Upon Piggy’s death the boys then hunt for Ralph, hunting him down as if he was a pig. The book talks about a group of boys who are left stranded on an island without any parental supervision. The boys face numerous problems from setting up a fire to being scared from the thought of a “beast”. The elected leader of the group Ralph, is constantly challenged by another boy called Jack; however when jack leaves the group to make his own group it’s a war between civilisation and savagery. The boys kill Simon mistaking him for the “beast” then moments later Roger without any real motive kills Piggy in cold blood.
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.
After one of the new groups hunts they cut off a sows head and put it on a spear, and stuck in the ground as an offering to the beast. Simon sees the dead man for what it really is and when he sees the pigs head it talks to him and tells him that his theory that the beast is actually just the boys fear of the unknown and it reveals itself to be the Lord of the Flies. When he goes to tell the other boys what he found out they mistake him for the beast and kill him out of fear. Jack's tribe realizes they cannot make cooking fires without Piggy's glasses so they ambush Ralph and the others in the night and steal Piggy's glasses. When Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric go to speak with Jack's tribe to get Piggy's glasses back Ralph and Jack end up fighting, Sam and Eric get taken prisoner, and Roger kills Piggy.
Over the sight of his friend’s body, Ralph runs away from Jack and his group. Jack starts a new hunting not for a pig but for Ralph’s head. The hunters chase Ralph and burn all the forest to make him come out from his hiding place. Suddenly, While Ralph is running from the hunters, he finds a British officer standing on the beach. The officer tells the boys that his ship saw the signal fire.
Everything becomes more realistic when the twins, Sam and Eric, find the body of the dead parachutist hanging from a tree on the island. Then the boys declare that there is some type of beast on the island and they must kill it to stay alive. Soon the boys turn on each other and kill Simon because he is mistaken for the beast. Jack then, takes over the group of boys and hunts down Piggy and Ralph. Then Roger pushes a boulder off the cliff and kills Piggy.
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.
Everyone including merridew is upset. When they come down they discuss what they saw and the whole pact concludes that they have to build a fire on the mountain to... ... middle of paper ... ...asses while harming the tribe. Ralph tried to go to merridew to talk some sense into him but one of his choir members let a big rock fall off the rock where his tribe was located and it killed Piggy and destroyed the conch. Ralph then runs away to try and save himself. Sam and Eric are forced to join Merridew’s tribe and keep watch for Ralph.
Simon before he was murdered had solved the case of the "monster in the cave" which was really just a surviving adult that was insured and moaning in pain. Once Simon figured this out he ran to Jack's group, Jacks groups was startled by this unidentified figure running at them. There savage environment didn't make them think of investigating the object running towards them so instead Jack ordered everyone to attack the object. Be for they realized that it was Simon he was stabbed multiple times and died instantaneously. This is in page 154 it says "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea".This murder that was totally avoidable brought the evil out of the little children and lead them to murdering another survivor in cold
Caught of in the rabid frenzy of the dance, this fire-watcher suddenly becomes the monster and is brutally slaughtered by the other members of the group. The climax of the novel is when the hunters are confronted by the fire-watchers. The hunters had stole Piggy’s (one of the fire-watchers) glasses so that they may have a means of making a cooking fire. One of the more vicious hunters roles a boulder off of a cliff, crushing Piggy, and causing the death of yet another rational being. The story concludes with the hunters hunting Ralph (the head and last of the fire-watchers).
Director Peter Brook’s fascinating film “Lord of the Flies” is about how young boys turn from innocent children in to animals. The novel, however, was written by Mr. William Golding during the era of the cold war. The story takes place on an unpopulated island where a group of young school boys are stranded on after their plane crashed. The main characters of the story are two boys named Jack and Ralph. Jack represents the chaos on the island while Ralph represents how society acts when order is present.