Discussion questions about lord of the flies
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Lord of the Flies Discussion Questions
In his introduction to William Golding's novel, novelist E. Forster suggests that Golding's writing "lays a solid foundation for the horrors to come. Focus on two events or images from the novel's earlier chapters and describe how they anticipate the novel's tragic outcome. Answer: The weather on the island grows increasingly more hostile and ominous as the novel's plot unfolds, Piggy's name suggests that he will be killed like an animal, and so on. Many critics have read Lord of the Flies as a political allegory.
How does Ralph's treatment of Piggy change over the course of Lord of the Flies? Why does Piggy ask to join the expedition in Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies? How does Jack's appearance and behavior in Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies foreshadow the evil he will cause?.
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Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for Lord of the Flies : 1. Talk about the differences between the two main antagonists, Ralph and Jack. How are they different from one another, and what broad "types" of individuals do they represent? In what way can Piggy with his eye glasses be seen as representing the rational, scientific aspects of society? What does the beast represent? How is it used by Jack to control the others? Why do the littleuns choose to follow Jack and the hunters rather than Ralph?
Simon was becoming the odd man out. His principles are so contrasting to the other characters that something was bound to happen. While the others descend into savagery, Simon remains moral and pure. Eventually, conflict is inevitable. Simon was interfering, but that doesn't need to be perceived as a negative action.