Lord of the Flies Chapters 1-4
1. The “scar” the author describes is the area where the plane crashed and there is a lack of greenery. The author may have chosen that particular word because, from above, the lack of greenery may look like a scar.
2. The children arrived on the island due to a plane crash. Piggy thinks it is unlikely that they will be rescued because since the plane crashed and they never landed, no one knows where they are.
3. Ralph is not nice to Piggy. He laughs at him and does not pay a lot of attention to him. He also makes fun of his asthma. Ralph probably treats Piggy this way because he feels more superior to him because he is older.
4. The boys’ ages range from six to thirteen. Many wear school uniforms, which implies that they go to private school. Jack and his group of boys are set apart because they each had black caps with a silver badge on it. They wore black cloaks that had a silver cross on the left breast, and each neck had a hand bone frill. Jack had the same clothes, but had a gold badge on his cap, rather than silver.
5. The boys choose Ralph over Jack because of his size, his attractive appearance, and most importantly, the conch. Piggy hesitates before he votes because he is probably upset that Ralph told everyone his name is Piggy.
6. Jack and Simon explore the island with Ralph. They use words such as “wizard” and “wacco” and other slang, to express their excitement.
7. Jack does not kill the pig because he feels bad for it and does not want to see all the blood. His words and actions suggest that he is embarrassed.
8. Ralph tries to make rules and order by explaining the situation and voting on a leader. He says that if you want to speak than you have to hold the conch.
9. Ralph, Jack, and Simon think that it will be fun to live on an island with no adults. Jack suggests a darker outcome by saying they may not be rescued.
10. Piggy says that no one knows they are on the island, and...