Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Poisoned Apples

by Christine Heppermann

The Protagonist

They’re called English teachers, right? So why don’t they speak in plain English?! In other words, why don’t they just call “the protagonist” the “main character”? Because then you wouldn’t have any reason to watch this 60second Recap®, of course!

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