Lord of the Flies Chapters 1-7 Review

Chapter 1 Chapter 1
How did the boys arrive on the island? Plane crash- attacked and shot down.
How did Ralph call the first meeting? A conch shell; blew in and kids came.It was Piggy’s idea.
What are the names of the twins? Sam and Eric – SamNEric.
What does Ralph’s dad do? A commander in the Navy.
What nationality are the boys? British (they speak of pounds).
The island was roughly what shape? Boat shaped.
What is the “scar?” The gash in the jungle from where the plane crashed.
For whom did Piggy vote chief? Hesitantly for Ralph. He was hoping for himself.
Who went to make sure the island was really an island? Ralph, Jack, Simon. (leaders)
Who is your favorite character so far?
Chapter 2 Chapter 2
Who is the only one who may interrupt the speaker holding the conch? Ralph, the leader.He is setting rules because he is feeling the need for order.
Who saw the beast/beastie/snake-like thing? A littlun. (six year old with a birth mark)
Who says again and again the there isn’t a beast? Ralph, he feels the fear of the others and is trying to fight it.
Ralph holds a two-fold mission statement. What are the two parts of the statement? 1. Boy=Have fun (“it’s a good island”)2. Growing up= Get rescued (signal fire)
Why do the need a fire? Rescue, passing ships or planes.
What did the boys use to start the fire? Piggy’s glasses- grabbed them.
Who is the first boy to die? Boy with the birthmark (maybe other). Boys feel shame with the realization.
Who said, “How do you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper?” Piggy- scolding boys about their irresponsible behavior.
Who said, “I told you to. I told you to get a list of names!” Ralph to Piggy, panicking about the first disaster.
Who said, “We’ll have rules! Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks ’em–“ Jack, excited for power.
Chapter 3 Chapter 3
What is Jack doing as the chapter opens? (be specific) Crouching, hunting, smelling the air- very animal-like on all 4’s. His eyes are nearly mad.
Which boys are building huts? What does this say about their characters? Ralph and Simon.These boys follow through and are committed to group welfare.They understand that talk must be followed by action.
Where have all the hunters, but Jack, gone? Swimming, Jack compelled to go on, compelled to kill.
Who helps the littluns get fruit? Simon- Christ figure
At the end of the chapter, where does Simon go? How does this relate to what he symbolizes? Forest (cathedral, a church), sunlight streaming, solitude, thinking. Has a purpose to face the fear.
Who said, “We want meat!” How does this enforce what he symbolizes? Jack- death, destruction, savage, decay. (society breaking down, living for a thrill)
Who said, “I was talking about smoke! Don’t you want to be rescued? All you talk about is pig, pig, pig!” What does this show about the growth of this character? RalphBecoming increasingly serious, mature, comprehending their situation
Chapter 4 Chapter 4
Who “still felt the unease of wrongdoing?” Maurice-after kicking sand in the little boy’s eye; moving into excessive meanness.
Who was affected by the “taboo of the old life”? Roger= evil/sadist (feeds of the pain of others)- throwing rocks “around” Henry, but wants to throw “at” him; feels the rush of it–“breathing quickly” “eyes fluttering”
How was Jack “liberated from the shame of self-consciousness?” Face paint=mask. (charcoal and clay)Released from accountability and actions. (hidden)Freaking out even the hunters.
Why did the “littluns” always obey the summons of the conch? Ralph- link to orderly and adult world.Meetings- a change in the routine and entertainment.
Why did Jack want Samneric to get him a coconut? A mirror- fill it with water to see his “mask”. Excited with new freedom.
Why weren’t the boys rescued? The fire was out, ship passed. Hunters neglected it on a first kill. (anarchy winning) Ralph rushes (desperate, bleeding)
Why were the littluns used to “Stomach aches and a sort of chronic diarrhea?” Fruit the was unripe or rotting. (Could not reach the good stuff- ate what was low or on the ground.)
Who said, “You don’t half look a mess?” To whom is it said? Why? Roger to Jack, camouflaging their faces and bodies for the hunt. Tuning into an emotional and mental mess.
“They don’t smell me. They see me, I think. Something pink, under the trees.” Who said it? Jack- speaking of the hunted pigs, becoming primitive and animalistic.Painting face=blotting away his conscience
Chapter 5 Chapter 5
What is “taken short?” Diarrhea- littluns sick and pooping everywhere, contaminating water and food.
What does Ralph think they ought to do before they let the fire go out? Die! “Don’t you understand?… We ought to die before we let the fire out!”If fire goes out, they will die.
Who are the two littluns who hold the conch and speak about the beast at the assembly? Phil- saw something in the forest. (simon going to the “cathedral”)Percival- sets off all the littluns in tears and sorrow.
Who said it and why? “The thing is, we need and assembly.” Ralph- getting people to listen; state the clear, simple facts- trying to make all understand.
Who said it and why? “Serves you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!” Jack= bully- Bawling out the littluns for being afraid, blaming them for things falling apart.IRONIC- Jack is source of chaos.
Who said it and why? “Life… scientific, that’s what it is.” Piggy= reason- there is source for everything! Identifies the source of fear as fear of people (Jack)
Who said it and why? “What I mean is… maybe it’s only us.” Simon= enlightened Christ figure- “Maybe the beast is only us.” Teaching others to look at self- Ralph, Piggy, Simon see the root of chaos is… “us”
Who said it and why? “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” Piggy- the assembly is breaking down, no one is following the rules, Jack is a negative catalyst.
How did Piggy’s specs get broken? Jack hit Piggy and the specs fell and broke.
Chapters 6 Chapters 6
What was the “sign that came down from the world of the grown-ups?” Parachuter- battle from above. (aggression, evil)Beast= bowing movement + fear gives it life.
Who saw the “beast” on top of the mountain? Sam and Eric- heard and saw movement in the dark.
What did the boys want to do instead of going to the other side of the island to check on the fire? Hunt the beast now! )aggression, peacocking)
Who said it and why? “I don’t believe in the beast.” Simon= as “inward sight” (pg. 103)While they are searching at castle rock- knows that it is man; it us us.
Who said it and why? “We want smoke. And you go wasting your time. You roll rocks.” RalphAs the boys play and roll rocks- they don’t get it or care about fire, rescue, responsibility. “We’ve got plenty of time” don’t understand opportunity or responsibility.
Chapter 7 Chapter 7
Who hit the boar with his spear? Ralph- feels the thrill, fright, pride, the surge of a hunter.
Who got hurt playing the role of the pig? Explain. Robert- chanting, jabbing, dancing- caught up in the thrill (even Ralph), teasing- “Use a littlun” scarry
Who went through the forest alone to tell Piggy that the group hunting the beast wouldn’t be back until after dark? Simon- not afraid, doesn’t believe in the beast.
Who climbed the mountain to look for the beast? Ralph, Jack, Roger- Ralph wanted to go back (no good in the dark), Jack bullies “coward.”Jack ended up going the last distance.

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