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Turn in your Philosopher Research charts on the stool! Think, pair, share: Look over the following objects or actions. With a partner, discuss what each one is most commonly known to symbolize: 1. The American flag 2. Falling rain 3. Lions 4. Children skipping 5. Apples 6. The setting of the sun 7. The color red
Reading 3.7 Recognize and understand the significance of various literary devices, including figurative language, imagery, allegory, and symbolism, and explain their appeal. Reading 3.9 Explain how voice, persona, and the choice of a narrator affect characterization and the tone, plot, and credibility of a text.
So far, we have seen a bit of symbolism in the works that we’ve read. What were our two major symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird?
In Lord of the Flies, there will be at least one major symbol in every chapter (although, there will usually be more than one). Some of the symbols may be colors, some may be objects around the island, objects that belong to people on the island, and some may be actions. Note: CHARACTERS ARE NOT SYMBOLS.
While reading Lord of the Flies, you will be keeping a journal of symbols that you find in every chapter. Since there are twelve chapters, you must have twelve entries that state what the symbol is, explains what the object/action/color symbolizes and provides textual evidence that reveals this symbolism. Any time an object, action or color is focused on (or even mentioned more than once)… PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS SAID ABOUT IT! Then, predict what idea, concept, etc. it might represent.
Point of View is also a very important consideration in Lord of the Flies. Question 1.) What are the three types of point of view?
Question 2.) What point of view was To Kill a Mockingbird told from? Question 3.) How did the point of view in To Kill a Mockingbird affect the story?
Lord of the Flies is told from a third person omniscient point of view. Third person omniscient= Although we are not told what EVERY character thinks/feels, we get a good idea of some of the main characters’ differing perspectives on the situation, which vary significantly.
Thus, the second assignment that you will have while reading the Lord of the Flies is completing a Point of View Journal. For this journal, you will need to know two things: What personality traits characterize a certain character (so you can write as if you are that character). How that certain character perceives the events that occur in the specific chapter. You will need to write twelve separate journals (one for each chapter) as if you are that character writing in his journal about what takes place during that chapter.
It will be your responsibility to complete these two journals after every chapter that we read for this book. These journals will comprise a great part of your grade for this book. Keep in mind what the symbols and points of view suggest about different human philosophies (i.e. the ones that you are currently researching ).
Let’s continue reading Chapter One of Lord of the Flies.