Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lord of the Flies- - Literary Device Scramble



YEAH! Here we will post our findings of literary devices and figurative language. Be sure to:
- Identify what literary device it is
- Use proper citation

*Remember, this is a first come first serve basis, so we cannot repeat examples. You must read your colleagues' responses before you post.

Good luck

14 comments:

Lorraine Vitek said...

Aptronym:
Jack's name means 'one who supplants.' In the book, he tries to become the leader and replace Ralph.

A T said...

"Roger" from Old German word meaning "famous spearman" or "spear". An aptronym for a dogged, strong and relentless person. in the novel, Roger is Jack's sidekick, a hunter who opposes Ralph.

Bernadett Soos said...

The name "Simon" means "listener". Simon is a Hebrew origin name. In the novel the name of the kid totally describes his personality. He is always quiet and listens to what people say. And he does everything as he was told.

Hubert TaczyƄski said...

'Piggy' is obviously related to pigs. It can stand for a disgusting, repulsive person or for someone that is a victim of a hunt. Piggy is more identified with the second definition, because the pigs on the island are actual hunted and are victims of humans. The young boy is not literally hunted by boys, but he suffers their mockeries.

Slava Shevchuk said...

Ralph name means "Council" from Anglo-Saxon. In the book he is the first one who organized everyone and he did it through a vote, he was picked to be the leader. He was elected democratically and council is all all about democracy so his name fits his character. In the book he is also all about rules or laws and council of city, country and so on is also all about rules/laws to organize and control people. So the meaning of the word fits his character/who he is.

Misha Yampolskiy said...

In the book Lord of the Flies I have found many symbolism. One of them was a conch which symbolises order and law, since this conch was used to summon all the boys together by its sound or give the orders. Also during the meetings, a person who holds a conch has a right to speak.

Imogen B said...

Triton was a fish-tailed sea god, the son and herald of Poseidon, king of the seas. He stilled the waves with the blow of a conch-shell trumpet. When the Argonauts were stranded in the desert Triton blew the conch and helped them back to the sea. Ralph's character is based on Triton - he swims well, is young and strong and his father is in the Navy. He blows the conch and becomes the leader. Ralph and Piggy discover the conch shell on the beach at the start of the novel and use it to investigate whether there are any more survivors on the island. The conch shell becomes a powerful symbol of leadership and whoever holds it seems to have the power to influence others

Guido Danhof said...

The characters are all young, not any older than 12. This is to make them seem innocent, as they are still children. However, now that no adults are watching and there is no one to control them, they are corrupted. It shows an inert evil within everyone, even within those portrayed as innocence. Once reason and law are gone or diminished, madness surfaces.

Oleksandr Gribov said...

One of the examples of symbolism in thus book are glasses. They symbolize reason and logic. Usually people who wear glasses are clever, reasonable and rational and so in this book too. Piggy wears glasses and along the course of the book appears to be very smart and cool-minded, taking smart decisions.

Bashar Saade said...

a symbol that in some ways can refer to the name of the book is the dead pigs head.
the author represents this symbol as being evile being done by a human trying to show the evil that the human is capable of. it was called the lord of the flies.
the lord of the flies could be translated to Beelzebub which is the name of the devil in the bible.

Artem Petimko said...

" All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat"
(Golding, William :1952:1)
- figurative language, personification;
Golding utilizes methaphore and personification to show the setting and the environment our characters are set in.
The scar also appeared because of the crush and the plane and has a foreshadowing meaning : where ever the man appears,chaos starts.

Catherine Schaus-Personal Project said...

There are many examples of visual imagery throughout the book, such as when the author describes the island that the boys are stranded on (the cliffs and "white" rocks). It gives the reader more of a vision of the situation and the surrounding the boys are in.

Valeria Voloshyna said...

The Fire:
Ralph wants to keep signal fire in case a ship passes near to the island. The signal fire burns on the mountain, and later on the beach, to attract the notice of passing ships that might be able to rescue the boys.
The fact that they have that fire signal shows that they realize that they are stuck on the island and they are trying to find a way to get out of there.

Imogen B said...

Golding uses the simile "taken away its life like a long satisfying drink" in order to give the reader the impression the boys enjoyed killing the pig. By using this simile, it also creates the idea that the boys are slowly becoming savages.