They turn on Ralph, when Jack is able to provide them with food while giving them the freedom to not be held down by rules. Most of the boys join him willing, Jack invites Ralph and the rest of the boys to join his tribe. Jack holds a feast from their latest hunt, the Ralph, Piggy and Samneric go to see what they have to offer. During the feast all the boys start to chant and cheer “Kill the beast! Cut the throat!
Although, Piggy was one of the only characters that remained true to himself and kept a sense of intelligence amongst the group. Piggy's characteristics vary dramatically compared to the others which caused them to bully him. The group used intimidating names such as "fat boy" and "fatty" when conversing about Piggy. Involving the idea of symbolism as it relates to the idea of Piggy, his glasses were very significant when explaining his important role in Lord of the Flies. The glasses represented an example of mental power amongst the group and their survival on the island.
There is a group of boys that crashes on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere. Golding uses these little boys to show the innocence of society. When the boys begin to explore the island, they happen upon a piglet caught in some vine’s. One of the boys, Jack, has a knife and decided to
Jack’s influence is once again shown in chapter 4, “ Then Maurice pretended to be the pig and ran squealing to the center and the hunters, circling still, pretended to beat him. As they danced, as they sang. ‘ Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in” (75).
There are coming more boys out of the woods. Then they choose a leader. Ralph and jack both want to be the leader, Ralph wins. Ralph still gives Jack the job to hunt and keep the fire on that will get them rescued. Once they forget to keep the fire on and right then there is a ship, but it did not see them.
Simon is the most good-natured boy on the island, but he still suffers from the effects of subconscious human nature. It is clear that he is also perhaps one of the most intelligent boys on the island because he suggests: “maybe it’s only us” (89) when referring to the beast. The Lord of the Flies solidifies Simon’s theory when it starts speaking to him. The actual pig’s head is not speaking, but rather Simon’s conscience, or his inner “beast”. It tells him, “This is ridiculous.
On the other hand the wilder group lead by Jack. We can see that Jacks group is larger and more interested in killing pigs than actual rescue. Furthermore enhancing our knowledge of whether the beast is real or not the author places simon in understanding of the beasts true nature in which is not a physical monster but one that is mental. Simon discovers this in a perhaps hallucination of the pigs head stuck to a stick (The Lord of the Flies). ‘Aren’t you afraid of me?...
The rule of the conch was the first rule established by the assembly. Breaking the conch led to the end of civility on the island. People’s voices can no longer heard. Jack’s philosophy of having no rules is ultimately what kills Piggy and Simon. The boys would continue to harm others because without rules, they cannot be controlled.
Control is an important recurrence in the novel, as it shows we find comfort in knowing we contain the ability to establish structure and manipulate things at our own will. Without control, we do not have a sense of stability and we become lost; we find ourselves controlling something merely for the structure that power gives us. The conch is the first form of power, as it unites all the boys during assemblies. Ralph is the first to blow the conch, and that is how all of the boys find each other. The comfort brought from the authority of being summoned, as small of an authority as it may seem, had great impact on the boys.
The hunt in which the sow’s head was killed is important because he convinced the kids who were watching the signal fire that hunting is more important. Having these kids help him on the hunt shows that he processes power through persuasion. It helps Jack’s idea of him being born a leader and that he should of been chief from the beginning. Not only was he the leader of a choir, it would also fit his personality of wanting control of every situation. When the sow was killed they left the head on a stick as a peace offering to the beastie.
In the novel, “The Lord of the Flies”, there are a number of different objects that have symbolism. For example, Piggy’s glasses symbolizes intelligence as Piggy is the smartest boy in the group. As well, they represent science and discovery as the boys use them to start the fires. One of the primary symbols in the book is the conch shell that was found by Ralph in the beginning of the novel. The boys are able to blow into it and make a loud noise.
In the novel Lord of the Flies, it is obvious that the character Jack is the savage compared to all the other boys on the island. Jack is the cause of all the arguments and death that will later occur on the island. Many of the boys on the island are scared of Jack when he acts cruel and selfish. This makes them join his group, so they don't have to worry about getting hurt. During a group meeting Jack says “We shall take fire from the others,” (Golding 161).