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    Overweight, asthmatic, intelligent, annoying.He's the kid you like not liking in school. There are a million little things about him that make him "different" from other kids, but really...

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    Jack knows there is a pig in the creepers ahead of him because he found the pig’s fresh droppings.

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    Well, we get a description of the conch in Chapter 1—it's cream colored, with touches of pink, and about 18 inches from one end to the other. However, if you'd prefer an image, there's a good one...

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    Ralph is a good leader because of his physical prowess, his confidence and readiness to act that this produces, and his ease with people. He's also good in part because he doesn't get caught up...

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    Literally, it is thunder: there is a storm. Symbolically, you could read it as the sound of the war between the boys/different sides of the island society.

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    "The beastie" that the littluns dream about is now essentially taboo to mention.

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    The island itself is an allegory for society. The author shows that, like children stranded on a deserted island, society can break down due to bad leadership, mob mentality, and a lack of true...

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    What is the significance of Piggy's plea to join the expedition? If this refers to the initial plea to join the group of boys, in the first chapter, it sets up themes for the entire novel: the...

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    Perhaps a look at the book "The Coral Island" gives us some idea of what it is that Jack was so necessary in Golding's response to that book. In "The Coral Island," the English boys are the...

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    Jack is tall, strong, and has natural leadership skills. He is also destructive, arrogant, and becomes the leader of the 'savage' side of the group on the island.

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    One can assume that the main reason Golding used British school boys is that he was himself British. He had attended the sort of schools that these boys were attending, and he was a schoolmaster in...

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    Maurice feels guilty when he spills/pours sand into the eye of a littlun (Percival, to be precise). It reminds him of a time when he did so before they were on the island and was punished. Greg

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    Ralph considers giving up leadership of the group because it seems like everything is falling apart. Remember the assembly in Chapter Five? He speaks, and the kids are rude to him. He insists on...

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    The flies prefer the pig’s blood to the blood from Simon’s nose.

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    Piggy, Simon, and that "littlun" share one thing; they are all outside the boundaries of the new society coming into being on the island, and they are outsiders in part because they see things...

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    That would be great, wouldn't it? However, as far as I know, the novel isn't available via the computer (unless your school has purchases the rights to an institution-specific e-text). It is too...

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    Ralph suggests building a fire to signal ships.

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    Good question. It might be useful to divide the problems into several categories. There are problems of survival. This refers to the way that the boys had to build shelters, learn to find food,...

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    You want the early signs only? Well, these start on the first page: the fact that the boys are stranded alone on the island, without adults. Almost as soon, you get the fact that they heard rumors...

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    Roger has prepared a stick sharpened at both ends for Ralph.

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    A fear of the unknown runs throughout the novel. To begin with, the boys don't really know what happened at the start of the novel. They have only rumors and bits of stories about a war. No one...

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    The "scar" on the island is the plane crash site. Until the crash, the island was untouched by humanity. So, in a larger sense, the "scar" represents the destructive nature of human beings. While...

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    Ralph is the novel’s protagonist. He is a twelve-year-old English boy, elected leader of the group marooned on the island. He tries to coordinate the efforts to build a mini civilization on the...

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    I'd say you can tell this by the differences between his reaction and Piggy's reaction to the idea that no one is coming to rescue them; he seems almost to expect it. I'd also say you can tell this...

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