In "Lord of the Flies", why do Ralph and Jack decide to go find the beast?

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danylyshen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Ralph and Jack decide to go and find the beast because as the unspoken leaders of the island of boys, they have to. Jack does so because he wishes to hunt and kill the beast; while Ralph does so because he doesn't wish to lose face before the other boys. This is early in the novel, so Jack and Ralph are still vying for the leadership and for the allegiance of the boys. Do a search for this question, as a similar question has been asked before.

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sdc03099 | Student

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Jack was singing this song when Ralph was up on the hills with Piggy doing its best work of having the fire going. Here, the province of the islands were the mastermind animals of the greatest leader Ralph with the mans of their kind. The animals of the park were the greatest after all the movement of the "beastie" was any better than the moments of tremendous amounts of feeling bad about any loss of life on either side of the conflict, but I think it was a justified decision based on what we knew at the time. I did it, and as I say in the book, I had to move on. I was still Secretary of state. I couldn't go in a corner and go fetal.

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