Conflict in Lord of the Flies


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In Lord of the Flies, the storytelling device of conflict illuminates:

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1. Why does a man vs. man conflict start between Jack and Ralph in Lord of the Flies?

2. William Golding uses four types of conflict in Lord of the Flies. Piggy and Jack arguing over the use of Piggy's glasses to start a fire is an example of _____ conflict.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What types of conflict are evident in The Lord of the Flies? Which characters are in conflict with each other? These are indicative of the topics you will review and be quizzed on when you access this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tool will help you review and check what you know about:

  • What conflict illuminates in The Lord of the Flies
  • The source of conflict between Jack and Ralph
  • The type of conflict represented by the argument over the use of Piggy's glasses to start a fire
  • How The Lord of Flies contains man vs. nature conflict
  • The four types of conflict used in The Lord of the Flies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how conflict is used in The Lord of the Flies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about conflict in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of conflict faced by the characters in The Lord of the Flies

Additional Learning

The Conflict in The Lord of the Flies lesson will cover more detailed information about the use of this literary device in the novel. By studying this lesson, you will:

  • Learn what conflict is
  • Define the four types of conflict used in the novel
  • Review examples of each type of conflict