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  • The Fly Poem

    The Fly Vile, repulsive, and yet ultimately benign; this is the life of a fly. In the Poem “The Fly” Karl Shapiro defines the operations of a mundane housefly in exorbitant detail. From searching for a mate to burying maggots in the dermis of a corpse to the fly’s demise, Shapiro holds no stray detail of the fly’s being from the reader. Karl Shapiro utilizes imagery and figurative language to express the underlying beauty and repulsion of an otherwise benign fly. First, Shapiro utilizes imagery to express the intricacies of the fly’s life. At one point, the author notes, “The smoking mountain of my food” as from the perception of the fly. The very nature of the object, a dish of food, becomes a grand and intimidating device in the eyes of the fly. To scale such as structure would be no great feat for the fly, though mounting it would remain an element of status and grace from which to observe the world; the desire to seek out this beauty instills a degree of empathy within the reader for the fly. Likewise, the author describes the aftermath of a chemical insecticide directed toward the fly, noting “The corpses strewn like raisins in the dust.” referring to the dead flies. This passage seeks to simultaneously undermine and underline the act of the flies’ victimizer (the narrator). From this…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Fruit Flies

    from here. Fruit Flies. Dozens…

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  • Gall Fly Lab Report

    Determining the affects of natural selection on gall fly (Eurosta) larvae from different predators Ariel O’Neil Biology 1020H Abstract This lab was done with the objective of determining if directional selection causes early larvae death in the gall fly. By first examining the parasitoid wasp and birds predatory actions we can hypothesize and predict the smaller galls will be most likely to survive directional selection. To figure out if this is true or not a large variety of goldenrod galls…

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  • Ladies Of The Flies

    Ladies of the Flies William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a classic book about a group of young English boys who crash land on a deserted island with no adults to guide them. They develop a small civilization in which the boys have jobs and rules under the leadership of Ralph. Ralph’s antithesis, Jack, establishes his own tribe of hunters which reverts to savagery and steadily increases in size as promises of meat and fun begin to lure in men of Ralph’s tribe. For the duration of their stay on…

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  • The Flies: Savagery

    Lord of the Flies explores the black side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the more civilized human things. William Golding intended this novel as a tragic copy of children's adventure tales, illustrating humankind's intrinsic evil nature. He presents the reader with a chronology of events leading a group of young guys from hope to disaster as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, isolated environment as rescued. In the midst of a nuclear war, a group of British…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Analysis

    Lord of the Flies starts when a plane crashes on to an island, only leaving about 25 English boys, ranging from ages five to twelve. The boys struggle to form a civilization. The evil that is naturally in mankind stops them from forming a peaceful society, many things go wrong because of disagreements between the boys. The evil present in mankind is one of the main themes in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The first reason why the theme is the evil that is present in mankind is…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Totalitarianism

    Lord of the Flies main theme of the human impulse to violence and designed to seal the struggle between civilization and rules to download it to a minimum. Rome during the Conflicts in the clash between civilization and savagery represented respectively by Ralph and Jack is dramatized.Jack, when he assumed the leadership of his tribe, but her service as an idol to worship Him not only others, requires the full attitude. Jack hunger ruling is suggesting brutality and illegal exploitation of power…

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  • Fear In Lord Of The Flies

    Human beings are naturally born with a wide range of emotions, which they access in response to different situations. The loss of a favorite toy could trigger sadness, which is communicated via crying. The emotion that William Golding focuses on in his novel Lord of the Flies is fear. A group of boys is left on a deserted island after their plane has crashed due to the war. Although everything is fine at first, everything slowly goes downhill as they stop working together and start acting more…

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  • Consequences In Lord Of The Flies

    “No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” A quote from Thomas Hobbes, a great philosopher of the 17th century, could not more perfectly express the concept that William Golding portrays in his first novel, The Lord of the Flies. A story of boys abandoned on an island, Lord of the Flies was first published in 1954. This book shows that human beings need the restraints of…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Summary

    Lord of the Flies The book “Lord of the flies” by William Golding is about a group of boys who are stranded on an island after their plane was, tragically, shot down. While they are on the island, the string that connects them to the outside world, and who they really are inside, is stretched to its limits and, eventually, severed. Without an adult figure present, they decide that they need someone to take charge. The kids end up taking a vote which gave this position to Ralph. With the weight…

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