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What are questions that I can ask Eric trying to prove that Jack killed Simon? I am...

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scottf22 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 15, 2009 at 11:54 AM via web

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What are questions that I can ask Eric trying to prove that Jack killed Simon?

I am doing a law and order project for lord of the flies and I am on the prosecution side of the matter and i am trying to prove that jack killed simon by asking questions to three members on the island.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM (Answer #2)

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Cool project!  You would need to be specific, but be able to come up with follow-up questions to clarify the answers given--so, listen carefully when your island member answers you!

Try these for starters:

1.  Who is the leader of your "tribe"?

2.  What was the mood of the tribe that evening?

3.  What do you recall?

4.  Who was first to stab Simon?

5.  What was Jack's opinion of Simon? 

 

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scottf22 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 15, 2009 at 1:52 PM (Answer #3)

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Thanks some of those questions helped but do all of these relate to Eric?

Also if anyone knows any questions i can ask the naval officier who found them on the island that would also be a big help.

I have to ask  more questions 4 eric and 6 for the naval officier

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eddierogers | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:35 PM (Answer #4)

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Quick suggestion-When I did this, my teacher referred to Sam and Eric as one person. Ask your teacher if he might let you do that. But anyways, 'nother lil' helper: What are the boys fearful of? And what might Simon have been seen as instead of himself?

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mrerick | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted January 15, 2009 at 9:23 PM (Answer #5)

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You'll definitely want to grill the naval officer on what he perceived as Jack's intentions when the boys came out of the clearing.  The officer saw Jack and his tribe painted as savages and chasing a defenseless Ralph while wielding sharpened spears.  You'll want the officer to admit that it looked like Jack was trying to kill Ralph, which will make it easier to establish the possibility of Jack killing Simon with intent.

You'll also want to ask Samneric about Jack's treatment of his tribe members.  You could be generic, such as the physical punishments Jack has Roger administering for bad behavior, or you could be specific, such as the stick Jack sharpened at both ends specially for Ralph.

Great project - have fun!

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