Lord of the Flies: Chapters 11 and 12

Contributor: Rebecca Hann. Lesson ID: 10942

Are you anxious to know how LOTF ends? How do the pieces tie together? How does the action fit in? These and more are elements of the plot, the sequence of events that make up a story. Learn them now!


Literary Studies

learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


He forgot his wounds, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet, rushing through the forest toward the open beach.

Welcome back!

This is the seventh lesson in the Lord of the Flies series, found under Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar. We will be reading the conclusion of the novel in this lesson!

The focus in Chapters 11 and 12 is elements of plot.

Plot usually focuses on five basic elements:

  • exposition (or introduction)
  • rising action
  • climax
  • falling action
  • resolution (or conclusion)
  • Exposition is at the beginning of the novel, when the reader is first introduced to the characters and the setting.
  • Rising action is the events that move the story forward and often contribute to the conflict within the story.
  • Climax is the moment in the story when the action takes a dramatic turn.
  • Falling action is the events that occur after the climax that lead to the resolution of the conflict.
  • Resolution is the conclusion of the story, when the conflict is resolved and the characters' story reaches its end.

For more information on the elements of plot, watch the following videos:

Freytag's Pyramid / Plot Analysis by Shmoop

Plot Elements, by Miss Siebs:


Climax and Turning Point, from Nasjonal Digital Læringsarena:


Often the climax and resolution are packed into the end of a novel. This is the case in Lord of the Flies, where the climax and resolution are all within these last two chapters.

So, move on to the Got It? section to read those chapters!

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