Thursday, December 9, 2010

Class Minutes for Thursday December 9th

1. Prayer

2. Key Quotes
We examined a quote said by Jack in Lord of the Flies: "We don't need the conch anymore."
Jack represents a totalitarian dictator who rejects the symbol of democracy and order, the conch. This is allegorically significant. 

3. Paragraph Revision
We revised our paragraphs of setting in Lord of the Flies, focusing on:
  • Thematic topic sentence - applies to humanity/the world in general
  • PEE supporting the argument - evidence links to theme/use direct quotes
  • Rhetorical devices/style
4. Prep for Allegory multi
We reviewed the structure of a multi-paragraph.
Theme: Without the restrictions of society, humanity's inherent evil prevails.
How does Golding use allegory to communicate this message?
3 types of allegories in Lord of the Flies:
  • Political: Jack = totalitarian, axis; Ralph = democracy, allies; the conch is a symbol of democracy
  • Psychological (Freud): Jack = Id; Piggy = super-ego; Ralph = ego
  • Religious: Garden of Eden and Humanity's fall
5. Homework: Read Chapter 7
Thanks Ryan!

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