Lord of the flies extracts 2

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Lord of the flies extracts 2

They laughed and tumbled and shouted on the mountain. Here they paused and examined the bushes around them curiously. Jack slashed at one with his knife and the scent spilled over them.

As they pushed forward the squeaking increased till it became a frenzy. They found a piglet caught in a curtain of creepers, throwing itself at the elastic traces in all the madness of extreme terror.

Lord of the flies extracts 2

Its voice was thin, needle-sharp and insistent. The three boys rushed forward and Jack drew his knife again with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm.

The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be. Then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and scurried into the undergrowth.

They were left looking at each other and the place of terror.

Lord of the flies extracts 2

He noticed that he still held the knife aloft and brought his arm down replacing the blade in the sheath. Then they all three laughed ashamedly and began to climb back to the track.

What is the immediate context for this passage? The hunters have moved camp to Castle Rock Samneric have just seen the "beast" on the mountaintop and reported it to the others Jack has just hunted and killed his first pig Ralph, Jack and Simon have been exploring the island for the first time The boys decide to explore to be sure that they are on an island and to see what is there 2.

What immediately follows this passage? Jack and the choir go on their first hunt Ralph, Jack and Simon return to the rest of the group to report back Several of the boys steal Piggy's glasses Simon slips away to visit his favourite place on the island The boys return to the meeting to tell everyone that they are definitely on an island and that it is uninhabited.

They all then begin setting out some rules to organise their time and their priorities 3. Which of the following sentences indicates a dramatic shift of mood?

Simon finds the place with the "candle bushes" very peaceful. It is Jack's response to the plants which darkens the mood. His slashing at them is predictive of his response to the pig 4. What is meant by the "enormity" of the "downward stroke"?

The taking of life is irrevocable The other boys do not believe that Jack is physically strong enough to kill the piglet The other boys are afraid of Jack in that moment Killing a piglet is a natural act Going ahead with killing the pig is not a decision that even Jack takes lightly; the first taking of a life on the island unleashes all the later violence and the deaths of children 5.

What causes the boys to "laugh ashamedly"? Ralph and Simon are ashamed because they are now afraid of Jack; Jack is ashamed because he does not want to be feared They are ashamed because they were originally afraid of the piglet and are laughing in relief They are ashamed at the suddenness of the complex emotions caused by their own hesitation and laugh to return to their previous enjoyment of exploration They are ashamed to have enjoyed time spent together exploring and laugh to hide their irritation with one another The laughter is an attempt to retreat from the powerful emotions felt when each boy believed Jack would kill the piglet 6.

The ashamed laughter of the boys contrasts most neatly with which of the following? Their earnest discussion of the correct way to slaughter a pig Their joyous laughter when they realise that the island is theirs to explore Jack's contemptuous dismissal of the shrubs as inedible Simon's quiet awe at the candle-shaped buds Something significant has changed between the innocent laughter and the ashamed laughter.

How would you describe this change? What is its cause? Ralph's fierce response hints at his own potential for violence Ralph's response demonstrates his concern with emulating adults, learning how things ought to be done Ralph's response is the first example of the strong disagreement between the boys about who is in charge Ralph placates Jack to some extent by covering up his embarrassment at not being able to go through with the kill The fierceness of Ralph's response indicates that he is also capable of killing for food.

If the situation were reversed, might Ralph have behaved like Jack? Ralph also mollifies Jack here, as he did earlier by suggesting that the other boy lead the hunters 8. The piglet is terrified of the boys; it throws itself "at the elastic traces in all the madness of extreme terror".

A short while later, the boys observe the "place of terror". What makes them see it this way? The piglet experiences its entrapment as a moment of terror; when the boys observe the place where the pig was trapped, the description refers to their own terror, too The place of terror is only experienced this way by the piglet The boys are afraid they will be trapped in the creepers in the same way the piglet was All of the above The feeling of terror for the boys is evoked by the moment of crisis when they realised just how horrific the killing of the piglet would be.

The place is therefore terrifying to pig and boys alike 9. Which of the following implies that the boys have claimed the island like colonial explorers? The pause is contrasted with the boniness of the arm The flashing of the knife is contrasted with the violent motions of the piglet The still pause is contrasted with the violent motions of the piglet and with the flashing of the knife The entangling creepers are contrasted with the squealing of the piglet Jack's stillness and pause before committing the irrevocable action of killing the pig is contrasted with the panic and violent movement of the jerking creepers, the squealing piglet and the flashing light reflected from the still knife.2 Lord of the Flies: EMC Resource Pack English Media Centre, Acknowledgements ‘The Politics of Play’ by Jay Griffiths (first published in Orion); extracts from Lord of the Flies by William Golding published by Faber & Faber Ltd, reproduced with permission.

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