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Chapter 6 Beast From air. Chapter summary. The dead parachutist is blown by the wind onto the island; Sam and Eric

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Chapter 6 Beast From air. Chapter summary. The dead parachutist is blown by the wind onto the island; Sam and Eric are the first ones to find it. They panic and run. They tell the other boys and they all become scared, so scared that Ralph won't blow the conch because he thinks that the beast will hear and will find them. Ralph and Jacks argument is brought into the public, when Jack openly challenges Ralph's leadership. They search the island and find a castle like place. There is a power struggle between Jack and Ralph. ...read more.

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They also make the beast sound worst; 'four un-winking eyes aimed and two mouths open'. You see the beast through both of the twin's eyes. They are also the ones who tell the rest of the boys. Simon. Simon shows his un-selfishness, but he is still unaccepted. 'For a moment or two Simon was happy to be accepted and then ceased to think about himself'. This shows us that he cares more for what Ralph feels like than himself. He also figures out in this chapter what the beast is. ...read more.

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He argues with Jack and points out that there is 'no shelter, not much fresh water'. Jack and Ralph's relationship is brought out into the open in front of all the boys. 'The rest of the boys were looking from jack to Ralph curiously showing us that their surprised at the relationship break down between the two boys. When Jack leads the boys on a search for the beast, there is a power struggle; 'Jack trod with theatrical caution' showing us that Jack is making a big fuss out of this, to make him look brave. Jack also openly challenges Ralph's leadership. 'This is a hunter's job' which tells us that he thinks he'd make a better chief then Ralph. ...read more.

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