Allegory in Lord of the Flies

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Allegories are literary devices that

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1. In the novel Lord of the Flies, author William Golding utilizes which type of allegory to warn of the dangers of war?

2. In the novel Lord of the Flies, which character is portrayed as having Christ-like qualities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the reasons that William Golding's Lord of the Flies is such a classic is its notable use of literary allegory. You can go over some more specific information on allegory in Lord of the Flies with this assessment. The assessment questions will test you on points such as the definition of an allegory and what specific aspects of the novel are meant to represent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • How allegories function as a literary device
  • The types of allegories Golding uses in the novel
  • Characters presented as being Christ-like
  • What 'Lord of the Flies' means
  • What the novel's setting represents

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the lesson's main points on the specific uses of allegory in William Golding's Lord of the Flies
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of how allegory works in literature and specific examples of it in the plot, characters, and setting of the novel
  • Knowledge application - utilize the knowledge you've gained on this topic to identify the uses of allegory in the novel and what they are meant to convey to the reader

Additional Learning

Learn more about this subject with the corresponding lesson called Allegory in Lord of the Flies. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of allegories in literature
  • Allegory in Lord of the Flies
  • Biblical allegories
  • Geo-political allegories
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