Ms. Gokturk                                                                                      Wordcount: 1000 words

Soph I                                                                                                 Due Date:  Friday December 21st                                                                                                     @ turnitin


The Lord of the Flies Essay (100 points)


Your Task:  Write a critical essay in which you argue to support a position cultivated from one of the prompts below. Your essay should, support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary techniques (characterization, setting, conflicts, point of view, irony, symbolism, juxtaposition, imagery, motif, etc.); you should artfully discuss at least THREE literary techniques and bold the terms in your essay. Please submit your essay to turnitin.



#1 Critical Lens Essay:


“Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.” – Graham Greene


In your essay, provide a valid interpretation of the statement and demonstrate how your INTERPRETATION is true or false to the novel. à That is your thesis! After stating the quote in your intro, rely on your interpretation to discuss. Ignore the quote’s existence from that point on.


#2 Who is ultimately responsible for the destruction of the island?

Identify the most guilty and develop at least three supporting reasons to prove  guilt.


#3 How does today’s world echo the novel’s conflicts?

Identify ONE topic relevant from today’s world and prove how it echoes the novel. [For example, politics/government, people in the news, crime rates, bullying, environmental concerns, animal abuse, etc.] Formulate a clear thesis. For each body paragraph, identify an element for comparison and support how today’s topic is like what happens in the novel. Be sure to remember that this is a literary essay, so the current topic is a means to explore the novel as well as understand the topic you select.


When using outside sources of any kind (newspaper articles, journal articles, etc.), CITE!  Cite parenthetically in the paper and also have a Works Cited Page. [See, or to see how to properly cite MLA format.]


Points to remember: