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Describe the confrontation which takes place between Ralph and Jack (chapter 6)

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amelia99 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM via web

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Describe the confrontation which takes place between Ralph and Jack (chapter 6)

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM (Answer #1)

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I assume that you are talking about the confrontation that takes place between the two of them at the meeting in this chapter.

At this point, Samneric have seen the dead parachutist and have thought that he was the Beast.  The boys are having this council to decide what to do about it.  Piggy has the conch, but Jack tries to talk over him.  Piggy protests that he has the conch and Jack basically says he does not care who has the conch.

This is where Ralph steps in.  He scolds Jack, tells him to be quiet.  Then he starts in on the rest of the boys.  He is yelling at them about how they only want to hunt and screw around and they don't do the things necessary to try to get rescued.  This gets their attention and they pay attention to him again -- they let him lead a while longer.

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