Lord of the Flies Questions and Answers

Lord of the Flies

You'll find a good deal of action, some clear-cut symbolism and some more subtle symbolism as well. In addition to the questions to ask yourself while reading presented above, I'd add the...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2012 5:59 pm UTC

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Very good point, but to answer the question, I would say that Simon would be the "good." He is the symbol of Christ, after all--the reference to feeding of the thousands and his symbolic...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2008 9:36 am UTC

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Ralph has a negative perception of Jack throughout the story as it becomes apparent that Jack is jealous of his election and tries his best to undermine his efforts to establish a civil society. At...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2018 9:13 pm UTC

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In comparing the novel 'Lord of The Flies' by William Golding with a movie like 'Bride and Prejudice' or 'The Truman Show' I would start firstly by making some notes, and then by drafting a rough...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2013 9:47 am UTC

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One of the main reasons it's impossible to conduct a deep relationship with Jack is that he is impulsive and emotional and too full of such things to be reflexive or meditational. Also, Jack is...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2009 2:56 am UTC

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This is a good topic for discussion; I've opened a discussion topic for it here. Come in and discuss this idea!

Latest answer posted August 28, 2007 6:06 am UTC

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I hope that you read at least some of this terrific book! :) Golding starts his novel with the children being stranded on the island. As they begin to figure out how to survive, they change from...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2011 11:50 am UTC

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In chapter 11, Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric approach Castle Rock and demand that Jack return Piggy's glasses. Ralph and Jack proceed to engage in a physical altercation, and Piggy shouts at the top...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019 2:16 am UTC

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I suppose it would all depend on your own personality. In the beginning of the novel, I find it difficult to have any sympathy for Ralph. His seeming overbearance at deciding how things will be...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2010 10:11 am UTC

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Though Ralph is initially elected the leader of the boys marooned on the island, the more aggressive Jack is able to eventually take over. Jack accomplishes this by exploiting the fear of the other...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2021 10:52 am UTC

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These are two great texts to compare and contrast, and I have included links to the study guides on enotes for both of them below to help you in your analysis. To my mind, the texts can be compared...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2011 7:56 pm UTC

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When Simon slips away from the others in "Lord of the Flies," he reaches his secret area, but from the bushes he espies a pig's head, swarming with flies. In his delirium from a seizure, Simon...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2009 12:50 pm UTC

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I would say that Piggy's death was in no way related to the boys' survival in Lord of the Flies. Piggy was certainly no real threat to the other boys in respect to their physical well-being or...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 4:56 am UTC

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Well, I am not going to give you the theme for each of the chapters - rather, I will discuss the theme of the novel as a whole and then you will need to go through and trace how that theme is...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2009 12:27 am UTC

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Latest answer posted February 1, 2011 2:53 am UTC

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There are many themes in Golding novel. The one theme that stands out is the balance between civility and savagery. When we take this idea and explore the world, we will be able to have a very...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2013 7:44 pm UTC

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In the critical essay "Secret Parables," V.S. Pritchett writes that with Golding's novel "We see how much a man is enclosed by his own eyes." That is, in the struggle for self-preservation and...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 3:00 am UTC

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This is a great request and there are many ways in which you can go. In light of this, let me give you a few suggestions on power and leadership. First, you might want to talk about the importance...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2012 4:36 am UTC

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William Golding, in his novel The Lord of the Flies, is addressing a debate over human nature and morality.Three philosophical positions are relevant to the novel. The first is Calvinism, a form of...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012 5:42 am UTC

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Being stranded on a deserted island with no adults causes physical and emotional hardships for the boys. Among the physical hardships are the challenges of food, shelter, cleanliness, and health...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 11:04 pm UTC

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In my opinion, Piggy's spectacles do have a symbolic significance in this book. I believe that they symbolize science and technology and the power that those things carry. In the story, Piggy's...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2010 12:57 am UTC

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"Everything we do seeds the future. No action is an empty one." Certainly this quote proves true in Lord of the Flies. Of all the characters, Simon realizes the veracity of this statement earlier...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2012 1:36 am UTC

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By the time we've reached chapter 10, most of the boys are still petrified of the Beast, a savage creature which is supposed to be roaming freely round the island, ready to attack anyone who gets...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2019 9:13 am UTC

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I don't think The Lord of the Flies is much of an example of people trying to attain a utopian society. After all, these are only children and they are lucky just being able to survive. A better...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2012 3:12 pm UTC

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Golding introduces the presence of the scar on the island in the first chapter of the novel. A wide violent mark on the land, the scar is emblematic of mankind's capability for violence and...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2012 5:08 am UTC

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Jack and the hunters neglected the fire. While these boys were to be overseeing the fire, making sure that it continued to burn, they went hunting instead. Jack's determinism to kill the pig...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2008 9:26 pm UTC

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When Piggy tells Ralph this fact about himself, he goes on to explain that he was the only boy in his school that had asthma. One gets the sense that Piggy takes pride in being different. This may...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2008 11:41 pm UTC

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From just the first chapter we know the following things: Ralph wants to be a leader and is interested in maintaining some kind of order among the boys. He wants to go along with Piggy's proposals...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2011 8:33 pm UTC

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Unlike Jack and his band of hunters who become peoccupied with hunting, Ralph considers considers rescue to be the primary objective of the boys. In order to do this, he is determined that a signal...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2012 1:47 pm UTC

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Interestingly, the title of the short novel 'Lord Of The Flies' was not the author's first choice. William Goldsmith originally had a much less 'attention-grabbing' title for his book, and during...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2014 6:00 am UTC

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It's Robert: Robert snarled at him. Ralph entered into the play and everybody laughed. Presently they were all jabbing at Robert who made mock rushes. Jack shouted. 'Make a ring!' The circle moved...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2009 8:35 pm UTC

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The last remaining group of civilized boys in Lord of the Flies--Ralph, Piggy and Samneric--decide to approach Jack's group of hunters to appeal to them to return Piggy's glasses. They know the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2011 12:53 pm UTC

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A school tie to show how he is trying to cling to the rules of civilisation.A rock to symbolise how the boys no longer want to listen to the voice of reason and therefore kill it.

Latest answer posted October 27, 2008 5:23 pm UTC

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Your question isn't very clear, but I will give you a brief review of some of the characters and their significant contribution to the story. I suggest you follow the link listed below for some...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2008 8:27 pm UTC

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Lord of the Flies is the 1954 novel by British author William Golding (1911—1993) which tells the tale of a group of boys stranded on a remote island who descend into tribalism and savagery. On...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 6:46 am UTC

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The game that you are referring to occurs in Chapter 7 after the boys make an attempt to kill a wild boar. Although the boar escapes, the boys are still so excited about the whole event that they...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2008 4:13 am UTC

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Chapter 10 in "Lord of the Flies" is entitled The Shell and The Glasses. The "civilized" vs the "hunters" is a big part of this chapter. "Only Ralph, Piggy,...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2008 9:35 am UTC

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Lord of the Flies' primary message focuses on the root of evil within humanity. Golding uses the boys' struggle on the island away from the comfort of their parents and civilization to draw a...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2013 3:21 pm UTC

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I can guide you in how to create an outline; although, I'm not sure that feminist criticism will be easily compared with Lord of the Flies. You may want to try something a little easier. In order...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2011 7:59 am UTC

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Allow me to add remarks about the fire. The fire represents power. The fact that the fire is out of control indicates the balance of power is out of control: The chapter ends on a far grimmer note...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 12:26 am UTC

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At the end of Lord of the Flies, the officers arrive to rescue the boys from the island. Ralph, who is being chased by Jack's mob of boys, stumbles onto the shore and sees the officers. One of...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2010 3:59 am UTC

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In Lord of the Flies, Golding uses allegory to explain how man will behave under different circumstances. He attempts to show how, even the most well-bred people - boys in this case - will descend...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 7:15 am UTC

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John Carey wrote a biography about William Golding as well as several critical reviews about the novel Lord of the Flies. Here is how you would write the citation for Carey's biography (MLA):...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2013 3:42 am UTC

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1. Piggy's glasses could be used as a symbol for clear thinking and rational thought especially as they might manifest themselves in a society. As the story progress (and the society regresses),...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2009 4:01 pm UTC

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Wow! One to two pages is a tough one. I can't think of any short stories that are that short. Some of Hawthorne's stories would work - Young Goodman Brown or The Minister's Black Veil, but neither...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2010 12:01 pm UTC

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In the beginning of the story, Ralph really appears to have some idea of what he needs to do to lead the boys. he is elected as their leader, sets up some sort of system where people have a voice,...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2010 1:51 am UTC

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Piggy and Simon are important characters not just for the development of the plot of Lord of the Flies but also as characters who represent a larger concept. Piggy represents intelligence and...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2016 5:41 am UTC

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In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the author’s message about group violence is that it is the natural way for humans to behave and almost unavoidable, no matter how civilized the individuals...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2020 8:58 pm UTC

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Ralph and Jack have battled for control of the boys since the first minute they met on the beach in Lord of the Flies. Jack wanted to be elected leader and never really accepted Ralph's authority....

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 9:56 am UTC

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Because page numbers can vary according to the edition of Lord of the Flies a person is reading, here is an answer with chapter references. In chapter one, "The Sound of the Shell," Ralph...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2018 2:40 pm UTC

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