– Lord of the Flies- Chapter 8 –

How does Jack respond when Ralph calls his hunters “boys armed with sticks?” Jack becomes very offended and states that Ralph just called the hunters cowards. Jack also believes Ralph is not a proper chief.
What does Jack do when the boys do not respond to his demand to be chief? Jack was deeply upset and told the boys, and I quote… “I’m not going to play any longer. Not with you.” He also added, “I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come too.”
Why does Simon suggest they go back to the mountains? To Simon the whole story of the beastie made no sense and the only option was to go to the mountain and discover just exactly what it was that Samneric had really seen.
What does Piggy suggest they do, since they can’t return to the mountain to build a fire? Piggy suggests that since they can not have a fire on the mountain they should have it on the beach
What happens to most of the Biguns while Ralph and Piggy are busy? Piggy was getting the names of the littluns, while Ralph was busy getting everyone’s attention. Most of the biguns left to go with Jack’s group after he left.
What gift does Jack offer to help “calm” the Beast? Jack offers the pig’s head that he and and his hunters had killed.
What does Jack ask Roger to do to a stick? He tells him to “sharpen a stick at both ends.” This may symbolize that what was previously there (one side of law/order) has now been replaced by just the side of chaos/savagery/evil.
How does Jack use the idea of the Beast to control and direct the boys in his tribe? The more the members of Jack’s tribe believe in the existence of the beast, the more they are manipulated by Jack as he gains more and more control over his tribe.
What is “The Lord of the Flies?” (I am not asking you about the title of the book). A pig’s head that “talks” to Simon
Why does Golding have Simon “communicate” with the Lord of the Flies? Consider what Simon’s character might represent in the novel. Golding chooses Simon to communicate because Simon is a thoughtful and kind character in Lord of the Flies and is naturally a good person.
What are Ralph’s feeling in this chapter? He is scared and in a depression because Jack has left, his is losing control of the group, and feels like they will never get rescued.
What are Jack’s feelings in this chapter? He is hurt/upset by the others not wanting him chief and cries as he walks away alone. To regain control of himself, he savagely kills the pig to show he has power.
What does Ralph realize as he considers the need to reassign those in charge of the fire? He understands why the work of getting wood for the fire has been so hard for Jack and his choir boys
What does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon he should do? It tells him to go back to the others at Jack’s group.
What does the Lord of the Flies say that Simon has known all along? That the beast is a part of all of them and is causing all their problems. (The boys have turned into the “beast” themselves)
What does Simon do after talking to the Lord of the Flies He faints (falls over and passed out)
What does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon they are going to do to him on the island? The other boys will kill him if he gets in their way
Throughout the novel, what has caused the conflict between Piggy and Jack? Jack thinks he is better than everyone else, Piggy knows he is smarter than everyone else, and Jack doesn’t care about Piggy’s opinions.
Even though Jack points out Ralph’s faults, none of the boys are willing to overthrow Ralph as chief. Why? The boys still have some of their morals/ethics left, Ralph lets them do whatever they want, and Jack tries to control them and not let them have fun.
Explain Simon’s encounter with the Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the Flies does not actually speak; it is Simon’s inner thoughts speaking to him.

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