Passage And Literary Element : The Sound Of The Shell Essay

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Seyan Coco Honors English Ms. Lobas 8/6/16 Chapter # and Title: Significance of Title: Passage and Literary Element: Significance: 1) The Sound of the Shell “The Sound of the Shell” is significant to the first chapter because the sound of the conch shell Piggy and Ralph found is what attracted the groups of other boys on the island. “This is an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea...“What’s your name?” “Ralph.”...“They used to call me Piggy.”...“What’s yer name?” “Johnny.” ...“Sam, Eric, Sam, Eric.” ...Wearily obedient, the choir huddled into line and stood there swaying in the sun. None the less, some began to protest faintly. “But, Merridew. Please, Merridew... He muttered that his name was Roger and was silent again. Bill, Robert, Harold, Henry; the choir boy who had fainted sat up against a palm trunk, smiled pallidly at Ralph and said that his name was Simon.” (Golding, 7-22) This combination of passages show the exposition of “Lord of the Flies”. The characters (Piggy, Ralph, Jack, Sam, Eric, Johnny, Simon, Harold, Henry,Bill, Robert, and Roger), setting (an island), and time (sometime during the morning or afternoon) are revealed. This gives the reader a sense of time and place that will help prevent confusion in future chapters. The identification of these features allows for the advancement of the plot line. 2) Fire on the Mountain “Fire on the Mountain” is an appropriate title for the second chapter because the group of boys

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