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In "Lord of the Flies," is it true that the signal fire goes out beacuse Jack...

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karanteddy | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 18, 2008 at 8:01 PM via web

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In "Lord of the Flies," is it true that the signal fire goes out beacuse Jack neglets it?

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kirstens | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 18, 2008 at 9:26 PM (Answer #1)

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Jack and the hunters neglected the fire.  While these boys were to be overseeing the fire, making sure that it continued to burn, they went hunting instead.  Jack's determinism to kill the pig consumed him and clouded his judgment.  The hunters merely followed out of loyalty, excitement, and ignorance. 

 

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