My Sisters Keeper Title: My Sisters Keeper Text Type: Novel (Extended Text) Author: Jodi Picoult The novel “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult begins as the reader learns of the decisions one has to make for another person and how they can trap someone unwillingly or not into decisions. The beginning of the novel starts […]

Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias” I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet […]

Themes: Civilisation – fragile Civil/ Social division Power Survival Describe at least ONE effective technique used in the written text(s). Explain how this technique helped you to understand an important message.Note: Techniques could include vocabulary, style, imagery, symbolism, structure, or narrative point- of view. Quote Weaving Jack finds that “The mask was a thing of […]

Symbolism: – elements of the text that represent something greater. How is it described/ introduced in the text How is it used Find quotes where it is mentioned What ideas does it convey? The conch: Introduced by Piggy  

Structure: – the overarching sequence of events, including flashback, foreshadowing… The novel is chronologically sequenced starting when the boys crash land on an island and progressing as the novel  During the first hunt for a pig that Ralph is involved in, he has a sudden flashback to when he lived in Devonport with his family. The flashback […]

Language: – choices made by author  The author of The Lord Of The Flies, William Golding, uses language

Setting: – time, place, social setting, atmosphere Set during the time of World War 2 on a Pacific Island. The social hierarchy is loosely structured in relation to the boys’ ages which is approximately a group of 6-12 year olds (littluns and biguns). During the beginning, the social setting is decided as a democracy where […]

Character: – name, appearance, relationship, language, status   Name: Ralph Appearance: Fair hair, male, young, taller than Piggy, past childhood, boxers body Language: Origins: Relationships: with Piggy (intellect and reason): cooperative, relationship with Jack: competitive rival (evil) Represents: Democracy, reason, order   Name: Jack Appearance: “Within the diamond haze of the beach, something dark was fumbling along.” […]

Plot: – the event and the order in which they fold The novel starts when a plane with a group of boys aged between six and twelve crash lands on an unknown Pacific island. Ralph and Piggy are the first characters the reader learns of. They find a conch shell and use it to call […]