Lord of the Flies Questions Chapter 10: How do Ralph and Piggy view Simon‟s death?

Chapter 10: “The Shell and the Glasses”

  1. How do Ralph and Piggy view Simon‟s death? How does each of them react to it? Why does Ralph laugh as he says, “I got the conch,” and why does Piggy react so strongly to his laughter? What explanations do they have for their behavior, and what excuses do they come up with? What do these reactions show about them and about human nature?
  2. What does the narrator mean to suggest when he says, “Memory of the dance that none of them had attended shook all four boys convulsively”?
  3.  How do the biguns seem to define a “proper chief”? What does this criterion suggest about human psychology?
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