Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. Penguin, 1983
James, Wendy. Personal interview. 8 Dec. 2017.
Polito, Kristen. “What is “Mob Mentality?”.”
“between the scar and the sea. There, too, jutting into the lagoon, was the platform, with insect-like figures moving near it.” (39)
“A great platform of pink granite thrust up uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high.” (13)
“his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the moun- tain. This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that they had seen.” (33)
4) site were Ralph and Piggy find the conch
“Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Some-
thing creamy lay among the ferny weeds.
“No. A shell.” (18)
5) Forest Where Fire Happened
“The pile was so rotten, and now so tinder-dry, that whole limbs yielded passionately to the yellow flames that poured upwards and shook a great beard of flame twenty feet in the air. For yards round the fire the heat was like a blow, and the breeze was a river of sparks. Trunks crumbled to white dust.” (56)
6) The Conch Location
“The shore was fledged with palm trees. These stood or leaned or reclined against the light and their green feathers were a hundred feet up in the air.” (10)
7) fruit tree
He picked his way up the scar, passed the great rock where Ralph had climbed on the first morning, then turned off to his right among the trees. He walked with an accustomed tread through the acres of fruit trees, where the least energetic could find an easy if unsatisfying meal.
8) coral reef
”The reef enclosed more than one side of the island, lying perhaps a mile out and parallel to what they now thought of as their beach. The coral was scribbled in the sea as though a giant had bent down to reproduce the shape of the island in a flowing chalk line but tired before he had f inished. Inside was peacock water, rocks and weeds showing as in an aquarium; outside was the dark blue of the sea. The tide was running so that long streaks of foam tailed away from the reef and for a moment they felt that the boat was moving steadily astern (Golding 38).
“Where the pink cliffs rose out of the ground there were often narrow tracks winding upwards. They could edge along them, deep in the plant world, their faces to the rock“(Golding 34).
”Jack pointed down. “That’s where we landed.” Beyond falls and cliffs there was a gash visible in the trees; there were the splintered trunks and then the drag, leaving only a fringe of palm between the scar and the sea“ (Golding 39).
11) Shape of the island
“It was roughly boat-shaped: humped near this end with behind them the jumbled descent to the shore.”
“Trees, forced by the damp heat, found too little soil for full growth, fell early and decayed: creepers cra- dled them, and new saplings searched a way up.”
“faced by the brute obtuseness of the ocean, the miles of
division, one was clamped down, one was helpless, one was condemned” (Golding 158).
14) is an island
“This an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea” (Golding 7).
4 October 2017
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Alternate Ending
As Walter faces the firing squad he has a mysterious smile on his face, almost as if he was insinuating his escape, the soldiers are confused and look back viciously, and are eager to shoot him. “Hey! Our guns don’t work!”
“they’ve been tampered with!” Said one of the soldiers.
Walter laughs, and pulls the grenade that he was hiding in his pants the entire time, Walter throws the grenade at the confused soldiers. The soldiers in distraught dive for cover and Walter escapes with a huge explosion behind him into the mysterious war torn city that he would have been executed in…
“Walter why did you throw your wallet into the middle of the parking lot?” Asked Walter’s wife.
“Oh my bad, it must have slipped out of my hands,’ said Walter.
“Whatever, we can go home now we’ve done everything we need to do” said Walter’s wife.
on the way back to the car Walter sees a store with some very nice watches. He notices one specific watch that completely stands out from all the others… Walter finds himself standing over a bomb big enough to blow up the entire building and the criminal he detained who planted the bomb near him.
“Tell me the code!” Yelled Walter, trying to sound as intimidating as possible.
“Why would I tell you anything! Either way i’m dead!”, said the insolent criminal.
Walter knew the criminal had a great point, so he knocked out the criminal with a pipe knowing that he would be no use to him if he wanted to defuse the bomb, he would only be false hope, a distraction. Walter had to figure it out himself. Walter with very little knowledge of bomb defusing aside from some action movies, started inspecting the bomb looking for anything that could help him. All he could find were three wires that were all the same color, “hmm, one and three chance? Those are the best odds I’ve had in years,” Walter cut one wire with little to no hesitation and the confidence of a mad man…
“you’ve been looking at that watch pretty intensely” said one of the watch store employees “if you are looking to buy it today there is a 15% discount,” said another employee.
“oh, ummm, no thanks, just looking around” said Walter.
“Are we finally done here?” Said Walter’s wife as he walked out of the watch store.
“oh course honey,” said Walter.
“whew thank god we’re going, nothing interesting has happened today, I need a nap,” said Walter’s wife in a whiny tone.
“of course,” said Walter as he was blankly staring at a very uninteresting puddle.
“Walter you’re making that funny look again, what is going on in your head today?”
24 September 2017
This “Plot Point Photo Compilation” will be analyzing the quotes in the short story “Father and Son” by Bernard MacLaverty. The Story is about a troubled teen who has a dysfunctional relationship and communication issues with his widower father. The story takes place somewhere in Belfast, United Kingdom in a troubled neighborhood filled with crime and ambulances at night. The timeline of the story is around the 70s to 80s. To analyze the story plot points in this story one quote for exposition, 5 for rising action, 1 for climax, 1 for falling action and 1 for the denouement were chosen. Each quote explains what happens and why it represents that specific point in the story. A photo that represents both the quote and plot point is also provided.
“This is my on who let me down. I love him so much but he wont talk to me” (165)
The father walks into his sons room when he is sleeping and thinks this to himself. This is the exposition because the father introduces us to the main conflict. Which is the dysfunctional relationship between him and him son. The son barely pays attention to or talk to his dad. When they do talk they are fighting or it is never about anything positive.
2.) Rising Action
“I want you to talk to me the way I hear you talk to the people at the door, I want to hear you laugh with me like you used to” (166)
The father tells his son about how he feels about the current state of their relationship. The action rises as feelings are expressed by the father. We know that the relationship between them was good before probably before the mom died.
3.) Rising Action
“I have not seen my son for two days… I hear on the radio he is dead… They give out his description… But he comes in for his tea” (167)
The story hints that the son has died after being missing for two days. The father and the reader are both convinced that the son has died some how. Then the son comes back home alive for some tea. The reader and father both wonder where the son was all this time.
4.) Rising Action
“I have not touched the stuff since I came back right?” (168)
Shortly after the son comes back from mysteriously disappearing for two days, the son mentions he has not touched “the stuff” since he came back from somewhere. The father and son argue some more. The reader learns that the son has a history of drug use. It could be suspected that for the two days he was missing he could have been doing drugs.
“The door swing open and he pushes a hand gun under his pillow” (169)
The father walks into the sons room and catches him hiding a hand gun under his pillow. One would wonder weather he uses it for protection or maybe he wants to kill somebody. When he was gone for two days before somebody may have tried to kill him because the description of the victim was the same as the son. Or maybe it was the other way around and he was the one who killed somebody and somebody may want revenge eventually.
“There is a bang… my son is lying on the floor… blood is dripping form his nose”
The father hears a bang from the kitchen, he drops a plate and run over. The reader is pretty sure it was a gunshot but the father does not. He sees his son lying on the floor with blood dripping from his nose suspecting that he was punched. This is the climax because it is the highest point of action in the whole story.
7.) Falling Action
“See a hole that should not be there, at the base of his nostril” (169)
It is explicitly implied to the reader that the son in fact got shot and died. The action falls and the father is starting to think that his son has died.
“my son, let me put my arms around you”
The story concludes as the father puts his arms around his dead son. Knowing inside that his son is dead and he has lost the last thing he has.
18 September 2017
The character of Smitty from the short story “Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan, is a
middle aged, straight, white male, who is the “hangman” or executioner for a living. Smitty is
likely educated because he is employed. His profession is executioner or hang man. I infer that
Smitty is slightly wealthy because his job Includes lots of traveling, and killing people which
both or one thing most people don’t Like to do; undesired jobs usually pay a lot. Smitty has a
wife and five children. A lot of people in the towns that he travels to to execute people hate him
because of his work. The reader is not sure exactly where Smitty lives but we know he is
constantly traveling from prison to prison fulfilling the duty of the executioner. The only
friendship we know that Smitty has (or thinks he has) is with Micheal Foster, a small town
Reporter. The truth was that Micheal was only using Smitty for a story for the towns
paper,Which would make him look good and bring him closer to his ultimate goal, becoming a
Big city reporter. Smitty is definitely an interesting character if you analyze him closely.
Capital Punishment in “Two Fishermen”
Capital punishment AKA the death penalty is when somebody is killed by authorities because of a crime they have committed. Methods of carrying out this punishment have gotten more humane as time went on. The methods of capital punishment are: hanging, gas chamber, electric chair, firing squad and lethal injection. If the story “Two Fishermen” took place in Canada then the timeline would be around 1865-1976 because capital punishment in Canada was introduced in 1865 and was attempted to be removed but it was not in 1914. Capital punishment was finally abolished in 1976.
In the story a character named Thomas Delaney was executed for killing a man who raped his wife. I highly disagree with the decision to execute Thomas because the rapist would likely have been executed himself because in 1865 only treason, murder and rape are considered crimes bad enough to be executed. Thomas shouldn’t have been executed because he didn’t really commit murder even though he killed somebody, he was only defending his wife from the rapist. Lastly he may have accidentally killed him because there was no mention of him using a weapon and you can accidentally kill somebody with your bare hands when you are very mad, especially if your wife is getting raped.