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The gift is the pig's head on a stick which Jack leaves as an offering to the beast. The beast is not an animal it is simply the evil within each and every one of us, something which Golding also refers to as 'the darkess of man's heart' in the last chapter. So essentially Jack and his tribe by paying homage to the beast are really giving themselves over as a gift to the darkness, or the evil, within themselves.

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Q: Why is chapter eight called Gift for the Darkness?
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