Lord of the Flies Notes

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* - ralph likes that there is no authority figure * Different setting, none of the things that happened would have happened * No adults, most fend for themselves * No order let loose, do what they want * No authority to remind them what it right and wrong

- Piggy thinks they are stranded on the island because their plane was attacked (p.2 line 28 and lines 31-33)
“ We was attacked! […] When we was coming down I looks through one of them windows. I saw the other part of the plane. There were flames coming out of it.”
- (p. 5-6 line 21-25) “Daddy taught me. He’s a commander in the navy. When he gets leave he’ll come and rescue us. […] (piggy) “how does he know we’re here? (ralph) “ They’d tell him at the airport” “Not them. Didn’t you hear what the pilot said? About the atom bomb? They’re all dead” […] “They’re all dead, an’ this is an island. Nobody don’t know we’re here. Your dad don’t know, nobody don’t know-“ * - (p. 26) (ralph) “this belongs to us” * Automatically want to rule over it * Struggle for power * The reactions from the boys would not have been the same in a different setting. If they had not been on an island, they could have traveled over land to eventually be saved. But they are stuck on an island. They cannot escape and they cannot escape each other
We don’t know where they are, or the island is located, because nooine else knows where they are. The
- p 26 a description of the island
- the confirm the island is not inhabited
- ralph tries to turn the fact that they are stranded on an island into something out of a book or a vacation.
- the mountain becomes the fire place * Island even gave them a place to put their fire, so that they could be noticed and rescued**
- p. 53 “ as if it wasn’t as good island
- p. 60-61 description of the day, temperature and time in relation to hallucinations
- setting is so crucial in this novel, because without them being stranded on a desert

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