Mrs. Moritz's 9th Honors English

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The End is Near!!

Now that we are coming to the conclusion of the book, let's discuss some important realizations. What do the character's symbolize? What, specifically, does Simon symbolize? How can we support this? What about Piggy? Jack? Why is it important that we look beyond the roles they play and evaluate why they are who they are?

Friday, September 08, 2006

Impressive...but Let's Dig Deeper.

I am really impressed with the discussion that is happening. Some things I want to clear up: Ralph is standing on his head because he's a boy and he's just messing around. I have no idea why Ralph is intrigued by the color gray. To be honest, I haven't really noticed that before in the book. The man with the megaphone (I think) is Ralph blowing the conch. It makes a loud humming noise, so the kids mistake it for a megaphone. Finally, the kids are on the airplane without adults because they have been evacuated from a war. They are from a boarding school.
Hope that answers some of your questions. Let's ponder this:

There is an emmerging sense of evil on the island. Where do you think it is most prevalent? How can we relate this to Macbeth?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Help! Help! Our plane has crashed!

What is your initial reaction to Lord of the Flies? What do you expect will happen to the characters you've been introduced to? Ralph, Piggy, Simon, Jack? As you read, consider what each character could represent.