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    Jaws Movie Conclusion

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    Jaws Jaws is a book by American author Peter Benchley. It is based on a true story of two amateur fishermen who caught and killed a great white shark that attacked and killed four people along the East Coast of America in 1916. It was published in 1974 and shortly after was made into a movie in 1975. Jaws is about a gigantic, terrifying, great white shark that preys on anyone and everyone on Amity Island. Jaws was a first of its kind. People knew of sharks and had known little about them; therefore, the Jaws story was a big success because people were interested in the unknown shark. Jaws the movie and book, gave the audience an actual visual of a shark and terrified all who listened. Jaws is watched and read by people of all ages, and gave…

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    Lord of the Flies is a very famous book known for its intense situations against the kids. They are stuck on an island, in the middle of nowhere from a plane crash. The kids thought being alone on an island without any parents was going to be fun, until they are faced with mother nature and themselves. What people mean by Lord of the Flies being an allegorical novel is that it has tons of symbolism involved. From its characters, animals, and even the setting. Some of the important symbols in…

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    Kayla Hardersen Partyka English, 7 20 August 2015 Reading Journal Chapters 1-2 Character Evaluation In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Piggy is a self-conscious, proper schoolboy; however, he is having trouble adjusting to the island and the boys on it. Piggy wants to be heard and respected by the boys on the island, but his overweight appearance and unfortunate nickname make it difficult for the boys to take him seriously. Despite being a well-mannered boy, Piggy has outbursts of anger…

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    Lord of the Flies by William Golding is classic loss of innocence novel that has been taught in schools for decades, and will continue to be taught for years to come. A group of young boys crash land on an island with no supervision and are stranded there will little hope of being found or rescued. In the book, William Golding uses a dangerous island setting, rich symbolism, and a overall extended metaphor to relate the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The island is the…

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    In William Golding’s novel, “The Lord of the Flies” starts out as a group of young boys get stranded on an island with no adults. They are forced to build their own set of rules and society. Golding portrays many unique conditions and situations that symbolize ideas or concepts. At first, this seems like a paradise, a dream come true but it soon leads to conflict. Such symbols as Simon and holiness, fire and power, to beasts and darkness, to pigs and craziness are all what help Golding put the…

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    The boys on the island turn the necessities they needed on for survival into symbols representing the sinful nature of humans. Since Jack and Roger are the two darkest people Golding writes into the book, it only makes sense that together they prove an aspect of human’s sinful nature. Throughout the book there is only one female character, and even then she was shown to be violated in the most violent way. Roger and Jack found a nursing sow during a pig hunt and decided to stalk her down to hunt…

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    Symbolism of Savagery and Civilization in Lord of the Flies The use of symbols and imagery in literature allows the audience to engage themselves in the novel. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies portrays the diverse aspects of humanity through detailed symbols. The symbol which gives the novel its name, the severed pig’s head on a stick, and Simon’s encounter with it, visually displays the sadist side of humanity and the temptation of evil. From the beginning of the novel, the child-like fear…

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    Civilization is a socially constructed concept. Many civilizations use symbols to help understand a larger concept such as a flag, is simply a piece of cloth but we use it to symbolize an area. The novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, centers around a group of English boys who get stranded on an island and while on the island, they try to maintain a perfect civilization. The boys use objects to return normalcy into their lives. Golding uses the conch, the fire and the beast to portray…

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    Suspense In The Movie Jaws

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    Often times iconic scenes in a movie will have amazing music, sound effects and vocals to tie the whole scene together, and with all of these, visuals are not really needed, they will only give a crystal clear image of what the director has already portrayed with sound. One example could be the shower scene in Psycho; if you turn off the screen and only listen to the sound; an almost crystal clear visual is made because you can hear what is actually going on. Another perfect example is the…

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    Some of the similarities of Ralph and Jack are they both are older boys who are quickly establishing to be the leaders of the island. They both agree that rules are necessary for their survival. They differ because Jack is so focused on killing a pig he forgets about the most important things, like survival and shelter. Ralph and Jack disagree what is important. Jack says, “you need an army-- for hunting. Hunting pigs--”(32). Jack thinks too much about himself and glory of killing a pig. Ralph,…

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