Baylor D
Mrs.Kimble
Passage Analyses
3/22/2012

Passage Analyses of LOTF

William Golding use diction and metaphors in Lord of the Flies to help the reader understand the type of person Simon is. This paragraph tells the reader that Simon is well put together, calm, caring, and extremely collected. All these traits explain Simon very well.
"Then he bent down and wormed his way into the center of the mat.. When he was secure in the middle he was in a little cabin screened off from the open space by few leaves" (Golding Pg.46) With this quote Golding helps the reader know that Simon is all alone. Since he is all alone it also tells us that Simon left everyone else to enter a quiet and peaceful environment for him to meditate. He finds the peace and rather calm side of the island to escape the chaos.
"Nothing moved but a pair of gaudy butterflies that danced around each other.. the sounds of the bright fantastic birds, the bee sounds, even the crying of the gulls.."(Golding Pg.46) Golding now helps the reader get a fell of how Simon is "Christ-like" while he uses soft sounds and gentleness in the text (dancing butterflies, birds, bee sounds, gulls). All of Goldings tranquil, calm, gentle tone of the paragraph helps portrey the type of person Simon really is and it helps us continue to have calmness of Simon in our minds as we read.

2nd Passage analysis with active reading:
Passage analysis on Night by: Elie Wiesel



Elie Wiesel uses very strong diction to get his point across. The narrator is trying to explain the effect of the jewish concentration camps to the reader, he does an amazing job with his wording to express his feelings and emotions throughout the whole piece. The book Night Elie talks about the long, terrible days and night spent at the jewish concentration camps. In the exerpt i have chosen from the book Elie expresses to the reader the things he "never shall forget" with everything that went on in his life during that time being tortured, watching people die, and getting torn apart from his family took a very large toll on him and his beliefs.
The narrator says "Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky" With this quote Wiesel helps the reader understand the things his two eyes saw daily at the concentration camps. Weisel saw everyone around him die, children and adults be taken to the crematorium where they were burned alive and watched the bodies turn to ash and watch the smoke rise to the sky. He helps us understand the cruel things he had to endure.
"Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams into dust" Weisel again watched things that would be unimagenable to a human. The things he seen and did, the way he and others were treated "murdered his god" it made him feel as if there was no way out of it, because there wasn't. Nobody helped them they only encouraged the behavior, this basically forced him to believe there was anything that could get him through the struggle not even god. He believed it would never end, everything he ever imagened happening in his life was now nothing. He lost all hope of everything in his life. All his hopes, cares, and dreams were nothing.
Elie weisel did an amazing job with helping the reader understand every detail and really brought the reader into the story. He used every single word and put pain and heart into it to make the story have feeling. Everything in his life disappeared at that time almost as if he had absolutely nothing and through his words it's so visible.