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Character Analysis Lord Of The Flies Essay Topics

Chapter 1: “The Sound of the Shell”
1. Examine the characters of Ralph, Jack, or Piggy in terms of what they possess that link them with their past lives, and what their emerging roles on the island are. Is there any indication which of these characters may be advancing more rapidly toward savagery than the others? Support your conclusion.

2. What is the symbolism of the conch? Why does it seem to have so much power? What characteristics does it have in common with what it appears to symbolize?

Chapter 2: “Fire on the Mountain”
1. What is the significance of the boys’ first attempt at the fire? How does the result foreshadow events to come? What is the result of the fire? Why are the creeper vines significant? How does the fire’s result mirror the boy with the mulberry-colored birthmark’s fear?

2. What is the meaning of the beast that makes its first appearance in this chapter? Discuss how it is portrayed, and the others’ reaction to it. Does this foreshadow its later significance? How does the beast become real to the boys?

Chapter 3: “Huts on the Beach”
1. Trace the path of Jack’s success as a hunter and Ralph’s
growing ineffectiveness as a leader. Compare their emerging viewpoints in their argument together on the beach. What does this say about the two boys and their roles as civilized young men?

2. What divisions are becoming apparent among the boys on the island? Trace the characters and who they are allied to at this point. Discuss these alliances and why they are occurring.

Chapter 4: “Painted Faces and Long Hair”
1. Examine Simon’s actions in this chapter and compare them to Roger’s. Both boys are outsiders like Piggy, yet seem to be accepted. Based upon these observations, present an argument for whom they will eventually ally themselves and explain why.

2. What is the significance of the camouflage paint that Jack puts on? How does it affect his personality? Why will it make him a better hunter? In what ways does it hide his personality? In what ways does it reveal his personality? Discuss its symbolic meaning as well as the others’ reactions to it.

Chapter 5: “Beast From Water”
1. Trace the references to the beast in the novel thus far. Parallel that with the diminishing sense of order on the island and the boys’ gradual embracing of Jack’s savagery. What is the true nature of the beast on the island that Simon is unable to verbally define?

2. Discuss how and why Jack disrupts the meeting. What is at the core of the power struggle between he and Ralph? What techniques of anarchy and...

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lord of the flies piggy analysis Essay

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Piggy Character Analysis

     Piggy in the beginning of the book was using his common sense, he was intelligent, he knew what was right from wrong, and he could condone things that made him angry easily. In the beginning of the book, (pg. ) Ralph told everyone his name was Piggy even though Piggy specifically told Ralph that he didn't like to be called that name Piggy later condoned Ralph's action with great ease. Piggy's action's and behavior depended on his glasses. Piggy and his glasses symbolized intelligence, he represents the rational side of civilization. With the glasses it seemed as though Piggy made all the right choices, and he helped Ralph know what needed to be done with the tribe. Without his…show more content…

Piggy in my mind was born neutral and was thought good. Piggy was always talking about his aunt, and what she taught him. e.g., “My auntie told me not to run on account of my asthma.” (pg. )
     The common virtues Piggy had were; self-discipline i.e., he knew what was right from wrong, self-reliance i.e., he could rely on himself to some extent, he had less self-reliance after his glasses broke and were stolen. He had responsibility i.e., he watched the littluns so the biguns could go off. Friendship i.e, he had an interesting friendship with Ralph, he was the only one left in Ralph's group. Piggy had the virtue of loyalty to Ralph by not leaving his tribe to join Jack's tribe. Piggy definitely had patience i.e., he could watch the littluns and wait for food to be given to him. Piggy showed pride about his spectacles i.e., him being the only one to have then when he was little.(pg. ) He also didn't seem ashamed having asthma. Piggy had the most modesty of all the tribe, he was the most well behaved. Justice, Piggy treated people the way they were supposed to be treated. Even though they didn't treat him the way he was suppose to be treated. And integrity Piggy loved to tell the others what he knew, it's just no one listened, they all thought he was a pusillanimous because of his looks and physical status.
     Piggy lacked

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