Who: Periods 4 & 7 only
Set-Up: In Chapter 9, the boys savagely kill Simon during the storm. Needless to say, ‘in the moment’ none of the boys seem to realize what they are doing, as they believe that Simon is ‘the beast’.
Challenge: Imagine being one of the boys waking up the next morning. Given the realities on the island at this point, what would you have done the next morning?
Length: 5+ sentences:
Additionally: If you’ve already read Ch 10 (by the time you write this), consider the following as a part of your answer:
- Would you have acted more like Ralph, admitting what they had done (“murder”) but slowly finding excuses as Piggy talked to him?
- Would you have acted more like Piggy, immediately blaming the death on Simon’s own actions and trying to convince Ralph not to take responsibility?