Tag: Lord of the Flies

LOTF Themes: Fear

Theme: Fear In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, new president of the United States, said that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Okay, it’s a little more eloquent than Piggy’s “I know there isn’t no fear,” but the point is basically the same: the most dangerous thing on this planet is probably fear, especially fear of the…

What I Learned Today 09/15/2014

Lord of The Flies Themes: Civilization & Innocence   Civilization Theme:
 1. Are Ralph and Piggy the only defenders of civilization on the island? What does “civilization” mean to them?   Anything that is “civilized” to Ralph is just something that an adult would do. He said it a lot in the book, so I think he believes it. Simon…

LOTF Themes: Civilization

THEME: CIVILIZATION If some adult has ever snapped at you to be “civilized,” then you probably know that “civilized” ends up referring to all kinds of arbitrary things: get your elbows off the table; say “please” and “thank you”; don’t chew with your mouth open; don’t flick spitballs at your sister. You know. Being “civilized” usually means not doing what…

LOTF Themes: Primitivism

PRIMITIVISM If well-brought-up British boys become violent savages when left without supervision, maybe people really are just violent savages, covered up in clothes and caps. Or maybe just some people are violent savages (*cough-Roger-cough*). Either way, Lord of the Flies asks us whether that primitivism is inferior—or if it’s our natural and rightful state, and if it’s not a little…

Curriculum Tweaks

Of course, being new to un/homeschooling, I couldn't expect every choice to be perfect. I found the Geography book we ordered will be good to test rote memory, but I didn't feel it would give Sage an in-depth understanding of Geography, so I went back to the drawing board and did more research. We have decide to use Mapping the…