Lord of the Flies: Chapter 1

What major characteristics do we get of the first boy? fair hair, 12 years old, a boxer’s body, name Ralph
What major characteristics do we get of the second boy? short, fat, wears glasses (really bad vision), name Piggy is his nickname
What happened to the plane that made these boys stranded on the island? war was going on and the plane got shot down
What are the two boys’ names? Ralph and Piggy
Why can’t Piggy run or swim? He has asthma
How does Ralph behave when he learns what people call Piggy at home? he laughed at him, started mocking him
What does Ralph’s father do for a living and why does this provide hope for Ralph? commander in the Navy. He thinks he’s going to rescue them.
What did Piggy’s aunt do for a living? And why did he live with her? she owned a Candy Shop, because his parents are dead.
According to Piggy, why is it likely that no one knows where they are? because they’re all dead from the atom bomb or they won’t know where the kids are
What does Ralph find and what does he use the item for? a conch shell to call the others.
What are the names of the twins? Sam and Eric, identical
Explain the outfits of the last group of boys to arrive at the platform? two parallel lines wearing black clothes with silver cross on right chest
Instead of introducing himself as Jack, how does Jack introduce himself? Merridew
What does Ralph suggest is necessary for helping out with their rescue? Ralph suggest to get a chief to decide things
What does Jack argue? Jack argues he’s the lead boy of the chair and can sing a C-sharp
What does Roger suggest? Roger suggests it should be a vote from everyone
What three boys go on the exploration to see if they indeed on an island? Ralph, Jack and Simon
What item does Jack have? a knife
What job does Ralph give Piggy? to give names
What type of animal do the three boys see? a pig
Why does it get away? it gets away because Jack was afraid
What does Jack promise about “next time”? Jack promised that he will kill the pig

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