The officer is also disappointed at their appearance and comments that he thought British boys would “put up a better show.” His comments are hypocritical given that he is participating in a World War which is equally inhumane. The officer also believes that the boys were engaged in fun and games.
- 1 How does the naval officer react to Ralph crying?
- 2 What is ironic about the naval officer in Lord of the Flies?
- 3 How does Ralph feel when he first encounters that naval officer?
- 4 What was the reaction of the naval officer when he saw the painted boys end their hunt of Ralph?
- 5 What did the naval officer think when he saw the boys?
- 6 Why is Ralph crying at the end?
- 7 Why is the Naval Officer embarrassed?
- 8 What is the irony at the end of the Lord of the Flies?
- 9 Does Ralph become a savage?
- 10 Is Piggy’s asthma a symbol of his lack of intelligence?
- 11 How does Ralph behave like a savage?
- 12 What happens at the end of the Lord of the Flies?
- 13 How does the naval officer view what he sees?
- 14 What does the officer say drew his crew to the island in Chapter 12 Cry of the hunters?
How does the Naval officer react when Ralph begins to cry? He gets angry with his show of weakness.
Ralph tells the boys in the beginning of the novel that his father is a Naval officer. The military is symbolic of adults, of society. Therefore, it is irony when a symbol of that very society shows up to rescue the boys. As soon as the Naval officer appears, the boys immediately become children again and start crying.
For his part, Ralph is overwhelmed by the knowledge that he has been rescued, that he will escape the island after coming so close to a violent death. He begins to sob, as do the other boys. Moved and embarrassed, the naval officer turns his back so that the boys may regain their composure.
The officer’s first reaction is to simply assume that the boys have just been larking about – it’s all ‘fun and games’. Even when he realises that the situation is more serious than that – when Ralph informs him that two boys have even been killed – he still responds with a kind of disbelief.
The naval officer had the belief that the boys would be able to sustain themselves successfully on the island. He thought they would work together to get themselves saved. In his mind, they should have conducted and behaved themselves better.
Why is Ralph crying at the end?
At the end of the novel Lord of the Flies, Ralph cries. He cries for the loss of innocence of the boys on the island. Ralph cries because he realizes that he almost dies at the hand of Jack and Roger.
The officer is embarrassed because Ralph is crying and in the officer’s mind and in his culture, proper British school boys do not cry.
What is the irony at the end of the Lord of the Flies?
The biggest irony is, of course, that the boys are rescued because of Jack lighting the island on fire. This is actually a device called a deus ex machina or God in the machine. It is an abrupt ending where a God-like (the naval officer) entity ends the action.
Does Ralph become a savage?
Ralph becomes savage after everyone has joined Jacks new tribe. He has always been savage because everyone has savagery in them. He truly shows his savage side when he murdered Simon.
Is Piggy’s asthma a symbol of his lack of intelligence?
The Lord of the Flies is a symbol of the civilization which the boys left behind. Piggy’s asthma is a symbol of his lack of intelligence. False. Ralph is elected chief mainly because he possesses the conch.
How does Ralph behave like a savage?
Ralph begins to show signs of savagery when he play fights with the group after an exhilarating pig hunt. Ralph and the other boys jokingly reenact the pig hunt with Robert as the pig, but the boys briefly lose themselves in the excitement and start actually actually hitting Robert with their spears.
What happens at the end of the Lord of the Flies?
Simon’s murder is the climax, and Piggy’s death and Jack’s tribe hunting Ralph are the falling actions. The novel ends with the boys running into a naval officer on the beach and realizing that they are rescued.
Carroll Khan, M.A. Initially, the British naval officer views Jack and the other boys with amusement and assumes by their appearance that they have been engaging in fun and games. He has more than likely read adventure stories and misinterprets the boys’s behavior and appearance.
What does the officer say drew his crew to the island in Chapter 12 Cry of the hunters?
What does the officer say drew his crew to the island in Chapter 12: “Cry of the Hunters”? The smoke from the fire drew him to the island.