The Tone of Lord of the Flies


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Golding's tone in Lord of the Flies reflects his perspective on what?

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1. Why does Golding maintain his tone that the killing of Simon in Lord of the Flies was innocent?

2. What is tone in literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Golding uses the tone of his novel, Lord of the Flies, to explore one concept in particular. This assessment will test your understanding of what tone is in literature and what we can interpret from the tone of Lord of the Flies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will ask you about:

  • Tone in literature
  • What the tone of Lord of the Flies reflects
  • Why the killing of Simon is seen as innocent
  • When the tone of the novel shifts
  • The tone at the end of the novel

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will need to complete this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the tone of Lord of the Flies and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of literary tones to analyze the shifts of tone in the novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Golding reflects in his novel

Additional Learning

With the lesson that accompanies this assessment, The Tone of the Lord of the Flies, you may improve your understanding of the material and review:

  • What the beast of the story was and what it represented
  • Golding's views on why men kill
  • What makes the boys savage