The conch still exists and is still in its rightful place on the 'chief's seat', on the platform. If you support that statement, cite evidence from this chapter to back up your statement. The questions below are arranged by the categories of the taxonomy, so you can ensure that you're giving students increasingly challenging questions to discuss. Chapter two establishes that the boys are alone on a previously uninhabited island with no adults. Why must both Piggy and the conch be destroyed by the savages? When Piggy, Ralph, and Samneric arrive at the Rock, blows the and calls a meeting. One reason for this is to promote higher levels of thinking and questioning. What name do Jack's hunter call him? How is Jack now dressed? Students thinking at this level are asked to invent, build, and create.
The spear wounds Ralph but bounces off, and Ralph flees for his life. How does Jack entice his group to stay with him? Jack's face turnes red and he walks away. When Ralph calls him a thief for stealing Piggy's glasses, they fence briefly with their spears before Piggy reminds Ralph to focus on their agenda. What will he do to appease the beast? Present some evidence from the chapter that could be used to make the case that there is still some civilization left in these boys. What new idea does Piggy bring forth about a fire and smoke? What is the significance of Piggy once again taking off his glasses and polishing his one lens? Jack's tribe is hostile to Ralph's little group; throws stones at the twins to scare them. After this the rest of the tribe starts throwing spears, and runs away into the forest.
They want meat, and Jack has got it. Which boys play the part of the pig in their ritualistic pig dance this time? How does Jack's mask protect him? Chapter 3: Why does Jack say that when he was hunting in the jungle, he understands how the animals feel? What do they leave for the beast on the mountain? What does their fight reveal about their characters and how they've been changed over the course of the novel? Rather than successfully mitigate the power of the hunt with the rules and structures of civilization, Ralph becomes a victim of the savage forces the hunt represents—he has literally become the prey. Explain why he's unable to get it lit. The characters are introduced and their appearances and persona … lities are briefly described. Then Jack orders his tribe to grab Samneric and tie them up, prompting a fistfight between himself and Ralph.
Later there is a second 'beast' which speaks to Simon. That spear was followed by two more which narrowly missed and the entire tribe were advancing towards him. Chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain begins with Ralph blowing the conch and calling the boys to a meeting. Eventually Piggy's glasses are used as a burning glass and the fire is lit. Again, Piggy interrupts and, holding the conch, attempts a speech as well.
Jack blows the conch and calls the assembly to talk about the beast, about Ralph, leadership on the island, and how he does not want to be part of Ralph's clan 6. Piggy cries out shrilly, struggling to make himself heard over the brawl. Piggy, squinting and barely able to see, suggests that Ralph hold a meeting to discuss their options. This beast isn't a talking pig's head on a stick, it is an internal voice within Simon. Piggy says that they need smoke and suggests that they have the fire on the beach, since they can't go up the mountain.
Jack says what about my hunters, and Ralph responds that if they had light they would fight the beast. . Imagine that Golding wants the reader to finish the book with a feeling that civilization will always triumph over savagery. This is the same beast to which Jack and his tribe later leave the guts and head of a pig they have killed as an offering. Jack is relying on his hunters, with his hunters he is powerful.
This sends Ralph into a fury, and he lunges at Jack. Ralph struggles to make Jack understand the importance of the signal fire to any hope the boys might have of ever being rescued, but Jack orders his hunters to capture Sam and Eric and tie them up. What does the pig's head tell Simon and how does it reinforce the theme of the novel? In Lord of the Flies the first chapter acquaints the reader with the setting in which the novel is set, a tropical island. Ralph used the first part of the meeting to try a … nd instill in the boys the importance of keeping the fire lit, that their very existence depended on it. The huge fire burns fiercely and collapses in on itself, releasing a shower of sparks which then set fire to the 'pocket of jungle' where they had earlier collected wood. Why are Ralph and the boys with him tempted to go to Jack's side of the island? How does Jack respond when Ralph says even Jack would hide from the beast? The boys laugh but there is an undercurrent of unease.
And throws his at , injuring him. The end result was that Ralph held a vote which seemed to go overwhelmingly in favour of a belief in the existence of ghosts. Samneric remain tied up in the hands of the savages, menaced by Jack and soon to be tortured by Roger. Jack and Ralph immediately face off. When Ralph blows the conch at Castle Rock, for example, the savages greet him with silence and a stone thrown at Sam by Roger. Jack throws his spear at Ralph, and the other boys quickly join in. Roger, the character least able to understand the civilizing impulse, crushes the conch shell as he looses the boulder and kills Piggy, the character least able to understand the savage impulse.
Few of them, after all, appear to have any sense of who or what they were or are. Jack is very embarrased and says that he won't play with you any more. The boys run off, led by Jack. But I don't ask for my glasses back, not as a favour. What does the destruction of the conch mean? Roger plays the hunter, but he started playing the part of the pig. Then they realise that they have nothing to light it with.
In reality ethics originate from a particular society's values and expectations; Jack's subculture has radically different ethics from Ralph's. Ralph doesn't tell Jack about the glasses as Jack already knows about them, mainly because he stole them. The beast isn't moving by telling its self to move and Ralph isn't telling himself to move his hand. He is naked except for a belt and a mask on. If you do not support the idea, at what point did the game stop? He twisted his hands just like the creepers which tells you that he is being more savage. To quote from the book, Piggy said.