Lord of the Flies

More Chapter 11 Questions

1. Why does Ralph lose his temper?

2. What happens when Piggy tries to use intelligence to reason with the kids?

3. What is the reaction of Jack's tribe's to Ralph's talk of rescue?

All of these are found at the end of Chapter 11...

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1. Ralph starts yelling about smoke and, anticipating his confusion, Piggy gently tells him that the smoke is so they can be rescued.

Ralph flips out – he says he knew that and doesn’t need to be told. Piggy nods, patronizing his poor friend.

2. They laugh and jeer at him.

3. They really don't care about it any more.

Ralph decides to take the conch shell to the Castle Rock, hoping that it will remind Jack’s followers of his former authority. Once at Jack’s camp, however, Ralph’s group encounters armed guards. Ralph blows the conch shell, but the guards tell them to leave and throw stones at them, aiming to miss. Suddenly, Jack and a group of hunters emerge from the forest, dragging a dead pig. Jack and Ralph immediately face off. Jack commands Ralph to leave his camp, and Ralph demands that Jack return Piggy’s glasses. Jack attacks Ralph, and they fight. Ralph struggles to make Jack understand the importance of the signal fire to any hope the boys might have of ever being rescued, but Jack orders his hunters to capture Sam and Eric and tie them up. This sends Ralph into a fury, and he lunges at Jack.



2)Ralph and Jack fight for a second time. Piggy cries out shrilly, struggling to make himself heard over the brawl. As Piggy tries to speak, hoping to remind the group of the importance of rules and rescue, Roger shoves a massive rock down the mountainside. Ralph, who hears the rock falling, dives and dodges it. But the boulder strikes Piggy, shatters the conch shell he is holding, and knocks him off the mountainside to his death on the rocks below.