Homework Help

In Chapter Ten of Lord of the Flies, what did Jack take from the others?

user profile pic

lwachtel17 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 26, 2012 at 6:19 AM via web

dislike 1 like

In Chapter Ten of Lord of the Flies, what did Jack take from the others?

2 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 6, 2012 at 3:37 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

In Chapter Ten, "The Shell and the Glasses," Piggy, Samneric, and Ralph are attacked in their shelter in the middle of the night by a trio of hunters.  Only afterward does Piggy realize the significance of their attack; Jack has stolen his glasses, and with them, the means to make fire. 

As Jack leads his hunters triumphantly away from the scene of the crime, Jack feels like a "chief now in truth; and he made stabbing motions with his spear" (168).  His triumph does not only come from the success of their raid, but he also feels as though he has triumphed over Ralph.  The hunters' raid to steal Piggy's glasses is a perfect example of how Jack uses violence and intimidation to strengthen his leadership. 


user profile pic

muhammednusky | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM (Answer #2)

dislike -1 like

he took away:

1.Piggy's life

2.Civillization and order

3.Ralph's leadership

4.Piggy's specs

5.The biguns

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes