Thursday, February 19, 2009

How is the death of Simon appropriate to the intentions of the author? In other words, why could Simon no longer survive on the island? Graded for completion.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Examine Ralph's exuberance during the hunt. What does this scene, including using Robert as a surrogate, suggest about Ralph and people in general?

Monday, February 9, 2009


“Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins.”

Discuss the significance of this quotation and how it applies to the novel thus far.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Each of you will pull what you feel is the most significant quotation in chapter two in terms of revealing a specific tone or mood. Post that quotation with a proper MLA citation, and provide your rationale as to what tone/mood is created and how.