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Part 1 Lord of the Flies Compare and contrast the characters you played in Lord of the Flies with the roles of the girls in Act 3 of The Crucible You must refer to your performance of your role you must quote specific moments lines from both plays where relevant The Era they are set in and the way we used movement In Lord of the Flies our group played the characters as twenty-first century girls whereas in the Crucible the girls lived in the seventeenth century This means that expectations regarding their behavior would be very different For example all the characters in Lord of the Flies are able to have their opinions even Piggy the scapegoat gets a say Ill go to them and say I want my glasses back At one point the girls decide to create a fire dance our group used movements and sounds which were very open and expressive leaping off tables stomping and shouting This reflects the modern day attitude that children should express their emotions and opinions In the Crucible though the girls troubles started because they expressed themselves dancing naked in the woods Then to avoid trouble they said that they had been possessed by the devil thus making them not responsible This shows the two extremes on the one hand a seventeenth century society where girls behavior was repressed on the other hand the twenty first-century girl were able to express themselves in whatever way they wanted This is partly because the expected behavior of girls in the twenty-first century was very free compared to the seventeenth century The girls in Lord of the Flies could make up their own rules whereas in The Crucible the girls had to abide by the rules set by their seventeenth century society Group dynamics themes However despite the plays taking place in different centuries the themes of the plays in particular those of
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