What happened in chapter 2 Lord of the Flies?
Summary: Chapter 2 Jack reminds Ralph of the pig they found trapped in the vines in the jungle, and Ralph agrees that they will need hunters to kill animals for meat. Ralph declares that, at meetings, the conch shell will be used to determine which boy has the right to speak.
Who dies in chapter 2 in Lord of the Flies?
Piggy continues to whine about the childishness and stupidity of the group. The boys collect a mound of dead wood and use the lenses from Piggy’s glasses to focus the sunlight and set the wood on fire. They manage to get a large fire going, but it quickly dies down.
What is the relationship between Ralph and Jack in chapter 2?
In chapter two of Lord of the Flies, the relationship between Ralph and Jack is still friendly, although Ralph has been elected chief, a position Jack…
What happens at the end of chapter 2 Lord of the Flies that is horrifying?
What happens at the end of the chapter, which is particularly horrifying? At the end of the chapter the boy with the mulberry-coloured birthmark goes missing when, and during, the fire starts to go out of control. Afterwords the same boy isn’t seen for the rest of the novel.
What is the beastie in Lord of the Flies chapter 2?
After some prodding, the boy whispers to Piggy, and Piggy tells everyone what the boy said. He saw a “beastie,” a “snake-thing,” the previous night in the woods. Ralph and the older boys dismiss this “beastie” as just a nightmare, but the younger boys seem scared.
What are some questions about Lord of the Flies chapter 2?
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- What rule concerning the conch is made?
- What does Piggy attempt to call the group’s attention to?
- How does the talk of the “beasties” affect the boys?
- At this time, Ralph says the boys appear to have 2 goals.
- How does the group react to Ralph’s suggestion they they build a fire?
What is the purpose of the fire in chapter 2 Lord of the Flies?
Ralph had been hiding from Jack’s tribe, so some of Jack’s boys lit a fire to force Ralph out into the open so they could find him and kill him. The signal fire that was lit for the purpose of rescue is now being used for savagery and murder, and it is this murderous fire that symbolically rages out of control.
What are important quotes in chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies?
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- ‘hands up’ civilisation.
- ‘conch’ symbol of democracy.
- Littlun: ‘snake-thing’,’beastie’ first mention of the beast/religious connotations.
- Jack: ‘if there is a snake we’d hunt it and kill it’
- Piggy: ‘where is he now?’
- ‘[the murmur] died away’
- ‘the crowd was as silent as death.
What is the purpose of the fire in Lord of the Flies Chapter 2?
How is the beast described in Chapter 2?
He saw a “beastie,” a “snake-thing,” the previous night in the woods. Ralph and the older boys dismiss this “beastie” as just a nightmare, but the younger boys seem scared. Jack grabs the conch and says there’s no snake-thing. If there is, he adds, his hunters will find and kill it.
What are Piggy’s last words?
Ralph and Piggy approach Jack’s camp. Before arriving, Piggy says his last words: “Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?” A short time later at the camp, Piggy stays back while Ralph tries to talk sense to Jack but it breaks down and the two boys fight.
Why are Ralph and Jack embarrassed chapter 2?
Ralph and Jack are embarrassed in Chapter 2 because they both realize that they don’t have anything to start the initial fire with.