Lord of the Flies

3 Questions for Chapter Eight

1. Why do the boys refuse to vote for Jack as chief but slip off to join him later?

2. Why is the killing of the sow described in so much detail?

3. What does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon?

All of these are found near the end of the chapter...

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1. They are too self conscious to vote aganist Ralph in front of him.

2.The sow killing is the worst thing in the book. Idon't like reading it. Golding uses a lot of rape imagery to show control and humiliation over the mother pig.

3. He tells Simon to stop trying to save these boys. He says they will kill him if he continues to ruin the "fun" on the island.

For #2 the boys are not content to simply kill a pig for meat or even fun, there is this added sick component to it.

Thanks a bunch!