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Lord of the Flies

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Manipulation

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Which of the following passages most clearly shows how Jack uses the idea of the beast to manipulate the other boys?

A

"'We'll hunt. I'm going to be chief.'
They nodded, and the crisis passed easily.
'And then - about the beast.'
They moved, looked at the forest.
'I say this. We aren't going to bother about the beast... We're going to forget the beast.'
'That's right!'
'Yes!'
'Forget the beast!'
If Jack was astonished by their fervor he did not show it."

B

"He paused and went on more slowly. 'And about the beast. When we kill we'll leave some of the kill for it. Then it won't bother us, maybe.'"

C

"'This head is for the beast. It's a gift.'
The silence accepted the gift and awed them. The head remained there, dim-eyed, grinning faintly, blood blackening between the teeth. All at once they were running away, as fast as they could, through the forest toward the open beach."

D

"Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!' said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. 'You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are?'"

E

"'Who's going to join my tribe?'
Ralph made a sudden movement that became a stumble. Some of the boys turned toward him.
'I gave you food,' said Jack, 'and my hunters will protect you from the beast. Who will join my tribe?'"