Lord of the Flies; Chapter 2 Reading and Study Guide

gesticulated Gestured with one’s hands
compelled Forced
errant wandering or straying
martyred sacrificed for a cause
ebullience intense enthusiasm
mime a modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry
recrimination an accusation in response to one from someone else
tumult Noisy excitement; an uproar or disturbance.
figurative language Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
simile A comparison using “like” or “as”
metaphor A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
symbol An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself.
verbal irony A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
What is the rule does Ralph establish? That the conch will be used to let the next person speak during their meetings.
Who is the only one who can interrupt some one speaking? Ralph
What two books that are mentioned that remind the boys about the adventure they hope to have on the island? Treasure Island and Swallows and Amazons
What description does the narrator give us of the six year old boy who tells the older boys what he has found? the beastie, a snake like thing that is ever so big that he has seen in the woods in the dark. he describes it as ropes in the trees and hangs from the branches.
What does this boy tell the older boys? That the Beastie is coming back tonight.
What happens to this boy? He disappears during the fire on the mountain
What does Jack say he will do if there is a beastie? they will hunt it and kill it
What evidence does Ralph give the other boys to persuade them that they will be rescued? Ralph tells the boys his father is in the Navy and there aren’t any unknown islands. The queen has a big room of maps and all the islands in the world are drawn on those maps.
What does Ralph suggest they do to help themselves get rescued? make a fire and signal passing ships
What do Ralph and Jack embarrassingly realize? they don’t know how to start a fire
What does Jack suggest using to start a fire? Piggy’s glasses
Why does Ralph think the fire is no good? There wasn’t any smoke. Only flame.
How does Simon defend Piggy? he said Piggy helped by lending the glasses to start the fire
What did the boys accidentally do? Started part of the island on fire
What does Piggy say they should have done before starting a fire? Piggy tells Jack that the ship might have seen them and they might have gone home, had it not been for his hunting.

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