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In chapter eight Jack attempts to overthrow Ralphs leadership Due to his arrogant belief that he held a majority in the group of boys Jack attempted to gain leadership democratically by way of an election Ralph won the vote by a landslide which was an unsustainable blow to Jacks ego He Jack leapt down from the platform and ran along the beach paying no heed to the steady fall of his tears and until he dived into the forest Ralph watched him 140 As a result of this upset Jack abandoned the group of boys taking a small portion of them with him to form a separate clan on the island The newly formed clan was led by Jack Jacks group consisted primarily of hunters as such their main activity of any given day was hunting Jack fearing the nt presence of the beast on the island instructed his hunters to leave a small portion of each of their kills behind as a type of sacrifice to the beast in the hopes that the beast would be pleased and leave them alone When we kill well leave some of the kill for it the beast Then it wont bother us maybe 147 The Lord of the Flies is introduced in chapter eight Jack killed a sow placing its head on a stake claiming This head is for the beast Its a gift 151 Though most boys present exhibited few external signs of alarm at Jacks peculiar actions the event greatly affected Simon He began to hallucinate believing the Lord of the Flies was conversing with him Or else said the Lord of the Flies we shall do you Simon See Jack and Roger and Maurice and Robert and Bill and Piggy and Ralph Do you Simon See 159 Additionally chapter eight brings Jacks newly formed group to realize their need for fire Instead of making their own fire they decide to steal
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