Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Kill the Beast!

Read the following passage.


In the book, Lord of the Flies, a plane crashes, stranding several young boys on an island with no adults.  Early in the book, we meet Ralph, a kid with golden tan skin and blond hair and Piggy, a fat boy with glasses and asthma.


Piggy finds a conch shell and tells Ralph to blow the shell to call all the other lost boys together.  After he does so, they all meet.  Another major character they meet is Jack, the leader of the choir who has red hair and lots of freckles.


Make a prediction based only on what is given int he above passage.  Which boy will be the most violent of the three? 


a. Jack
b. Ralph
c. Piggy








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a. is the correct answer.  How could you know?  Well, all we have is their description.  Jack has red hair.  Red is an archetype (a type of symbol) that means violence.


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