Lord of the Flies

by William Golding


This Smore was created to help you navigate through the novel Lord of the Flies. It contains information and resources to help you understand and comprehend the lessons found in your course. The Smore will include the following:

  • Background information about the novel and author.
  • Video discussing the elements you will encounter while reading the novel.
  • Chapter Summaries

Background Information

SparkNotes does an excellent job of providing you with background information about the novel.

Go to http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/flies/ for background information or choose one of the following links for specific information:

Click here for a video from www.sparknotes.com that gives an overall summary of the book.

All information comes from www.sparknotes.com

Elements of Literature

While you read Lord of the Flies, you will be asked to focus on certain elements of literature. Those elements include the following:

Plot, Setting, and Characters
Internal and External Conflicts

Click here to see a video discussing these elements.

Chapter Summaries

In your course, you will ultimately read all of the chapters in Lord of the Flies. However, the chapters are broken up throughout each lesson. I often think that a summary of the chapter is a great way to help you understand what is happening in the story without knowing everything. SparkNotes has a summary for every chapter. I am listing the links to these chapters below. Keep in mind, a summary is not enough to take the assessments. In fact, since the chapters are broken up into different lessons, you won't be able to rely on just a summary. But, if you are having difficulty understanding a chapter, a summary can help lead you in the right direction. Click on the chapters below to find the summaries on SparkNotes.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

All summaries come from www.sparknotes.com

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