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nabilah t #220373
Dec 14, 2011 4:17 AM

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1. the great reveltion to simon
2.ralph;s options about piggy
3.evaluate the significant role piggy plays
4.irony in the last chapter

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jill d #170087
Dec 14, 2011 5:43 AM

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1)Simon is seen by many as a Christ figure. Simon demonstrates the following:

Prophesies his own death in chapter 7, as Jesus does throughout the New Testament
Feeds his followers fruit in chapter 3 much like Jesus feeds the multitudes in the New Testament.
Withdraws to his secret place in the forest as Jesus withdraws to the wilderness to pray.
Understands the truth about fear, evil, and human nature, but is slain as he attempts to share it

2) I'm not sure I understand "Ralph's options?"

3) Piggy is the social outcast; he's the one everyone makes fun of and picks on. He's also extremely intelligent which is the reason those less intelligent make fun of him. The conch is a perfect example; Piggy finds it, identifies it, tells Ralph how to use it, and then becomes its defender.

4.) The boys also compare Piggy to the pig, in the end, the hunters go from killing pigs to killing Piggy. There's your irony.

Source(s): The Lord of the Flies

 

jill d #170087
Dec 14, 2011 5:45 AM

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I forgot to add this source; it was used for question one only.

Source(s): http://www.brighthub.com/education/homework-tips/articles/35087.aspx

 

Aslan
Dec 14, 2011 5:46 AM

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1. "Beast" is actually a dead pilot
2. Not sure what you mean here. Piggy becomes a trusted friend and ally.
3.Certainly a symbol of knowledge, organization and logic. Also a symbol of weakness in a Darwinian and chaotic world.
4. The Fire that would have destroyed the island, and the boys, actually saves them because a ship sees them.
 

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