Lord of the Flies – Chapter 3 Questions

What is Jack doing at the beginning of chapter 3? How does this play into his characterization and the overall theme of the story? Jack is hunting at the beginning of the chapter. It shows that he is bloodthirsty, obssessed with finding the kill. He is obsessed with getting meat for the group.
What division is being created between the boys? The boys are being divided between those with Jack and those with Ralph.
What is Ralph doing at the beginning of the chapter? Ralph is trying to build huts.
How does Jack view humanity? Jack feels like humans need to give into their savage natures.
How does Ralph view humanity? Ralph thinks humans need rules and civilization.
What is Simon’s role? Simon stands for man’s connection to nature and natural goodness. Jack isn’t good, Ralph is good because civilization says he should be, Simon is good because he is good.
Where does Simon end up at the end of the chapter? How is this part of the island described? Why do you think this description is being offered here? Simon finds a hollow to sit inside. This part of the chapter is very descriptive, describing the surrounding area as lush and green.
Examine the personal conflict between Ralph and Jack in this chapter. How could this conflict foreshadow the rest of the book? Ralph wants to be rescued and Jack wants meat. This could foreshadow a bigger showdown.
What does Jack symbolize? Jack represents man’s inherent savagery.
What does Ralph symbolize? Ralph represents civilization.
What do the littluns symbolize? The littluns could be the general population, able to be swayed in one direction or the other and easily controlled.
What does Piggy represent? Piggy represents scientific thinking and intelligence. It is interesting that his glasses are how they are able to make fire. Science holds the key to advancement.

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