What is a chapter chorister?

In Lord of the Flies, when Jack introduced himself he said he was “chapter chorister and head boy.” What exactly does being ‘chapter chorister’ mean?

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  1. First, a chapter chorister in this case, would mean a choir boy who belongs to a particular chapter such as:

    Dallas Chapter Chorister http://www.dallaschaptercg.com/

    Houston Chapter Choristers Guild http://www.houstonchoristers.org/

    Atlanta Chapter of the Choristers Guild http://www.cgatlanta.org/

    The author uses symbolism like the boy’s clothing to develop their characters. For example, Ralph is 12 and one of the older boys; he is dressed in a typical school uniform, but NOT as the choir boys.

    “Jack – Jack is also one of the older boys and about Ralph’s age. He starts as the leader of the choir boys, and develops into the leader of the hunters eventually taking over everyone on the island. He is dressed nicely in a choir boy outfit. He is strong, villainous, and proud perpetuating the crimes committed by the boys on the island. He cares only for his own power and not for the common good. He disregards order and in him the reader clearly sees the innate evil of man since he was the one that cast off society earliest. He becomes Ralph’s most powerful antagonist because of this. “I ought to be chief because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.”

    So, Jack starts as the leader of the choir boys [chapter chorister and head boy], and develops into the leader of the hunters eventually taking over everyone on the island…his statement, “I ought to be chief because I’m chapter chorister and head boy’ was made after he became leader of the choir boys and the leader of the hunters on the island and probably about the same time he made his move to take over everyone on the island. http://summarycentral.tripod.com/thelordoftheflies…

  2. The choir in the book is – this is not stated but clearly implied – the choir of an English cathedral. Cathedrals are governed by an assembly of senior clergymen called collectively the “Chapter”. (Most medieval cathedrals have a “Chapter House” next door which was where the Chapter met and debated its business.) At some cathedrals the Chapter makes an award to an outstanding chorister: he gets a special medal to wear, perhaps a money prize, and the title “Chapter Chorister”. At other cathedrals, e.g. Salisbury, the Bishop does this personally, and the star choirboy is the “Bishop’s Chorister”.

    So what Jack is saying is that he’s not only the head boy of the choir, a post which you’d give to the boy you reckoned had the best character to have authority over the other boys and keep them in order, but tthe best singer as well.

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    What is a chapter chorister?

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  5. It’s been a while since I read it, but this is pretty much the Gist of what I remember. This guy named Rudy goes to Panama with his friend “Whiplash” to try to get work on the ice fishing boats. In the beginning of the first chapter, they have to spend the night in a giant shopping mall because they got locked in. Whiplash confides in Rudy that he’s never really felt happy because his dad never paid attention to him and he kept getting in trouble for cheating on his homework. After they get out in the morning (and this part is CRAZY! How’d they come out without getting caught?!?), they go to meet with the captain of the fishing boat they’re trying to work on, Senior Floja. That’s about it. Hope that helps!

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What does Chapter chorister mean?

(kôr′ĭ-stər, kŏr′-) 1. A singer in a choir, especially a choirboy or choirgirl. 2. A leader of a choir.

Why does Jack say he should be chief?

Key Questions and Answers Jack believes he is superior to Ralph because of his status back home. He states, “I ought to be chief . . . because I’m chapter chorister and head boy.” Later, Jack thinks he should be chief because he is a strong hunter. Jack challenges Ralph’s leadership, saying, “He’s not a hunter.

What page did Jack say I ought to be chief because I’m chapter chorister and head boy I can sing C sharp?

page 28

What does Jack say in Lord of the Flies?

I ought to be chief… because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.

Who Killed Simon?

When Simon appears and attempts to explain the true identity of the beast, the boys mistake him for the beast itself and attack and kill him. Later, Piggy tries to deny that he and Ralph were involved in Simon’s murder, but Ralph insists on acknowleging that they participated.

Who kills Piggy?


Why is Simon killed?

In The Lord of the Flies, Simon learns that the beast the children on the island fear is actually a dead paratrooper and his parachute. When he tries to bring his new knowledge to the other boys, he is murdered by them in a ritualistic style. This is because the children follow him for protection from the beast.

Did Jack kill Simon?

Piggy gives his opening statement, citing evidence from the book to support his arguments. “Jack is not directly responsible for killing Simon. Everyone in the hunting circle is responsible for killing Simon.

Does Jack kill Ralph?

Jack must destroy Ralph for savagery to prevail over civilization. In the jungle, Ralph comes upon the skull of a pig hung on a spear staked into the ground. He punches it and the skull splits.

Who is most responsible for Simon’s death?

In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, two innocent boys, Simon and Piggy, die due to the savagery of the other boys. All of the boys are to blame for the death of Simon, but only Jack and Roger are to blame for Piggy’s death.

Who does Ralph blame for Simon’s death?

Piggy tries to end the conversation by telling Ralph that it won’t do any good by continuing to talk about it, but Ralph says that he’s frightened. Ralph realizes the extent of savagery on the island and is appalled that he partook in Simon’s murder.

Who all dies in Lord of the Flies?

Lord of the Flies

  • Birthmark Kid – Burned alive.
  • Pilot – Gunned down by an enemy plane.
  • Simon – Stabbed several times by Piggy, Ralph, and Jack’s clan with spears.
  • Piggy – Skull crushed when Roger dropped a boulder on him.

Why does Ralph cry at the end of the novel?

At the end of the novel, Ralph begins to cry uncontrollably: “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.” (Golding, 202). He is crying because he’s realized the true savagery that he’s been enduring for his duration on the island.

How did Ralph lose his innocence?

Overall, Ralph experiences a loss of innocence by participating and witnessing the brutal deaths of Simon and Piggy. After failing to establish a civil society and witnessing each boy’s primitive, savage nature, Ralph loses his childhood innocence.

Why does Ralph cry tears of grief and not joy?

When Ralph realizes they are rescued, he cried tears of grief and not joy. Why? Ralph realizes that, although he is saved from death on the island, he will never be the same. He has lost his innocence and learned about the evil that lurks within all human beings.

What does the dead parachutist symbolize?

The dead parachutist symbolizes the adult world and its inability to maintain peace. Piggy’s desire to learn civilized behavior from adults goes unfulfilled. The dead man also becomes the beast.

What is ironic about the dead parachutist?

The irony of the dead parachutist is that he represents the world of adults. But, hey, he’s dead as a result of war caused by adults. War is chaos. Chaos is coming to the island because the boys cannot agree and be civilized.

What do the Twins think they see?

They see the fallen parachute man. It frightens them because they mistakenly think its the beast. The way that the strings of the parachute have been caught means that as the branches blow in the wind, so does the man move up and down. Therefore, the twins think the figure is alive and that it is the beast.

Why does Simon doubt the existence of the beast?

Why does Simon doubt the existence of the ‘beast’? Simon doubts the existence of the beast because he is logical and rational. He realizes that it couldn’t possibly exist because how could it not leave trace and be able to fly, yet be unable to catch the twins.

Why is Chapter 6 called Beast?

The chapter is called ‘Beast from Air’ , because the boys’ new idea of the beast is coming from the dead parachuter. The parachuter, when falling, swung back and forth due to the wind, making it seem to look like a beast. The twins say that the beast had claws, and that it followed ad nearly touched them.

What does Simon think the beast is in Chapter 6?

○ Simon is a very religious figure in the novel (Jesus’s brother, the name ‘Simon’ means to obey) and he thinks that they are actually the ones creating the beastie. He also believes that the beast is just an imaginary figure created from their evil human nature.

Why is Chapter 7 called Shadows and Tall Trees?

The use of “shadows and tall trees” suggests a frightening, dark atmosphere. By the end of the chapter as the boys climb the mountain to look for the beast. With his chapter title, Golding reminds the reader that the jungle is always dark and shadowy and reinforces the mysterious, uncertain quality of the island.

Why does Simon go off alone?

In Chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies, Simon goes off alone to alert Piggy that they would be returning after dark.

What is Jack’s greatest victory in Chapter 7?

What is Jack’s greatest victory in this chapter? How does Ralph react when a boar comes charging down the path? He hits it in the nose with his spear. He thinks this is unbelievable and will tell the story to anyone who would listen to him.

What breaks when Piggy dies?

But the boulder strikes Piggy, shatters the conch shell he is holding, and knocks him off the mountainside to his death on the rocks below.

Who hit the boar with his spear?

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Question Answer
Who hit the boar with his spear? Jack (p.113)

What comes down from the sky in Chapter 6?

During the battle, a parachutist drifts down from the sky onto the island, dead. His chute becomes tangled in some rocks and flaps in the wind, while his shape casts fearful shadows on the ground. His head seems to rise and fall as the wind blows.


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