Why does Jack start his own tribe? From the beginning of the novel, Jack and Ralph both want to be leader of the boys, and disagree not only about who the leader should be, but what style of leadership is most effective. He insists that Ralph is a coward and that he himself would be a better leader.
Jack states that they must continue to guard against the beast, for it is never truly dead. He says that he and two other hunters, Maurice and Roger, should raid Ralph’s camp to obtain more fire and that they will hunt again tomorrow.
Taking the glasses was Jack’s tribe’s way of taking control over Ralph’s group. Without the glasses, making fire was extremely difficult. To have possession of the glasses is to have possession of power on the island. Also, because Ralph cannot let Jack have the glasses (power), he and his tribe go after them.
Summary: Chapter 11 Ralph blows the conch shell, and the boys who have not gone to join Jack’s tribe assemble on the beach. They decide that their only choice is to travel to the Castle Rock to make Jack and his followers see reason.
Jack tells his new tribe that they will invite the others to feast upon their meat at their new camp on the beach. He also tells them that they will steal the fire they need to keep their camp alive and that they will offer the pig’s head to “the beast” as a thank you for their successful hunt.
After Jack’s group separates from Ralph’s group, Roger asks Jack how they will start a fire to roast the pig they have hunted and killed. Ralph had been hiding from Jack’s tribe, so some of Jack’s boys lit a fire to force Ralph out into the open so they could find him and kill him.
But after no one else agrees by vote, Jack leaves the group in tears. Hours later, many of the boys have left Ralph to join Jack’s tribe, lured by the promise of hunting, eating meat and having fun.
Jack’s tribe itself is important as a dictatorial symbol. Everything Jack does is because of or for the tribe. The most important symbol that the tribe does is hunting. They even dance around the fire to celebrate the hunt.
Like Ralph and Piggy, Sam and Eric participate in the death of Simon, but insist that they left the dance early, too ashamed to admit what really happened. But after Piggy’s death, they are coerced and manipulated into joining Jack’s tribe.
Piggy’s glasses are symbolic for a number of reasons in Lord of the Flies. Later, Jack punches Piggy which cause the glasses to fall, smashing one side. Piggy is now half-blind, a foreshadowing of later events in the book when Jack’s tribe steal the spectacles, leaving Piggy completely blind and vulnerable.
What is the reason Ralph gives for coming to Jack’s camp? They came because they wanted to see about the fire and Piggy’s specs.
What is the reaction to Jack’s tribe to Ralph’s talk of rescue? The tribe booed him, then they all became silent and when Piggy was done talking Roger let the boulder loosed, and it threw Piggy off the cliff and killed him.
What type of leader is Jack, as seen in the events of chapter 9? impatient, irresponsible, but fun. Why do Ralph and Piggy join the ‘dance’?
List two reasons that Jack offers for why Ralph is not a proper chief. He’s a coward, is not a hunter, says things like Piggy, does not believe in the hunters.
The hunters steal burning sticks from the fire on the beach. Jack tells Ralph’s followers that they are welcome to come to his feast that night and even to join his tribe. The hungry boys are tempted by the idea of pig’s meat.
The Lord of the Flies does not actually speak; it is Simon’s inner thoughts speaking to him.