Lord of the Flies – Chapter 7

At the beginning of chapter 7, what does Ralph long for? A bath and to brush his teeth.
When the boar charges, what does Ralph do? Hits it in the nose with his spear.
Who volunteers to go alone through the jungle to tell Piggy the boys will return after dark? Simon
What do Ralph, Jack and Roger find when they get to the top of the mountain? They find the dead body of the pilot. His parachute lines are tangled around rocks, which causes it to move when the wind blows. They believe it’s the beast.
When Ralph gets caught up in the pig hunt, what does his reaction tell you about him? That he has lost his innocence and is becoming more like Jack: a savage.
What does Ralph’s wish to have a toothbrush and soap indicate he is feeling? His feelings confirm his desire to return to a civilized state.
Simon says twice to Ralph, “You’ll get back all right.” Is there a reason he singles Ralph out, rather than saying: “We’ll all get back all right”? He may be singling Ralph out because Ralph is especially tense at this point. On the other hand, it may be something else. Quite possibly, Golding is using foreshadowing.
How does Ralph get caught up in the irrational lust to injure and kill? After Ralph hits the pig with a spear, he decided that hunting is good and feels like it made him more of a man.
Why is it especially horrific and savage when Robert says, “You want a real pig… because you’ve got to kill him” and Jack replies, “Use a littleun”? Although said as a joke at which everyone laughs, the idea is very primitive, reminiscent of a human sacrifice.
How does chapter seven end? The three boys see the beast, drop their sticks, and run off the mountain.
Why do you suppose the author lets the reader know that it is the pilot and his parachute, not a beast? The chapter might have been more suspenseful if the reader did not know: in knowing, however, the reader focuses attention on the boys’ reactions.
Once the pig is lost, what happens in the group of hunters? With their ritual chanting of “kill the pig” a crowd hysteria erupts. Robert has been slightly injured but badly frightened.
Who has been left alone with the littluns? Piggy
Who is concerned that Piggy should not be left alone with the littleuns? Ralph and Jack
Who has stepped up to possibly become a new “potential leader”? Roger
Golding was a _____________ in the war. sheller
Golding was present on ____________. D-Day
What did Nazi scientists do to children in camps? experiments
William Golding chose to write a book because he hoped more people would read and understand that evil is potentially in everyone, not just a certain group of people.
In 1983, William Golding won the Nobel Peace Prize.
What events in the world caused the concern that made Golding write Lord of the Flies? The fear of a nuclear war.

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