Lord of the Flies

does Ralph make at the meeting? what general point does he make that he wants people to discuss? why are theses points so important or significant?

lord of the flies chapter five

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Ralph tries to make an attempt to make the meeting serious. All his points are an attempt to instill an urgency into the boys and convince them that they could die if they do not start acting responsibly. Ralph points out that meetings are there not for making jokes or for cleverness. He reminds them that everyone built the first shelter, which is the most sturdy, while the third one, built only by Simon and Ralph, is unstable. He admonishes them for not using the appropriate areas for the lavatory. He also reminds them that the fire is the most important thing on the island, for it is their means of escape. He claims that they ought to die before they let the fire out