Why is the fire so important in Lord of the Flies?
The fire from Lord of the Flies is significant because it symbolizes both hope and destruction. When the novel first begins, Ralph is adamant that a signal fire is kept lit. His hope rests on the belief that the fire will be able to attract the attention of a passing ship.
What does it mean when Roger sharpened a stick at both ends?
Samneric tell Ralph that Roger sharpened a stick at both ends because Roger means to put one sharpened end into the ground and put Ralph’s severed head on the other sharpened end of the stick.
Why is Jack so obsessed with capturing Ralph?
Ralph and Jack decide to go and find the beast because as the unspoken leaders of the island of boys, they have to. Jack does so because he wishes to hunt and kill the beast; while Ralph does so because he doesn’t wish to lose face before the other boys.
Do Ralph and Jack have the same motive for hunting the beast?
Do Jack and Ralph have the same motive for hunting the beast? No, Jack it so focused on hunting and getting power and getting the pigs, that he is willing to hunt anything. Ralph is more focused on getting rescued and surviving while on the island.
Why are we not given Ralph and Piggy’s names at first?
Why are we not given their names first? We are given the imagery first so we can form our own thoughts about the character, then later on the author starts to make the reader feel that they are a character in the story instead of just reading the story.
What does the fire mean in Lord of the Flies?
Lord of the Flies Fire represents rescue and hope to the survivors. The fire quickly burns out of control and a ‘littlun’ goes missing. The fire also functions as a signal to alert passing ships of the boys’ location.
What does the beast say to Simon?
In Lord of the Flies, the pig’s head upon a stick becomes the Lord of the Flies. This grotesque pig’s head speaks to Simon: “What are you doing out here all alone? Aren’t you afraid of me?”