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Lord of the Flies

In the book Lord of the Flies how does the thunderstorm play an important factor in the events of chapter 9?


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July 19, 2009 4:18PM

Jack's response to the threatening thunderstorm is to instruct his tribe to, "Do our dance! Come on! Dance!" The dance gets increasingly frenzied as the boys chant "Kil the beast! Cut his thraot! Spil his blood!" The boys wrok themselves up to a peak of such intensity that something has to happen in order to release it. And, in the uncertain light of the fire and lightning flashes, Simon stumbles from the jungle and is mistaken for the beast.