The Lord Of The Flies By Sir William Gerald Golding

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Chapters 7-9 in Lord of the FliesThis week I read chapters seven through 9 in Lord of the Flies, as I was reading I was recalling some of the information that we were talking about in class this week. We started talking about how to look more closely at specific passages and try to interpret them the best we could. I tried to do that while I was reading in the book. It took longer to read, but I understood it a lot more.During the seventh chapter, I started to read about how Ralph dreams about being clean and getting showers. Then he starts to stare off into the vast sea and starts to realize how slim the chances of being rescued are. As I was reading this I was wondering if he would ever get off the island. I certainly hope that all of them will get off and find their families. When Simon came over and told Ralph what he thought about him getting to go home, I was thinking that maybe his prophecy will come true.It seems that Ralph’s character undergoes really big emotional and psychological changes in his behavior. As I was reading about him spearing a boar in the snout, his first reactions, I thought, were funny because he seemed really surprised at himself as he exclaimed, “I hit him! The spear stuck in!” When I first read about Jack getting hurt I wasn’t surprised because he always tries to do too much at one time. Plus he always tries to impress everyone with his “skillful” hunting techniques, it seemed like it was something that would have happened eventually. During the mock hunt, all of the boys get way out of control and end up hurting the “pig” which was actually a small child. I think that next time that they decide fake hunt a child, they should use Jack because he can be mean and should see how it feels to get the worst job. Simon goes to tell Piggy that they boys won’t be home until after dark and by the time the boys get to the bottom of the mountain, Jack, Roger and Ralph decide to keep searching for the beast. Because Jack is still mocking Ralph for losing the boar, Ralph loses it and tells Jack that if he thinks he’s so good at it then he should go by himself. As I read this part of the chapter I was thinking that this was a good idea that Ralph said because Jack needs to realize that being stuck together on this island is going to need teamwork and effort from everyone, nobody can do everything. I think that when Jack returns to the base terrified that he saw something like the beasties the little ones were seeing. I was hoping that it was the beasties, but it wasn’t, he was seeing the dead man in the parachute. When Roger and Ralph go up to investigate what Jack had seen, they came back equally as afraid. This is probably one of the most important scenes in this chapter because it shows how everyone on the island is afraid of what the beasties could be. This just proves how none of them could survive without each other.In the next chapter, chapter 8, Jack is infuriated...

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