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lord of the flies:ashley
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How did the boys end up on the jungle island?
plane crashed escaping an atomic war
Describe Ralph's physical features and also his reaction to being on the island. List at least 3 attributes.
handsome, athletic, 12 years old. he is glad to see the beauty of the island.
Describe Piggy's physical features and also his reaction to being on the island. List at least 3 attributes.
fat, glasses, asthma. he is eager to locate other people.
how does Ralph respond to piggy's practical suggestions to having a meeting?
he doesn't like it at first
how does Ralph think they will be rescued?
What had Piggy overheard the pilot saying?
That an atomic bomb killed them all
How does Ralph attract the other boys on the island?
he blew the conch
How do the younger boys act when they get there?
gave them obedience because they were scared
describe the way jack and his band of choir boys looked as they came toward the assembled group. list at least 3 attributes.
choir robes, black caps, in formation
how does jack treat others?
aggressive and demanding
what conflict soon arises? how is it solved?
who will be the leader. everyone votes for ralph
What does Ralph do to make Jack feel better?
lets him lead the choir and they become the hunters
what is the purpose of expedition of jack, Ralph, and Simon?
to decide if it is an island
How does Simon describe the unusual buds on the bushes?
Why hadn't Jack been able to kill the pig?
he is still held back by the laws of the civilized world
what rule does concerning the conch is made?
You can only speak with the conch in your hand and not be interrupted
What does Piggy attempt to call the group's attention to?
no one knows where they are
How does the talk of the beasties affect the boys?
it makes them look for direction because they are frightened
At this time, Ralph says the boys appear to have 2 goals. What are they?
to be rescued and have fun
How does the group react to Ralph's suggestion that they build a fire? How does Piggy describe their actions?
they do what ralph said instantly without question. childish
How does Piggy treat a small boy? What does this tell us about Piggy?
kindly and respectfully. it tells us that he is kind and can help others voice an opinion
How do they manage to start the fire?
by using piggy's specs
What responsibility has Jack taken on for his choir?
that they would be responsible of watching the fire and not letting it go out
What goes wrong? Do you see any symbolism here? What is going on in the adult world at the time?
they accidentally set the tree on fire. the fire symbolizes their attempt to connect with civilization and be rescued. the adult world is going through world war two. this symbolizes the out of control behavior of the children
who is missing?
boy with the mulberry birthmark
what is jack preoccupied with?
killing a pig
What complaints does Ralph have? What has he noticed about the people?
no one is doing work and the littluns work for about 5 minutes and get bored.
how are the littluns?
frightened and scream in the middle of the night from nightmares of the beast
Explain the love-hate relationship between Jack and Ralph.
mutual dislike and are in constant competition
where had Simon gone and what does he do there?
the jungle to look for peace.
what does Simon symbolize?
What strange things happen at midday?
they see mirages
how did the littluns spend their day?
They nap, eat fruit, and play
in what ways does Roger seem cruel?
throws stones at henry
what is Henry doing while Roger watches him?
playing with ocean creatures
what does it mean when Roger felt the "taboo of the old life?" also what does it mean when jack approached roger "a darker shadow crept beneath & idiots; skin." what effect is jack having on roger?
he was held by the laws of civilization and he is changing him slowly into a savage
describe the transformation that takes place after jack paints his face. the mask serves a few purposes. list them.
symbolic war mask he can hide behind. frees him proper behavior. give him power over the weaker ones
what does ralph discover that upsets him greatly?
the fire went out
what do the hunters chant?
"Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood."
How does Jack's attack on Piggy and the breaking of one of the lenses in his spectacles symbolize the degeneration of the group?
the strong attack the weaker ones. this increases fear that was always there
Who finds Piggy's spectacles for him?
What is Ralph realizing is necessary in order to be a leader?
assemblies are for business not fun
What rules have been ignored? List at least 3.
talking without the conch, using the bathroom behind the rocks, and not keeping the fire going
what does it mean when ralph refers to the littluns as "taken short"? what does that mean? what does this show about their behaviors?
diarrhea, it makes them more like animals
what rules does ralph make regarding fires?
it must be on top of the mountain and they must keep it going
A littlun says he sees something moving in the jungle at night. Who/what was it?
Simon going to the bathroom
How does Jack explain the beast?
there is no beast
Why are rules important to Ralph?
"it's the only thing we've got"
be sure to answer all parts of this question: what does simon mean when he says, "what I mean is maybe it's only us. we could be sort of..." be sure to read the next line in the book. what do you think "mankind's essential illness" is? why does he ask "what is the dirtiest thing there is?"
maybe the evil is within them. sin is the dirtiest
Why doesn't Ralph blow the conch when the meeting dissolves into chaos?
they're not paying attention
at the end of the chapter what does Ralph wish for?
a sign from the grownups
Ironically, what Ralph wished for does come true. What happens? Why is the answer to his wish depressingly ironic?
they get a sign from the grown-ups. it's ironic because the only sign that civilization still exists comes in the form of a dead man
what do Simon and Eric claim they have seen on the mountain top? how do they describe it?
a beast. teeth, eyes, claws.
what does jack say about the conch on 92?
they don't need it to speak anymore
how has the significance of the conch changed?
government and authority are slipping and losing power
When Simon thought of the beast, what picture came to mind?
heroic but sick. man is capable of great things but is destroyed by sin and evil
As the boys are searching the island, who leads the group when they get to the ledge?
What strange thing does Ralph notice as the boys are playing around the rolling rocks?
the signal smoke went out.
what has Ralph come to accept as normal?
the boys have become dirty and unkempt
Why are Ralph's fingernails bitten? What is Ralph insinuating when he says, "be sucking my thumb next?"
he has started an old habit back. he may revert back to another childish habit
how do the two different sides of the island affect his hopes for rescue?
on the lagoon side, they could still dream of being rescued. on the ocean side, the miles of water make their rescue seem hopeless.
what prediction does Simon make?
they will be rescued
Notice the complete reversal of mood on page 102. What happens to Ralph as he participates in his first hunt?
he enjoys the thrill of it
why does Simon go off alone?
to find piggy and the littluns and tell them they are going to stay
What do Ralph, Roger, and Jack find on the top of the hill? Do they realize what it is? Do you think the story would be better if the reader didn't know what it was?
the dead parachute man. the beast
explain the change of power at the beginning of chapter 8.
jack confronts Ralph and calls him a coward and when jack calls for a vote, the boys don't support ralph
what does Simon suggest?
climbing the mountain to confront the beast, but ralph thinks its safer to stay on the beach
how does piggy change?
he is the comforter now. he assures ralph they they can make it without jack and the hunters
why do the boys plan on raiding Ralph's camp?
what happens when Simon goes back into the woods?
he sees the lord of the flies
what do you think he actually sees and talks to?
the evil within him
describe how jack and the hunters change:
become savagers, evil and power hungry, jack has become a demanding chief
list in order what happens to Simon:
finds the parachute man, goes to tell the boys but they mistake him for the beast, the boys beat him to death, his body washed out to sea
loo kat page 157. Ralph sums up who the fearful beast is. "im frightened. of us. i want to go home. oh god, i want to go home." why is ralph afraid?
he realizes the boys are becoming savages. he desperately wants to be rescued because he knows simons death was not an accident
why do you think piggy, ralph, sam and Eric deny being at the "dance"?
they want to pretend like it didn't happen and didn't want the other to know they were present
why does ralph think that "dressing like they were" would assist them in dealing with jack?
being clean and fresh would make them look more like kids again
How does the contrast of paint and smoke symbolize the two forces?
one motivates jack's tribe and savagery and one is motivating ralph and rescue
how does golding subtly begin to portray jack's group as heathen?
threats, pain, nakedness, tying people up, and sacrificing a pig head
why were the boys so scared of the war paint?
It made them look like savages
Why didn't Ralph want to tie his hair back?
He didn't want to be portrayed as girly
describe what happened when ralph and jack confront each other about piggy's glasses?
they start spitting at each other
what happened to piggy and the conch?
piggy tried to break up the fight between ralph and jack, roger pushes a huge rock over a cliff and the rock hits piggy and makes him fall to his death
what does is mean (and who was the character) "whose image refused to blend with that ancient picture of aboy in shorts and a shirt"? explain why golding writes this.
he no longer looks like a school boy, but instead a savage
what is ironic about the fire?
it was meant to kill ralph but it actually saves them
what information does ralph get from sam and Eric?
they plan to hunt and kill him
what does it mean when "Roger sharpened a stick at both ends"?
so they can mount his head on it
explain Ralph's actions when he faces the lord of the flies?
he smashes it to the ground and is trying to destroy the evil on the island
how does ralph avoid being killed? what are his strategies? look closely at this, it trips people up everytime?
he stays friends with samneric. he can run, hid, or climb trees
What are his opposition's strategies for getting him out of the thicket?
they set the island on fire
who arrives at the end of the novel?
give on quote from the ending-something that will stick with you as being rememberable. give a page reference. explain why you chose that quote.
"maybe there is a beast... maybe it's only us" pg 80. this quote is when they finally realized that they are their worst enemy. they finally came to reality.
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