Chapter By Chapter Analysis Of "The Lord Of The Flies". Detailed Analysis Of Symbols, Setting, Society, Theme And Significan Quotes. Set Up As A Jot Note Style Journal.

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Lord of the Flies JournalBy: Lucas TétreaultChapter One: The sound of the shellThere is some symbolism shown in the chapter name that can't be discovered until later. During the chapter you find that Ralph has discovered a conch shell and blows it to call everyone together. "The sound of the shell" represents the beginning of their civilization.Symbols:"All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat." -> the scar in reality was the mark left by the plane when it crashed, but could also symbolize the mark left by man wherever they goRalph and Piggy find the conch shell -> at the time Piggy points out how valuable a conch shell is, Ralph ends up being the chief, perhaps it is because he has the conch, which would show that riches is all you need to get to the top in our societyWhen they are voting on a chief, Jack Merridew believes he should be chief because he is chapter chorister and head boy and can sing C sharp -> shows societies want for strong leadersRalph tells everyone to call the fat boy Piggy <- shows how cruel we can be even when we're trying to helpSetting:This chapter is on a, what they think to be, deserted island surrounded by what they know to be the Pacific ocean. It's a very tropical climate and the island is made up of what seems to be mostly jungle.Society:At a very early stage in the book, one of the first things Piggy thinks about is establishing some sort of society. They call a meeting with the conch shell they found and decide that Ralph should be chief and Jack should be in charge of the hunters. They set some priorities so they can survive and then set Piggy to count everyone and learn their namesTheme:The message for this chapter seemed to be that people need a leader. Before the meeting was called, everyone was scattered all around and for all they knew, they were going to die real soon.Significant Quotations:When they reached the top of the mountain, Ralph turned to the others and said, "This belongs to us"Chapter Two: Fire on the mountainThere is some very obvious foreshadowing in the chapter name that there is going to be a fire on the mountain.Symbols:The conch -> the conch becomes a very obvious symbol of power. It seems to be what their new civilization is based on. They decide it is going to be used as a speaking right during meetings, and since it's Ralph conch, this only reinforces his powerRalph announces that they shall be rescued, even without any real proof, the boys of the tribe seem to accept it <- shows how people will believe anything so long as it's what they want to hearWhile they are piling up wood for the fire, the author decides to describe the trees. He says that the trees found little soil for growth, fell early and decayed <- symbolism of what is going to happen to theses boys. They have no one to learn from, therefore they are going to cease to grow and simply decay back to what they were before the impact of society on them.In the excitement...

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