Lord of the Flies - Chapter 8, Gift for the Darkness Summary & Analysis

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Ralph and the others return to camp and announce that there really is a beast on the mountain. Ralph insults the hunters so Jack calls a meeting. Ralph tries to keep Jack from running the meeting, but he quickly backs down. Jack announces that he no longer wants to live with Ralph’s cowardice. He is going to go off and begin his own group. Jack invites any who want to join him to do so. Ralph tries to stop him, but Jack will not listen. Piggy tries to reassure Ralph, but Ralph does not listen. Simon suggests to Piggy that they climb the mountain and check out the beast in the daylight. Piggy refuses. Piggy suggests that they look to the future and restructure things. First, Piggy suggests they start a new signal fire near the lagoon where it will be easier to...

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