Lord of the Flies Questions Chapter 4

  1. Describe the behavior of the boys at the beginning of the chapter. What thematic significance does this scene have?
  2. Why does Maurice walk away when Percival starts crying, and why doesn’t Roger throw the stones directly at Henry? What does their behavior suggest about human nature?
  3. Why do the hunters decide to “paint” themselves with clay and charcoal? What effect does doing this have on their behavior, and why? Does this “makeup” have any symbolic meaning?
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