- What does Ralph say about fires for cooking?
- What does Ralph mean when he says we’ve got to make smoke up there or die?
- Why does Ralph call a meeting about the fire?
- What is Ralph’s primary concern at the beginning of Chapter 5?
- Who does Piggy blame for Simon’s death?
- Why did the boys kill Simon?
- What does Ralph think about the way Simon died?
- Why did Jack take Piggy’s glasses?
- Who does Jack kill in Lord of the Flies?
- Is Jack older than Ralph?
- Why does Jack say he didn’t kill the pig?
- Why does Ralph say he told Jack to call the fat kid Piggy?
What does Ralph say about fires for cooking?
What does Ralph say about fires for cooking? Ralph tells the boys that if they want fire for cooking they will have to bring their food up to the top of the mountain and use the big fire.
What does Ralph mean when he says we’ve got to make smoke up there or die?
When Ralph says, “We’ve got to make smoke up there—or die,” he means it in two different ways. Explain. He means they will die there if they don’t keep the signal fire going, and also that they ought to be willing to die before letting it go out.
Why does Ralph call a meeting about the fire?
Ralph calls a meeting because he is trying to reestablish the importance of the fire in everyone’s minds. In the previous chapter, a ship had passed the island, but Jack and his hunters had let the fire go out so there was no smoke to signal the ship.
What is Ralph’s primary concern at the beginning of Chapter 5?
Ralph is worried because the huts have not been built well. He is unhappy because the hunters let the fire go out. He is unhappy because the boys have not been doing a good job of using the bathroom in a place where the sewage can be washed out to sea.
Who does Piggy blame for Simon’s death?
In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, two innocent boys, Simon and Piggy, die due to the savagery of the other boys. All of the boys are to blame for the death of Simon, but only Jack and Roger are to blame for Piggy’s death.
Why did the boys kill Simon?
What is the meaning behind Simon’s death? Simon is murdered by the other boys on the island, because they mistake him for the non-existent “beast.” The murder of this innocent “Christ” figure marks a point of no return and the beginning of real savagery on the island.
What does Ralph think about the way Simon died?
What do Ralph and Piggy say about Simon’s death? Ralph says it was murder; Piggy insists it wasn’t. Ralph says it was an accident; Piggy calls it murder. They both refuse to talk about it.
Why did Jack take Piggy’s glasses?
The spectacles represent the boys’ only means of obtaining fire through reflecting the sun’s rays, and fire itself is symbolic of survival and rescue. Jack snatches the glasses off Piggy’s face to create the fire, despite Piggy’s protestations, and his dependence upon them.
Who does Jack kill in Lord of the Flies?
Is Jack older than Ralph?
In the 1990 film adaptation, Jack is portrayed by Chris Furrh. He is sixteen, two years older than Ralph, and has blond hair.
Why does Jack say he didn’t kill the pig?
Why is Jack unable to kill the pig at the end of Chapter One? Jack could not bear with himself killing the pig. He was afraid of all the blood that would appear when stabbing the pig.
Why does Ralph say he told Jack to call the fat kid Piggy?
When Piggy first meets Ralph, the boy who is chosen as leader by the others due to his beauty and physical prowess, he specifically asks Ralph not to call him Piggy. That was the insulting nickname the other boys used to call him at home due to the fact that he was fat.