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What happens at night while the boys are asleep (1st page of chapter 6) that has a big...

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jessicamarie1495 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 8, 2009 at 8:19 PM via web

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What happens at night while the boys are asleep (1st page of chapter 6) that has a big effect on them throughout the chapter?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM (Answer #1)

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"Beast from the Air," is the title of  chapter six of "Lord of The Flies," and foreshadows what this chapter is about.  The boys have finally settled everyone down and they all go to sleep. There is some crying from the "littuns," but the boys don't hear the planes fighting "10 miles above their heads."  There is a huge explosion and "a corkscrew trail across the sky;"

"There was a speck above the island, a figure dropping swiftly beneath a parachute, a figure that hung with dangling limbs.  The changing winds of various altitudes took the figure where they would."

This dead body of the pilot eventually lands in the rocks of the mountain and will indeed become a terror the boys have to deal with later in the chapter.

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ittai | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 27, 2009 at 12:23 AM (Answer #2)

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A parachute lands and there is a dead body inside of a pilot that lands on some rocks.

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ittai | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 27, 2009 at 12:24 AM (Answer #3)

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"There was a speck above the island, a figure dropping swiftly beneath a parachute, a figure that hung with dangling limbs.  The changing winds of various altitudes took the figure where they would."

This dead body of the pilot eventually lands in the rocks of the mountain and will indeed become a terror the boys have to deal with later in the chapter.

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