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Lord of the Flies

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Piglet in the Creepers

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Which of the following is the best explanation of the significance of the passage below?

The three boys rushed forward and Jack drew his knife again with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm. The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be.

A

This passage indicates that the wildness of the island, symbolized by the pig, is completely at the mercy of humans, represented by the boys.

B

This passage reveals just how challenging it is to kill a pig with nothing but a small knife.

C

This passage shows that the boys can grasp the significance of taking a life and that they are still too innocent to do it.

D

This passage highlights the difference between Jack, the knife-wielding would-be hunter, and Simon, the pale, fainting choir boy.

E

This passage refers to Jack's arm as "bony" as a way to show how desperate he is for meat after living on nothing but tropical fruit for so long.