Lord of the Flies Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

William Golding

Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Phil: Littlun who speaks of his dream of the beast.

Summary
Ralph walks down a narrow path, concerned about the up-coming meeting. “He found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, where every path was an improvisation and a considerable part of one’s waking life was spent watching one’s feet.” He is determined that the meeting “must not be fun, but business.” He wanders past the bathing pool and contemplates their meeting place (called “the platform”). He notes that one of the essential distractions is a springy log that the children bounce on instead of concentrating on the meeting. He notices no one has taken the time to fix the...

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