The primary example of man versus man conflict in chapter nine is the power struggle between Ralph and Jack. Jack and his band of hunters have killed a pig and are cooking it at the opposite end of the island from the others. Ralph and Piggy, left alone at the camp, eventually join them. They are given some of the meat, but after dinner, Jack announces he is forming a new tribe, openly contradicting Ralph's authority as chief.
Trouble had been simmering for a while between the two boys. Ralph, the elected chief, emphasizes the importance of keeping a signal fire lit so that a boat could potentially spot it and rescue them. Jack was focused on finding food, constantly hunting the wild boars that roam the island. The scene in this chapter foreshadows the end of the novel, when the conflict between the two erupts into violence.
The primary Man vs. Man conflict that takes place in chapter 9 involves Ralph and Jack's confrontation over who should be in charge. After Ralph and Piggy partake in the...
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