Thinking as a Hobby, consider the different ways that the statuettes are positioned. Golding is pretty clear that their positioning indicates a philosophy of life held by he or the headmaster at various points in time. Think about the elements symbolized by these three statuettes: the thinker, the leopard, and the Venus de Milo.
Your task is to lay out the three different arrangements from the essay. Then explain what each arrangement means in the context of the article. What philosophy does each arrangement represent?
I would contend he reveals more about himself than perhaps he meant to in the final arrangement. What might he have revealed that he did not intend?
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