explain the meaning of it in relation to what happens in the chapter?
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The chapter "shadows and tall trees" is very much filled with imagery and texture. Much of the novel describes the jungle and the mountain. The kids are looking for the beast. They often get distracted and play. The boys are content as a group but alone they are scared. The shadows in the jungle symbolize their own secret fears. Simon is the only boy who feels differently. Simon is not afraid of darkness or shadows of the forest rather than that of the human spirit. The tall trees and thick foliage of the jungle is a different world for the boys, it seems to bring out the darkness in themselves. We see this in the violent play hunt and when Jack not so jokingly suggests that they hunt littluns.