For these chapters your job is to create a higher level question (not knowledge based). Anything that can easily be found in the chapters is considered knowledge based. I will consider bonus marks for those that answer fellow class member's questions! Indicate which chapter you are referring to in your question. Here's mine: In chapter eight the hunters kill a sow. Why do you think Golding chose her death to be "[in] an open space where bright flowers grew and butterflies danced round each other..."?
Choose one critical scene from the novel so far and comment on why you chose the scene you did. TWO RULES: ONE: you may not choose a scene that a classmate has already commented on, first come first serve. And TWO, you must provide a quote from the scene that supports the reason you chose it.
"Stillness descended on them. Ralph, looking with more understanding at Piggy, saw that he was hurt and crushed. He hovered between the two courses of apology or further insult." Why do you think Ralph chose insult over apology? What will this do for Ralph's status? For Piggy's?
What new theory on the existence of a beast does Simon put forth? Do you think that this calms the boys’ fears, or intensifies them? Explain.
"...and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self consciousness" - There's a shift at this moment - comment on your feelings regarding the statement and what it will mean for the boys on the island.
There are two groups forming on the island now. What problems do you see arising from this? If you were Ralph what would you do to regain control/focus?
Why does Jack's hesitation to kill the pig suggest about Jack and about society? Why do you think Jack reacts with such fervor at his failure and future plans to follow through?