What is the war in Lord of the Flies?

What is the war in Lord of the Flies?

In many ways, war is the central theme of Lord of the Flies; the experience of the boys on the island is an allegory for the adult war taking place ‘off the page’. Golding was certainly inspired by World War II and subsequent events in creating the novel, as he wrote in ‘Fable’: ‘after the war […]

Who is the only one who can interrupt someone speaking?

Who is the only one who can interrupt someone speaking? Ralph, he is the chief. You just studied 15 terms!

Who sees the Beastie first?

Ralph is the first to use the term “beast” when he responds to Jack by saying, “But there isn’t a beast!” (Golding 50). As the novel progresses, their belief in the beast becomes more unsettling. William Golding uses the beast to symbolize the boys’ inherent wickedness throughout the novel.

Who says he saw a beast LOTF?

Lord of the Flies Chapter 2 Questions

Question Answer
Who saw the beast/beastie/snake-like thing? Samneric find the corpse and open parachute of a fighter pilot who has landed on the island, believing it to be the beast and reporting it during the next assembly.
Who says, again and again that there isn’t a beast? Ralph

What happens to the boy with the birthmark on his face?

His birthmark is on his face and said to be “mulberry-coloured”. He is the first boy to die, as he is killed in a fire. However at the end of the novel, Ralph fails to acknowledge him as one of the deceased people, bringing added significance that he is not considered important.

What is the irony when Piggy says like a crowd of kids?

This statement is ironic because they ARE a crowd of kids. Piggy is angry because they are acting like kids, but they are kids. Piggy expects them to act more maturely than they are capable of doing. It is statements like this that contribute to Piggy’s being an outsider.

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