Who: Periods 4 & 7 only
Set-Up: On page 149, Jack is described as being almost god-like:
“Before the party had started a great log and had been dragged into the center of the lawn and Jack, painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol. There were piles of meat on green leaves near him, and fruit, and coconut shells full of drink.”
Challenge: Answer the following questions:
- Why do you think that the boys so easily a) were willing to follow Jack’s ideas/orders and b) began to treat him “like an idol” (or god) at this point in the story?
- Does this say something about human beings in general or was this just a strange reaction on this one island?
Length: 5+ sentences