Unexpectedly, an unnamed littl'un with a birthmark on his face tells about a "beastie" that he saw somewhere on the island. The general consensus from the others is that there is no such thing, and it must be his imagination. Ralph then suggests making a signal fire, which would be necessary if they hope to get rescued. The boys scramble off to gather wood to build a fire. Unsure of how to light it, they finally grab Piggy's specs and focus the sunlight to ignite their fire.
Ralph wins the vote for a chief and he and Jack, the leader of the boys choir, and Simon climb the mountain to explore the land. They discover it being an island. The boys have another meeting in which a little boy describes a beast he maybe has seen in one of his nightmares. Ralph gets the idea to make a fire and smoke on the mountain in order to get noticed and rescued. At first the boys collect wood as fuel, but they haven't got any matches or other instruments to inflame the pile.
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.
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. When Piggy criticizes him, Jack hits him across the face. Ralph blows the conch shell used to summon the boys and reprimands them in a speech intended to restore order. Yet there is a larger, more insidious problem than keeping the signal fire lit and overcoming the difficulties of hunting: the boys have started to become afraid. The littlest boys (known as "littluns") have been troubled by nightmares from the beginning, and more and more boys now believe that there is some sort of beast or monster lurking on the island.
Then Roger pushes a boulder off the cliff and kills Piggy. The boys follow Ralph, which is the main character and the boys began to set the jungle on fire in attempt to smoke Ralph out. Ralph then discovers that he is back on the beach after collapsing from exhaustion. After looking up, he then finds a Naval officer standing over him. The officer saw the raging fire in the jungle from his ship at sea.
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'.
Simon's body is washed out to sea that night, and the wind carries off the body of the dead parachuting man. Ralph and Piggy realize the mistake that they have committed and begin to convince themselves that they didn't take part in murdering Simon. Jack's crew summons an attack on Ralph and Piggy and steal Piggy's eye-glasses to make a fire. When Ralph and Piggy decide to calmly talk it out with the brutes that were originally their friends, a kid named Roger, pushes a boulder off a cliff, killing Piggy. Ralph ends up running for his life and finds out that there's a head-on-a-stick future planned for him like the mother pig.
The hunters stole Piggy’s glasses, broke the conch, stole the twins and Roger ends up killing Piggy by throwing a boulder at him over the edge. Jack wanted to kill Ralph then, but Ralph ran into the woods to hide. ... ... middle of paper ... ...itions, our ideals, values, and the basics of right and wrong are lost. Another theme is that people often single out others to give themselves security. This happened a lot with Piggy, which wasn’t fair.
The small children play all the time while the older ones do most of the work. The first flash of Jack's future warrior/hunter position as leader is shown as he comes back to camp with his face painted. A ship is spotted, but they find that the signal fire on the mountain has gone out, and the ship passes them by. Jack finally kills a pig, but Piggy criticizes him. In return, Jack slaps Piggy and breaks one of the lenses on his glasses.
The other boys like the ideas and rush up the mountain to start a fire. After they gather a bunch of firewood they realize that nobody can start a fire without matches. Piggy then suggests that they use the lenses of his glasses to spark a flame. The fire starts and gets a bit out of hand and Piggy thinks that one of the younger boys has been burned to death. All of the other boys laugh at Piggy and deny the incident.