Some Lord of the Flies Responses
Chapter 1- The conch in chapter 1 represents the “free speech” anyone has once they are holding the conch. It seems to instill stability, respect, and structure into the community of stranded boys. It also represents a democratic type of governing style that Ralph uses because he allows for the conch to be passed around he isn’t the only one who gets to hold it an then speak his mind.
Chapter 3- As blank mentioned on wikispace, it’s a cool to think about how different types of people would react to the situation the British boys are in. She posed the question of how girls might react to this situation. I think that’s a great question, but another question I came up with was, “how might boys or girls from a different country or continent react to the situation the boys are in?” Each nation has different cultures, and each different society that makes up the nation as a whole have different cultures. All of these cultures are different in many ways, but once you compare growing up in Europe to another continent such as North America, specifically America, there are even more drastic differences. The food, music, clothing, ways of schooling, and overall the way children are brought up are extremely different. They will have different beliefs and moral values. For example, an American schoolboy may go swimming before worrying about survival, or have a different type of organizing structure.
Chapter 4- I think the fire represents the boys’ hope to return home and tart to interact with the civilization they’re used to again. It’s very clear In chapter 4 when Jack and his clan of hunters go and hunt a pig, instead of keeping watch on the fire. It seems as if Jack gave up on hope and believing he would be rescued, to going into survival mode and looking for sources for food. Ralph and Piggy had seen a ship approaching and became ecstatic, but once they saw that the fire had burned out their initial spark of hope suddenly...