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Lord of the Flies Character Analysis PBLA


  Lord of the Flies Character Analysis PBLA:

CC.9-10.R.L.1Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

C.9-10.R.L.2  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details, quotes, and parsing.

CC.9-10.R.L.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CC.9-10.R.L.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone). 

CC.9-10.R.L.6  Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. 

CC.9-10.W5:  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach,  

Assignment: You are to write a 5-7 page paper in which you analyze each character in terms of his symbolic meaning.  Remember:  Lord of the Flies is an allegory that can be interpreted many different ways:  political, biological, religious, social, psychological, or historical interpretations are all possible.  Use your Character Journals (homework) and class discussions for reference. Be sure to provide specific quotes from the novel, parsing, and research to back up your analysis of each characterÕs symbolism.  

                                                Essay Assessment List: 

Element:                                                            Point Value:            Self:         Teacher:

Pre Writing:

 1.)  There is evidence of a Pre-writing

            graphic organizer or rough draft                      5                        ___            ___                             


2.)  The essay gives a clear and specific

            analysis of the symbolism of each

            main character.   There is a unifying

    lens by which the novel is examined.                10              ___            ___                                        

3.)  The analysis of each character is backed

            up by specific quotes from the novel.               40                    ___            ___                    

    These quotes are then parsed for meaning

    and used to prove the writer's thesis. 

4.)  The quotes are documented correctly.

            (Please refer to your ÒQuote

            Documentation HandoutÓ to be sure)                 10                        ___            ___               

5.)  The essay is in proper Expository form,

            which includes a hook, thesis statement,

            transitionals for logical development,

    and a strong, full-bodied conclusion.                 25                        ___            ___

6.)  Proper spelling, grammar, and neatness

            demonstrate that effort has gone into

            the writing of this essay.                        10              ___ __

  Total Points:                        100            ___           ___                    

      Additionally, we will be doing peer editing in class to help with your final draft.  This will be a guided peer editing activity with a writing reflection.  These activities will help you write the best essay you are capable of writing if you do the work conscientiously and with regard to time management.

Peer EditorÕs Name:  ____________________


Peer EditorÕs Specific Comments on Writing:








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