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Lord of the Flies (Chapter 11)
Transcript of Lord of the Flies (Chapter 11)
"See? See? That's what you'll get! I meant that! There isn't a tribe for you any more! The conch is gone!" "I'm chief!" (pg.181)
Q3. Why does Jack take Sam and Eric prisoner? Why does he not attempt to take Ralph prisoner? What does this suggest about Jack's plan for Ralph?
Q2. How is Piggy killed? Why is he killed? Could his death have been avoided? What is symbolic about the fact that Piggy died and the conch was crushed at the same time?
1) Why do Ralph, Piggy, Eric, and Sam go to confront Jack? What did they want to happen at this meeting? What happens at this meeting? For what reason?
To take back piggy's glasses.
They thought it is right way to take back piggy’s glasses
To talk about signal fire.
The fire might be able to help the boys be rescued from the island.
why do Ralph, Piggy, Eric, and Sam go to confront Jack?
Lord of the Flies (Chapter 11)
What did they want to happen at this meeting?
They hoped that Jack would take part in lighting signal fire together with Ralph.
They hoped Jack would return Piggy's glasses.
What happens at this meeting? For what reason?
Interesting Character . . .
Going to Jack’s place
Needing to get back his glasses
Desperate of being rescued
Shares idea with Ralph
Hoping that conch still have control over boys
If so, can make people listen
Wanting them to accept the concept of civilization
Wanting them to remember the authority of Ralph
"Cos the smoke's a signal and we can't be rescued if we don't have smoke" (pg.175)
"Which is better - to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is?" (pg.180)
"Which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?" (pg.180)
"Which is better, laws and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?" (pg.180)
Roger pushed a huge rock from above which pushed Piggy to fall off the cliff
Because Piggy was protesting about Jack's tribe
How is Piggy killed? Why is he killed?
Piggy's death could not have been avoided since it is very symbolic
Fall of civilization and moral in the world of savagery
Could his death have been avoided?
What is symbolic about the fact that Piggy died and the conch was crushed at the same time?
It symbolizes the complete end to the hope of civilization
They saw Jack's group who painted black their faces like as barbarian.
Group of Jack attacked Ralph, Sam and Eric at the word of Jack's command.
At last, Piggy is dead by Jack and Sam and Eric were taken prisoner.
Why does Jack take Sam and Eric prisoner?
Jack takes Sam and Eric prisoner because...
He thinks that they still have hope
Sam and Eric didn’t do anything to make Jack hate them
Apart from joining Ralph’s group
Jack doesn’t want them dead
Quote:”’…What d’you mean by not joining my tribe?’ The prodding became rhythmic.” (pg. 182)
Jack honestly hates Ralph
Jack doesn’t want Ralph in his tribe
Even if Ralph begged to let him in
Jack wanted to make Ralph feel his envy and pain
Overall, Jack wanted Ralph to suffer
Believes that Ralph is a source of “evil” to his tribe.
Why does he not attempt to take Ralph prisoner?
Quote:”’I’m chief!’ Viciously, with full intention, [Jack] hurled his spear at Ralph.” (pg. 181)
Jack’s plan for Ralph is to dispose of him
Jack doesn’t want Ralph to be in his tribe
Also doesn’t want Ralph terrorising his camp
Jack wants Ralph dead
Jack has decided that there is no hope for Ralph
Ralph was all alone
What does this suggest about Jack’s plans for Ralph?
Ralph’s group tries to light a fire but it doesn’t work
Decided that the all they can do is to go to Ralph’s tribe and get back Piggy’s glasses
Ralph takes the conch shell to remind the followers of Jack of who is chief
At Jack’s camp, Ralph’s group encounters armed “soldiers” who throw rocks at them
Jack comes and upon seeing Ralph, they fight
Jack orders his “soldiers” to capture Sam and Eric
Jack and Ralph fight again, as Piggy tries to remind the boys of order and rules
Roger pushes a large boulder down a hill, but Ralph jumps away in time, while Piggy does not
The conch Piggy was holding was shattered as well
Jack and his tribe starts to throw spears at Ralph
The captured Sam and Eric are tortured into joining Jack’s tribe.
Being intoxicated with himself
"See? They do what I want."(pg.179)
Wanting to prove to Ralph & Jack
Authority of Jack, as the leader