I choose project number one, Girls Lord of the Flies. I choose this because while reading the original Lord of the Flies, I thought that it would be more interesting if the author, William Golding, would have had some of the characters girls, instead of all boys. I wish that some of the details weren’t as gruesome as they are. If they weren’t so gruesome, the story would be a little bit more interesting to many readers. This project was not very hard to complete. I first took note on what I would like the story to been written such as the characters being changed and items involved. Soon after that, I wrote a rough draft, and then wrote my final project. I enjoyed this project, because it allowed me to change the novel and write it how I would like it to have been written, and also it brought out my creativity.
Rayleigh: The protagonist, the twelve-year-old Italian girl who is elected leader of the group stranded on the island. Rayleigh attempts to coordinate the group’s efforts to build a miniature civilization on the island until they can be rescued. Rayleigh represents human beings’ civilizing instinct, as opposed to the savage instinct that Masyn embodies. Masyn: The antagonist, one of the older boys stranded on the island. Masyn becomes the leader of the hunters but longs for total power and becomes increasingly wild, barbaric, and cruel as the novel progresses. Masyn represents the instinct of savagery within human beings, as opposed to the civilizing instinct that Rayleigh represents. Shayla: A shy, sensitive girl in the group. Shayla, in some ways the only naturally “good” character on the island, behaves kindly toward the younger children and is willing to work for the good of their community. Moreover, because her motivation is rooted in her deep feeling of connectedness to nature, Shayla is the only character whose sense of morality does not seem to have been imposed by society. Shayla represents a kind of natural goodness, as opposed to the unbridled evil of Masyn and the imposed morality of civilization represented by Rayleigh and Ayden. Ayden: Rayleigh’s “lieutenant.” A whiny, intellectual boy, Ayden’s inventiveness frequently leads to innovation, such as the sundial that the boys use to tell time. Ayden represents the scientific, rational side of civilization. Dante: Masyn’s “lieutenant.” A cruel older boy who brutalizes the “littluns” and eventually murders Ayden by rolling a boulder onto him.
Jalynn and Janae: A pair of twins closely allied with Rayleigh. Jalynn and Janae are always together, and the other people often treat them as a single entity, calling them “Jalynnae.” The easily excitable Jalynn and Janae are part of the group known as the “bigguns.” At the end of the novel, they fall victim to Masyn’s manipulation and coercion.
Rayleigh lay in the woods, wondering about her wounds. Her flesh was bruised and cut, from the plane crash. Her body, swollen, bloody, dirty. Her hair filled of dirt and knotted at the ends, in desperate need of being cut. Her breathing was abnormal from her asthma, and also from her yelling at the others. Rayleigh wondered: Is it safe to go back out in the open with the others? Or should I stay here and be safe? She listened to her heart. Rayleigh went back out into the open to face the others. She stopped and looked for the others. Suddenly she heard footsteps behind her. It was Masyn. Masyn along with Dante had come back from the woods. They were hunting for this evening’s meal. Dante walked up to Rayleigh and apologized for the way he acted towards her earlier in the day “I’m so sorry Rayleigh I didn’t mean to hurt you; I was just venting my feelings”. Rayleigh forgave Dante and looked angrily at Masyn “What you have nothing to say, after what you did to me?” Masyn answered “No, I have nothing to say; better yet I don’t know what you want me to say”. The afternoon died away; the spots of sunlight moved...
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