Discussion Questions For Lord Of The Flies

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Maria Chamberlain Ms. Wecht Gifted 1/1 9 November 2014 LotF Ch. 1-7 1. Jack is unable to kill the pig because he is too afraid. After the pig gets away, the author says, “They knew very well why he hadn’t: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood” (Golding 31). This shows the real reason why Jack doesn’t kill the pig. He is too scared and this is important because it shows that he is unprepared to live on his own without his parents, for now. 2. Golding presents Jack to us as arrogant and cocky. When he is first introduced, he came in “marching approximately in step in two parallel lines and dressed in strangely eccentric clothing” (Golding 19). The fact that Jack and the …show more content…

Ralph takes a stand when he yells at Jack and the hunters. After the ship supposedly leaves, Ralph says “There was a ship. Out there. You said you’d keep the fire going and you let it out” (Golding 70). Ralph continued to yell at Jack and this changes their relationship. They no longer view themselves as friends, now they see each other as enemies. Ralph now puts himself in a position where he has lost the respect from the hunters, which is most of the group. 9. The paradox is that if Simon and Piggy are correct then that means that all of the kids have evil inside of them. When they are having a group discussion Simon says, “Maybe there is a beast” (Golding 89). What Simon means is that the beast is living inside all of the little kids. Simon and Piggy are saying that the kids are the evil living on the island. 10. The irony is that there was a plane right above them and the kids could have gotten rescued but they let the fire go out. Ralph says, “There’s no signal showing. Are you all off your rockers” (Golding 108). This shows that they just missed another chance at being rescued, but of course they had to let the fire go out. At this point, most of the kids don’t care about getting saved

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