Lord of the Flies - Chapter 5, Beast from Water Summary & Analysis

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Ralph walks alone back down to the lagoon in preparation for the meeting he has called. Ralph is thinking of the changes that need to be made and arguments to express this to the boys. However, once the meeting is called, Ralph has trouble remembering everything he had wanted to say. Piggy at first sits apart in protest to his treatment on the mountain, but he soon joins the meeting. In fact, it is Piggy who comes to Ralph’s rescue when he struggles to make himself clear in the face of Jack’s open contempt of the proceedings. The main subject is the idea of a dangerous beast in the jungle and the small children’s fear of it. A small child comes forward and insists that there is a beast. He he has seen it. Jack announces that he and his hunters will...

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