PLEASE NOTE: CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL PRICING OF THE LORD OF THE FLIES BOARD GAME BEFORE YOU BUY THIS POWER POINT PRESENTATION. Lord of the Flies Power Point Presentation (37-slides) addresses major themes, symbols and the island as a microcosm of the larger (post) war society's devolution into inhumanity when our inherent evil goes unchecked by personal ethics. Examines Jack's psychological prowess and masterful manipulations using fear tactics to gain power. Instead of viewing the boys as neatly divided into two camps of good and evil, questions raised herein allow students to contemplate Golding's stated theme of the book as "an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable..." Juxtaposing Ballantyne's 1857 juvenile adventure novel romanticizing British Imperialism and casting evil in the role of "savages" and pirates, far removed from the three adolescent boys who are incapable of anything but (British) good, Golding holds up a harsher light to "civilized society" by laying bare what Hannah Arhendt called "the banality of evil." Provides definition of Beelzebub "Lord of the Flies" from ancient biblical texts. Visually appealing. Teachers: Slide 36 contains hyperlinked websites you may call up in class (for research or informational purposes) or use for your own development of lesson plans on the novel. Slide 30 features an embedded website, www.WatchMojo’s Top 10 Notes on Lord of the Flies, which will serve as an excellent summary of my Power Point’s key concepts. Slide 37 contains hyperlinked postings from YouTube featuring 3 key scenes from Peter Brook’s 1963 film adaptation of Golding’s novel. This Power Point Presentation may serve as a concise introduction to the novel (social/historical contexts, themes, symbols, etc.), so I encourage you to preview the material contained herein and revisit sections of the PPt as students progress through the novel’s chapters. Recommendation: Have students read the chapters depicted in the YouTube excerpts from the Brooks film prior to showing them the film scenes.