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Lord of the Flies
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Ralph mocks Piggy at the start of the novel, yet mourns his death at the end. What is interesting about the early development of the relationship of Ralph and Piggy?
Ralph doesn't respect or like Piggy at all.
Ralph gradually realises how valuable Piggy's ideas are and comes to rely on him.
Piggy would have made a better leader.
What is the significance of the first fire on the mountain?
It shows the boys how much fuel they need to keep a fire going.
It shows the boys how easy it is for fire to get out of control.
This fire shows us how relationships between the boys are developing and prepares us for future danger.
Why is the beast such an important part of the plot?
Because the reader wants to find out whether there really is a beast.
Because it gives Jack and Ralph something else to argue about.
Because fear of the beast unites the boys at a stage when their friendships are beginning to fall apart.
Why is the death of Simon so important?
Because he is the second boy to die as a consequence of the others' actions.
Because the manner of his death is horrific: even the sensible characters were involved.
Because Simon was on Ralph's side.
What is significant about Piggy's death?
Piggy and the conch 'die' together, suggesting that all civilised values have now vanished from the island.
Ralph loses his right hand man.
It underlines that Jack and his savages are in control.