English 112 - Homework for Monday

Posted: December 8, 2017


Chapter 9


Terms:  corpulent (146), derision (149), sauntered (150), inaudible (153), steadfast  (154)




1. Jack is now a very powerful leader.  Discuss the following descriptions and explain what they say about his power:


            Page 149  - like an idol


            Page 150  - like an ape


2. Page 151.  There is a new reason for the dance.  What is it?  Why have the words changed?


3. What is the tragic irony of Simon’s death?  (Compare p 115).  When you look at the language which describes the murder, what have the children become?


4. What happens to the parachutist?  Why is this important to the plot of the novel?