The boys on the island make a signal fire on top of the mountain in order to catch ... ... middle of paper ... ...he one that gave the novel its name. The Lord of the Flies is a severed pigs head that Jack uses as a sacrifice to the beast. The author description of the head is vivid and even scary. Simon finds the head and begins to talk to it. The head tells Simon that evil lies within all humans.
Chapter 1: The Sound of the Shell Piggy and Ralph meet up with each other after escaping from their shot-down plane. A large scar was made in the untouched jungle, symbolizing the first of man's destruction on the island. A war is going on in the outside world, and now for the rest of the book, everyone will be isolated from it and put into their own "world." Piggy spots a conch shell, and tells Ralph how to use it to make a noise. Ralph does so, and calls all of the other boys on the island who crashed down with the plane.
Ralph asserts himself as leader and sets out some rules and regulations. A dead pilot parachutes onto the island and the boys believe he is a 'beast'. They try to hunt the 'beast'. The boys have more meetings, which confirms Ralph as leader, but Jack gets angry and sets up his own rival group at Castle Rock. Jacks group hunt a pig for the celebration later, and kill a pig in front of Simon in his special place and leave it's severed head as a gift for the 'beast'.
As he tries he notices a shadow like figure above him, he stands up and looks around for the savages, then looks up to see a naval officer who finds the island due to the huge fire in the Jungle. The death of Simon lead to many unfortunate events for Ralph, Piggy’s death, being smoked out of the jungle and losing all faith in himself and nearly giving himself up allowing Jack and his group to tear and rip him apart. His death turned the novel around as savagery had claimed its first victim which empowered Jack and his tribe it made them hungry for more blood. However the naval officer showed up and saved the fundamentally good guy Ralph.
In this novel, a plane carrying children up to the age of 12 are abandoning a brutal war back in England. During the flight, the plane is shot down and deserted in an island in the Pacific Ocean, and with no parents or adults around, the kids are left to survive on their own. Upon crashing, the boys nominate a chief, named Ralph, who basically acts as the leader and mentor to the children. As you would imagine, fear begins to instill in the young children’s hearts as they realize there is a “beast” on the island with them. Before they are hunted, they decide it is time for them to begin to hunt for food in order to survive.