Lord of the Flies – Chapter 5

He has become more mature and responsible How has Ralph changed?
Rules need to be firmly established. Ralph says the fire needs to keep burning. Drinking water and strengthen shelters. The boys are complaining. During the assembly in this chapter, Ralph reasserts his leadership. What are some of his concerns, and how do the boys react?
He would kill the beast (his fear) because he is the hunter of the group. How does Jack deal with his fear?
Piggy always stands for rules, order and tradition. He is intelligent and he hangs on to tradition. The rules, traditions and order are deteriorating. What does Piggy represent in his speech at the assembly?
The little guy is instilling fear into the other boys. The second littlun, Percival, has lost his connection to the previous world. What does his fear precipitate?
Simon says there could be a beast. Ralph was shocked. What does Simon express at the meeting? What is Ralph’s reaction?
He says, “The rules are all we have left.” The meeting disintegrates due to the increasing fear and confusion among the boys. Jack defies the rules and starts talking without the conch. When Ralph shouts to Jack, “You’re breaking the rules,” Jack responds, ” Who cares?” What is Ralph’s response?
Whether or not to blow the conch What is Ralph’s dilemma.
Piggy’s fear of Jack hurting him. Why does Piggy desperately want Ralph to stay on as chief?
Dramatic irony: the boys said the adults would not fight/quarrel. This is wrong because the adults fight/quarrel often.Irony: At first, they were happy about no adults on the island. Now they want adults to help them. Find an example of irony dealing with adults in this section:
They have to be the voices of reason. They need to reestablish civilization order to be rescued. The rest of the boys don’t understand. What sense are Ralph, Piggy, and Simon in conflict with the rest of the boys?

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