Lord of the Flies

Big Ideas to Discuss

 

Write "A" next to statements with which you agree. If you disagree, write "D." If you aren't sure, write "NS." Underneath, write why you think this is true. You do not have to agree with the other members of your group.

  1. ________When given a chance, people often single out and degrade another to

  2. improve themselves.

     

    Reasoning:

     

  3. ________Society is what holds everyone together and with out these conditions, our

  4. ideals, values, and the basics of right and wrong are lost.

     

    Reasoning:

     

  5. ________The power of fear and control can overwhelm a person.

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    Reasoning:

     

     

  7. ________If humanity is to survive, innocence may have to be sacrificed.

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    Reasoning:

     

  9. ________When the institutions of law and order slip away or are ignored, human

  10. beings revert to a more primitive part of their nature.

     

    Reasoning:

     

  11. ________Whenever groups of people coexist, there will be a struggle for power.

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    Reasoning:

     

  13. ________It’s better to examine the consequences of a decision before it is made, than

  14. to discover them afterwards.

     

    Reasoning:

     

  15. ________ Children are capable of horrific behavior.

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    Reasoning:

     

  17. ________ Everyone is capable of murder.

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    Reasoning:

     

  19. ________ The reason most people hunt is that they need the meat.

Reasoning:

 

11. What did your group seem to disagree over the most? Why?

 


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