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Explore how themes develop in 'Lord of the Flies'

In this worksheet, students will explore how key themes develop in 'Lord of the Flies'.

'Explore how themes develop in 'Lord of the Flies'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel, Eduqas,

Curriculum topic:   Modern Texts: Prose, Post-1914 Play or Novel, Post-1914 Prose / Drama

Curriculum subtopic:   Lord of the Flies

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview




In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme in the novel.


It is important that you know the play well enough to be able to choose relevant parts of the text where these themes are explored by Golding. You will also be expected to demonstrate an awareness of how each theme develops throughout the course of the novel.



To receive the best marks, you will need to:

- show a very good understanding of how the themes in the novel are affected by the context in which Golding was writing


- analyse the writer's choices of language, structure and dramatic devices and comment on their effect on the audience.



You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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