Lord of the Flies Questions and Answers
by William Golding

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In Lord of the Flies, Piggy suggests that they let the signal fire go out at night and relight it every morning. How does Ralph react? 

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The answer to this question can be found in chapter 10; however, the text doesn't explicitly tell readers how Ralph feels about Piggy's suggestion. Throughout the story, Ralph has been placing all of his hopes for rescue into a fire. He believes it is likely the one that thing will draw attention to the island to bring help. Interestingly, Ralph ends up being correct when Jack lights an enormous fire trying to kill Ralph. The main problem with Ralph's current fire is that it can't be seen as well as the previous fire's location.

“It was different when the fire was—”

“—up there.”

The main goal of the current fire is smoke. Ralph hopes that it will produce enough smoke to...

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