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English 10

When a group of young boys are stuck on an island, what can we expect from them? Will they bond together and make things work? Or will they break into pieces and fall apart? Join us as we examine William Golding's classic novel The Lord of the Flies.

English 11

Throughout the course of American Literature we see many of the same themes come up; chief among them is the way in which we judge others. Miller's play is about judgement, to be sure, but also about the dangers of keeping secrets, relationships gone wrong, and to ruin your enemies.