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ralph insisted on climbing the mountain to view the beast, he believes that if he does so he will still be considered the leader.
at the beginning of the novel ralph believes that the beast is a conjuration of the littluns imagination and is not real, but as the novel progresses ralphs opinion of the beast changes as more and more sightings occure. he finally excepts the beast when simon is killed and samneric see it.
jack's answer to questions about the beast is to say that, "if there is a beast we will hunt it and kill it." ralph keeps insisting, "but there is no beast!"
it really depends on which part of the book your referring to, but i believe it is the beast that is up there or what they assume to be the beast.
ralph described the beast like..... " he had teeth... and big black eyes."
although they have different personalities and different styles of leadership both ralph and jack share a common desire to act on decisions as soon as possible. both of the boys want to settle once and for all whether there really is a beast on the island or not and if there is one they want to do something about it. their reasons for doing so differ. jack simply sees the beast as an interesting challenge, something different and exciting to hunt. ralph sees the beast as a barrier which prevents the boys from lighting their signal fire on the mountain top, he feels that until the question of the beast is settled their chances of rescue are being significantly reduced.
by having all the boys against ralph making him the outcast now. and since jack knows the boys are scared and want to feel protected and belonged and ralph doesn't provide any protection against the beast. jack also makes ralph look really bad like a beast making the boys go against ralph.
jack wants to kill. jack loves the idea of hunting the beast. ralph continuously says there is no beast. when samneric report about what the beast looks like, jack says he will hunt it and asks who wants to join him. ralph, the more reasonable of the two, says they only have wooden spears. ralph admits he is scared. he always thought the beast was fake, but now he think there might be a beast. in the end, ralph and jack both decide to hunt the beast.
he keeps denying the fact that there is a beast at all.
ralph states quite clearly, on several occasions, that "there is no beast." jack, while appearing to agree with ralph, then adds, "but if there were a beast my hunters would hunt it down and kill it." later jack leaves offerings from his kill to appease the beast.
ralph states quite clearly his belief that "there is no beast" and he even calls a meeting to try and convince doubters that the beast does not exist. jack, while initially appearing to agree with ralph then adds "but if there were a beast my hunters would hunt it down and kill it." later jack seeks to "appease" the beast by leaving offerings from his kills for it.
they went after the beast but jack decide to forget the beast and play rolling rock
they are getting nightmares from the beast.
in ch 5 of lord of the flies, ralph says there are no monsters on the island. piggy agrees with him. simon says the beast is within them.
ralph never really describes the beast. but when jack, roger, and he see the supposed beast in the end of chapter seven "shadows and tall trees" it is described by the narrator as "something like a great ape was sitting asleep with its head between its knees." then goes on to explain how when the wind blew it lifted its head. the beast is really a dead parachutist and when the wind blew the head lifted because of how the parachute was wrapped around the corpse. this only appeared to be something different because of how dark it was.
ralph instinctively knows that there is no such thing as "the beast" and repeats on a number of occasions, "but there is no beast!" although jack initially agrees he also adds the proviso, "but if there was a beast we'd hunt and kill it." later he changes his stance to "how could we kill it?" ... "and remember, if you go hunting leave the head as an offering for the beast."
chapter 6 after eric and sam come back and say they saw the beast.
jack, ralph, and roger.
simon believes that the beast is actually the inside everyone, the thing that makes people capable of being evil.
suspense is the literary element used when ralph goes hunting for the beast in the dark. there s a sense of unease while reading this section.
he defends himself by stating that he declares jack a buttlicker
simon was not the only one who doubted the existence of the beast. at the meeting where the beastie was first raised ralph insisted, "but there is no beast." ralph also called another meeting to settle once and for all that there was no such thing as a beast. at that meeting piggy also refuted the possibility of a beast by stating that "things wouldn't work, radios and tv and things, they wouldn't make sense if there were beasts and ghosts and stuff, its not scientific." after ralph called for a vote to decide if there might be such a thing as the beast piggy stated, "and remember that i voted no for the beast."
samneric tell ralph that jack intends to hunt him and that he has "sharpened a stick at both ends." later ralph finds and takes the stick on which jack had mounted the pig's head, as an offering to the beast. ralph realises that the stick has a point at each end. the implication is that jack intended to behead ralph and mount his head on a sharpened stick, as an offering to the beast.
they both want to prove that the beast does not exist, but jack uses the beast to scare people into respecting him as a leader.