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Lord of the Flies Homework Series IIdoc

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Lord of the Flies, Chapter Seven, “Shadows and Tall Trees,” Homework VII: Using

    your copy of Lord of the Flies, answer these questions to the best of your ability and effort. If you need additional space for you answers, please use a piece of looseleaf and

    attach it to this worksheet.

1. On page 109, you read about what Ralph would do as he “planned his toilet.” What

    does this passage tell you in terms of metaphor? What do you think Ralph’s unkempt

    state represents metaphorically?

2. What do you think is happening between Ralph and Jack on page 118? When Ralph

    asks the boys why they “hate” him, how do they react? Do you think the boys really hate Ralph? Why or why not?

    3. On pages 122 and 123, Ralph, Jack and Roger have an encounter on the mountain. What do you think is happening here? Does the episode foreshadow anything? What?

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Lord of the Flies, Chapter Eight, “Gift of the Darkness,” Homework VIII: Using

    your copy of Lord of the Flies, answer these questions to the best of your ability and

    effort. If you need additional space for you answers, please use a piece of looseleaf and attach it to this worksheet

1. On pages 126 and 127, there is a confrontation between Ralph and Jack. What is this

    all about? Why does Jack become so upset? Why does he leave the group? Why is he

    crying?

    2. On pages 130-132, as the boys talk, you, the reader, get a list of the boys (Maurice, Bill, Roger, Simon) who have disappeared. Where do you think they have gone? What does

    this mean? What does it foreshadow?

    3. On pages 134 and 135, the boys, on the hunt, kill the sow, which is nursing piglets. What do you think this episode foreshadows for the boys’ future?

4. The scene on pages 134 and 135 ends with the boys soaked in blood. What, in terms

    of metaphor, do you think this scene represents?

    5) On page 136, Jack (whom, you’ll notice, has called Jack “chief” for the first time) and the boys realize that they don’t have a fire with which to roast the pig. What do you think this lack of fire symbolizes?

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Lord of the Flies, Chapter Nine, “A View to a Death,” Homework IX: Using your

    copy of Lord of the Flies, answer these questions to the best of your ability and effort. If you need additional space for you answers, please use a piece of looseleaf and attach it to this worksheet

1. What does Simon find at the beginning of this chapter, on pages 145 and 146? What

    do you think this find means? Why?

    2. After the break in the middle of page 148, you are given a sense of what has happened to all the boys as a group. Has Jack’s “tribe” grown? What do you think this means?

3. On pages 150 and 151, Jack and Ralph are facing off again. What do you think will

    happen?

4. What happens on pages 152-154? What do we discover about “The Beast?” What

    does the beast, in the boys’ minds, symbolize?

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Lord of the Flies, Chapter Ten, “The Shell and the Glasses,” Homework X: Using

    your copy of Lord of the Flies, answer these questions to the best of your ability and effort. If you need additional space for you answers, please use a piece of looseleaf and attach it to this worksheet.

    1. In the very first paragraph of this chapter, you are presented with a clear and

    powerful metaphor: Piggy changes the lens in his glasses and sees Ralph through

    his “good eye.” Even so, “Ralph remained unmistakably Ralph.” What does that

    mean? What is going on here?

    2. On pages 156 and 157, Piggy is unwilling to admit that Simon’s death was

    murder. Why do you think Piggy refuses to see Simon’s death as a murder? What

    it would it mean to Piggyand to the rest of the boys, for that matterto admit

    that Simon was murdered?

    3. On page 158, Piggy says to Ralph, “We’ll live on our own, the four of us—“.

    Ralph replies that “Four of us, we aren’t enough to keep the fire burning.” What

    does the fire, in this discussion, symbolize? What are these boys talking about?

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Lord of the Flies, Chapter 11, “Castle Rock,Homework XI: Using your copy of

    Lord of the Flies, answer these questions to the best of your ability and effort. If you need additional space for you answers, please use a piece of looseleaf and attach it to this worksheet.

    1. On page 170, Ralph talks about the importance of fire. Do you think if the boys

    had kept a fire burning, they would have been rescued by this point in the story?

    Or again, do you think the fire symbolizes something else in not only Ralph’s

    mind, but the story as well? Why is Ralph obsessed with the fire?

    2. On page 176, Ralph tells Robert, who has joined the savages, Jack’s tribe, that he

    has “…come to see about the fire, and Piggy’s specs.” Once again, what things to

    the fire and Piggy’s specs symbolize?

    3. On page 180, Piggy says “Which is better to have rules and agree, or to hunt and

    kill? Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?” What

    do you think? Which is better?

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Lord of the Flies, Chapter 12, “Cry of the Hunters,” Homework XII: Using your

    copy of Lord of the Flies, answer these questions to the best of your ability and effort. If you need additional space for you answers, please use a piece of looseleaf and attach it to this worksheet.

    1. What is happening to Ralph as the chapter begins? What has Ralph become?

    2. What do you think the “indefinable connection” (look at the middle of page 184)

    between Ralph and Jack is?

    3. At the top of page 186, you read that Ralph “…could not relax and fall into a well

    of sleep for fear of the tribe.” Why is Ralph afraid of the tribe?

    4. On page 188, the boys Samneric tell Ralph “—they made us—“and “—we

    couldn’t help it—“. What are they talking about? Could they have refused to

    accept the tribe’s orders? Why or why not?

    5. On page 188, Eric (again on page 188) says “Never mind what’s sense. That’s

    gone.” What do you think is talking about?

6. When asked by the officer, at the story’s end, who is in charge, Ralph says “I

    am.” Does this represent a victory for Ralph? What, symbolically, in the person

    of Ralph, is victorious here?

    7. What does the author mean when he says that Ralph wept “…for the end of

    innocence, for the darkness of man’s heart”?

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