Ralph does so, and calls all of the other boys on the island who crashed down with the plane. Jack and his Choir, Simon, Sam and Eric, and many other characters join in an assembly (including the littl'uns, which are the youngest kids at about 6 or 7 years old). Rules are set down, and Ralph is to be chief. There is no one else on the island but the young boys, so Jack decides to take his choir out to hunt for wild pigs, although he is unsuccessful in killing a small pig with his knife. Significance: While Jack's first attempt to kill the pig failed, his quote "next time..." foreshadowed his future of savage hunting.
Because Jack needed all of them to hunt a pig they let the fire out. Ralph and Piggy are indignant of Jack's carelessness. This drives Jack to violence and he breaks Piggy's specs. This evening for the first time the hunters play their game: one pretends to be the
At first, the boys enjoy their life without grown-ups. They splash in the lagoon and play games, though Ralph complains that they should be maintaining the signal fire and building huts for shelter. The hunters have trouble catching a pig, but Jack becomes increasingly preoccupied with the act of hunting. One day, a ship passes by on the horizon, and Ralph and Piggy notice, to their horror, that the signal fire has burned out; it had been the hunters' responsibility to maintain it. Furious, Ralph accosts Jack, but the hunter has just returned with his first kill, and all the boys seem gripped with a strange frenzy, reenacting the chase in a kind of wild dance.
Sam and Eric are forced to join Merridew’s tribe and keep watch for Ralph. Ralph is forced to hide until the forest is set on fire with the help of Piggy’s “specs” otherwise known as glasses. So Ralph tries to run away and to save himself which he does then he falls down onto the ground. When he looks up again he sees the face of a naval officer who saw the forest burning and came to rescue them. He announces he will take everyone back to Britain and he turns around, giving the boys a few minutes to cry and think about what had happened to them.
Jack draws the attention away from Ralph by displaying his bloodied arm, wounded by the tusks of the boar. Although the hunt ends with the wild animal escaping, the boys are still filled with excitement. They have a mock play with Robert at the center representing the pig. Jack, Ralph, and the boys perform a savage dance and jab at Robert with the spears almost injuring him seriously. As Robert struggles to get free, the boys chant frenziedly.
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'.
It portrays human nature in its worst and darkest. It is very scary, and it makes me think about the world wars, and about Hitler’s racism and hatred. I can not believe that we have so many dark sides within us, but maybe we do.” In conclusion, I have to say that I enjoy this book because it is exciting and scary at the same time. I’m sure that everyone at one point in their life has dreamed of being on a deserted island, but I’m also sure that nobody would want their experience to be like the one we see in this book. Unless of course that have no sense of Christian values and are willing to subject themselves to that type of devilish behaviour.
The boys agree and collect a lot of woods and dry branches, and the go to the mountain to set the fire there. In an unpredictable way, the fire goes out of control and burns a huge area of the forest. Piggy, irritated of this irrational behavior of the boys, discovers the disappearance of a small boy with a birth mark on his face and knows that the boy is dead. As time passes, Ralph continues to worry about the signal fire, while Jack becomes more obsessed about pig hunting. As a result, a strong malignance grows between the two boys.
Ralph gets the idea in order to be rescued we must light a signal fire and appoints Jack in control of that. They use Piggy’s glasses to ignite the blaze but upon their success they forgot to monitor the fire, which quickly became out of control and set part of the forest on fire. Ralph being the leader tries to get the boys to stop wasting the day away playing games and swimming and build shelter and monitor the fire. Jack becomes obsessed with hunting and begins to neglect the fire. One day a ship passes by on the horizon, Piggy and Ralph look up and realize the signal fire is not lit because the hunters neglected it.
The Lord of the Flies is about a plain full of British boys that get stranded on an island. They start out peaceful and orderly and eventually descend into savagery. Is this book only about boys stranded on an island, or is it about something more? Then a beastie appears into the book things just go from bad to worse and the boy's sink further into savagery. On their way to an all boys' school during World War Two, the boy's plane crashed on to an uninhabited tropical island.