Lord of the Flies

Why is Ralph irritated by Jack’s assertion that there may actually be a beast?

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Jack wants there to be a beast. The idea of a beast gives Jack leverage over the boys. As long as the boys are fearful, Jack can give the illusion of strength and protection. Ralph is angered because Jack uses the beast as a tool to manipulate the boys to follow him.