Chapter 1 revision1. How is Ralph described?2. How is Jack described? Consider how this can be symbolic.3. How is Piggy described?4. How do they contrast?5. What role does the conch play?6. How is Simon introduced?7. Why is Jack reluctant to kill the pig – the deeper reason?
‘Lord of the Flies’by WilliamGolding:Chapter 2Lesson Objectives:•To explore negativeimagery and considerits effect on thereader
“By the time Ralph finished blowing theconch the platform was crowded” page42 This is the first sentence of the chapter. What does this quote tell us about … Ralph? The conch? How does it make the reader feel?
Chapter 2: Fire on the MountainWhat are firesused for? What difficulties might the boys face in starting a fire? How couldthey overcome them?
What are light fires used for? security cooking comfortwarmth
Chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain In this chapter … Jack calls a meeting and reports what he Ralph and Simon have discovered about the island One of the “littluns” (one with a birthmark) talks about a ‘beast’ he saw in the night They agree to start a fire to attract attention The fire starts to burn out of control The “llittlun” with the birthmark disappears
The “snake-thing” Lookat the description Piggy relays to the group about the “beastie” the Littlun with the birthmark speaks about (page 32-35 in this edition ). What other stories can you think of that feature a snake? What do snakes symbolise?
The descriptions of the fire Note down words and phrases which describe the growing power and destructiveness of the fire (pages 40-44 in this edition )
Chapter 2: key question Isthe island still a utopia? What has happened in this chapter to change your view?
Negative imagery List all of the words and phrases used in this chapter to create a negative impression of the island What effect do you think this has on the reader?