Why is the chapter entitled “The Sound of the Shell”?
Answer: Conch was what Piggy called it. The reason why the chapter is called ‘The Sound of the Shell’ is because Piggy remembers that someone had it on his back wall and he use to blow on it and his mom would come. So this is why they used the shell to gather everyone. Whenever anyone heard the sound the would come over to the spot and listen to the one holding it.
What is Ralph’s attitude toward Piggy in the first chapter?
Answer: Ralph’s attitude towards Piggy is he seems to be really annoyed of what piggy says . At the start when piggy tells him what he use to be called at school ralph keeps saying it to annoy him when he doesn’t like it.
What is the significance of Piggy’s plea to join the expedition?
Answer: Piggy’s voice isn’t hard among the boy’s, He doesn’t get any respect from Jack or Ralph. Ralph does show it but really slowly.
Why is Ralph elected chief?
Answer: The reason Ralph was elected as a chief was because his size, his attractive appearance, most obscurely and he more powerful.
What is the “scar” that is repeatedly mentioned?
Answer: The scar was mentioned at the start from when the airplane fell onto the island, and is from when the airplane fell into the jungle.
Why is Jack unable to kill the pig?
Jack gets scared and he doesn’t do it. it scars him taking a life of a creature.
How is Jack presented to the reader?
Answer: He is leading the group of boys which he calls it the ‘choir. He was described as the boy who controlled them and was dressed the same through his cap badge was golden.
Why did Golding use British schoolboys?
Answer: The reason why Golding used British school boys was because he was British himself, and was a teacher so he probably knew a lot about the school these kids were in.
How is Piggy revealed as most clearly tied to the world of adults?
Answer: Piggy is revealed as most clearly tied to the worlds of adults because his behaviour is like an adult and he seems to be more mature, and he tells them what would be right as he told Ralph about the shell and it worked.
How is Piggy indirectly responsible for the blowing of the conch?
Answer: Piggy insists on holding it during meeting because whenever holds it has the right to speak.
What question does the littlun with the birthmark raise?
Answer: The littlun wants to know what Jack and Ralph are going to do about the snake thing. He then says it again but this time refers it as a beastie.
How do Ralph and Jack answer the question about the beast?
He seems to be scared of it so Jack and Ralph say it was that he was having a nightmare.
What is the significance of the chapter’s title, “Fire on The Mountain”?
Answer: The chapter is about setting up the fire .And the fire gets out of hand and the mountain is on fire.
How do they start the fire?
Answer: They use Piggys glasses. Ralph moves the lenses back and forth to get the lenses out and use it to set up the fire;
What is the significance of the title “Huts on The Beach?
The chapter is about the boys facing problems they need food and want meat so in the chapter they talk about building huts on the beach for shelter.
What do Piggy, Simon, and the littlun with the birthmark have in common?
Answer: Piggy has Asthma, Simon has epilepsy and littun has a birth mark. They are weak and basically wanting to survive with their weakness.
Why does Ralph reproach Jack?
Answer: Ralph is annoyed by Jack and his choir’s are not working on the shelters. Ralph is annoyed that the kids keep running off and Jack doesn’t seem to be taking building shelters seriously
What two groups with different goals are emerging?
Answer: Ralph is concerned about making their life good until they get rescued from the island. He makes plans to keep the fire going and he built three shelters, but his group has the littluns and they don’t seem to be interested in helping him. Jacks group is the hunters they promised to keep the firing going but they aren’t interested in keeping the fire going but only interested in hunting. He gets angry when he cant hunt.
Why does Simon go to the bower?
Answer: Because he wants to go there alone as its quite and beautiful and that it is away from the other boys. He feels that the other boys don’t do much.