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

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

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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.