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"The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don't keep a fire going? Is a fire too much for us to make?"
Which character spoke the words above, and why?
Ralph; he is attempting to help the others understand how critical it is to keep the smoke signal alive at all times in order to be rescued.
Ralph; he is trying to rebuke Sam and Eric for abandoning their fire-tending duties and causing the boys to miss a shot at being rescued.
Piggy; he is logically explaining what the boys' priorities ought to be and urging them to accept his ideas.
Piggy; he is using his turn to speak as a way to turn the group against Jack in retaliation for Jack breaking his specs.
Simon; he is trying to defuse the tension between Ralph and Jack and avoid conflict by reminding everyone about what matters most.