What had piggy overheard the pilot saying?

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While they were in the plane, Piggy heard the pilot say something about an atom bomb. He tells Ralph that "they're all dead." Piggy tells Ralph this because Ralph is talking about how his dad is in the Navy and will come rescue them. Piggy asks him how his dad will know they've crashed.

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Also asked, how does Ralph respond to piggy practical suggestions?

He ignores it and daydreams. But once they found the conch shell, Ralph became interested in blowing it. He did it with instruction from Piggy and boys started appearing from the forest.

Also, how does Ralph think they will be rescued? Ralph thinks that he will be rescued by his father who is in the Navy when he gets his leave. He thought his dad would find out from the airport, but Piggy says it has been bombed. A atom bomb went off at the airport and killed everyone.

One may also ask, who is Piggy in Lord of the Flies?

Piggy. Piggy is a fat, shy twelve-year-old boy who has asthma; he is the only one who knows how to correctly pronounce asthma. The other boys on the island pronounce it as "ass-mar". Piggy wears "specs".

What was Piggy's reaction to being on the island?

Piggy is short and fat. Wears glasses and has asthma which makes it hard for him to be active on the island. Piggy reaction was different than Ralph's he was determined to find others and he was a little reluctant to the fact that Ralph's father was coming to rescue him.

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How does the group react to Ralph's suggestion that they build a fire How does Piggy describe their actions?

How does the group react to Ralph's suggestion they they build a fire? How does Piggy describe their actions? The group is excited and run off to start a fire without understanding the reason for it. Piggy says they are being childish and stupid.

Why can't Jack kill the pig in Lord of the Flies?

Why is Jack unable to kill the pig at the end of Chapter One? Jack could not bear with himself killing the pig. He was afraid of all the blood that would appear when stabbing the pig.

Does Jack think they will be rescued?

He does ask Piggy whether there are ghosts or beasts, but Piggy reassures him. Piggy warns him that if Ralph steps down as chief Jack will do nothing but hunt, and they will never be rescued.

What is the most important thing Lord of the Flies?

Arguably, the most important part in Lord of the Flies is when the boys elect Ralph as their leader instead of Jack.

Why does Jack paint his face?

Initially, Jack paints his face in order to hide himself better from the pigs he's hunting. He concludes that the pigs can't smell him, but they can clearly see him as he stalks them, and so he needs a sort of camouflage. Later, the mask takes on added significance because it hides Jack from the other boys as well.

What effect does Simon's comment have on Ralph?

Jack has a bloodthirsty, obsessive and savage look when talking about hunting; signifies that he's on the verge of savagery. What effect does Simon's comment, "As if it wasn't a good island" have on Ralph? On the reader? Foreshadows danger, creates doubt, and solidifies that being rescued is the best option.

Why is Ralph elected chief?

Answer and Explanation:
Ralph is elected chief in Lord of the Flies because he is the one who blows the conch to gather the scattered boys.

How do the Littluns spend their time?

The little kids spend their days playing on the beach, swimming, or eating fruit from the trees. The children are broken into classes. The older boys do not seem to feel responsible for the younger ones. No one takes care of them, so they just cry for their mothers and eat themselves sick.

How is piggy intelligent?

Piggy is highly rational and intelligent (in chapter 5, Ralph reflects, "Piggy could think"), and he is a proponent of establishing a civil society on the island. He loves to follow rules, and he repeatedly does things because "Auntie told me" to do them.

Why did Roger Kill Piggy?

Roger kills Piggy because he can, and he has realized that no one on the island can or will limit his cruelty.

What does Piggy symbolize?

In Lord of the Flies, Piggy represents the good in society. Piggy is an intellectual and uses his reasoning skills before making decisions. He supports Ralph. He represents loyalty.

What is Ralph's full name in Lord of the Flies?

We do not know Ralph's last name; the only main character whose last name we learn is Jack's (Merridew). Especially considering that Ralph is established as the main character from early on, it is somewhat surprising that his antagonist would be given a full name while Ralph is not.

Is Ralph static or dynamic?

Ralph is a dynamic, round character because his character traits and internal conflicts are portrayed throughout the novel.