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What are some quotes from Lord of the Flies that best demonstrate Ralph's abilities as an order-seeking leader?

There's another quotation which demonstrates Ralph's desire for order and stability on the island: Jack’s in charge of the choir. They can be—what do you want them to be? Ralph makes this...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020 9:30 am UTC

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Where is a good quote in Lord of the Flies to show how Jack uses violence to gain control and dominance?

In chapter 5, Jack cries: “Bollocks to the rules! We’re strong—we hunt! If there’s a beast, we’ll hunt it down! We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat—!” This bold assertion of violence...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020 1:59 pm UTC

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“We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at...

In chapter two, the boys are on the top of the mountain when Ralph declares that they should designate people to maintain the signal fire and states that there should be more rules. Ralph is...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 5:33 pm UTC

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What are some quotes about Piggy in chapter 11 of Lord of the Flies?

Piggy's character, Piggy's glasses, and Piggy's death are all focal points in chapter 11 of Lord of the Flies. At the beginning of the chapter, Golding writes, Piggy sat expressionless behind the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 3:50 pm UTC

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Please explain the two deaths, Piggy's and Simon's, in Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Towards the end of chapter 8, Simon is viciously murdered by the group of boys during a severe tropical storm. After Simon climbs the mountain and discovers that the beast is actually the decaying...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2020 3:18 pm UTC

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In chapter 4 of Lord of the Flies, what is the significance of Jack's mask?

Jack uses white and red clay along with charcoal to camouflage his face when he embarks on a hunting expedition in chapter 4. Initially, Jack hopes that the face paint will disguise his appearance,...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 2:16 pm UTC

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Can you please give me an example of a simile, metaphor, and personification from the novel Lord of the Flies?

A simile is a comparison between two seemingly unlike things, using the word like or as to make the comparison. In chapter 1, Ralph compares sleep to a mirage: Sleep enveloped him like the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 10:49 am UTC

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What are key examples of bullying against Piggy in Lord of the Flies? Who bullies Piggy and why?

Piggy serves as the symbol of rationality and logic in Lord of the Flies, and it is partially because of his role as this symbol that the bullying against him seems especially pronounced. Though it...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 11:13 pm UTC

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In chapter 3 of "Lord of The Flies how does this quote end "While i...."

In this scene in Chapter 3 of Lord of The Flies, Ralph and Jack are arguing. Their conflict is indicative of the tension that will continue to mount between them, reflecting the widening gap in...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020 4:42 am UTC

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In Lord of the Flies how does Jack use the beast to control the other boys?

Jack uses the other boys' fear of the beast to bolster his own importance in the tribe: "'Quiet!' shouted Jack. 'You, listen. The beast is sitting up there, whatever it is--' [...] 'Hunting,'...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

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How do Ralph and Piggy view Simon's death in Lord of the Flies?

At the beginning of Chapter 10, Ralph tells Piggy that they murdered Simon. Piggy realizes that they savagely killed Simon, but attempts to repress the memory and not speak about it. Ralph takes...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 2:29 pm UTC

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What message is William Golding trying to convey in Lord of the Flies? How does he convey the message?

The primary message that Golding is trying to convey throughout Lord of the Flies is that humans are inherently wicked, violent beings and will revert back to their primitive, savage instincts in...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 3:40 pm UTC

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In chapter 8 of Lord of the Flies, what does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon?

Towards the end of chapter eight, Simon comes face-to-face with the severed pig's head impaled on a sharpened stick in the middle of his secluded spot in the forest. Simon proceeds to hallucinate...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2020 11:24 am UTC

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What are some quotes that show different types of fear in Lord of the Flies?

Early on, fears rise in the boys, especially the youngest of them, from the trauma of being alone on a deserted island. These fears focalize into fears of the supernatural, primarily the terror of...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 11:33 am UTC

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In Chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies, why does Simon tell Ralph that "you" will get back all right?

Simon is the boy who provides Ralph with emotional encouragement, in the same way Piggy provides him with intellectual support. In this scene in chapter 7, Simon senses that Ralph is worried about...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016 9:03 pm UTC

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What exactly is the boys' savage chant in Lord of the Flies?   Since there are quite a few versions I have seen at...

The first time the chant is used is in Chapter 4 after the boys kill the first pig: Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood. It is repeated at the end of Chapter 4 during the re-enactment...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2010 8:18 pm UTC

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In Chapter Nine of Lord of the Flies, what does Simon discover about the beast, and what does Simon do for the beast?

In Chapter Nine of Lord of the Flies, Simon realizes that the "beast" which has been terrorizing the island is actually just the dead body of the airman who had died attempting to parachute to...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 10:40 pm UTC

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Discuss the killing of the sow in "Lord of the Flies".  What makes this scene so important?

In Chapter 8, Jack and his hunters graphically murder a sow that is nursing her babies by stabbing a spear up its backside and slitting its throat. This scene is significant throughout the novel...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016 11:41 pm UTC

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Why was Ralph chosen over Piggy and Jack to be leader in Lord of the Flies?

Shortly after the boys assemble on the platform, Ralph says that they should have a chief and Roger suggests that they put it to a vote. Rather than judge the potential candidates for chief on...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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In chapter 4 of Lord of the Flies, why does Roger throw stones at Henry, and why doesn't he hit him?

Roger is an interesting study because he is constrained primarily by fear of punishment for breaking the rules. Once that fear goes away, such as happens on the island, Roger has no inward...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2020 11:04 am UTC

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In Lord of the Flies, what chapter is it when Jack kills the pig the first time?

In William Golding's popular novel Lord of the Flies, Jack and his hunters succeed in killing the pig in chapter 4. Jack does acknowledge the fact that the hunters helped him, but he also makes...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2020 11:06 am UTC

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In chapter 8 of Lord of the Flies what does the Lord of the Flies say about Simon? What does he say abou the other...

For a specific location within chapter eight for textual evidence regarding this question, a reader should look to the final section of the chapter. The chapter jumps back and forth from Simon to...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 4:47 am UTC

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At the end of Lord of the Flies, what three boys do not make it off the island?

The ending of William Golding's Lord of the Flies is dramatic and emotional. The growing suspense of the chapters leading up to this point lead the reader to wonder if Ralph will survive the...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 9:34 am UTC

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Why is Simon a Christ figure in Lord of the Flies?  It would be helpful if you could provide a couple of quotes to...

A Christlike character in literature is one who embodies many of the qualities of Jesus Christ, found in the New Testament of the Bible. Jesus Christ was hated by many, though He inflicted harm on...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2020 10:58 am UTC

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In the beginning of chapter 3 of Lord of the Flies, how does Golding describe Jack?

As chapter 3 opens, Jack is crouched down like a sprinter, carefully observing the environment in hopes of detecting evidence of pig movement. Jack is depicted as an intense, dedicated hunter, who...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 3:43 pm UTC

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In Lord of the Flies, why does Jack paint his face?

As was mentioned in the previous post, Jack initially paints his face as a way to camouflage himself while he is hunting. In Chapter 4, Jack walks out of the forest holding a stick of charcoal and...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2017 9:00 am UTC

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What is the significance of Simon's death in Lord of the Flies?

The significance of Simon’s death in Lord of the Flies relates to the fact that the one truly good, truly rational person on the island is now dead. The person who took care of the younger children...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020 10:45 am UTC

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Irony In Lord Of The Flies

Irony is when events unfold in a way opposite of what might be expected. One great irony is that Simon is the one mistaken by the other boys for the beast and killed. This is ironic on multiple...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2020 11:03 am UTC

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In chapter 5, what is Simon referring to when he says, "maybe it's only us that we're afraid of"?

In chapter 5, Ralph holds an assembly and chastises the boys for not completing necessary tasks or following his directives. After criticizing the boys for their negligence and disobedience, Ralph...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 1:33 am UTC

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Lord Of The Flies Fire Quotes

At first, the boys, under the direction of Ralph, attempt to light a fire as a signal to passing ships. Here is the description of their attempt from Chapter 2: "On one side the air was cool, but...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2017 7:14 pm UTC

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In Chapter 2 of "Lord of the Flies", what are two similes to describe the flames?

For yards round the fire the heat was like a blow, and the breeze was a river of sparks. The heat from the initial flames is "like a blow" which is to say it is like a wind current. This is a...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2014 2:31 am UTC

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Analyze the Lord of the Flies (the pig's head on a stick) as a symbol in William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies. 

The boys' descent into evil as they follow Jack is sealed when they sadistically and ritualistically slaughter a pig and eat it, enjoying both the pleasure of triumph over the helpless creature and...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2020 11:30 am UTC

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How is the movie Lord Of The Flies different from the book, especially the common differences? What are the parts of...

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was first adapted into a movie in 1963 and again in 1990. The movie was moderately successful but has not enjoyed the same classic status as the novel. The...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2015 2:32 pm UTC

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What does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon in Lord of the Flies?

Toward the end of chapter 8, Simon visits his secluded spot in the forest, where he finds a severed pig's head on a stake in the middle of the clearing. Simon ends up hallucinating and has an...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018 2:12 pm UTC

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How is Ralph and jack's relationship in chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies?

Animosity between Jack and Ralph is evident in chapter 7 as the boys are hunting for the beast. Ralph is clearly tired of Jack's lack of civility and antagonistic nature, while Jack has lost all...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2018 11:53 pm UTC

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  In chapter two of Lord of the Flies - how does Jack treat Piggy, and what effect does it have?  I would like...

Jack does not respect Piggy, and he shows it through his words and actions. In chapter two, when the boys decide to light a fire to attract ships with the smoke, they have no way of lighting the...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2012 8:48 pm UTC

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What are some quotes about the conch shell being used in Lord of the Flies with page numbers? These can be any quotes...

(I'm not sure how our page numbers will line up. I am using the Perigree Book published by the Penguin Company, for reference. It has a green fly resting on a boy in a black uniform on the cover.)...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 2:13 pm UTC

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What were the rules of the island in Lord of the Flies and what was the civilization like?

The word "tenuous" is an apt choice to describe the civilization of the island. Even before the complete collapse at the novel's end, there are a few significant challenges to and failures of the...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017 12:18 pm UTC

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What does the phrase, "a stick sharpened at both ends," mean? (Lord of the Flies, chapter 12)

It just means that Jack and the hunters are going to kill Ralph, cut off his head, and offer it as a sacrifice to the Beast (which is nothing but a dead paratrooper). One sharp end goes into the...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2008 6:04 am UTC

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What do Ralph and Jack disagree about in Chapter 3 of Lord of the Flies?  

In Chapter 3, Ralph laments about the condition of the shelters that he and Simon have been building. Only one of the shelters is sturdy while the other two are shaky and in ruin. Ralph tells Jack...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2016 8:28 pm UTC

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Why does Ralph call the meeting in Chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies?

In chapter 4, Jack allows his hunters to leave the signal fire, and the boys miss out on a chance to be rescued when a ship passes the island. By the end of chapter 4, Ralph realizes the need to...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2017 12:45 am UTC

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Lord Of The Flies Chapter 7 Quotes

In selecting passages from chapters of a novel that are significant, the student will want to seek those that reveal much about themes or character. In Chapter Seven of Lord of the Flies there is...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012 7:14 pm UTC

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Provide quotes from Lord of the Flies about masks.

Masks become an important part of Jack's reinvention of himself as leader of a savage, barbaric group. To begin his transformation, Jack comes back from the jungle with two large leaves and shows...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2021 6:01 pm UTC

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How do the boys start a fire in Chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies?

In Chapter 2, Ralph mentions that it is important for the boys to build a signal fire so that passing ships will stop to rescue them. The boys agree and enthusiastically collect dry wood, but have...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2016 12:02 pm UTC

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What are some of Piggy's character traits, and what are some quotes that demostrate them?

Here's a simple tip: note that the novel concludes with Ralph mourning the loss of his "wise, true friend" Piggy.

Latest answer posted May 12, 2009 7:10 am UTC

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What is the quote when Ralph ordered Jack and his tribe to look after the fire? please write the quote and the page...

Ralph first decides that a group of boys needs to watch the fire. This comes immediately after they light the first blaze, in Chapter 2. Ralph says: “We’ve got to have special people for looking...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2010 6:36 am UTC

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What are some quotes that represent Roger in Lord of Flies

In William Golding's allegory, Roger represents sadism. When he is first introduced to readers, he "kept to himself with an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy." The first depiction of Roger...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 11:55 am UTC

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What quote from Lord of the Flies shows that Ralph's government was focused on looking after the littluns? 

In Chapter 4, the littluns are given a fairly lengthy description. This first quote shows how the littluns obeyed and respected Ralph as an adult authority figure: They obeyed the summons of the...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 8:47 pm UTC

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What are three quotes from Lord of the Flies that Ralph makes to show that he's a good leader?

These are three quotes about Ralph. The first is from Chapter One: This toy of voting was almost as pleasing as the conch. Jack started to protest but the clamor changed from the general wish for...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 2:54 pm UTC

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In the book Lord of the Flies, what situation led to the plane crash?

The boys arrive on the island in a plane. They are schoolboys who have been evacuated from their homes in Britain in order to get to a place of safety because a nuclear war is in progress. In...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2016 8:44 pm UTC

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