Lord of the Flies

Chapter 10

"Ralph tired indignantly to remember. There was something good about to a fire. Something overwhelmingly good." What do you see about Ralph mental state in this chapter?

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By chapter 10, the fire has come to represent chaos and violence to Ralph. The fire is where Jack is able to demand and enforce subservience of others. The fire Jack creates is not a signal fire, it is for cooking pigs and providing a sense of security to the others. Ralph vaguely remembers that the fire meant hope and organization at one time.