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Lord Of The Flies Chapter 4 7 Q&A

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Lord of The Flies Ch. 4-71. What holds does civilization have on Roger?Civilization still has a little bit of control over Roger's mind and sanity. He seems to feel as if he is still surrounded by rules, laws, consequences and adults. Adults are the ones that make the rules and ensure they are enforced. In chapter four "Roger grabbed a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space around Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger's arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins." This symbolizes civilization holding back his arm, stopping him from striking Henry with the stone. It shows that Roger is beginning to go insane. He is hallucinating, seeing things that aren't there, the police, the adults, the schools and the law. He still feels that there are rules and laws and this frightens him away from the swift action of hurling that stone.2. What does the mask allow Jack to do?The mask allows Jack to hide his looks and impressions and bring out the part of himself that not even he knew existed. It lets him express the part of him that is savage-like, violent and bloodthirsty. The mask gives him the power to disappear into nature and hide himself from both evil and good things. It gives him the power to sneak up with out suspicion, to lie silently without being seen and to hunt with more ease. When the mask is painted on his face he feels hidden from rules and society, totally.3. Piggy is "cut" by Ralph. How? So? What does "cutting" Piggy do for Ralph?Piggy is not actually, physically cut by Ralph. Blood does not spill for it wasn't a real cut. What Golding means by "cut" is that Piggy was hurt, mentally or offended. This gives Ralph both the sense of power and guilt. In chapter five, Ralph realizes that he does not have Piggy's genius and that the wait of the leadership becomes too much for Ralph to control alone. I believe Piggy is "cut" many times but only one really stands out. Minutes after Piggy tells Ralph that he would appreciate it if he didn't tell the other boy's Piggy's name, he does. He offends Piggy but yet doesn't feel remorse. In fact I believe he laughs a little bit.4. Where has Jack's blood lust got him?Jack's blood lust has gotten him control. It has given him a firm control on the littluns because all of the littluns are afraid of death and blood and when someone not much older than them kills another living thing, they become very frightened. His blood lust enables him to feel powerful and exalted. I feel like Jack has thrown himself at bloodlust and given in to it. This is why he is so obsessed with violent and acts so savage-like. Almost like a barbarian.5. "You let the fire out," is all Ralph can say for a while, why?The reason that Ralph continues to repeat the phrase "You let the fire...

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