Lord of the Flies Questions Chapter 4
- Describe the behavior of the boys at the beginning of the chapter. What thematic significance does this scene have?
- 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?
- 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?