Lord of the Flies - Chapter 4, Painted Faces and Long Hair Summary & Analysis

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The boys have fallen into a routine all their own and grown accustomed to the island. The smallest children have grown frightful of the island and the unseen beast that was mentioned in an early meeting of the group. Many of them have frequent nightmares. The older boys often tease and torture the smaller boys, but there are still remnants of society that keep them from hurting one another. This is illustrated by one boy throwing rocks at another, but purposely missing him.

Jack has decided that the reason he cannot kill a pig is that the pigs can see him. For this reason, Jack has decided that he and his hunters should wear clay makeup on their faces when they hunt. At the same time, Ralph is swimming with Piggy and a few others. Ralph has grown weary of some of the...

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