Chapters 7-8 Study Questions: Lord of the Flies by William Golding (If you like the essay, please rate it good, and I will e-mail you the original [free of errors caused by the wesite] copy).

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21.How does Ralph react when a boar comes charging down the path?

Ralph reacts with an unexpected level-headedness when a boar comes charging down the path: ?Ralph found he was able to measure the distance coldly and take aim. With the boar only five yards away, he flung the foolish wooden stick that he carried, saw it hit the great snout and hang there for a moment? (123). This event suggests that Ralph may possess hunting skills that rival Jack?s, as such, it seems that Jack will attempt to show up Ralph in some other way.

22.To what does Ralph?s stration of his hunting prowess lead?

Ralph?s stration of his hunting prowess leads to the group beating Robert. Initially, the boys were reenacting Ralph?s successful hunting attempt, with Robert playing the role of the pig; however, the mock soon escalated: ?The circle moved in and round. Robert squealed in mock , then in real pain...[a]ll

at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy? (125).

23.What did the boys see on the mountain top?

The boys saw the ?beast? on the mountain top. The ?beast? was actually a parachutist, but the boys could not discern this as it was late night at that time; however, they saw enough to be convinced that it was a huge ?beast? of some sort: ?Then the wind roared in the forest, there was confusion in the darkness and the creature lifted its head, holding towards them the ruin of a face? (135). Needless to say, the three boys present dashed away from the area to report their findings to the other boys.

24. Why is the action of the story increasingly taking place in the near darkness or in the deep night when only the moon and...