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Lord of the Flies

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Jack's new tribe

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"Far off along the beach, Jack was standing before a small group of boys. He was looking brilliantly happy.
'Hunting,' he said. He sized them up. Each of them wore the remains of a black cap and ages ago they had stood in two demure rows and their voices had been the song of angels."

Which of the following best describes the purpose of the passage above?

A

The passage contrasts Jack's tearful departure from the assembly with his excitement to have a new tribe under his control.

B

The passage serves to illustrate how great the transition has been from innocent, civilized choir boys to bloodthirsty hunters.

C

The passage shows that Jack has retained the loyalty of the boys he once lorded over as prefect and chapter chorister.

D

A & C

E

A, B & C