Lord of the Flies

why did the balance of the power between ralph and jack shift after sam and eric spotted the beast/


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When the Sam and Eric return with tales of the beast, the older boys become concerned and know they'll have to confirm or not confirm its existence. When Ralph tries to reason with the younger boys, he is unsuccessful. When Jack manipulates the situation by asking Ralph if he is frightened in front of everyone, the balance of power shifts.


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