Why does Jack say they no longer need the conch?

Why does Jack say they no longer need the conch?

Jack says the conch is no longer necessary because "they" know who to listen to and who to allow to speak because he is worth listening to. He insinuates that only a chosen few (himself and a few of his henchmen) are the only ones worth listening to because only his ideas are right.

What character does not believe in the beast?


Why doesn't Ralph want to leave piggy alone all night with the Littluns?

Ralph leads the way, but as daylight fades, he realizes that the hunt will have to be postponed. In the dark they won't be able to see the beast, and he doesn't want to leave Piggy alone all night with the littluns. So he suggests going back to the shelters and continuing the hunt the next day.

What does Jack want to do when he hears about the beast?

What does Jack want to do about the beast? Hunt and kill it.

How does Jack feel about the beast?

Jack sees that the boys are terrified of the beast and uses their fear to his advantage. Jack begins to manipulate his hunters into carrying out rituals and sacrificing a pig's head to appease the beast. He elevates his position of power and importance by claiming that he will protect his hunters from the beast.

What does piggy think of the beast?

Unless we get frightened of people. In Chapter 5, Piggy refuses to believe a real beast is on the island, but he does concede that fear itself exists, and could be particularly dangerous if the boys start to become frightened of one another.

Who is piggy afraid of?

Piggy fears that Ralph will give up being chief and allow Jack to tyrannically rule freely over the boys. Piggy knows that without Ralph, he will not be able to defend himself against Jack and his savages. Piggy also fears total anarchy among the boys.

How does Simon picture the beast?

Simon imagines the beast as the "picture of a human at once heroic and sick." (Golding 103) Simon imagines the beast as the inherent evil within each individual. He interprets the beast as being the negative, wicked quality that every human possesses.

Who suggested that they may never be rescued?


Why can't the Littluns sleep well at night?

While the littluns do seem to be suffering the worst, Ralph, Simon, and Jack have obviously not been sleeping well because they have noticed what the younger boys are experiencing. ... It is the certain knowledge, as evidenced by their subconscious minds during sleep that, "the way things are," this is not a "good island."

Why is Piggy not chief?

Piggy isn't considered as chief because everyone sees him as incapable of handling the situation all the boys are currently in, due to his asthma, physical appearance, specs (myopia), etc.

Why is Jack unable to kill the pig in Lord of the Flies?

Why is Jack unable to kill the pig at the end of Chapter One? Jack could not bear with himself killing the pig. He was afraid of all the blood that would appear when stabbing the pig.

Why should piggy be chief?

Expert Answers Piggy could be a very good leader because he is thoughtful, intelligent, and fair. He recognizes that the conch can be used to establish order and organization. It also allows anyone to be heard in turn. Using the conch to gather the boys together is the main tool of establishing unity.