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LOTF Revision Opportunity Chapters 6, 7, & 8

Chapter Six
Golding compares the boys to real life people. The boys represent the masses in society. Golding believed that the
masses are easily trick or led astray. Taking a closer look at this scene, the boys forget about their intentions of
finding the beast. Explain the scene. Do you agree with Goldings perspective that the masses are ignorant?
Explain your answer using textual support.

This would make a wizard fort. We can roll rocks. Right onto the bridge -(Golding 108). The quote illustrates an
example of the boys quickly forgetting about their intentions to find the beast, and also represents the idea that our
mass society can be easily tricked and led astray. I agree with Golding and how he expresses the ignorance of our
mass society. We get distracted easily, and dont understand the means to know when to stop thinking of what is
useless, and focus more on what is important. This shows not only society being lazy, but that theyre incoherent as
well to even realize the essentials. It also relates to the boys problem. Through their expedition to find the beast,
the majority become distracted and selfish, wanting to do things their way, and not knowing or understanding why
searching for the beast as well as keeping the fire lit is such a critical part for their survival and rescue.
Chapter Seven
Why do you think Golding (the author) plotted the story so that the boys would go up the
mountain in the dark?

It creates a better mood/atmosphere towards what is occurring. Through the adrenaline the reader receives from
reading the perception of the boys as they climbed up the mountain in the dark, it leaves a nerve-racking, and a type
of climax as the boys soon discover the beast. The darkness also adds on to the atmosphere around the boys. In
the dark, it becomes difficult to see ones surroundings, as well as the possibility of not knowing whats behind you.
With the boys situation, the one main thing they were worried about was the beast. It brings a tension to both the
reader and the characters as they stagger through the jungle, not knowing what is to come, and who is actually the
beast. Speaking of the characters, the readers can also understand the effect the atmosphere has towards the
characters. They do not understand that the beast is actually the dead body of a parachutist, but the author meant it
that way to delay the boys knowledge of the beast, and create the fear and curiosity both sides would experience
simultaneously.

Chapter Eight

The name Lord of the Flies is a literal translation of the name of the biblical name Beelzebub, a powerful
demon in hell sometimes thought to be the devil himself. Research the allusion and include of short
summary of your findings. Use MLA citation.

During the novel, Jack impales a sows head to a wooden stake, which creates the Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the
Flies not only represents the savagery of the boys, but symbolizes the devil, and is a literal Hebrew translation of
Beelzebub ("Symbolism in Lord of the Flies." Corley English. Web. 20 Dec. 2015.). Through the boys transition to
savagery, the allusion of Beelzebub creates the emphasis towards how evil spreads throughout the island, and in
humans. Beelzebub can be described as the devils right hand, and is also claimed to be the devil himself. The
allusion of Beelzebub can also parallel to biblical plots, settings, and religion. Fancy thinking the Beast was
something you could hunt and kill! [...] You knew didnt you? Im part of you? Close, close, close! Im the reason
why its no go? Why things are what they are? [...] Im warning you. Im going to get very angry. Dyou see?
youre not wanted. Understand?(Golding 130-131). The quote also displays the implication of the demon as the
Lord of the Flies becomes threatening and devilish towards Simon, a similar reaction to what happened when Jesus
faced Satan. Like Jesus, Simon refused to listen to the head of the sow, and ended up being killed by the others boys
for they thought he was the beast. Then again, the inference from the Lord of the Flies to Beelzebub influences
the minds of the majority of the boys as they continue their beliefs of the beast, and grow to become more savage
each day (Lord Of The Flies: A Religious Allegory. 123HelpMe.com. 20 Dec 2015 ).