Day 1

Lord of the Flies Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    How does Piggy’s approach to their situation of being stranded on the island differ from the other boys’ perspectives? How does this impact their view of him? How is the treatment Piggy receives from the other schoolboys distinct, and why?

    Piggy is grounded in the reality of the world back home, and tries to act as grownups would (or as grownups would approve of). He makes references to lessons he has learned from his aunt, which certainly come to good use (blowing the conch shell as a signal). Ralph initially adopts a more carefree attitude, exploring and seeking fun. Furthermore, Piggy is the sole individual who points out the danger of the poorly constructed fire, and...

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