Lord of the Flies Chapter 7-12 quotes

How does Simon reassure Ralph in Chapter 7? He tells him “You’ll get back to were your from”
How does Ralph react during the pig hunt? Is this surprising? He gets excited. This is surprising because he’s one of the few civilized one?
What happens to Robert in chapter 7? The react the boar hunt were Robert pretends to be the boar, they almost kill him by throwing spears at him
Roberts suggests that the group use a real boar next time they dance and chant. What does Jack suggest? Use a little one
Which three boys climb the mountain to hunt for the beast after dark? What do they see? Jack, Ralph, Roger, they see the dead parachutist where they think it’s an ape
What does Jack say about Ralph’s leadership at the assembly? Does Jack get his wish right away? Jack makes him seem like a bad leader, comparing him to Piggy. They don’t follow him right away, but they follow him later
How is the group of boys becoming separated at this point in the novel? Ralph’s group is Piggy, Sam, Eric, Simon, and little ones. Jack’s group is Roger, Robert, Maurice, Bill, and the big ones.
Piggy and Ralph build a new signal fire in chapter 8. Where is it? Why did they have to change its location? Along the beach because they are scared of the beast on the mountain.
Jack declares himself chief of his new tribe and they kill a sow. One boy proves to be especially cruel and blood thirsty during the hunt. Who is it? Roger
What is the Lord of the Flies? Head of a pig surrounded by flies
What does the Lord of the flies say to Simon? The Lord of the flies says that Simon is the beast, showing that the boys are capable of savergy. This shows that they should worry about themselves.
What Simon wakes up in the jungle,what does he see? What does he rush to tell the other boys? That their is not beast just a dead parchutest
What does Jack asks Ralph’s followers to do at his feast? Is he successful? He asks them to join his tribe because he has more fun, he is partially successful
What is the weather like in chapter 9? Are the boys protected? Weather is dark and rainy. No the boys were at Jack’s feast and Jack has no shelters.
Who do the boy thin Simon is? Why wouldn’t the boys recognize him? Boys think that he is the beast because its dark. Simon dies
Do Ralph and Piggy participate in the dancing and chanting? Are they partially responsible for Simon’s fate? Yes
What happens to Simon’s body? It gets washed out to sea
Do Ralph and Piggy take responsibility for their actions? Ralph admit they all did kill Simon. Piggy denied that it happened, saying it was an “accident”
Who is left in Ralph’s tribe? Ralph, Piggy, Sam and Eric
Where is Jack’s tribe stationed? Castle Rock
Does Jack’s tribe admit what happened to Simon? Who do they claim they attacked? No, they say it was the beast in disguise even though they know it’s not true
Why do the hunters raid Ralph and Piggy’s camp? What do they steal? Piggy’s glasses, so they can start a fire
In chapter 11, Piggy glasses have been taken from him. What does this even symbolize? A total loss of clarity
Ralph decides that he must go to Castle Rock to speak with Jack. What object does he bring with him? Why? Conch shell, so the boys remember order
What happens to Sam and Eric in this chapter? They torture them to join Jack’s tribe
Describe what happens to Piggy. Who is responsible for the disaster? Roger pushes a bolder at Piggy. He falls off a cliff and dies
What does the character of Roger represent? Savergery
What happens to conch shell? What does this occurrence symbolize? It shatter, representing a loss of civilization.
At the beginning of chapter 12, Ralph is hiding in the jungle by himself. When he comes across the Lord of the Flies, what does he do to it? Why? He punches it, then takes the stick. He needs to use the stick as a weapon
Describe the encounter between Ralph and the twins. What important information is Ralph given? Do the twins agree to join him? The say the Jack’s tribe is going to kill him. Thy don’t join him
How does Jack find out where Ralph is hiding? What method does Jack use to find him? He tortures Same and Eric into telling, thicket. Jack throws rocks at the the thicket, then decides to start a fire.
What is the significance of the “stick at both ends”? They want to do the same same thing as the Lord of the flies to Ralph
When Ralph finally collapses on the beach, he sees someone standing over him. Who is it? A naval officer. It is ironic because he see the fire that was meant to kill Ralph no the signal.
At the end of the novel the characters in the novel are described as “little boys”. How is it ironic? That’s such little boys are capable of doing such horrible things.
The conch shell represents Authority and power
The Signal fire represents Rescue
Face paint represents Savagery
Piggy’s glasses represent Clarity
The beast represents Fear
The dead parachutist represents The Chaos of the Adult World
“The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering.” Narration, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“Just a game … I got jolly badly hurt at rugger once.” Ralph, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“Use a littlun,” Jack, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief.” Jack, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“I’m not going to play any longer.” Jack, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“Can’t they understand? Without the smoke signal we’ll die here?” Ralph, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“The fire’s the most important thing on the island, because, because-“ Ralph, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?” The ‘Lord of the Flies’ (Simon), Gift for the Darkness (8)
“Who’ll join my tribe and have fun?” Jack, A View to a Death (9)
“…the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island-“ Jack, A View to a Death (9)
“…found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society.” Narration, A View to a Death (9)
“Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” Chant, A View to a Death (9)
“It was dark. There was that – that bloody dance. There was lightning and thunder and rain. We was scared!” Piggy, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“Memory of the dance that none of them had attended shook all four boys convulsively.” Narration, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“He’s going to beat Wilfred.””What for?””I don’t know. He didn’t say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up.” Conversation (Robert, Roger), The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“Ralph tried indignantly to remember. There was something good about a fire. Something overwhelmingly good.” Narration, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“Desperately, Ralph prayed that the beast would prefer littluns.” Narration, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“They didn’t take the conch.” Ralph, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“See? They do what I want.” Jack, Castle Rock (11)
“Which is better – to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” Piggy, Castle Rock (11)
“…the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” Narration, Castle Rock (11)
“Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority.” Narration, Castle Rock (11)
“But really, thought Ralph, this was not Bill. This was a savage whose image refused to blend with that ancient picture of a boy in shorts and shirt.” Narration, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“Pretend they were still boys, schoolboys who had said ‘Sir, yes, Sir’ – and worn caps?” Narration, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“What have you been doing? Having a war or something?” Naval Officer, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“I should have thought that a pack of British boys – you’re all British aren’t you? – would have been able to put up a better show than that…” Naval Officer, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“…in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” Narration, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“Fun and games,” The lord of the flies said fun and games, everyone has evil in them. Naval officer pg 200
“A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary black cap on his red hair and who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist, started forward, then changes his mind and stood still.” Jack didn’t do anything to Ralph because an adult is around, just like a bully wouldn’t do anything when an adult is around. Narrator pg 201
“Think.” Ralph has become mature and wants to think like Piggy. Ralph pg. 196
“Smoke!” Ralph wanted smoke and Jack gave him smoke, just not in the way he wanted it. A hunter pg. 195
“Roger sharpened a stick at both ends.” Roger is going to cut Ralphs head off and sacrifice it to the beast. Samneric pg. 190
“Samneric were part of the tribe now.” Samneric are not painted so they are not officially savages yet. Narrator pg. 186
“Roger edged past the chief, only just avoiding pushing him with his shoulder.” Jack has a threat and it is Roger, a fight starts with a push, Roger wants to challenge Jack for leadership. Narrator pg. 182
“the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments” The last evidence of a government and sanity is gone. Narrator pg. 181
“Again the clamor and again—“Zup!” Roger is throwing rocks at Piggy and now instead of 6 feet away it is very close, Roger is now realizing that there is no one that can stop him, “Zup” is the sound of a rock flying past your ear. pg. 180
“I tell you, I got the conch!”Surprisingly, there was silence now;” The conch still works. Ralph and Narrator pg. 180
“We left early,” This is the alibi for Piggy, Samneric and Ralph. Samneric pg. 158
“The tide swelled in over the rain-pitted sand and smoothed everything with layer of silver. Now it touched the first of the stains that seeped from the broken body and the creatures made a moving patch of light as they gathered at the edge. The water rose farther and dressed Simon’s coarse hair with brightness . The line of his cheek silvered and the turn of his shoulder became sculptured marble. The strange attendant creatures, with their fiery eyes and trailing vapors, busied themselves round his head.” Simon is an angel. Narrator pg. 154
“Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” This is the hunters chant. The hunters pg. 152
“we shall do you? See? Jack and Roger and Maurice and Robert and Bill and Piggy and Ralph. Do you. See?” Great example of very specific foreshadowing, Simon gets in their way when he tries to tell the boys the beast is in all of us and they kill him. Lord of the Flies pg. 144
“Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill!” The beast is something internal in all of us. Lord of the Flies pg. 143
“I’m part of you?” We all have evil in us. Lord of the Flies pg. 143
“the hunters followed, wedded to her in lust,” The hunters need to kill. Narrator pg. 135
“The beast is a hunter.” They are hunters, and Jack is saying the beast is a hunter, he is just not smart enough to understand. Jack pg. 126
“I just think you’ll get back alright.” Simon is a prophet. Simon pg. 111

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