Compare and contrast Ralph and Jack. How are the two boys alike, and how are they different? Why are they in conflict with each other? Write your answer in a paragraph, using examples from the text to support your response.
Explain what each of the four major symbols in the novel—conch, glasses, fire, and beast—represents. Answer in a paragraph. Provide at least one example of each symbol’s role in the novel.
Piggy asks in Chapter 5, “Are we humans or savages?” One theme present in the novel is that underneath the appearance of civilization, violence and disorder are ever-present possibilities in human life. Explain how this theme is conveyed in Lord of the Flies. Use evidence from the novel to support your response. Write a response (no fewer than three paragraphs).