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Lord of The Flies: Chapter 6

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Transcript of Lord of The Flies: Chapter 6

Conclusion
In conclusion, chapter six represents the slow crumble of democracy and foreshadows the future of the book. The entire chapter shows how the coordination and the deterioration of the civilization on the island. The quotes prove that the people on the island are slowly falling away from civilization and the rules that Ralph was trying to set.
Introduction
Lord of the Flies chapter six is filled with fear, dread, and symbolism. Chapter six represents the slow crumble of democracy and foreshadows what will happen later in the book. This chapter helps to show the readers how the personalities of the characters are changing and how civilization is beginning to slowly crumble away.
Quote #1
""You haven't got the conch. Here." "I mean- how about us? Suppose the beast comes when you're all away. I can't see proper, and if I get scared-" Jack broke in, contemptuously. "You're always scared." "I got the conch-" "Conch! Conch!" shouted Jack. "We don't need the conch anymore. We know who ought to say things. What good did Simon do speaking, or Bill, or Walter? It's time some people knew they've got to keep quiet and leave deciding things to the rest of us." Ralph could no longer ignore his speech. The blood was hot in his cheeks. "You haven't got the conch" he said. "Sit down" Jack's face went so white that the freckles showed as clear, brown flecks. He licked his lips and remained standing." (pg 101-102)
Symbolism
Shows democracy slowly starting to crumble
The boys (especially Jack) are starting to ignore Ralph and turn away from him
Conflict is beginning to break out
foreshadowing to them splitting up
Symbolism
The rock represents that once they are there they are stuck because there is "only one way up"
This is foreshadowing because once Jack goes up everyone who follows him is "stuck" in his tribe and there is no way to go back to how it was before
Lord of The Flies: Chapter 6
Summary
All sleeping- Sam N' Eric wake up and see the "beast"
Tell everyone but they over exaggerate
Jack wants to hunt it but the littluns don't want to- Ralph insists on someone watching them and decides Piggy.
Piggy tries to talk but Jack cuts him off.
Ralph brings up the fact that Jack seems to want to hunt more than be rescued.
Talk about Castle Rock and how Jack wants to go there.
Simon thinks to himself about the beast and thinks the beast is them.
Simon walks beside Ralph and hits his head on tree - everyone gets annoyed.
Arrive at Castle Rock and talk about its characteristics
Jack wants to stay and live at Castle Rock but Ralph refuses.
Ralph keeps repeating "Smoke" and worried about if boats are passing the island right now.
Ralph begins to yell and all boys including Jack listen to him and go back to the shelter.
Quote #2
""The rock makes a sort of bridge. There's only one way up""
- Jack (pg 103)
By: Allison, Erica, Iliriana, Jess
Quote #3
"Simon, walking in front of Ralph, felt a flicker of incredulity- a beast with claws that scratched, that sat on a mountaintop, that left no tracks and yet was not fast enough to catch Sam 'N Eric. However Simon thought of the beast, there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human at once heroic and sick." (pg 103)
Quote #4
"Ralph turned away to the Red cliff." (pg 105)
Symbolism
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Shows that they going from being civilized to becoming "beasts"
Foreshadowing to when it becomes a totalitarianism and everyone becomes savage
Shows that Simon is the only person using common sense on the island
Symbolism
Red usually symbolizes death (blood)
Red cliff is where Piggy dies
Foreshadowing to Piggy's death
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