5/14-5/15 English 2 Agendas


Assign these questions to four different groups


  • Ralph, who begins the chapter being hunted in the jungle, finds the pig’s head, the ‘Lord of the Flies.’ What does he do with it?
  • When Jack can’t get to Ralph, who is hiding in some dense brush in the jungle, what new approach does he take to get to his enemy?
  • Ralph runs to the beach to escape the hunters and finds someone unexpected. Who does he find on the beach?


  • What brought the naval officer to the island?
  • When the naval officer finds Ralph on the beach, he reacts with a mixture of emotions. Explain what he seems to feel at the sight of Ralph and the members of Jack’s tribe.
  • When Ralph is hiding in the thicket, how do Jack’s hunters know where to find him?


  • Situational irony comes up when there’s tension between what actually happens in the story and what you, as the reader, expected to happen. Explain the situational irony of the boys’ rescue at the end of the novel.
  • Deus ex machina is a literary device. When writers put characters in a terrible situation and then suddenly, out of nowhere, they give the characters a way out, that’s deus ex machina. Explain how that term applies to the end of Lord of the Flies.
  • A literary motif is an idea that keeps appearing throughout a book. Explain how the motif of predator and prey functions in this final chapter of the novel.


  • Percival, one of the littleuns in the group, was only able to say his name and address at the beginning of the novel.  Now, when he approached the naval officer, “he sought in his head for an incantation that had faded clean away.”  In other words, he no longer remembers his name.  Explain the significance of this moment.
  • Why don’t the boys celebrate when the naval officer comes to rescue them?
  • Contrast the naval officer’s expectation of the boys with the reality on the island.


Please get into your question groups from yesterday

We will review the questions quickly, and then play a review game in your survival groups.


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