LOTF Final Project

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LOTF Final Project
1. Create a symbolic representation of human nature as expressed through
LOTF.
a. This can be through a painting, a photograph, sculpture, or a poem.
b. This should not be something that is sketched out on a piece of
notebook paper.
c. It should be a work of art, something of which you are proud.
d. Write a ½ page explication about your poem.
2. Write an original poem retelling the story of the boys on the island.
a. Include some important events from the book.
b. Allude to the major themes in the book.
c. Type your poem.
d. Record yourself reading your song poem, or perform it for the class.
e. Write a ½ page explication about your poem.
3. Critical analysis outline
a. Defend or challenge a thesis, find evidence, make an outline.
b. Make a thoughtful and detailed outline defeding or challenging the
following these: LOTF is a persuasive argument that man is
inherently evil.
c. If you disagree with this thesis, you will develop a new thesis.
d. Look at each chapter for evidence.
e. Present your evidence in outline form.
f. Example:
1) Jack is an insufferable character but a necessary antagonist.
A. “I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple
arrogance, “because I’m chapter chorister and
head boy.” p 22
B. “I’m not going to be part of Ralph’s lot” p 127
g. Some rules for outlines:
1) Subdivide topics by a system of numbers and letters.
Example:
I.
A.
B.
1.
2.
a.
1
II.
b.
A.
B.
2) Each heading and subheading must have at least 2 parts
3) Headings for parts of a paper, such as intro and
conclusion, should not be used.
4) Be consistent. Use either sentences or phrase, but not both.
4. TED Talks connections: We’ve spent a good bit of time thinking about and
talking about how human beings revert to savagery. We’ve discussed
whether it is nature or environment that makes people evil. Your job here is
to watch the TED Talk and and make connections to LOTF, and to apply what
you learn to Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and the other boys.
a. Watch the TED talk and take notes on Zimbardo’s claims:
http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_ev
il.html (you can also look up Zimbardo “Psychology of Evil” on
youtube)
b. Ask yourself: What does he believe? What is his reasoning? How does
he support his claims? What studies and observations does he make
about the nature and psychology of evil?
c. Create a visual diagram connecting the claims in the TED talk to LOTF.
You can make it look however you want, in whatever way makes
sense to you, as long as there are several ideas interconnected.
d. Account for the following from the text:
1) Jack’s urge to kill
2) Jack’s fascination with hunting
3) Roger and the stones
4) The murdering of the pig
5) Jack’s descent into savagery
6) The boys killing Simon
7) The tribe mentality of the boys
8) Roger killing Piggy
9) Ralph as “goodness”
e. Explain the connection for each aspect of the text mentioned above
5. The Guardian, a British daily newspaper, ran a contest for students to
illustrate a new cover for LOTF. The competition has ended, but the rules,
results, and gallery are still posted at http://lordofthefliescover.com/. For
this option you will follow The Guardian’s guidelines to produce your own
bookcover:
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a. Read the book for ideas and themes, and look at the competition
website for help with ideas. You can interpret the story visually in
many different ways. You may wish to concentrate on the location, or
some of the characters, or a single character, or a single item or motif,
or something more abstract and symbolic.
b. Create an illustration for the cover. Your image can be full color, or
single color, or two colors.
c. You can use any media: paint/pencils/collage/printmaking/photo
illustration/3D model etc etc etc.
d. It must be your original design
e. You must include the title and author on the cover
f. You must write a ½ p explication of your cover
g. You may not use notebook paper; this should be professionally done
6. The soundtrack
a. Make a 5-8 song soundtrack (CD, digital copy, USB, online)
b. For each song or musical piece, write out the lyrics or describe the
music.
c. Then write an in-depth analysis for each song that explains its
connection to the novel and why you chose to include it on the
soundtrack.
d. Use text-based evidence such as quotations, symbols, themes, and
situations to explain your choices.
e. Create an album cover.
7. Newspaper/blog
a. Create a newspaper/blog that describes the major events of the story.
b. Your newspaper/blog must include at least 4 of the following
elements: a news story, a review, an editorial, a feature story, a
commentary, a cartoon, and/or crossword puzzle from vocabulary
from the book.
c. All of these must be somehow linked to the novel and created by you.
d. Use quotes from the book for your interviews and feel free to
embellish where you want to, so long as everything is in keeping with
the novel.
8. Graphic Novel/Comic Book
a. Recreate at least 5 of the most significant parts of the novel in a
graphic novel or comic book format.
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b. The quality of your project will be determined by the extent to which
your scenes portray the entirety of the novel,
c. the quality of the artwork, and
d. an introduction that explains what you tried to capture and why
e. Use quotes from the text as your narration and dialogue, but feel free
to alter anything as needed as long as the ideas remain unchanged
9. Board/video game
a. Use text-based evidence to create a game
b. The idea behind this project is to create something that will
demonstrate your knowledge of the novel and could be used to test
others on their knowledge and help them learn more in an innovative
way
c. While you may have some superficial (fact-based) questions, the
majority of the should explore deeper levels of analysis of the novel
(symbols, themes, issues, etc.)
d. You may model your game on an existing one or create your own
e. Write a ½ p explanation of why you created the game the way you did
10. Write a eulogy
a. You were a friend of one of the boys who died. His parents have asked
you to participate in a memorial service for your lost friend.
b. Prepare a eulogy that you will deliver at the service.
c. Be sure to include qualities of the character and recall times that you
spent together
d. Feel free to embellish in keeping with that character
e. Length: 2pp
11. Compose or perform an original song
a. Choose a character, event, or theme from the novel and create a song.
b. They lyrics should accurately reflect the details from the novel
c. The song should be at least 2 minutes long
d. You need to provide a typed copy of the lyrics to me the day before
e. Perform this song in front of the class or the instructor
12. Write a journal
a. Imagine one of the characters has a journal on the island.
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b.
c.
d.
e.
Write entries recording the events on the island and his feelings
You can choose any character
The entries must cover the scope of the novel
If you choose a character who dies, find a way to provide some brief
information about his death and what happens later in the novel
(perhaps someone found his journal after his death and continued
recording the events from their perspective)
13. Create another chapter to LOTF
a. This chapter should continue with what happens when the children
leave the island.
b. Try to mimic Golding’s writing style.
c. Lengh: 2-5pp
14. Talk show
a. Create a script for a talk show in which the characters from the book
are reunited.
b. Film the talk show
c. Length: under 15m
d. Examine questions readers might have of the boys after they have left
the island.
e. Both the script and a copy of the show should be submitted.
15. Masks
a. Create masks for the following characters:
1) Ralph
2) Piggy
3) Simon
4) Jack
b. The masks should demonstrated the nature of each of the characters
c. Write a ½ page explication of why you chose the design for each mask.
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Rubric: LOTF Final Project
The project is relevant and shows connections to LOTF
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The project demonstrates analysis and intellectual thought
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The project follows the requirements listed
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The project is creative
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The project is original
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Total: ____/50
Comments:
Due: Tuesday 17 March 2015
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Due Dates:
Proposal for projects not
listed:
Thursday 12 March
In-class work (must bring
Thursday 12 March
materials to work to get credit
&
for work day)
Friday 13 March
Project check
Friday 13 March
Final project due
Tuesday 17 March
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