Lord of the Flies

Questions and answers relating to William Golding’s allegorical novel about a group of schoolboys marooned on a tropical island and their descent into savagery.

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What is an example irony in chapter 7 in the lord of the flies?

your moms gay1

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What game do the boys play after the first hunt in chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies?

After the boar charged the boys and escaped with a wound to its snout the boys reenacted the event. Robert played the part of the boar but the game quickly spiraled out of control. The boys held Robert's arms and legs while Jack seized his hair. Ralph jabbed him with a spear and all the boys fought to get close, to squeeze and hurt Robert's vulnerable flesh. The 'game' ended when Jack pretended to cut Robert's throat, leaving Robert physically hurt, frightened and sobbing.

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What does Ralph remember that makes him flinch?

no

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What are the settings in chapter 6 of Lord of the Flies?

Chapter six, Beast From Air, opens on the mountain top with Samneric tending the signal fire. It then relocates to the shelters near the beach before progressing to the platform where Ralph calls a meeting. The chapter ends at Castle Rock.

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Irony of island being boat shaped in Lord of the Flies?

There are a number of interpretations as to why Golding chose to describe the island as being boat shaped. It could symbolise that the boys on board the island are on a journey from schoolboys to proto-adults, or it might symbolise their journey from civilization to savagery. The irony is that they are actually going nowhere and are reliant on the arrival of a real boat to come and take them away, from the island and from the evil within themselves which threatens their very existennce..

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Who is the first to die in Lord of the Flies?

the boy with a mulberry bithmark. he died in the big fire.

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Although Ralph criticizes the boys for their lack of cooperation does he bear some of the responsibility for the failures of the group to achieve its goals?

Some people might say 'Yes,' arguing that Ralph could have chivied and reminded the boys, ordered them even, to do the things that they had all agreed on. Personally I don't think that was Ralph's style of leadership at all. Unlike Jack he wasn't a dictator, he seemed to believe in leadership by example and consensus. He used a 'light touch' realising instinctively that chivying and ordering can have negative results and can cause resentment and outright rebellion. Ralph hoped that by putting in the effort himself, at building shelters etc, and reminding the rest of the boys what they had agreed to do, he was setting an example that the others would see the need to follow.

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In chapter ten of lord of the flies what is Rogers job?

to read the book like everyone else

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How does Ralph's attitude towards Piggy change?

Initially Ralph viewed Piggy as an uninvited and unwanted intrusion on his pleasure at finding himself on a tropical island. Ralph walked off when Piggy was forced to asnwer a call of nature, he didn't wait for the fat boy. Ralph didn't ask Piggy what his name was, probably because he wasn't in the slightest bit interested. Ralph probably felt that he had nothing in common with a fat asthmatic boy who wore a greasy wind-breaker, dropped letters from his words and who didn't know how to swim. Gradually however Ralph's attitude to Piggy began to change. When Ralph found the conch in the lagoon it was Piggy who identified it and told him that it could be blown. Piggy also suggested calling the rest of the boys on the island. Over the course of the book Piggy was constantly on hand to remind Ralph, when he lost track of what he was saying probably due to Petit Mal epilsepsy. Piggy was the voice of reason who suggested lighting a signal fire on the beach when it seemed that the beast was preventing the boys from relighting the fire on the mountain. Slowly Ralph's attitude changed from indifference, through a period where he simply made use of Piggy's abilities, to companionship and finally to the realisation that Piggy had been his friend.

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Why are they all so ready to accept the presence of such a beast?

The beast is fear, and Golding is saying that as long as people have something to fear and cannot concentrate on order and morality, that is when evil can find its way into a society. If they did not accept the beast's presence so readily, then Golding's final messages would not get across.

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What image of the beast forms in simon's mind?

The pigs head

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What does Jack plan to steal from Ralph and Piggy?

the conch

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What are Ralph's complaints about the group in 'Lord of the Flies'?

Ralph complains that the group has no longer followed the rules or kept up to standards. They go to the bathroom wherever they please and make a mess of the place. They don't build shelters or help out at all. And they let the fire go out. Ralph especially stresses the importance of never letting the fire go out. He scolds and yells at them. He also says that there will be no fires other than the one on the mountain because they waste time making the fires.

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What does the face paint symbolize in the Lord of the Flies?

It represents or shows how much the boys lost their identity. Jack woundn't have done those things without the mask on, and many times he is blushing under the mask when he says things. The only reason he says them is because no one will be able to see him react.

Jack's mask is used to represent the unleashing of evil nature that the polite society leashes. The painted mask initially scares the hunter Bill, but he then laughs and backs away into the jungle. When Jack refers to the paint as "dazzle paint" he is referring to the camouflage used in warfare. This slight statement links his new identity as a shameless killer with those who are fighting in the war.In this context, painted faces indicate that the boys are merging with their environment, and becoming wild and uncivilized. They have adapted the colors and materials of the island as part of their identity, expression and face.

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What is the verbal irony in lord of the flies on chapter 2?

I'm not sure this is the one you're looking for, but soon after the chapter starts (it's on the first page of the chapter in my book) we see an example of verbal irony:

Jack broke in.

"All the same you need an army--for hunting. Hunting pigs--"

Armies aren't used for hunting (protecting from hunger, an internal threat), but for fighting other groups of people (protecting from war, an external threat). Thus, this is an example of verbal irony.

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What is an example of verbal irony in the book Lord of the Flies?

William Golding, the author of Lord of the Flies, used irony to tell his story of a group of young British boys stranded on a deserted island. The readers can clearly spot the irony in the dialogue and Ralph, one of the main character, is also aware of the irony in his situation. The irony in the novel forces the readers to step aside and think about the hidden meanings the author is trying to express.

The first example of irony occurred in chapter two. Jack says to the group of young, impressionable boys that "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages."(Golding 32)However, in the following chapters Jack is the leader of the tribe and encourages the boys to forget civilization and act upon their primitive instincts. They ignore the laws that they all have agreed to follow while on the island and commit heinous crimes against humanity, such as torture against both humans and animals, and murder. They no longer act like English schoolboys who are the best at everything, but like savages.

Relatively early on in the novel Ralph comes to terms with his situation. He realizes that much of one's life is spent just keeping out of danger and staying alive. After understanding the complex, yet realistic, view of life he remembers his first impression of the island and how he thought they would have fun on the island, like living in one of his books. Now he realized what life on the island would really be like.

There is irony in Piggy' s name. The boys hunt, kill and eat pigs on the island. Not only do they kill the pigs, they enjoy it tremendously. Piggy' s name suggests that he will be a victim of the beast. Not the beast the boys on the island fear, but the beast within each of them. The author is saying through Piggy that because they kill and eat the pigs they become the beast.

Ralph prays to the adult world to send them something grownup, a sign or something. His prayer is answered by a dead parachuter, a casualty of war from the fighting going on in civilized society. The dead man is powerless to help the boys. He actually causes more problems. He is mistaken for the beast and causes more fear in the boys and drives them closer to becoming savages.

Piggy often says that they act like "a crowd of kids". He says to Ralph that "grownups know things. They ain't afraid of the dark. They'd meet and have tea and discuss. Then things 'ud be all right". This is perhaps the best example of irony in the novel. It is because the adults could not get together and discuss their problems that they were stranded on the island in the first place. If they had been able to meet and discuss they boys would have never fleed their school and would have never been shot down, therefore avoiding ever being on the island.

William Golding used irony in Lord of the Flies as a way to make the readers step back and think about what he wrote. If he had not wrote the story with ironic twists and hidden meanings many people would miss the meaning of the book. The readers would be able to finish the novel without thinking about the issues that you are meant to ponder after reading Lord of the Flies, such as evil, spirituality, society, man versus the unknown, man versus himself and many other important themes in the book.

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In Lord of the Flies What is the grotesque dead thing that the boys inched up the rock?

it's the grotesque dead thing.

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Who are the static and dynamic characters for Lord of the Flies?

Dynamic: piggy, Ralph, jack

Static: simon

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How did Simon die in the Lord of the Flies?

He got killed because Jack's tribe was having a feast and got caught up in the excitement of chanting and dancing around the fire. Simon just happened to crawl out of the forest at the same time and believing he was the beast the boys attacked and killed him. Afterwards they left him on the beach with his blood staining the sand. Sea creatures surrounded his body as the tide pulled him out to sea and he disappeared forever. It was a frenzied attack on a defenceless Simon Just a point, the instruction to describe something does not constitue a question, not even if you tack a question mark onto the end of the sentence.

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What decision does Ralph make and how does this mess up the peace between Ralph and Jack and how does Simon solve it in chapter 7?

i dont now you wirdo

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What adjective can describe chapter 2 lord of the flies?

ljh

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How has the relationship between Ralph and jack continued to deteriorate?

Because it just does ok

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What is an example of figurative language in chapter 7 of lord of the flies?

Pg 114 "and you suck it like Berengaria" simile

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What is the definition of flinked from Lord of the Flies?

Quote.. "The white surf flinked on a coral reef..." The word flinked appears to have been invented by the author and in this passage seems to be suggesting the distant flickering glint of white caused by the waves breaking on the coral reef. It has been suggested that the word was formed from a combination of the words flashed and winked.

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List 5 reasons Piggy is an outsider in Lord of the Flies?

1) Piggy is very fat, the only boy who is mentioned as being fat on the island.
2) Piggy is the only boy on the island who wears glasses.
3) Piggy has asthma and he is also lazy so he doesn't take part on any activities such as doing any work of even swimming or playing.
4) Piggy thinks that he is very intelligent and talks down to the other boys as if he were an adult.
5) Piggy talks differently to the other boys, saying things such as 'I dunno' and 'I seen one like that before.' He was initially wearing a greasy wind-breaker and he lived with his auntie in a sweet shop. Piggy is from a lower class than the rest of the boys.

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