Lord of the Flies - Study Guide Chapter 2, Fire on the Mountain Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 2, Ralph calls another meeting. Ralph begins to make rules that will govern the group. The first is that the person who holds the conch is the only person who can speak during a meeting. Piggy tries to speak, but the group makes fun of him and refuses to listen. Later, a child in the group with a birthmark staining one side of his face claims to have seen a beast in the jungle before the first meeting was called. This frightens most of the children, although the older children refuse to show it. Ralph then brings up the subject of rescue. Ralph suggests that they keep a fire burning at the top of the mountain so that any ships passing might see it. The boys enthusiastically begin gathering firewood, everyone working except Piggy who has asthma. However, when they reach the mountain...

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