Day 2

Lord of the Flies Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the deeper significance of Jack’s rejection of the rule about the conch (Ch. 5)?

    As soon as Jack disregards the rule about the sole speaker holding the conch, he disrupts the order that has been established. This in turn leads to the weakening of Ralph’s authority, as he established the rule regarding the conch. Therefore, by rejecting the importance of the conch as a source of recognition toward a speaker, Jack also rejects outright Ralph’s leadership. In this public setting, the social dynamic among the boys is completely shifted.

  2. 2

    How has Ralph’s treatment of Piggy changed since the first chapter?

    Ralph, in chapter 1, is initially dismissive...

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