Lord of the Flies

Chapter 3. There is more of a menace to the island by the end of chapter 3 than there was at the beginning of the story. How is the greater feeling of threat created by Golding?

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More than anything, the animosity between Ralph and Jack continues to fester and makes everyone nervous. On the one hand, Ralph tries to be responsible; on the other, Jack wants to act more the savage. Although they try (briefly) to put aside their differences by swimming together, their continued dislike of one another is escalating.