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    Q. How does Steinbeck present masculinity in 'Of Mice and Men'?
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    Q. How does Steinbeck present masculinity in 'Of Mice and Men'?
    Slim is represented as a tall man, representing how height can represent how masculine somebody is.
    As well as this, Curley wears "high-heeled boots" showing that he wants to try and match the power and masculinity of other people on the ranch represented by height.
    Thirdly, regarding the elderly, Slim says "I wish'd somebody'd shoot me if I got old an' a cripple" showing that masculinity dies when you are not capable of working in the 1930s. As Candy is not as strong as the other workers on the ranch, he is not as repeated and is seen as an outcast.


    Q. How is Roger presented in Lord of the Flies?
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    Slim is represented as a tall man, representing how height can represent how masculine somebody is.
    As well as this, Curley wears "high-heeled boots" showing that he wants to try and match the power and masculinity of other people on the ranch represented by height.
    Thirdly, regarding the elderly, Slim says "I wish'd somebody'd shoot me if I got old an' a cripple" showing that masculinity dies when you are not capable of working in the 1930s. As Candy is not as strong as the other workers on the ranch, he is not as repeated and is seen as an outcast.


    Q. How is Roger presented in Lord of the Flies?
    - represents the end of civilisation when he breaks the conch "exploded into a thousand white fragments"

    - Represents how the boys become more barbaric
    1. "Roger led the way straight through the castles, kicking them over." --> harmless destruction
    2. "Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever." --> kills Piggy, physical destruction, more barbaric

    - Represents the psychological impact
    "Roger sharpened the stick at both ends" --> "both" emphasises how he can damage himself as well as someone/ something else and therefore all the barbaric nature will impact him, likewise the other boys because they're only children, vulnerable


    Q. How does Golding present Jack and Ralph's relationship in 'Lord of the Flies'?
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    Jack and Ralph's relationship ends as being a strong contrast to how it began.
    At the end Jack deliberately hurled his spear and Ralph with 'bloodthirsty snarling'.
    At the beginning they 'smiled at each other with shy liking', however when Ralph was elected chief, Jack became more obsessed with hunting and not following their rules before saying '*******s to the Rules' and creating his own tribe.
    Their relationship orientates around Jack, as he loses his morality first as he 'screamed wildly', making Ralph more and more scared about what Jack would do next.

    Q. What does the parachutist represent in 'Lord of the Flies' ?
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    Jack and Ralph's relationship ends as being a strong contrast to how it began.
    At the end Jack deliberately hurled his spear and Ralph with 'bloodthirsty snarling'.
    At the beginning they 'smiled at each other with shy liking', however when Ralph was elected chief, Jack became more obsessed with hunting and not following their rules before saying '*******s to the Rules' and creating his own tribe.
    Their relationship orientates around Jack, as he loses his morality first as he 'screamed wildly', making Ralph more and more scared about what Jack would do next.

    Q. What does the parachutist represent in 'Lord of the Flies' ?
    - Sign from the grown up world, "three miles up", the boys rely on adults
    - Fear of the beast "'We saw the beast'" said samneric ""There were eyes -" "Teeth-" "Claws-" "something like a great ape"
    - Hope "sudden bright explosion"

    Q. How does Golding use religion in 'Lord of the Flies'/ what does it represent?
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    - Sign from the grown up world, "three miles up", the boys rely on adults
    - Fear of the beast "'We saw the beast'" said samneric ""There were eyes -" "Teeth-" "Claws-" "something like a great ape"
    - Hope "sudden bright explosion"

    Q. How does Golding use religion in 'Lord of the Flies'/ what does it represent?
    Religion is shown in Lord of the Flies through setting, symbols and characters. The Character of Simon is seen as religious as he finds out the truth about the beast and is loyal to Ralph and Piggy. Also the parachutist could be seen as spriritual as and interpretation could be that it was sent from God and symbolises a lot of power from being on top of the mountain. The conch also symbolises religion with its 'pearly stillness' and brings the boys together at the beginning and breaks the group apart when it is smashed in Chapter 12.
    Piggy's Glasses could also be seen as religious as it represents sight and blindness.

    Q. What does Fire represent in 'Lord of the Flies'?
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    Religion is shown in Lord of the Flies through setting, symbols and characters. The Character of Simon is seen as religious as he finds out the truth about the beast and is loyal to Ralph and Piggy. Also the parachutist could be seen as spriritual as and interpretation could be that it was sent from God and symbolises a lot of power from being on top of the mountain. The conch also symbolises religion with its 'pearly stillness' and brings the boys together at the beginning and breaks the group apart when it is smashed in Chapter 12.
    Piggy's Glasses could also be seen as religious as it represents sight and blindness.

    Q. What does Fire represent in 'Lord of the Flies'?
    Fire represents several things for different characters throughout the novel. For example, for Jack, the fire represents a method of cooking meat and also a burden on the boys' everyday activities. However, for Ralph, the fire represents home and rescue. Overall, the fire represents the adult world, and also how the boys are alone on the island, as when a fire is lit it brings an adult of some kind to the island, e.g. the parachuter lands where the boys regularly set their fire. Finally, the fire also represents disappointment and separation, as when the fire is not lit, they miss a chance of being rescued, highlighting how alone the boys are on the island.

    Q. How are men on the ranch seen as alone in 'Of Mice and Men'?
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    Fire represents several things for different characters throughout the novel. For example, for Jack, the fire represents a method of cooking meat and also a burden on the boys' everyday activities. However, for Ralph, the fire represents home and rescue. Overall, the fire represents the adult world, and also how the boys are alone on the island, as when a fire is lit it brings an adult of some kind to the island, e.g. the parachuter lands where the boys regularly set their fire. Finally, the fire also represents disappointment and separation, as when the fire is not lit, they miss a chance of being rescued, highlighting how alone the boys are on the island.

    Q. How are men on the ranch seen as alone in 'Of Mice and Men'?
    In Of Mice and Men, the men are seen as alone but also are seen to have a sense of community. Crooks is the main character to be portrayed as alone due to his colour and that his room is separated from the other ranch workers.
    Also when Candy's dog is shot, Candy's companionship was shattered making him even more vulnerable.
    Carlson is portrayed as emotionless so is capable of being independent like many other ranch workers in the novel

    Q. What does Steinbeck portray the idea of the Dream Farm in 'Of Mice and Men'?
 
 
 
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