Lord of the Flies

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Jack and the Fear

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"So this is a meeting to find out what's what. I'll tell you what's what. You littluns started all this, with the fear talk. Beasts! Where from? Of course we're frightened sometimes but we put up with being frightened. Only Ralph says you scream in the night. What does that mean but nightmares? Anyway, you don't hunt or build or help - you're a lot of cry-babies and sissies. That's what. And as for the fear - you'll have to put up with that like the rest of us."

Which of the following best describes the tone of Jack's speech about the beast and the fear quoted above?

A

Blunt and angry

B

Pretentious and callous

C

Irate and unforgiving

D

Ignorant yet scathing

E

Condescending yet sympathetic