Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mob Mentality-Lord of the Flies

In the book, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, there are positive and negative examples of mob mentality. In the beginning of the book, they were just a group of boys trying to signal help and find food to survive. Now they are all splitting into groups and fighting. In chapter 7, Jack and Ralph are both trying to be chief. When Jack wants to go to the top of the mountain, he asks Ralph if he wants to come and he says no, which means he's giving up his leadership. In Chapter 8, this pig just had a bunch of babies and Jack goes and kills the mother. This is an example of negative mob mentality.

Friday, April 8, 2016

LOTF Figurative Language Assignment

In the book, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, he shows many examples of figurative language. "When the breeze blew, the lines would slacken and the figure bow forward again (pg. 96) is a good example of imagery. The author is describing the dead body from the airplane stuck in a tree. He's saying when the wind blows his body moves. Almost like a kite. He uses figurative language to explain the body moving back and forth as the wind blows. Even though its a bad though, its something we can all relate to.

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The image above represents the body stuck in the tree