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The beating of Wilfred serves the purpose of illustrating the nature of jack's leadership. Robert knows that Jack got angry and "made us tie Wilfred up." He then mentioned that Wilded had been left tied up for hours and was going to be beaten but Robert had no idea what the reason for it was or whether it was justified. The tribe simply accepted Jack's orders regarding Wilfred, probably too fearful of the consequences for themselves if they opposed Jack's will. Roger learned of Wilfred's punishment with relish, as he visualised the possibilities for torture and punishment which he might be able to indulge in under Jack's irresponsible leadership. The unjust and disproportionate punishment of Wilfred illustrated perfectly the nature and direction of the society which Jack was building.

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Q: What is the importance of Wilfred in Chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies?
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