can’t hurt” them but….

As the boys start to come to the conclusion that they aren’t getting off the island anytime soon

 

Characters

Name: Ralph

Appearance: Fair Hair, Male, Young, Taller than Piggy, Past Childhood, Boxer’s Body

Language:

Origins: Democracy, Reason, Order

Relationships: With Piggy (intellect and reason) : Co-Operative relationship
With Jack (Evil) : Competitive/Rival

Name: Jack

Appearance: “Within the diamond haze of the beach, something dark was fumbling along.”- Foreshadowing  “Floating coat, tall, thin, bony, hair red beneath a black hat”

Language:

Origins: Evil, selfishness, Purist of power

Relationships:

Lord of The Flies: Setting

The book is set during an unknown Nuclear War on a deserted island in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. During a wartime evacuation a British airplane crashes into a deserted island. The only survivors are young boys whose ages range approximately from 6 years old to 12 years old. Throughout the book the younger boys are referred to as littleuns and the older boys are referred to as biguns. The hierarchy among the boys reflects everyday social life as they younger kids look upto the bigger kids as role models and also for protection. As they are schoolkids, looks influence respect and power on the island. A prime example of this is when Piggy is made fun of because of his weight and glasses even though he is an extremely smart and wise boy.   

 

Practice Paragraph

Shakespeare in his tragedy Macbeth displays that loyalty is an important and relevant theme throughout the play; especially through the character of Banquo. From the start of the play Banquo shows loyalty, his first showing of loyalty is in battle with his fellow Thane, Macbeth and the King he is fighting for, Duncan. Later on in the play Banquo stays loyal to his former Thane and now King, Macbeth. Unlike other associates close to Macbeth, Banquo didn’t leave to support Malcolm; he stayed loyal to Macbeth. Banquo could’ve easily told people that he suspected that Macbeth betrayed the King and his sons, because of what he heard when they visited the witches, but he was a loyal friend and would’ve expected Macbeth to do the same. Banquo’s loyalty is tested in Act 3 Scene 1 when he shares his thoughts in a private soliloquy; “Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear, thou play’dst most foully for’t; yer it was said, it should not stand in thy posterity;but that myself should be the root and father of many kings. If there come truth from them, — as upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine, –why, by the verities on thee made, may they not be my oracles as well, and set me up in hope? But hush; no more.” From this, Banquo is suspecting Macbeth of betraying the King, but keeps quiet as him and Macbeth used to be warriors together and he trusts him. Indefinitely him staying loyal and Macbeth not being able to live happily knowing that the witches prophecy state that Banquo’s children will be King’s and not his, is what got him killed.

Soliloquy

She should have died hereafter;

There would have been a time for such a word.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day

To the last syllable of recorded time,

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more: it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.

How does Shakespeare use language to reinforce his ideas in Macbeth.

Idea: Brevity of life/meaninglessness

 

Language: Metaphor

                 Use of Meter

                 Repetition

                 Alliteration
Shakespeare, in his tragedy Macbeth is preoccupied with the relationship between humanity and the forces in life beyond our control. Macbeth who has just learned of his wife’s untimely death considers his life to be “like a walking shadow”. It is in use of metaphor, and the interplay between symbols of light and dark, that shakespeare communicates his idea of the nature of death. In his metaphor “a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more” Shakespeare is.