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Why do the children seem less eager to build the fire as time passes?

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carla14 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 27, 2007 at 6:47 AM via web

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Why do the children seem less eager to build the fire as time passes?

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

Posted August 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM (Answer #2)

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Along those lines, Ralph's insistance that they keep the fire going has made the whole process a chore; it's boring.  One of the benefits for these kids on the island is the lack of adults and adult rules; anytime Ralph tries to impose an adult-like rule on them, they naturally resist.

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