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  • Lord of the Flies
    Actually, Ralph is referring to whomever the British are fighting during this time. Remember that the novel is set in the future during an atomic war. We, as an audience, are not given an actual...

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    They were being evacuated via airplane because of an atomic bomb threat (a threat that they found out was real once they were in the air). During that evacuation, their plane was shot down and...

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    Eric is the boy who shares the scene in the end of Chapter 10 with Ralph and Piggy. There has been a fight; both Eric and Ralph think that they have been battling someone trying to steal the...

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    Sam and Eric are young, and twins and alone. There is a special bond with twins, just as there is a special bond among the "collective common man. Sam and Eric, in the LOF microcosm, represent...

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    One of the first times where Jack and Ralph truly disagree on an important issue is in chapter 2. One of the young boys describes "the beast" for the first time. Ralph denies the existence of...

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    Although I cannot find a direct quote that mentions whether Piggy is either far or nearsighted, I believe one can strongly argue that the character is indeed nearsighted. (Being very nearsighted...

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    At the end of chapter 12, after the arrival of the naval officer, Golding uses the reaction of the officer and the behavior of the boys to create a metaphor about the nature of man. The naval...

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    This was ironic in several ways. First, he (the parachutist) would have been bailing out, trying to save himself. Instead, he dies. Second, the boys had been looking for adults for some time to...

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    This is the statement Ralph makes toward the end of chapter five after the night assembly when they missed being saved. Ralph had attempted to re-establish the importance of fire for rescue as...

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    The personal conflict between Jack and Ralph mirrors the theme of "the eternal battle between good and evil," with Jack representing evil and Ralph representing good. In the course of the novel,...

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    Ralph is one of the most complex characters in this novel. Internally, he struggles between his accepted leadership and his actual age. As the elected leader, he feels the responsibility of both...

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    For Lord of the Flies as a political allegory, one need only to look at the state of the world at the end of World War II. The world was divided into two camps the free world and the Soviet Union,...

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    Golding uses "the beast" as a symbol for the savegery that lives in each and every human being. At first, the imaginary beast is an unknown that the boys are afraid of. They are afraid of it...

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    In the final chapter, "Cry of the Hunters", Jack has lost his authority and Ralph has triumphed. When the naval officer asks, "Who's the boss here?" Ralph loudly replies, "I am." Jack's actual...

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    The boys built a fire on top of the mountain to signal any passing ships of their presence on the island. Jack and his men were supposed to make sure that the fire remained ablaze, but Jack...

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    The cry of the hunters is what Ralph hears in the distance: Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!”

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    He is frightened and angry, and he hits it, knocking it to the ground.

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    The only responsibility he's truly eager to undertake is hunting. Later, he works at hunting the beast, feeding people, and keeping a fire, but the only one he's eager about is the hunting.

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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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