Table of Contents
- 1 Why do the twins look at Ralph as though they were seeing him for the first time?
- 2 When the twins examine Ralph What might they be noticing?
- 3 Why does Ralph think that the boy he sees in not Bill?
- 4 Why does Ralph hit the lord of the flies off the stick?
- 5 What important information do the twins give Ralph?
- 6 How does the author show us that Ralph is finally beginning to face the realities of their existence?
Why do the twins look at Ralph as though they were seeing him for the first time?
the twins see ralph “as though they were seeing him for the first time.” what does this statement imply? they thought of tying their hair back but they didn’t want to look like girls. the savages didn’t think of this social standard, so they tied their hair back.
When the twins examine Ralph What might they be noticing?
After Simon’s murder and the theft of Piggy’s glasses, the twins finally see Ralph without his guise of leadership and certainty. Ralph has lost control of the boys, and any order the conch once provided died with Simon.
Why do the Twins betray Ralph?
When the twins are captured by the tribe, Samneric “protested out of the heart of civilization” but abandon their loyalty to that civilization to avoid punishment, betraying Ralph out of concern for their own welfare.
What does Ralph say to the twins when they refuse to help him?
In chapter 12 of Lord of the Flies, what does Ralph say to the twins when they refuse to help him? In chapter 12 of Lord of the Flies, when Ralph asks the twins to help him, they do not actually refuse. He tells Samneric that he will be in the thicket and to keep the other boys away from his hiding place.
Why does Ralph think that the boy he sees in not Bill?
Ralph thinks that the boy isn’t Bill because it is a completely different person in front of him. He looks possessed by savagery and the beast. He looks like he has no control and is a malevolent creature.
Why does Ralph hit the lord of the flies off the stick?
To make sure he was safe from Jack and the other savages. He hit the pig skull and knocked it off the sharpened stick breaking it into (2) two pieces. He is scared the savages are hunting him.
What two major symbols are destroyed in this section of the novel explain the significance?
That the conch and Piggy were destroyed at the same time is significant because it gives Jack a double victory and leaves Ralph without his two biggest assets—his most faithful supporter and the symbol of his role as chief. The same rock that smashes the conch strikes Piggy and sends him over the cliff to his death.
What does the description of Castle Rock say about it?
Castle Rock is a rocky cave far away from Ralph’s base at the beach, and represents Jack’s power and authority. Its discovery foreshadows, or suggests what’s going to happen: Jack’s later choice of base. Its seclusion allows him to control what happens there; who goes in and who goes out.
What important information do the twins give Ralph?
That night, Ralph sneaks down to the camp at the Castle Rock and finds Sam and Eric guarding the entrance. The twins give him food but refuse to join him. They tell him that Jack plans to send the entire tribe after him the next day.
The author shows that Ralph is beginning to face the realities of their existence by showing Ralph noticing his footprints in the sand, and how he always looked down at his feet, but never ahead or backwards. Compare Ralph’s treatment of the littluns with Jack’s.
Does Ralph understand why he must be killed explain?
Does Ralph understand why he must be killed? Yes, he understands that Jack thinks Ralph must be killed rather than making a peace treaty with him.
Why was Ralph elected leader?
Ralph is elected chief in Lord of the Flies because he is the one who blows the conch to gather the scattered boys.