Lord of the Flies

1. why does ralph call the meeting in this chapter (chapter 5)? 2. What brings ralph into closer sympathy with piggy? 3. for what does ralph chide the boys? 4. what are the reactions of the various boys to "the beast?"

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1. Ralph has nothing left to lose. He has all but lost his power. Jack had turned the tables on him with his attack on Piggy and his half-assed apology.

2. Ralph knows what it is like to not have respect of others. Ralph also realizes that Piggy is perhaps his only friend.

3. Ralph accuses the boys of not following the basic rules they had once agreed on.

4. Jack is able to turn the idea of a beast into a reality. He claims he can kill it which brings him even more power.