Page 39: “They suffered untold terrors in the dark and huddled together for comfort.”
This sentence caught my concentration when reading chapter four. It shows that without people they know and love around they are satisfied with strangers. These are little kids who need their moms or someone they care about to keep them calm and help them feel safe. When they are trapped in an island full of strangers and terrified they are okay with huddling with each other. This is interesting because us as humans need each other to have comfort.
Page 69: “Hasn’t anyone got any sense? We’ve got to relight the fire. You never thought of that, Jack did you? Or don’t any of you want to be rescued?”
Ralph said this and this was when I knew these two were just going to split up into two groups. I found it interesting how Ralph wanted to keep that fire on to be rescued but the other thought there were things more important to do. The other cared too much about hunting and finding the beast when they should also be trying to be saved. Ralph knew without the smoke from the fire they couldn’t be rescued so I liked it when he would take a stand. This quote showed what Ralph cared about the most.
Page 75: “’You’ll get back to where you came from.’ Simon nodded as he spoke.”
This showed what a faithful heart Simon has and how he believes so much that everything would be okay. Simon was always the one on Ralph’s side and just a good friend. I really liked how he comforted Ralph when Ralph lost hope. I think that Simon’s words helped Ralph to keep on trying to make the island civilized. This is something I would say because I am a very faithful person.
Page 109: “We shall take fire from the others. Listen. Tomorrow we’ll hunt and get meat. Tonight I’ll go along with two hunters—Who’ll come?
This is engaging because Jack is pretty much starting war. He is going completely crazy and wants to steal the other’s things. He could just go ask for the specs to make fire but he has to go and take them. I understand because he is an unintelligent savage with no common sense. This is when I started to just completely hate Jack and the other boys helping him.
Page 122: “You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody bloody thief!’
When Ralph said this I immediately got excited because I knew things were about to get juicy. He finally exploded and told Jack what he thought of jack. Jack did way too many awful things to Ralph and now Ralph is speaking up more than before. I imagine Ralph using the same tone that jack normally uses so he can get on Jack’s level. After this it was predictable that the fight would get crazy and Jack would try to kill Ralph.
Reading Reflection Journal
08/08/12 Page 31:
This book is very attention grabbing but it sure has me thinking a lot. One thing I still don’t comprehend is how they weren’t together if they all crashed in the same plane. I also don’t understand why they were attacked, it might have been during a war but the book doesn’t make it clear. The rest of the book was fairly easy to understand. I like it how they had the meeting in the beginning and chose a leader. One thing I feel is a challenge for them is that they are too young to handle the job of starting a life on an island. I wonder what the characters truly represent and how they will change. They can’t really follow rules and stay focused in order to do everything that needs to be done. If I were the main character, Ralph, I would put my foot down and act like a leader. He needs to take charge or else Jack will take over the job of bossing everyone around, which is what I think is happening at this point. I really don’t like the way they treat Piggy, it makes me sad to see someone who wants everything to be okay but no one ever listens to him. I can relate to Piggy because I as well try to speak my mind and show people what they are doing is incorrect but because of my age and appearance they think I am...