Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Lord of the Flies : Text , Criticism , Giossary and Notes

Lord of the Flies : Text , Criticism , Giossary and Notes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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Lord of the Flies : Text , Criticism , Giossary and Notes by William Golding Summary

The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon. Though he had taken off his school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, his grey shirt stuck to him and his hair was plastered to his forehead. All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat. He was clambering heavily among the creepers and broken trunks when a bird, a vision of red and yellow, flashed upwards with a witch-like cry; and this cry was echoed by another.

William Golding

William Golding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Carey
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William Golding by John Carey Summary

William Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. Afterwards he returned to being a schoolmaster in Salisbury. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was an immediate success, and was followed by a series of remarkable novels, including The Inheritors, Pincher Martin and The Spire. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.

Understanding Lord of the Flies: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Understanding Lord of the Flies: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirstin Olsen
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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Understanding Lord of the Flies: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents by Kirstin Olsen Summary

A seemingly simple tale of schoolboys marooned on an island, Lord of the Flies has proven to be one of the most enigmatic and provocative pieces of literature ever published. This casebook probes the many layers of meaning in the novel, examining its literary, philosophical, historical, scientific, and religious significance. Beginning with a literary analysis that explores the universality of the novel's characters, the story is considered as subversion of the adventure tale, comparing it to such classics as Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe. From these literary depictions of savagery, this study delves deeper, confronting the long-running philosophical and biological debates about human nature that have absorbed such influential thinkers as Rousseau and Darwin. The full meaning of Lord of the Flies is further contextualized by tracing historical views on civilization, from the Victorian perspective, to the very real horrors of World War II. This casebook integrates analysis and primary documents, with excerpts from materials as diverse as the Bible, the writings of Darwin, and war crimes interviews, to explore the very nature of human aggression and evil. This book will spark students to consider intriguing connections between Golding's masterpiece and broader concepts of civilization, altruism, political leadership responsibilities, and the history of western imperialism. The interdisciplinary approach of this casebook helps students situate the lessons of Lord of the Flies in the context of Education, War and Postwar, the Adventure Story, Religion, and Biology and Evolution. The six topic sections integrate original illustrations and photos, literary excerpts, and primary documents and historic writings that help contextualize the work. Thought-provoking ideas for class discussions and research topics, with carefully chosen further reading suggestions enhance this volume as a teaching tool.

The Importance of Setting in William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'

The Importance of Setting in William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Fernkorn
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The Importance of Setting in William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' by Maria Fernkorn Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, http://www.uni-jena.de/, 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In all the books I have suggested a shape in the universe that may, as it were, account for things. The greatest pleasure is not -say- sex or geometry. It is just understanding. And if you can get people to understand their own humanity-well, that’s the job of the writer.2 William Golding William Golding’s first novel Lord of the Flies3 is one of the most-read works of contemporary fiction since the Second World War. The author’s most popular fiction was written in 1954 and has been interpreted politically, religiously, anthropologically and psychologically although the story as such is quite simple. However, what makes the book remarkable is how excessively Golding uses the setting in order to get across the fable’s moral. The setting of the robinsonade is highly allegorical. In the following paper this is going to be proved on hand the following definition: Setting is the entire environment for the action of a fictional work. Settings include the place, the time period as well as the historical milieu, and the political, social, and perhaps even spiritual realities (italics: mine).4 In addition to that, also the presentation of nature and its symbolism are going to be examined as they play an important role throughout the book and are part of the setting.5

Moving Target

Moving Target Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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An important and illuminating collection of essays and lectures by the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature. William Golding writes about places as diverse as Wiltshire, where he lived for over half a century, Dutch waterways, Delphi, Egypt ancient and modern, and planet Earth herself. Other essays discuss books and ideas, and provide a fascinating background to the appreciate Golding's own writing and imagination. Includes Golding's Nobel Speech. 'Golding come through this collection as reserved and wary, but delightful . . . His writing is a joy.' Sunday Times

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250268516
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From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).


Damselfly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chandra Prasad
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545907934
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Damselfly by Chandra Prasad Summary

In the wake of crash-landing on a deserted tropical island, a group of private-school teens must rely on their wits and one another to survive. Their survival is in their own hands...Samantha Mishra opens her eyes and discovers she's alone and injured in the thick of a jungle. She has no idea where she is, or what happened to the plane taking her and the rest of the Drake Rosemont fencing team across the Pacific for a tournament. Once Sam connects with her best friend, Mel, and they find the others, they set up shelter and hope for rescue. But as the days pass, the teens realize they're on their own, stranded on an island with a mysterious presence that taunts and threatens them. Soon Sam and her companions discover they need to survive more than the jungle... they need to survive each other.This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking.

The Spire

The Spire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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The Spire by William Golding Summary

Succumb to one churchman's apocalyptic vision in this prophetic tale by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies, William Golding (recorded by Benedict Cumberbatch as an audiobook). There were three sorts of people. Those who ran, those who stayed, and those who were built in. Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire. His master builder fearfully advises against it, for the old cathedral was miraculously built without foundations. But Jocelin is obsessed with fashioning his prayer in stone. As his halo of hair grows wilder and his dark angel darker, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, watched over by the gargoyles - until the stone pillars shriek, the earth beneath creeps, and the spire's shadow falls like an axe on the medieval world below ... 'Astounding ... So recklessly beautiful, so sad and so strange ... Holds such a place in my soul that it's more or less a sacred text.' Sarah Perry 'A kind of miracle ... Genius.' Guardian 'Quite simply, a marvel.' NYRB 'Superb ... A classic.' Rebecca West 'A master fabulist .. An iconoclast.' John Fowles 'A visionary ... His masterwork [of] faith, folly and desperate desire ... Golding at his best.' Benjamin Myers


Humankind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rutger Bregman
Editor: Little, Brown
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Humankind by Rutger Bregman Summary

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The “lively” (The New Yorker), “convincing” (Forbes), and “riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (People) that proves humanity thrives in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success as a species. If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? International bestseller Rutger Bregman provides new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history, setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the solidarity in the aftermath of the Blitz, the hidden flaws in the Stanford prison experiment to the true story of twin brothers on opposite sides who helped Mandela end apartheid, Bregman shows us that believing in human generosity and collaboration isn't merely optimistic—it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society, a case that Bregman makes convincingly with his signature wit, refreshing frankness, and memorable storytelling. "The Sapiens of 2020." —The Guardian "Humankind made me see humanity from a fresh perspective." —Yuval Noah Harari, author of the #1 bestseller Sapiens Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Nonfiction Works in 2020

The Brass Butterfly

The Brass Butterfly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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Commissioned by the leading actor Alastair Sim (1900-1976) The Brass Butterfly was Golding's only original stage play. Starring Sim himself, and also the popular actor George Cole, it opened for a provincial pre-West End run in Oxford in early 1958 and premiered at the Strand Theatre in London in April. In his biography of Golding, John Carey describes it as 'a comic scherzo' dealing with the conflict between science and religion, transposed to the Greco-Roman world of antiquity.

The Double Tongue

The Double Tongue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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The Double Tongue by William Golding Summary

With an introduction by Meg Rosoff William Golding's final novel, left in draft at his death, tells the story of a priestess of Apollo. Arieka is one of the last to prophesy at Delphi, in the shadowy years when the Romans were securing their grip on the tribes and cities of Greece. The plain, unloved daughter of a local grandee, she is rescued from the contempt and neglect of her family by her Delphic role. Her ambiguous attitude to the god and her belief in him seem to move in parallel with the decline of the god himself - but things are more complicated than they appear. 'A remarkable work ... A compelling storyteller as well as a clear-eyed philosopher of the dangerous puzzles of being human.' The Times 'A wonderful central character. The story stretches out as clean and dry and clear as the beach in Lord of the Flies.' Independent 'Feline, deadpan and at moments hilarious.' Observer

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062662899
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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Summary

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight. One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.


Deviation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luce D'Eramo
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717060
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A devoted fascist changes her mind and her life after witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust First published in Italy in 1979, Luce D’Eramo’s Deviation is a seminal work in Holocaust literature. It is a book that not only confronts evil head-on but expands that confrontation into a complex and intricately structured work of fiction, which has claims to standing among the greatest Italian novels of the twentieth century. Lucia is a young Italian girl from a bourgeois fascist family. In the early 1940s, when she first hears about the atrocities being perpetrated in the Nazi concentration camps, she is doubtful and confused, unable to reconcile such stories with the ideology in which she’s been raised. Wanting to disprove these “slanders” on Hitler’s Reich, she decides to see for herself, running away from home and heading for Germany, where she intends to volunteer as camp labor. The journey is a harrowing, surreal descent into hell, which finds Lucia confronting the stark and brutal realities of life under Nazi rule, a life in which continual violence and fear are simply the norm. Soon it becomes clear that she must get away, but how can she possibly go back to her old life knowing what she now knows? Besides, getting out may not be as simple as getting in. Finally available in English translation, Deviation is at once a personal testament, a work of the imagination, an investigation into the limits of memory, a warning to future generations, and a visceral scream at the horrors of the world.

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Jukes
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An inspiring, up-close portrait of tending to a honeybee hive—a year of living dangerously—watching and capturing the wondrous, complex universe of honeybees and learning an altogether different way of being in the world. "As strange, beautiful, and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings as bees in a hive. I loved it."--Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings begins as the author is entering her thirties and feeling disconnected in her life. Uneasy about her future and struggling to settle into her new house in Oxford with its own small garden, she is brought back to a time of accompanying a friend in London—a beekeeper—on his hive visits. And as a gesture of good fortune for her new life, she is given a colony of honeybees. According to folklore, a colony, freely given, brings good luck, and Helen Jules embarks on a rewarding, perilous journey of becoming a beekeeper. Jukes writes about what it means to “keep” wild creatures; on how to live alongside beings whose laws and logic are so different from our own . . . She delves into the history of beekeeping and writes about discovering the ancient, haunting, sometimes disturbing relationship between keeper and bee, human and wild thing. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is a book of observation, of the irrepressible wildness of these fascinating creatures, of the ways they seem to evade our categories each time we attempt to define them. Are they wild or domestic? Individual or collective? Is honey an animal product or is it plant-based? As the author’s colony grows, the questions that have, at first compelled her interest to fade away, and the inbetweenness, the unsettledness of honeybees call for a different kind of questioning, of consideration. A subtle yet urgent mediation on uncertainty and hope, on solitude and friendship, on feelings of restlessness and on home; on how we might better know ourselves. A book that shows us how to be alert to the large and small creatures that flit between and among us and that urge us to learn from this vital force so necessary to be continuation of life on planet Earth.

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.S. Lewis
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ISBN: 1479441988
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A revised and amplified edition, with a new introduction, of the three books "Broadcast Talks," "Christian Behaviour," and "Beyond Personality" by the acclaimed author of "The Chronicles of Narnia."

In Search of the Dark Ages

In Search of the Dark Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Wood
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This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain. 'With In Search of the Dark Ages, Michael Wood wrote the book for history on TV.' The Times 'Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.' Times Literary Supplement

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank W. Abagnale,Stan Redding
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The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man, immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in DreamWorks' feature film of the same name, from the author of Scam Me If You Can. Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam—until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and ingenious escapes-including one from an airplane-make Catch Me If You Can an irresistible tale of deceit.

William Golding

William Golding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack I. Biles,Robert O. Evans
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
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In William Golding: Some Critical Considerations, fourteen scholars assess various aspects of the Nobel Prize-winning author's writings. Their essays include criticism of individual works, discussion of major themes and technical considerations, and bibliographical studies. Separately, the essays help us understand the intricacies and impact of Golding's art; together they show the breadth of his purpose.

Lord of the Flies (ENHANCED eBook)

Lord of the Flies (ENHANCED eBook) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Malouf
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A teaching guide to accompany the study of the novel Lord of the flies by William Golding.

The motif of robinsonades in 'Lord of the flies'

The motif of robinsonades in 'Lord of the flies' Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julia Diedrich
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, course: Analysing Novels , language: English, abstract: The following term paper will be a comparison of Daniel Defoe ́s Robinson Crusoe, which we discussed in class, and William Golding ́s Lord of the flies. For most literary scholars the latter definitely is a robinsonade, which is a general term used for narrations and novels written and published after Defoe ́s Robinson Crusoe. For others it is not seen as such, and some just see parts of this genre in the novel. Even if the opinions differ, it is obvious that there is a certain nearness to the robinsonades. Some aspects of the novel might make it difficult to arrange it into this genre. Conspicuous is that the different contributions are not drawn upon the same basics. The question that arises is: What is a robinsonade? This question is answered in different ways by the critics, so that this seems to be the real problem. There are considerations to this topic, which strongly lean on Daniel Defoe ́s novel “Robinson Crusoe” , and which see the structure and aspects of this work not as a basis but as a guideline. Next to this there are other theories, which have a more unattached usage of this topic. They both have in common that there is no general consensus about a definition or a hold onto special criteria. In the first part of my term paper I want to give a brief overview of the character of the robinsonade, the features of the genre, and I will present some examples I have chosen from the ocean of robinsonades that already exist. I will not refer to Defoe ́s “Robinson Crusoe” in this part as much as I would like to, because this would blast my term paper. In the second part I will analyse Golding ́s “Lord of the flies” in the respect of the worked out criteria, to find out whether it is a robinsonade or not. For this I will also have a deeper look in Defoe ́s novel, so it will be a comparison of the novels “Lord of the flies” and “Robinson Crusoe”.

Gorilla, My Love

Gorilla, My Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toni Cade Bambara
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In these fifteen superb stories, this essential author of African American fiction gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North Carolina. A young girl suffers her first betrayal. A widow flirts with an elderly blind man against the wishes of her grown-up children. A neighborhood loan shark teaches a white social worker a lesson in responsibility. And there is more. Sharing the world of Toni Cade Bambara's "straight-up fiction" is a stunning experience.

Lord of the Flies - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12

Lord of the Flies - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chad Ibbotson
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Lord of the Flies - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12 by Chad Ibbotson Summary

In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Lord of the Flies, written by Nobel Prize-winner William Golding, is a story about a group of boys stranded on a deserted island, who must establish order amongst themselves. Shortly after crashing onto a deserted island, a group of pre-adolescent boys form a community, electing Ralph to be their leader. As his first act, Ralph proclaims the boys will have fun and keep the signal fire going. All is well until thirst for power draws one boy to form his own tribe of "savages". Armed with the fear of a fictitious beast, this group of boys descends into further savagery with sacrifice and death. The story reaches its climax as the beast is revealed to be within each boy's heart, and Ralph is forced to flee for his survival. Lord of the Flies is a classic tale of the downfall of humanity and loss of innocence. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Literature Micro Summary: Lord of the Flies

Literature Micro Summary: Lord of the Flies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E Staff
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Learn and review on the go! Use Quick Review Micro Summary Literature Notes to help you learn or brush up on the subject quickly. You can use the review notes as a reference, to understand the subject better and improve your grades. Easy to remember facts to help you perform better. Perfect study notes for all high school and college students.

Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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Lose yourself in an epic naval journey in this Booker Prize-winning novel: the first in the acclaimed Sea Trilogy by the author of Lord of the Flies. I grow a little crazy, I think, like all men at sea who live too close to each other and too close thereby to all that is monstrous under the sun and moon . . . Edmund Talbot is sailing to Australia in the early nineteenth century. In his journal, he records mounting tensions aboard the ancient, stinking warship, as officers, sailors, soldiers and emigrants jostle in the cramped darkness below decks. But when something happens to Reverend Colley that brings him into a 'hell of self-degradation', it seems that shame is a force deadlier than the sea itself . . . To The Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy - Book One 'It is the emotional veracity of life at sea that powers Golding's exceptional writing ... The fury, mystery and challenge of life on board.' Kate Mosse 'Golding writes the past as present [with] uncanny skill and tremendous intuition.' Ben Okri 'A master at the full stretch of his age and wisdom - necessary, provoking, urgent, rich, complex and rare.' The Times 'Golding's best and most accessible story since Lord of the Flies.' Melvyn Bragg 'An extraordinary novel.' Observer To The Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy - Book One

The Inheritors

The Inheritors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
Editor: Faber & Faber
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Hunt, trek, and feast among Neanderthals in this stunning novel by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. This was a different voice; not the voice of the people. It was the voice of other. When spring comes, the people leave their winter cave, foraging for honey, grubs, and the hot richness of a deer's brain. They awaken the fire to heat their naked bodies, lay down their thorn bushes, and share pictures in their minds. But strange things are happening: inexplicable scents and sounds. Unimaginable beasts are half-glimpsed in the forest; upright creatures of bone-faces and deerskins. What the people don't know is that their day is already over ... 'Extraordinary ... Genius ... Remarkable in the literature of the twentieth century.' Ben Okri 'A stun gun to read ... Truly a masterpiece.' Monique Roffey 'An earthquake in the petrified forests of the English novel.' Arthur Koestler 'An astonishing, underrated novel.' Robert MacFarlane 'Beautiful, powerful ... A visionary dream . Shakespearean.' Ted Hughes 'A master fabulist, and a brilliantly creative interpreter of remote history ... An iconoclast.' John Fowles 'A tour de force ... Genius.' Daily Telegraph 'Alarming, eye-opening, desolating, mind-invading and unique.' New Statesman

Fire Down Below

Fire Down Below Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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Lose yourself in an epic naval journey in the final novel in the Booker Prize-winning Sea Trilogy by the author of Lord of the Flies. I think there has been death in my hands. On the last stretch of its epic voyage from England to Australia, a disintegrating warship inches towards land. But there are still trials ahead, as the vessel is smashed against an ice cliff and blasted by a great storm, while the claustrophobic passengers battle erotic desires, masculine rivalry and violent power struggles - all experiencing a sea change in their natures. And when an unseen fire begins to smoulder below decks, the other side of the world has never seemed further away ... 'A truly noble achievement'. Patrick O'Brien 'Laden to the waterline with a rich cargo of practicalities and poetry, pain and hilarity, drama and exaltation.' Sunday Times 'A tour de force ... A persuasive adventure, love story and allegory, as serious as it is entertaining.' Penelope Lively 'The best novel I've read this year ... The language fizzes and spits.' Daily Telegraph 'Reeks and resounds with authenticity ... The epic imaginative enterprise [is] as formidable a feat as the year-long odyssey it charts.' Sunday Times 'Awesome ...Ambivalent, unresolved, walking a tightrope between reason and spirituality, tragedy and comedy ... So compelling and disturbing.' Victoria Glendinning To The Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy - Book Three

The Body of the Beasts

The Body of the Beasts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Audrée Wilhelmy
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Disturbing and sensuous, Audrée Wilhelmy’s tale of a hermetic family minding a lighthouse in willed isolation is reminiscent of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The Body of Beasts is a startling, gorgeously written novel that tells the story of the Borya family living in isolation. Their lives are altered when young Osip, peering from the lighthouse gallery sees a woman, Noé, arrive — her dress scant, her skin curiously scarred, and her manner mysterious and wild. Noé bears a child, Mie, to the eldest son on whose hunter-gathering the Borya family depends. She lives in a cabin on her own and covers the walls with drawings that allude to her mysterious life. The family’s entrenchment in nature is enthrallingly conveyed in young Mie’s sensuous ability to borrow at will the body of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. Her shape-shifting allows her to know the ways of the natural world, though only to a point. When her own awakening body starts to intrigue her, she asks her uncle Osip to “teach me human sex.” The Body of the Beasts is an imaginative tour de force, a beautifully described portrait of a world that exists outside of words; an uninhibited and erotic novel that, in the singular tradition of Québécois Boreal Gothic, explores our humanity — and animal nature.

Pincher Martin

Pincher Martin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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Experience a shipwrecked sailor's psychic disintegration into 'a naked madman on a rock' by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. An hour on this rock is a lifetime. Glistening limpets. The claws of a lobster. Wild tangles of seaweed. Slowly, his eyes open. Everywhere, there is sea. Only this jagged peak interrupts the vast expanse of the Atlantic: a tooth in a gaping jaw. But he will survive. Rainwater can be drunk; anemones eaten. He dries his oilskin beneath the screaming gulls, and discovers his papers: Christopher Hadley Martin, TY. Lieut., R.N.V.R. Weathering lightning strikes of memory, he must now reconstruct his fate - piece by terrible piece. 'Devastating ... Violently real ... The unique kind of novel that compels you to reread it.' Marlon James 'Wizardry of the first order.' Observer 'Terrifying . Magnificently original.' Sylvia Plath 'An amazing tour de force ... A blow-by-blow struggle for survival.' Stephen Spender 'Immense ... To read it is to undergo a shattering and memorable experience.' Kingsley Amis 'A master fabulist ... An iconoclast.' John Fowles

C.S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy, 3.1

C.S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy, 3.1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P. H. Brazier
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C. S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy I, Creation and Sub-Creation opens with Lewis on creation, the fall into original sin, and the human condition before God and how such an understanding permeated all his work, post-conversion. For Lewis, Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the agent of creation and its redeemer. This leads into Lewis's representation through sub-creation: explaining salvation history and the purpose of the creation and the creature through story (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, Screwtape, etc.), but also the question of multiple incarnations, and the encounters he pens between Aslan-Christ and creatures. What does this tell us about the human predicament and our state after the fall? This volume forms the first part of the third book in a series of studies on the theology of C. S. Lewis titled C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.

Advanced Placement Classroom

Advanced Placement Classroom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Brigham Lampert
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Advanced Placement Classroom: The Scarlet Letter provides teachers with a user-friendly field-tested guide to teaching one of the truly great American novels. Considering a wide range of academically interpretive methodologies, it moves beyond basic elements of plot, characterization, and theme into a multifaceted, skill-based, and critically inquisitive approach to instruction. Designed pragmatically with the AP English Literature exam as an end goal, the book includes dozens of ready-to-use assignments, prompts, quizzes, rubrics, and lesson plans, all aiding students' ultimate success.

The Concept of Evil in William Golding

The Concept of Evil in William Golding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katrin Annegarn
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn (Anglistik), 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: As the motif of evil is the central theme in William Golding’s work, I will consider in my term paper his definition of evil and its realization in his first two novelsLord of the Flies(1954) andThe Inheritors(1955). How did he under-stand this complex but central motif of human life and religion? Is there a general position towards evil that can be recognized in his work? Did he consider human beings as generally evil or generally good? - Thinking about the idea of “evil”, many questions arise. Trying to answer some of them, I will concentrate mainly on the book we talk about in class,The Inheritors,his second and - as he himself said - favourite novel. In summary,The Inheritorsdeals with evolution and the development of human beings. On the example of a Neanderthal group, Golding depicts the conflict between the Neanderthalers and the “New Men”2,homo sapiens,which finally ends in the death of the Neanderthalers and the victory of the superiorhomo sapiens.But arehomo sapiensreally superior to the Neanderthalers? What is Golding’s position? In a further step, I will examine Golding’s first and most famous novel,Lord of the Flies(1954), for the idea of evil. Is the attitude he gives inThe In-heritorsthe same as inLord of the Flies?Or did his view change after the first novel? As a summary, I would like to give a final conclusion of Golding’s un-derstanding of his central motif “evil” and consider perspectives for further examinations.

Reading the Novel in English 1950 - 2000

Reading the Novel in English 1950 - 2000 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian W. Shaffer
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Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts. Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction. Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

Cannibalism in Literature and Film

Cannibalism in Literature and Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Brown
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A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.

Unsettling Narratives

Unsettling Narratives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clare Bradford
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Children’s books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government. Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion—the use of postcolonial theories—relatively new to the field of children’s literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures.

The Wrath of the Lamb!

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SATAN AND HIS DEMONS THOUGHT THEY COULD DEFEAT GOD. WHEN THEY REBELLED AGAINST GOD, THEY NEVER KNEW THAT THEY WOULD END UP BEING BURNED ALIVE FOR 40 BILLION YEARS, THEN BURNED ALIVE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE FOREVER. SERVES THEM RIGHT FOR REFUSING GODS LOVE. JESUS CHRIST IS REALLY ALMIGHTY GOD, MIGHTY IN BATTLE. THE WRATH OF THE LAMB IS POURED OUT ON SATAN, HIS ANGELS AND 2.3 BILLION PEOPLE +/-. OR 1/3 OF THE EARTHS POPULATION. DURING THE SECOND COMING EVENT SATAN AND HIS DEMONS AND ANTICHRIST WILL BE THROWN INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT FOR BILLIONS OF YEARS, THEN THEY WILL BE TAKEN OUT FOR WWIII WHERE THE ANTCHRIST ANGEL WILL POSSES A DEADMANS BODY AND COME TO LIFE LIKE JESUS TO BE WORSHIPPED. "MATHEW CHPT 24 IS A CONDITIONAL CHPT. IT DEPENDED ON THE "CARCASE" TO HAPPEN. THE CARCASE OF MT. 24:28 AND JESUS DECIDED THAT WWIII SHOULD OCCUR AFTER THE SECOND COMING, AFTER THE 1000 YR REIGN OF JESUS OR 40 BILLION YEARS FROM NOW. BUT JESUS THE KING OF PEACE WILL RETURN IN PEACE AT THE SECOND COMING, IN MY LIFETIME. MATHEW 24:21 WAR IS BROKEN BY MATHEW 24:28. READ MY OTHER BOOKS. Matthew 24:28:"For wheresoever the Carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together" The Eagles are Jesus and satan. They hover over a Carcase- a born again Christian who has died or crucified his flesh in the cross of Jesus ( Gospel of Paul in Romans). Every born again Christian is a Carcase, but this special individual was to welcome Christ. And the happenings of Mt 24 depended on his decisions and Christs decisions.(1.) Jesus deleted the war of the Second Coming and the Carcase agreed. Thats why there is no war before the Second Coming- it will be in 40 billion years. Second reason why WWIII is not now is. (2.)The sand of the sea in Revelation chpt 13:1 is time. Each grain is a year. How many grains on the seashore? Billions- so WWIII is billions of years away-(3.) Third reason.The universe will begin to implode in 40 billion yrs. The core of the imploding universe is called The Lake of fire.(II PETER 3:7) The Lake of fire existed during that time for the false prophet to be thrown in it. They co-existed. The only time WWIII can happen is when the Lake of fire existed. That can only happen in Blueshift- when this finite universe of ours is collapsing,around 40 billion A.D. . False prophet and Lake of fire- co-existed. So WWIII is 40 billion +/- years from now becuase it was fought when the Lake of fire existed and the false prophet existed. They co-existed. So there will be no war in our times. Thats why Jesus inserted Mt 24:28. but some Bibles say vultures and other strange stuff. Dont tamper with the Bible. THE REASON FOR ALL THE WILD WEATHER IN 2000+/-A.D IS BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS RETURNING SOON FOR THE SECOND COMING IS IN OUR GENERATION! ISAIAH 29: 6. Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help

From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Garcia,V. Young,C. Pimentel
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This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

An Egyptian Journal

An Egyptian Journal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
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A first-hand journal about the Goldings' travels through Egypt, soon after winning the Nobel Prize, living on a motor cruiser on the Nile. Nothing went quite as planned, but William Golding's vivid and honest account of what actually happened, and of what he saw and felt about ancient Egypt and the exasperations of the living present, will delight his innumerable admirers and everyone who visits Egypt. 'One of the funniest anti-travel books I have ever read.' Daily Telegraph 'No previous book brings you so close to Golding the man. It bulges with abstruse knowledge . . . and is often screamingly funny . . . Hugely enjoyable.' The Times

The One Year Pray for Life Bible NLT

The One Year Pray for Life Bible NLT Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tyndale,Joni Eareckson Tada
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Pray for the urgent need to protect life as you read through the whole Bible in just one year. The One Year Pray for Life Bible provides the structure to help you read Gods life-changing Word in the clear and easy-to-read New Living Translation in just 15 minutes a day. It includes daily life issue prayer prompts and inspirational prayers from ministry leaders to help you intercede for precious life issues from womb to tomb. This special edition of The One Year Bible equips you to apply your daily Bible reading in short prayers for both those affected by and those who make decisions about these critical issues. The One Year Pray for Life Bible will help you apply the principles of Gods unchanging Word to effective prayer for our rapidly changing society. Allow God to change you and everyone impacted by ethical life choices as you spend a year in the Word and on your knees.

The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder

The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Ironmonger
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 'Maximilian Ponder is lying face up, dead, on the dining table in his own front room. This is something you really should know, right from the start. 'Max would also have wanted you to know that this is a Henri II style, French, walnut extending dining table, standing on solid turned legs with fretwork decor to the middle, also with ebony and sandalwood inlay, designed by the French furniture maker Nicolas Rastin and probably dating from around 1900 ...' Maximilian Ponder shut himself away for thirty years in an attempt to record every memory he ever had. Now he lies dead, surrounded by his magnum opus - The Catalogue - an exhaustive set of notebooks and journals that he hopes will form the map of one human mind. But before his friend Adam Last can call the police and inform them of Max's death, one rather gruesome task remains in order for Max's project to be complete. Interspersed with sections from The Catalogue, Adam tells the story of the man he knew - a man whose life changed dramatically the day he buried a dead labrador and fought a duel with his father. What emerges is both the story of a friendship, and also of a lifelong obsession, a quest to understand the human mind, memory and what constitutes a life.

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