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What are the major themes of Lord of the Flies?
It's "An attempt to trace the defects of society back to defects of human nature." -Golding
Who wrote the Lord of the Flies?
What is the symbolism of the Conch?
Law and order
What is the symbolism of the Lord of the Flies?
The boys losing it
What is the symbolism of the Signal fire?
What is the symbolism of Ralph?
What is the symbolism of Jack
What is the symbolism of Piggy
Intelligence and thought
What is the symbolism of Simon?
Jesus or a saint
What is POV?
Point of view; i.e. first person, thrid person omnisent, thrid person
What is Denotative?
Strict dictionary definition of the word
What is connotative?
Emotional or infered definition
What are the three phases of the Hero cycle?
- 1. Departure
- 2. Initiation
- 3. Return
The monomyth is the cyclical journey undertaken by the standard mythological hero as described by Joseph Campbell. The core concept of the monomyth is: "A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow men."
Stories explaining objects or events in the natural world as resulting from the action of some supernatural force of entity, most often a god.
- Idea that combines two opposites
- Ex. Promethus is both a hero and a villian, because he brings us fire and a lot of plagues.
- The main charcter in a story who plays the leading role in the hero cycle:
- Self sacrificing, questioning, trials, fault, (hamartia), death, saves.
Elements of creation story
- Regarded as the truth
- Explains why humans are on Earth
- Always supreme beings
- Defines relationship to gods and what proper behvaior is.
- Goddess of the soul
- So pretty Aphrodite was jealous and sent Cupid to make her fall in love with a bad man
- Fell in love with Cupid instead
- Evil and vain goddess of love
- Mother of Cupid
- Tries to get rid of her sons love by putting her through trials
- God of love
- Falls for Psyche
- Forgives her when she crosses him
Long poem about a hero
the hero in an epic poem
Point of View
First person and thrid person omnipisent
- Excellence and greatness
- Extended simile, many lines long
- Takes form of "As when____, so does____"
In medias res
In the middle of things
Man of many ways or man of many tricks
- any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or
- attributed quality
Island where Circe lives
King, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan war, Helen's husband
- n. Greek Mythology A king of Phaeacia, father of Nausicaa,
- who entertained Odysseus.
Head of the Suitors who dies first
Zeus' daughter, goddess of war who helps Odysseus
Nymph who keeps Odysseus for a while
Whirlpool by Scylla
a goddess living on the fabulous island of Aeaea. Her magical powers turned Odysseus' men into swine
Faithful swine herd
Odyssues's old nurse/ Penelope's servant
The woman who was promised to Paris who starts the whole war
The sun god whose cattle Odysseus' men kill
Excessive in pride or arrogance
The land where Odysseus is trying to get back to
- Caused anyone to eat the flower or seeds to forget who he was, and their only
- interest was to eat more of the plants
People who had eaten the lotus
The perosn Athena disguises herself as
A magical herb given to Odyssues by Hermes to protect him from Circe's magic
The Nine Muses were Greek goddesses who ruled over the arts and sciences and offered inspiration in those subjects. They were the daughters of Zeus, lord of all gods, and Mnemosyne, who represented memory
is trying to give answers to Telemachus questions about his father's death (or disappearance), he also tells him the true events that happened in Troy.Agamemnon's death, all the Greeks that returned home after the war was over, but he has no answer about his father.
The fake name Odysseus uses to trick Polyphemus
The god-like hero of the story
Island where Calypso lives
The inhabitants of the land of Scheria.
Cyclopes that traps the men and then gets his eye blinded by Odysseus
Six headed monster that eats 6 of Odysseus' men
God of the sea whose fucking pissed off at Odysseus
Monsters whose singing lures away men
- The most famous of all Greek seers. The legend was that in compensation for his
- blindness the gods had given him his awesome visionary powers. His spirit is
- consulted by Odysseus in Hades
The place where the Helen of Troy battle was fought
Formula for Literary Analysis Paragraph
- Topic sentence must include:
- 1. Title
- 2. Author
- 3. Literary device
- 4. Author's purpose
- Incorporated, documented textual proof (Quotation)
- Explanation of author's purpose (why or how the author uses this literary device, NOT what is the definition of the literary device)
- Conclusion- relate author's purpose to a major theme in the work.
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