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10EN - Lord of the Flies: Home


Social comment through novels.

Students will explore the history of the novel and consider what makes a novel a classic.

Students will investigate the context of the production of a novel.

Students will review their understanding of the generic conventions of a novel.

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Use general search terms. You can choose the option of "Search other sources" and Oliver will search through a variety of resources. Choosing the "Advanced search" will allow you to limit to specific formats or collections e.g. Non-fiction narrative. Both of these options are right next to the search box:

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Online encyclopaedia:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.

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A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.

Both EBSCOhost and Gale INFOTRAC have specialized databases so use these first. 

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Themes of Lord of the Flies:

Loss of Innocence - Vice against virtue - The Nature of Evil or Vice - Innocence - Youth - Religion - Wisdom and knowledge - Spirituality and religion Human nature - Primitivity

And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph
wept for the end of innocence, the 
darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the
true, wise friend called Piggy.”


End of Rationalism - Dehumanization of Relations - Fear - Identity - Savagery and the Beast 

“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.”

Savageness and Society - Absence of Social norms - Progress of Civilisation - Absence of Laws - Power - Civilisation - Rules and Order - Civilisation - Weak and Strong

“We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. “

Reference Generator:

Reference Generator It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.


A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Florman, B 2013, Lord of the flies, LitCharts, viewed 5 June 2022,

Green, J 2016, Lord of the Flies: Crash Course Literature 305, 4 August, viewed 5 June 2022,

Lord of the Flies 2022. Britannica School. Retrieved 5 June 2022, from


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