Chapter One Lord of the Flies

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					Chapter One Lord of the Flies
   1. What theme is exemplified by the conversation between Ralph and Piggy about “no grownups”? (page 8-9, 2-3)
   2. On page 10, 4 what theme is exemplified by the description of Ralph and his clothes?
   3. In the description about Ralph on the same page what does the author suggest about him?
   4. Describe Ralph and Piggy’s relationship through page 15, 9.
   5. What did Golding mean by the statement, “Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping
       into real life.”? (page 15, 8)
   6. How do the boys use the conch? How is it a symbol of civilization, power?
   7. After reading about the younger boys’ arrival, what does Golding’s description about them have to do with the
       theme need for civilization? (page 17-19, 11-12)
   8. What is going on in the world off the island? How do you know?
   9. Between pages 19-24, 12-17 pick out at least 1 description of Jack, Simon, and Roger that suggests something
       about their personality.
   10. How do Ralph and Jack treat Piggy on pages 24-25, 15-17? Do they treat him the same or differently?
   11. Describe Piggy so far. What are his strengths/weaknesses?
   12. Beginning on page 25, 18 the boys go on an expedition. List at least 1 important event or discovery.


Chapter One Lord of the Flies
   1. What theme is exemplified by the conversation between Ralph and Piggy about “no grownups”? (page 8-9, 2-3)
   2. On page 10, 4 what theme is exemplified by the description of Ralph and his clothes?
   3. In the description about Ralph on the same page what does the author suggest about him?
   4. Describe Ralph and Piggy’s relationship through page 15, 9.
   5. What did Golding mean by the statement, “Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping
       into real life.”? (page 15, 8)
   6. How do the boys use the conch? How is it a symbol of civilization, power?
   7. After reading about the younger boys’ arrival, what does Golding’s description about them have to do with the
       theme need for civilization? (page 17-19, 11-12)
   8. What is going on in the world off the island? How do you know?
   9. Between pages 19-24, 12-17 pick out at least 1 description of Jack, Simon, and Roger that suggests something
       about their personality.
   10. How do Ralph and Jack treat Piggy on pages 24-25, 15-17? Do they treat him the same or differently?
   11. Describe Piggy so far. What are his strengths/weaknesses?
   12. Beginning on page 25, 18 the boys go on an expedition. List at least 1 important event or discovery.


Chapter One Lord of the Flies
   1. What theme is exemplified by the conversation between Ralph and Piggy about “no grownups”? (page 8-9, 2-3)
   2. On page 10, 4 what theme is exemplified by the description of Ralph and his clothes?
   3. In the description about Ralph on the same page what does the author suggest about him?
   4. Describe Ralph and Piggy’s relationship through page 15, 9.
   5. What did Golding mean by the statement, “Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping
       into real life.”? (page 15, 8)
   6. How do the boys use the conch? How is it a symbol of civilization, power?
   7. After reading about the younger boys’ arrival, what does Golding’s description about them have to do with the
       theme need for civilization? (page 17-19, 11-12)
   8. What is going on in the world off the island? How do you know?
   9. Between pages 19-24, 12-17 pick out at least 1 description of Jack, Simon, and Roger that suggests something
       about their personality.
   10. How do Ralph and Jack treat Piggy on pages 24-25, 15-17? Do they treat him the same or differently?
   11. Describe Piggy so far. What are his strengths/weaknesses?
   12. Beginning on page 25, 18 the boys go on an expedition. List at least 1 important event or discovery.
Chapter Two Lord of the Flies
   1. What does Jack say about the piglet? What does this suggest? pages 32-33, 24-25
   2. Why didn’t Jack kill the piglet? What does this suggest about the boys?
   3. At the beginning of Ch. 2 what evidence is there of a potential conflict between Ralph and Jack?
   4. Who mentions the beastie? What is it? Who keeps repeating that there isn’t one? What are they going to do?
       pages 35-37, 27-29
   5. How is the conch being used by the boys?
   6. Why do the boys separate and seem to lose organization? Who seems to be leading this separation? page 38, 30
   7. How do Piggy’s glasses become important? pages 40-41, 32
   8. What are the boys discussing on pages 42-43, 33-35? What does this scene foreshadow?
   9. What argument does Piggy make on pages 44-46, 36-37? How does he gain the power to speak?
   10. What happens at the end of Ch. 2? How did this happen?

Chapter Two Lord of the Flies
   1. What does Jack say about the piglet? What does this suggest? pages 32-33, 24-25
   2. Why didn’t Jack kill the piglet? What does this suggest about the boys?
   3. At the beginning of Ch. 2 what evidence is there of a potential conflict between Ralph and Jack?
   4. Who mentions the beastie? What is it? Who keeps repeating that there isn’t one? What are they going to do?
       pages 35-37, 27-29
   5. How is the conch being used by the boys?
   6. Why do the boys separate and seem to lose organization? Who seems to be leading this separation? page 38, 30
   7. How do Piggy’s glasses become important? pages 40-41, 32
   8. What are the boys discussing on pages 42-43, 33-35? What does this scene foreshadow?
   9. What argument does Piggy make on pages 44-46, 36-37? How does he gain the power to speak?
   10. What happens at the end of Ch. 2? How did this happen?

Chapter Two Lord of the Flies
   1. What does Jack say about the piglet? What does this suggest? pages 32-33, 24-25
   2. Why didn’t Jack kill the piglet? What does this suggest about the boys?
   3. At the beginning of Ch. 2 what evidence is there of a potential conflict between Ralph and Jack?
   4. Who mentions the beastie? What is it? Who keeps repeating that there isn’t one? What are they going to do?
       pages 35-37, 27-29
   5. How is the conch being used by the boys?
   6. Why do the boys separate and seem to lose organization? Who seems to be leading this separation? page 38, 30
   7. How do Piggy’s glasses become important? pages 40-41, 32
   8. What are the boys discussing on pages 42-43, 33-35? What does this scene foreshadow?
   9. What argument does Piggy make on pages 44-46, 36-37? How does he gain the power to speak?
   10. What happens at the end of Ch. 2? How did this happen?

Chapter Two Lord of the Flies
   11. What does Jack say about the piglet? What does this suggest? pages 32-33, 24-25
   12. Why didn’t Jack kill the piglet? What does this suggest about the boys?
   13. At the beginning of Ch. 2 what evidence is there of a potential conflict between Ralph and Jack?
   14. Who mentions the beastie? What is it? Who keeps repeating that there isn’t one? What are they going to do?
       pages 35-37, 27-29
   15. How is the conch being used by the boys?
   16. Why do the boys separate and seem to lose organization? Who seems to be leading this separation? page 38, 30
   17. How do Piggy’s glasses become important? pages 40-41, 32
   18. What are the boys discussing on pages 42-43, 33-35? What does this scene foreshadow?
   19. What argument does Piggy make on pages 44-46, 36-37? How does he gain the power to speak?
   20. What happens at the end of Ch. 2? How did this happen?
                                           Lord of the Flies
                                              Chapter 3

1. On pages 48-49, 39-40 describe how Jack has changed from Chapter 1.

2. What is Ralph complaining about at the beginning of Chapter 3? What does he say about the
   “meetings”?

3. On page 51-52, what happens between Ralph and Jack? Why are they arguing?

4. On page 53-54, 43-45 what are Ralph and Jack concerned about? Are their ideas/opinions different?

5. What comments do Jack and Ralph make about Simon?

6. Where is Simon at the end of Chapter 3? Describe how he might be different than the others.


                                           Lord of the Flies
                                              Chapter 3

1.   On pages 48-49, 39-40 describe how Jack has changed from Chapter 1.

2. What is Ralph complaining about at the beginning of Chapter 3? What does he say about the
   “meetings”?

3. On page 51-52, what happens between Ralph and Jack? Why are they arguing?

4. On page 53-54, 43-45 what are Ralph and Jack concerned about? Are their ideas/opinions different?

5. What comments do Jack and Ralph make about Simon?

6. Where is Simon at the end of Chapter 3? Describe how he might be different than the others.


                                           Lord of the Flies
                                              Chapter 3

1.   On pages 48-49, 39-40 describe how Jack has changed from Chapter 1.

2.    What is Ralph complaining about at the beginning of Chapter 3? What does he say about the
     “meetings”?

3. On page 51-52, what happens between Ralph and Jack? Why are they arguing?

4. On page 53-54, 43-45 what are Ralph and Jack concerned about? Are their ideas/opinions different?

5. What comments do Jack and Ralph make about Simon?

6. Where is Simon at the end of Chapter 3? Describe how he might be different than the others.
                                                 Lord of the Flies
                                                    Chapter 4

1. On pages 58-59, 48-49 there is a lengthy description of the “littluns”. What is said about them? How are they
   different from the “biguns”?

2. On page 60-62, 50-52 what two acts of cruelty occur between the littluns and biguns? Who is involved? What
   themes are exemplified in these scenes?

3. Describe Roger at the end of page 62, 52. At the end of this scene who seems to be watching Roger? What does
   Golding mean when he says, “a darker shadow crept beneath the swarthiness of his skin; but Jack noticed nothing.
   He was eager, impatient, beckoning, so that Roger went to him.

4. What do the boys do to themselves on pages 63-64, 52-53?

5. On pages 64-65, 53-54 how is Piggy sescribed as being different from the others?

6. What do Ralph and Piggy see? What major problem occurs? Why is Ralph so upset?

7. On pages 68-72, 57-61 describe what happens between Ralph and Jack. What are they concerned about? Have
   they changed since the crash?

8. What happens between Jack and Piggy? What does this show about the boys?

9. What does Ralph use to “assert his chieftanship”?

10. At the end of Chapter 4 what do the boys do that causes Ralph to call a meeting? What theme(s) are represented
    by their actions?

                                                 Lord of the Flies
                                                    Chapter 4

1.    On pages 58-59, 48-49 there is a lengthy description of the “littluns”. What is said about them? How are they
     different from the “biguns”?

2. On page 60-62, 50-52 what two acts of cruelty occur between the littluns and biguns? Who is involved? What
   themes are exemplified in these scenes?

3. Describe Roger at the end of page 62, 52. At the end of this scene who seems to be watching Roger? What does
   Golding mean when he says, “a darker shadow crept beneath the swarthiness of his skin; but Jack noticed nothing.
   He was eager, impatient, beckoning, so that Roger went to him.

4. What do the boys do to themselves on pages 63-64, 52-53?

5. On pages 64-65, 53-54 how is Piggy sescribed as being different from the others?

6. What do Ralph and Piggy see? What major problem occurs? Why is Ralph so upset?

7. On pages 68-72, 57-61 describe what happens between Ralph and Jack. What are they concerned about? Have
   they changed since the crash?
8. What happens between Jack and Piggy? What does this show about the boys?

9. What does Ralph use to “assert his chieftanship”?

10. At the end of Chapter 4 what do the boys do that causes Ralph to call a meeting? What theme(s) are represented
    by their actions?
                                                Lord of the Flies
                                                   Chapter 5

1. At the beginning of Chapter 5 Ralph seems displeased. What is wrong? Why doesn’t he like himself at this
   point?

2. On page 77-78, 67-68 what does Ralph say/think about decisions and leadership?

3. What happens during the assembly? What 3 major decisions does Ralph make? What does this assembly show
   about him?

4. Why is the group “breaking up” according to Jack? What does he say about fear?

5. What strange suggestion does Piggy make?

6. What is significant about Percival stating his name?

7. What caused the assembly to break up, disappointing Ralph?

8. What was Simon trying to explain? What does he mean?

9. What do Ralph and Jack say about the rules on page 91, 79?

10. What is Piggy afraid of on page 93, 81? What does Ralph think might be the one thing that brings the group back
    together?


                                                Lord of the Flies
                                                   Chapter 5

1. At the beginning of Chapter 5 Ralph seems displeased. What is wrong? Why doesn’t he like himself at this
   point?

2. On page 77-78, 67-68 what does Ralph say/think about decisions and leadership?

3. What happens during the assembly? What 3 major decisions does Ralph make? What does this assembly show
   about him?

4. Why is the group “breaking up” according to Jack? What does he say about fear?

5. What strange suggestion does Piggy make?

6. What is significant about Percival stating his name?

7. What caused the assembly to break up, disappointing Ralph?

8. What was Simon trying to explain? What does he mean?

9. What do Ralph and Jack say about the rules on page 91, 79?

10. What is Piggy afraid of on page 93, 81? What does Ralph think might be the one thing that brings the group back
    together?
                                             Lord of the Flies
                                                Chapter 6

1. At the beginning of the chapter what “sign” appears? Who is the sign from? Describe what it looks like.
2. Who is guarding/tending the fire? Why can’t they stay awake? How does Golding describe them running away?
   Pages 96-98, 84-86 (Hint: Think about Loss of Identity)
3. What is Ralph dreaming about on page 98, 86? What theme correlates with his dream? How/why?
4. How do the twins demonstrate a loss of identity on page 100, 88?
5. On page 101, 89 the boys seem to be “lost”. What do I mean? (Get inside Coach Williams’s head)
6. How does the conflict end on page 102, 90? How does Ralph sway them?
7. Why doesn’t Jack let Ralph explore alone? (Think about possible motives)
8. What happens on page 108, 95? What is the conflict? What does Ralph say? What does Jack say? How do the
   other boys react?

                                                  Chapter 6

1. At the beginning of the chapter what “sign” appears? Who is the sign from? Describe what it looks like.
2. Who is guarding/tending the fire? Why can’t they stay awake? How does Golding describe them running away?
   Pages 96-98, 84-86 (Hint: Think about Loss of Identity)
3. What is Ralph dreaming about on page 98, 86? What theme correlates with his dream? How/why?
4. How do the twins demonstrate a loss of identity on page 100, 88?
5. On page 101, 89 the boys seem to be “lost”. What do I mean? (Get inside Coach Williams’s head)
6. How does the conflict end on page 102, 90? How does Ralph sway them?
7. Why doesn’t Jack let Ralph explore alone? (Think about possible motives)
8. What happens on page 108, 95? What is the conflict? What does Ralph say? What does Jack say? How do the
   other boys react?

                                                Chapter 6

1. At the beginning of the chapter what “sign” appears? Who is the sign from? Describe what it looks like.
2. Who is guarding/tending the fire? Why can’t they stay awake? How does Golding describe them running away?
   Pages 96-98, 84-86 (Hint: Think about Loss of Identity)
3. What is Ralph dreaming about on page 98, 86? What theme correlates with his dream? How/why?
4. How do the twins demonstrate a loss of identity on page 100, 88?
5. On page 101, 89 the boys seem to be “lost”. What do I mean? (Get inside Coach Williams’s head)
6. How does the conflict end on page 102, 90? How does Ralph sway them?
7. Why doesn’t Jack let Ralph explore alone? (Think about possible motives)
8. What happens on page 108, 95? What is the conflict? What does Ralph say? What does Jack say? How do the
   other boys react?

                                                Chapter 6

1. At the beginning of the chapter what “sign” appears? Who is the sign from? Describe what it looks like.
2. Who is guarding/tending the fire? Why can’t they stay awake? How does Golding describe them running away?
   Pages 96-98, 84-86 (Hint: Think about Loss of Identity)
3. What is Ralph dreaming about on page 98, 86? What theme correlates with his dream? How/why?
4. How do the twins demonstrate a loss of identity on page 100, 88?
5. On page 101, 89 the boys seem to be “lost”. What do I mean? (Get inside Coach Williams’s head)
6. How does the conflict end on page 102, 90? How does Ralph sway them?
7. Why doesn’t Jack let Ralph explore alone? (Think about possible motives)
8. What happens on page 108, 95? What is the conflict? What does Ralph say? What does Jack say? How do the
   other boys react?
                                                  Chapter 7

1.   Why is Chapter 7 entitled Shadows and Tall Trees?
2.   What condition of the boys and of himself causes Ralph to have a “fall of heart”?
3.   What does Simon tell Ralph about home? What does this show about him?
4.   Why does Ralph go on the hunt? What happens to him during the hunt?
5.   Why do you think Simon volunteers to go back to Piggy and the others?
6.   What important question does Ralph ask Jack that seems to make everyone uncomfortable?
7.   What do the boys see on top of the mountain? What happens to them?

                                                    Chapter 7

1.   Why is Chapter 7 entitled Shadows and Tall Trees?
2.   What condition of the boys and of himself causes Ralph to have a “fall of heart”?
3.   What does Simon tell Ralph about home? What does this show about him?
4.   Why does Ralph go on the hunt? What happens to him during the hunt?
5.   Why do you think Simon volunteers to go back to Piggy and the others?
6.   What important question does Ralph ask Jack that seems to make everyone uncomfortable?
7.   What do the boys see on top of the mountain? What happens to them?

                                                    Chapter 7

1.   Why is Chapter 7 entitled Shadows and Tall Trees?
2.   What condition of the boys and of himself causes Ralph to have a “fall of heart”?
3.   What does Simon tell Ralph about home? What does this show about him?
4.   Why does Ralph go on the hunt? What happens to him during the hunt?
5.   Why do you think Simon volunteers to go back to Piggy and the others?
6.   What important question does Ralph ask Jack that seems to make everyone uncomfortable?
7.   What do the boys see on top of the mountain? What happens to them?

                                                    Chapter 7

1.   Why is Chapter 7 entitled Shadows and Tall Trees?
2.   What condition of the boys and of himself causes Ralph to have a “fall of heart”?
3.   What does Simon tell Ralph about home? What does this show about him?
4.   Why does Ralph go on the hunt? What happens to him during the hunt?
5.   Why do you think Simon volunteers to go back to Piggy and the others?
6.   What important question does Ralph ask Jack that seems to make everyone uncomfortable?
7.   What do the boys see on top of the mountain? What happens to them?

                                                    Chapter 7

1.   Why is Chapter 7 entitled Shadows and Tall Trees?
2.   What condition of the boys and of himself causes Ralph to have a “fall of heart”?
3.   What does Simon tell Ralph about home? What does this show about him?
4.   Why does Ralph go on the hunt? What happens to him during the hunt?
5.   Why do you think Simon volunteers to go back to Piggy and the others?
6.   What important question does Ralph ask Jack that seems to make everyone uncomfortable?
7.   What do the boys see on top of the mountain? What happens to them?
                                                     Chapter 8

1. Why does Piggy doubt Ralph and Jack’s story about the mountain? Support your answer with details about
    Piggy’s character.
2. Who is Golding referring to when he states “the sound of the inexpertly blown conch interrupted them”? Who is
    this referring to and how is it symbolic?
3. What does Jack say to the group after calling the meeting? What does he say about Ralph? Why would he say
    this? What is he doing to the group?
4. Why does Jack leave the group? How do Ralph and Piggy react to Jack’s departure?
5. Piggy says that the “greatest ideas are the simplest.” What does he mean by this? What “great idea” does he come
    up with?
6. Where does Simon go? What does he do?
7. Describe the acts of Jack and his hunters after they rejoin him. Why do they seem exceptionally brutal and evil in
    this scene?
8. What do the boys do after the hunt? What do they do with the pig’s head? What would be Golding’s reasons for
    describing this scene in this way?
9. What is Ralph scared of toward the end of the chapter? What does he try to explain to Piggy? Why did Piggy
    think Jack would go for the conch?
10. Who is Simon talking to at the end of the chapter? What does the “voice” mean when he says, “There isn’t anyone
    to help you. Only me. And I’m the beast”? How might the “Lord of the Flies” be a representation of sin and evil?
    Some critics have viewed Simon as a Christ figure. Is there any evidence to support this claim?



                                                     Chapter 8

1. Why does Piggy doubt Ralph and Jack’s story about the mountain? Support your answer with details about
    Piggy’s character.
2. Who is Golding referring to when he states “the sound of the inexpertly blown conch interrupted them”? Who is
    this referring to and how is it symbolic?
3. What does Jack say to the group after calling the meeting? What does he say about Ralph? Why would he say
    this? What is he doing to the group?
4. Why does Jack leave the group? How do Ralph and Piggy react to Jack’s departure?
5. Piggy says that the “greatest ideas are the simplest.” What does he mean by this? What “great idea” does he come
    up with?
6. Where does Simon go? What does he do?
7. Describe the acts of Jack and his hunters after they rejoin him. Why do they seem exceptionally brutal and evil in
    this scene?
8. What do the boys do after the hunt? What do they do with the pig’s head? What would be Golding’s reasons for
    describing this scene in this way?
9. What is Ralph scared of toward the end of the chapter? What does he try to explain to Piggy? Why did Piggy
    think Jack would go for the conch?
10. Who is Simon talking to at the end of the chapter? What does the “voice” mean when he says, “There isn’t anyone
    to help you. Only me. And I’m the beast”? How might the “Lord of the Flies” be a representation of sin and evil?
    Some critics have viewed Simon as a Christ figure. Is there any evidence to support this claim?
                                                  Chapter 9

1. What does Golding mean when he describes Simon by saying “The usual brightness was gone from his eyes and
   he walked with a sort of glum determination like an old man”?
2. Who frees the “beast”? What is it really?
3. How is the group’s treatment of Jack going against traditional British Christian ideals?
4. Why do Ralph and Piggy eventually go to the party?
5. Who wins the argument between Ralph and Jack? What does he do to grab the group’s attention?
6. What happens to Simon? How does this happen?
7. On the last page of this chapter Simon is described. How is he described? What does this show about Simon?


                                                  Chapter 9

1. What does Golding mean when he describes Simon by saying “The usual brightness was gone from his eyes and
   he walked with a sort of glum determination like an old man”?
2. Who frees the “beast”? What is it really?
3. How is the group’s treatment of Jack going against traditional British Christian ideals?
4. Why do Ralph and Piggy eventually go to the party?
5. Who wins the argument between Ralph and Jack? What does he do to grab the group’s attention?
6. What happens to Simon? How does this happen?
7. On the last page of this chapter Simon is described. How is he described? What does this show about Simon?


                                                  Chapter 9

1. What does Golding mean when he describes Simon by saying “The usual brightness was gone from his eyes and
   he walked with a sort of glum determination like an old man”?
2. Who frees the “beast”? What is it really?
3. How is the group’s treatment of Jack going against traditional British Christian ideals?
4. Why do Ralph and Piggy eventually go to the party?
5. Who wins the argument between Ralph and Jack? What does he do to grab the group’s attention?
6. What happens to Simon? How does this happen?
7. On the last page of this chapter Simon is described. How is he described? What does this show about Simon?


                                                  Chapter 9

1. What does Golding mean when he describes Simon by saying “The usual brightness was gone from his eyes and
   he walked with a sort of glum determination like an old man”?
2. Who frees the “beast”? What is it really?
3. How is the group’s treatment of Jack going against traditional British Christian ideals?
4. Why do Ralph and Piggy eventually go to the party?
5. Who wins the argument between Ralph and Jack? What does he do to grab the group’s attention?
6. What happens to Simon? How does this happen?
7. On the last page of this chapter Simon is described. How is he described? What does this show about Simon?
                                                    Chapter 10

1. Why does Ralph say, “the littluns don’t count”? Why would the conch be referred to as fragile? How do Ralph
   and Piggy seem after the events of Chapter 9?
2. Why does Ralph ask for Piggy’s help? Describe the conch’s power.
3. What is Piggy’s explanation for Simon’s death? Why would he react this way? Does being on the outside of the
   circle absolve them from sin? Why or why not?
4. How does Roger react when Robert shows him the rock? What does the treatment of Wilfred say about the group?
5. How are the boys referred to now? Why?
6. What does Jack say about the beast? How does he refer to Simon (the beast)?
7. Why does Ralph change his mind about the fire? What clue are we given about who is fighting off the island?
8. Why does Piggy say that they have to get off the island?
9. When Piggy prays that the beast will not pick them, what beast is he referring to? Describe what happens between
   Ralph/Piggy and Jack/ his hunters.


                                                    Chapter 10

1. Why does Ralph say, “the littluns don’t count”? Why would the conch be referred to as fragile? How do Ralph
   and Piggy seem after the events of Chapter 9?
2. Why does Ralph ask for Piggy’s help? Describe the conch’s power.
3. What is Piggy’s explanation for Simon’s death? Why would he react this way? Does being on the outside of the
   circle absolve them from sin? Why or why not?
4. How does Roger react when Robert shows him the rock? What does the treatment of Wilfred say about the group?
5. How are the boys referred to now? Why?
6. What does Jack say about the beast? How does he refer to Simon (the beast)?
7. Why does Ralph change his mind about the fire? What clue are we given about who is fighting off the island?
8. Why does Piggy say that they have to get off the island?
9. When Piggy prays that the beast will not pick them, what beast is he referring to? Describe what happens between
   Ralph/Piggy and Jack/ his hunters.


                                                    Chapter 10

1. Why does Ralph say, “the littluns don’t count”? Why would the conch be referred to as fragile? How do Ralph
   and Piggy seem after the events of Chapter 9?
2. Why does Ralph ask for Piggy’s help? Describe the conch’s power.
3. What is Piggy’s explanation for Simon’s death? Why would he react this way? Does being on the outside of the
   circle absolve them from sin? Why or why not?
4. How does Roger react when Robert shows him the rock? What does the treatment of Wilfred say about the group?
5. How are the boys referred to now? Why?
6. What does Jack say about the beast? How does he refer to Simon (the beast)?
7. Why does Ralph change his mind about the fire? What clue are we given about who is fighting off the island?
8. Why does Piggy say that they have to get off the island?
9. When Piggy prays that the beast will not pick them, what beast is he referring to? Describe what happens between
   Ralph/Piggy and Jack/ his hunters.
                                                 Chapter 11-12

1.    What does Piggy say Jack doesn’t have? Why should Jack give back the glasses according to Piggy?
2.    Why does Ralph say they won’t be painted?
3.    What do the boys try to do before they go to Castle Rock?
4.    What 3 things does Piggy ask the group in his last speech?
5.    How is Piggy’s death symbolic?
6.    How is Ralph’s confrontation with the skull symbolic?
7.    Who do Sam and Eric fear the most?
8.    Why does Ralph stay so close to the group? Why not run far away?
9.    How is the title of Chapter 12 symbolic? How are the events in Chapter 12 ironic?
10.   What are your feelings about Golding’s ending? Would you change it?


                                                 Chapter 11-12

1.    What does Piggy say Jack doesn’t have? Why should Jack give back the glasses according to Piggy?
2.    Why does Ralph say they won’t be painted?
3.    What do the boys try to do before they go to Castle Rock?
4.    What 3 things does Piggy ask the group in his last speech?
5.    How is Piggy’s death symbolic?
6.    How is Ralph’s confrontation with the skull symbolic?
7.    Who do Sam and Eric fear the most?
8.    Why does Ralph stay so close to the group? Why not run far away?
9.    How is the title of Chapter 12 symbolic? How are the events in Chapter 12 ironic?
10.   What are your feelings about Golding’s ending? Would you change it?


                                                 Chapter 11-12

1.    What does Piggy say Jack doesn’t have? Why should Jack give back the glasses according to Piggy?
2.    Why does Ralph say they won’t be painted?
3.    What do the boys try to do before they go to Castle Rock?
4.    What 3 things does Piggy ask the group in his last speech?
5.    How is Piggy’s death symbolic?
6.    How is Ralph’s confrontation with the skull symbolic?
7.    Who do Sam and Eric fear the most?
8.    Why does Ralph stay so close to the group? Why not run far away?
9.    How is the title of Chapter 12 symbolic? How are the events in Chapter 12 ironic?
10.   What are your feelings about Golding’s ending? Would you change it?


                                                 Chapter 11-12

1.    What does Piggy say Jack doesn’t have? Why should Jack give back the glasses according to Piggy?
2.    Why does Ralph say they won’t be painted?
3.    What do the boys try to do before they go to Castle Rock?
4.    What 3 things does Piggy ask the group in his last speech?
5.    How is Piggy’s death symbolic?
6.    How is Ralph’s confrontation with the skull symbolic?
7.    Who do Sam and Eric fear the most?
8.    Why does Ralph stay so close to the group? Why not run far away?
9.    How is the title of Chapter 12 symbolic? How are the events in Chapter 12 ironic?
10.   What are your feelings about Golding’s ending? Would you change it?

				
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