what are the main events or highlights for chapters 5 and 6 ? 

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Chapter 5--Although Ralph is the generally accepted leader, Jack begins to manipulate the group with knowledge of their fears.  The conch is denounced as the symbol of order.  The Beast becomes very real to the group.

Chapter 6--Simon comes to understand the beast and tries to explain it to Ralph.  Jack again denounces the conch. The differences between Jack and Ralph are more pronounced, and Jack is rapidly gaining popularity with the boys on the island.

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