Common Themes: I’m the King of the Castle and Lord of the Flies

This has been distributed in class but in case you would like another copy, here are the common themes between the two books in your exam on Friday.

Common Themes in Lord of the Flies and I’m the King of the Castle

I’m the King of the Castle Revision – Chapter 3 Questions

Task Four (see here for Tasks OneThree)

Read Chapter Three and consider these questions:

  • How does Hooper continue to make Kingshaw unwelcome?
  • What new symbol is been introduced? What does it symbolise?
  • Why does Hooper torment Kingshaw? (p.35)
  • What do the parents think about how the boys are getting on?

Task Five

Write in your books using quotations if you have access to the text:

  • How does the writer make the crow seem terrifying to Kingshaw?
  • Do you agree that Kingshaw is presented as both a victim and a person of strength in this chapter?

I’m the King of the Castle Revision – Chapter 2 Questions

Task Two

‘It was raining hard again, and great, bruise-coloured clouds hung low over the copse.’

  • What atmosphere does this set?
  • What does it tell us about Hooper’s state of mind?

Task Three

Read p22-23.

What do you learn about the two boys? Compare the two characters.

  • Answer in at least 2 paragraphs;
  • Use at least 1 quotation for each boy;
  • Make interpretations about their characters.

Challenge: comment on the writer’s use of language to present the two characters.