William Golding's Lord of the Flies
Try to get:
- at least one piece of literary criticism (database) from FUHS Library
-one piece of literary criticism from a local library (print or database)
-one piece of literary criticism from the Los Angeles Public Library's Literature Resource Center Database (see below)
unless Ms. Harris says otherwise!


Group Topics:
1. discuss the historical and biographical influences on the novel
2. what are the feminist implications?
3. discuss the book in terms of a moral/philosophical lens
4. what are the book's Freudian elements?
5. discuss the biblical allusions and their effects on theme
6. what are the economic and political influences (Marxist literary criticism)?


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FUHS Online Research Database with Literary Criticism:
Click on the apple below!
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password: fjuhsd

There are 15 Critical Essays on Lord of the Flies in this database! Password: fjuhsd

Public Libraries with Literary Criticism Databases: (requires your barcode and password):
Fullerton Public Library - They have Literary Reference Center!
Orange County Public Library - Literature Resource Center - click on Continue to External Site!
Yorba Linda Public Library - Literary Reference Center by EBSCO - Click on "Online Services" off the home page. Put in your Library Card number and password, then click on Books/Reading tab.
Anaheim Public Library
Whittier Public Library - Literary Reference Center by EBSCO

SUPER SECRET INFO!

Los Angeles Public Library - Literature Resource Center barcode: 27244048653193 pw: 8975

  • Click on "Access the Databases"

  • Scroll down to "Literature Resource Center"

  • barcode: 27244048653193 pw: 8975

  • Click on "Click Here to Proceed"

  • Then SEARCH!

  • There are 100 pieces of Literary Criticism and you can narrow that search using the lefthand navigation bar! (maybe narrow by "morality" or something like that!)



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Print:
I have checked the FUHS OPAC for Literary Criticism for Lord of the Flies and there is NONE! But don't despair! There are a lot of digitized print sources in the DATABASES!

The books with Literary Criticism look like this!
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There are not a lot of regular websites with Literary Criticism. Authors expect to be PAID!

Slim-Approved Websites:
INTERNET SITES

Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism ~ Search for criticism by author or title on this site from Drexel University. Don't miss the Online Criticism Guide and theLiterary Criticism Pathfinder at the bottom of the page!
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

Critical Reading: A Guide ~ A guide for "analyzing literature, particularly poetry and fiction." For poetry, contains sections on genre, speaker, structure, setting, and imagery. For fiction, topics include plot, character, setting, figurative language, and world-view. Also includes information on writing an analytical essay. From an english literature professor.
http://www.brocku.ca/english/jlye/criticalreading.html

Glossary of Literary Terms - quick definitions of literary terms; from Gale Publishing
http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/glossary/index.htm


Not acceptable:

Wikipedia? Princess Mabel edits own entry

Spark Notes? Bad!

Pink Monkey? Bad!



Some English Language Arts Standards Supported:

R3.7a
Analyze recognized works of world literature from a variety of authors that contrast the major literary forms, techniques, and characteristics of the major literary periods (e.g., Homeric Greece, medieval, romantic, neoclassic, modern).

R3.7b Analyze recognized works of world literature from a variety of authors that relate literary works and authors to the major themes and issues of their eras.

R3.7c Analyze recognized works of world literature from a variety of authors that evaluate the philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of the historical period that shaped the characters, plots, and, settings.


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Example Works Cited:
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