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Chapter 6 Summary of Lord of the Flies

Late at night in the darkness, Ralph and Simon take a littlun back to the shelter before going to sleep. As the boys sleep, military airplanes fiercely fight in the sky above the island. None of the boys sees the explosions, because Sam and Eric have fallen asleep. During the battle, a dead parachutist falls on to the island. His parachute gets tangled in rocks and slams in the wind, casting dreadful shadows on the ground.

When Eric and Sam wake up, they go to the fire to make it brighter. In the blinking firelight, they see the form of the dead parachutist and mistakenly take it for the figure of the horrible beast. They hurry back to the camp, wake Ralph, and tell him about the creature. Ralph gathers a meeting right away, where the twins repeat that the monster assaulted them. The boys get horrified and organize an expedition to search for the monsters on the island. They get armed with wooden lances, and only Piggy and the little boys remain behind.

Ralph lets Jack to lead the group. The boys reach that part of the island that none of them has ever been to before. A narrow walkway that goes to a hill is dotted with small caves. The boys are scared to go across the walkway and around hill, so Ralph goes to search there alone. He finds that, even though he was frightened with the other boys, he quickly finds his confidence when he strolls on his own. Soon, Jack unites with Ralph in the cave.

The rest of the boys go up the hill, and Ralph and Jack feel the old bond between them arousing. Boys begin playing games, forgetting about the purpose of the expedition. Ralph angrily reminds them that they are looking for the monster and tells them to go back to the other mountain to keep the fire alive. The other boys are displeased by Ralph’s commands, but obey them anyway.

When boys are overcame with fear of the monster, the balance on the island shifts between the savagery and civiliazation, and Ralph looses control over the group. In the beginning of the novel, boys undersatnd Ralph’s statements about the order and purposive action, even if they do not always want to be obey the rules. Jack gradually becomes a more powerful and threatening figure in the camp. In the 6th chapter, Jack manipulates Ralph by asking him, in front of the boys, if he is scared. Ralph has to act irrationally to save his status among the other boys.

Late at night in the darkness, Ralph and Simon take a littlun back to the shelter before going to sleep. As the boys sleep, military airplanes fiercely fight in the sky above the island. None of the boys sees the explosions, because Sam and Eric have fallen asleep. During the battle, a dead parachutist falls on to the island.

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