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January 31, 2011 Assignment:

 

  Paragraph Topic: Littleuns vs. Biguns

  Find a quote in Chapter 4 of LOTF

  Include:

  Introduction statement/Statement of topic

  Introduction to the quote (even just a phrase)

  Quotation from the chapter AND PARENTHETICAL NOTATION (Golding #)

  Analysis of quotation (what does it tell us?)

  Summary (Transition) sentence

  Resources?

  Thesis Generator

  LOTF book

  Your brains

  Your peers

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EXAMPLE 1

In Lord of the Flies the difference between the littleuns and the biguns is, the littleuns are more blind to the fact they are lost and the biguns seem to care more of the situation. An example why the biguns are more focused on getting off of the island because of this ship they see. “‘I can’t see no smoke,’ said piggy incredulously. ‘I can’t see no smoke Ralph- where is it?’” (Golding 66). From this we can see that the biguns are more concerned with getting off and back to society by keeping the fire on for passing ships or planes to see.

EXAMPLE 2             

The littluns are like their own little tribe of six year olds. They really have no care about what they eat or do. All they do is sleep eat and play till the day end.

“The undoubted littluns, those aged about six, led a quite distinct, and at the same time intense, life of their own. They ate most of the day, picking fruit where they could reach it not particular about ripeness and quality.”

The biguns on the other hand are serious about trying to get off the island and worried about health. They take mostly everything seriously but they do have funs ate time. The biguns range from 12 and up but mostly everyone is 12. These two groups don’t really mind eachother and the littleuns stay out the way of the biguns.

EXAMPLE 3
 
          The difference between the Littleuns and the Biguns is the Littleuns are more into playing, and enjoying their time, and eating. On the other hand, the Biguns seem more concerned with finding food and shelter and maintaining a fire. “The undoubted littluns, those aged about six, led a quite distinct, and at the same time intense, life of their own. They ate most of the day, picking fruit where they could reach it and not particular about ripeness and quality.” (Golding 51.) This shows us that the littluns and the biguns differed in ideas about what to do.

EXAMPLE 4
 
          There are many tiffs between the biguns and the littleuns throughout Lord of the flies. The biguns would often harass the littleuns. This seems unfair because they were younger and much more afraid than the biguns. In the text it says “Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which her dare not throw” (Golding 62). This quote tells us that the biguns have no respect for the littleuns. The biguns might feel like they have power to do what they like even if it annoys or hurts a littleun. The two groups should work together as a team in order to survive.

EXAMPLE 5
 

By Calling Frequent meetings between all the fellow boys on the island, Ralph added order on the island. In these occurring meetings, Ralph established what would be done throughout the day.  “As Ralph blew the conch all the littluns gathered along with Jack and his hunting tribe” (Lord of the Flies, p. 79).  This demonstrated that there was a form of order on the island.  Jack taking over the tribe kind of got in the way of Ralph’s plans, However, everything seemed to go somewhat well and the boys seemed to enjoy coming together when they weren’t arguing.

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A few examples for your consideration...

EXAMPLE A

 

Ralph also added order on the island by calling meeting between all the boys to establish what would be done throughout the day.  “As Ralph blew the conch all the littluns gathered along with Jack and his hunting tribe” (Page 79).  This demonstrated that there was some type of order on the island.  By Jack taking over  the tribe kind of got in the way of Ralph’s plans but everything seemed to go somewhat well and the boys seemed to enjoy coming together when they weren’t arguing.

EXAMPLE B

 

First, Jack wants to have fun, which to him means kill.  In this quote “He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling” (William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch.4) you can read that he is going crazy just by the way he laughs.  All he wants to do is hunt for pigs.

EXAMPLE B REVISION:
 

Jack firstly wants to have fun, which in his perspective means kill.  In the following quote,  “He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling” ( Golding, Ch.4) you can read that he is going crazy just by the way he laughs.  Jack’s  main goal is to Hunt for pigs.

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