Within this is microcosm, the island commences as a utopia but it is not until chapter 8 when it gradually evolves into a dystopia as the ultimate battle for jealousy and power breaks out.The modification and degradation in certain characters’ behaviour from their normal life of civilization makes chapter 8 key to Golding’s Lord Of The Flies’ .
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However, he realises that the group's faith in Ralph is ever decreasing because of the fear and instability of the beast on the island.
Jack reacts very violently to the beast, but does not aim his anger at the beast; instead he aims it at Ralph's leadership and at hunting.
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This is momentous to chapter 8 because we learn that Ralph’s desire is not to stay on the island or integrate himself into the island in order to avoid mingling with the beast.
Throughout chapter 8, the ‘conch’ acts as a symbol of authority and order.
This is especially portrayed in chapter 8 because Jack attempts undermining Ralph in order to attract the littluns to his own life style.
He also capitalises on the appearance of the beast, although he himself is scared of its shadowy presence too.