Topic: Essay Topics

1. How do Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric react to their roles in Simon’s death? What does this tell you about them? What does it tell you about the boys in general? How is this experience related to Golding’s theme that the flaws of mankind are inherent in man’s nature?

2. Examine and compare the two groups’ relationship to fire. What is significant about fire keepers versus fire takers or fire makers versus those who only want to use it to cook meat?