Limited access

Upgrade to access all content for this subject

Which of the following is the best explanation of the significance of the passage below?

The three boys rushed forward and Jack drew his knife again with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm. The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be.


This passage indicates that the wildness of the island, symbolized by the pig, is completely at the mercy of humans, represented by the boys.


This passage reveals just how challenging it is to kill a pig with nothing but a small knife.


This passage shows that the boys can grasp the significance of taking a life and that they are still too innocent to do it.


This passage highlights the difference between Jack, the knife-wielding would-be hunter, and Simon, the pale, fainting choir boy.


This passage refers to Jack's arm as "bony" as a way to show how desperate he is for meat after living on nothing but tropical fruit for so long.

Select an assignment template