LOTF Chapter 7 Answer Key
Chapter 7 (Shadows and Tall Trees)
1. What acts of bravery do we see the following people do:
a) Ralph – goes by himself to seek out the beast
b) Simon – will go back to the beach alone to tell Piggy about their
c) Roger – volunteers to go with the others because he wants to see
d) Jack – he is trying to kill the boar and isn’t afraid of getting
2. Jack’s actions and words often seem brave, but are not prompted by
bravery. What motivates Jack to volunteer to go after the beast in
Jack volunteers to go after the beast to maintain both his power
and authority of the boys’. He has to keep face.
3. Ralph asks Jack, “Why do you hate me?” What do you think the
correct answer is (pg.118)?
Ralph was elected leader and he is respected. Jack yearns for
the power and recognition from the others.
Kill the Pig Game – symbolizes the boys’ descent into savagery