Lord Of The Flies Chapter Summary

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Lord of the Flies Study Guide Chapter One 1. Why is the chapter entitled “The Sound of the Shell”? a. Because Ralph blows the shell and this helps them get all the boys together. 2. What is Ralph’s attitude toward Piggy in the first chapter? a. Ralph does not like piggy. 3. Why is Ralph elected chief? a. Because he blew the conch and gathered everyone. 4. What is the “scare” that is repeatedly mentioned? a. The place where the plane crashed. 5. Why is Jack unable to kill the pig? a. He could take the life of a breathing pig right in front of him. 6. What do Piggy, Simon, and the littlun with the birthmark have in common? a. They are unwanted among the others. 7. Why did Golding use British school boys? a. To entertain the readers to make them…show more content…
How is Piggy indirectly responsible for the blowing of the conch? a. He showed Ralph how to blow it. Chapter Two 1. What question does the littlun with the birthmark raise? a. What to do with the beast. 2. What is the significance of the chapter’s title, “Fire on the Mountain”? a. The boys have to build a fire. 3. How do the boys start the fire? a. They use magnify the sun with glasses. Chapter Three 1. What is the significance of the title, “Huts on the Beach”? a. The boys need to find shelter. 2. Why does Ralph reproach Jack? a. Because he does not help build. 3. What two groups with differing goals are emerging? a. One group is the hunters and the other is those under Ralph’s command 4. Why does Simon go to his bower? a. I do not know the answer to this question. Chapter Four 1. What is the significance of the title, “Painted Faces and Long Hair”? a. It describes the children’s appearances. 2. Why does Roger, throwing stones at the littluns, aim just to miss? a. He does not want to hurt them, just bother them. 3. What definite stand does Ralph make? a. When Jack puts out the fire, Ralph reminds him who is boss. Chapter Five 1. What is the significance of the title “Beast from Water”? a. The children are worried about the…show more content…
Why does Ralph call a meeting? a. To explain his anger at not being saved. 4. Why does Piggy dissuade Ralph from giving up his positon as chief? a. Because Ralph and Piggy are tight. Chapter Six 1. What is the irony of the dead parachutist landing on the mountain? a. I am not quite sure of the answer to this question. 2. Why do Ralph and Jack both insist on going after the beast? a. Ralph wants the boys to be safe. 3. Why does Jack say that they don’t need the conch any longer? a. Jack thinks he is too good for rules. Chapter Seven 1. Why does Simon tell Ralph that “you” will get back all right? a. To reassure him 2. What happens when Ralph wounds the boar? a. He tells everyone about it 3. Why do the boys run from the dead parachutist? a. They were already on edge about the bear, and the parachutist really scared them. Chapter Eight 1. Why do the boys refuse to vote for Jack as chief but slip off to join him later? a. They think that Jack can protect them better than Ralph 2. What does Jack tell his new tribe? a. They will forget about the beast 3. Why is the killing of the sow discussed in such detail? a. It shows how the boys are becoming less civilized 4. What does the Lord of the Flies tell
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