Friday, October 05, 2012

S6 Higher: Lord of the Flies (Chapter 5)

Here's the summary and quotations from today's lesson :

Chapter Five: Beast from Water
  • Ralph considers the importance of the meeting he proposes
  • Ralph addresses the boys and articulates his desire to “put things right”
  • Ralph lists the problems : coco-nut water run, toilets, huts
  • Ralph identifies the fire as a priority
  • The boys protest: “too many things”
  • Jack berates the boys for their lack of effort and their fear of the beast
  • Phil and Percival (littluns) speak of their fear of the beast
  • The boys become hysterical
  • Simon suggests the beast may be the boys themselves
  • The boys fight over the conch
  • The assembly evaporates
  • Ralph, Simon and Piggy discuss their situation
  • Percival has a nightmare

“If I blow the conch and they don’t come back; then we’ve had it. We shan’t keep the fire going. We’ll be like animals. We’ll never be rescued.” (page 99)

“What I mean is… maybe its only us.” (page 96 – Simon re. the beast)

 “Jack was the first to make himself heard. He had not got the conch and thus spoke against the rules; but nobody minded.” (page 94)

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