During their way they were hunting, in this game one of the boys pretended to be the pig. In fact, Ralph liked the game. When they get to the mountain, Jack, Ralph and Roger the parachutist. It was dark and they run away thinking that the parachute is the beast. In the following day, onto the beach, Jack tells the others boys to take Ralph out as a chief, but none of them do
Ralph tells Piggy “let the fire go then, for tonight,” (164), showing that he has stopped caring about getting home. Throughout the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the leader of the fight to keep and maintain the fire, but he is starting to give up hope and lets the fire die. Lastly, fire symbolizes hope during the end of the novel. Jack and most of the other boys have turned on Ralph and want to “hunt” him. They decided that the best way to get Ralph to come to them on the beach was to light the whole forest on fire so Ralph would be forced out to the beach.
In need of rescue, the boys gather materials such as sticks and tree bark to start a fire for smoke signals, but soon learn that the fire is dangerous to nature if they are not careful. The symbolic change in the fire from a representation of hope, rescue, and teamwork to one of death and destruction demonstrates that man can corrupt and destroy nature even when it is not intended. At the beginning of the novel, the fire unifies the children and gives them hope of rescue and survival. They are forced to cooperate as they realize that they will be stronger together rather than alone. The boys cooperate in their decision to build a fire once Ralph suggests: “We must make a fire.” (Golding 38).
When Ralph and his people were being attacked, "Two figures rushed at the fire and he prepared to defend himself but they grabbed half-burnt branches and raced away along the beach" (Golding, 140). Jack's tribe cannot make fire without the help of Piggy's glasses, so they run to Ralph's camp and steal some of their fire. They are eating not because they are hungry, but because they killed a pig. The boys are completely oblivious to the fact that fire is their only hope of rescue and their using it for fun and hunting. A little bit after Jack and his people invade Ralph's camp out he exclaimed, "We hunt and feast and have fun" (Golding, 140).
Jack then blows the conch and tells the boys that Ralph is a weakling and wants to a the leader, but the Ralph still remains as the leader. Jack is fed up and tells the boys whoever wants to leave Ralph's group with him can. Ralph now doesn't know what to do, but Piggy quickly reassures him by telling him that they should make a signal fire closer to shore. On the mountain, Jack makes himself chief among the boys that moved with him. Roger kills a sow and they put the sow’s head on a spear.
The book is about boys who crash on a desert island. They have to find a way to survive until they get rescued. Ralph and Piggy meet each other after their plane crashed. They walk to the beach, wondering if there are more boys on the island. Ralph finds a conchs, and blows on it.
The effect of isolation on a group of boys who are stranded on an island after a catastrophic event. Two British boys get stranded on an island and end up trying to survive with different and horrifying situations with themselves or among others. A storm builds over the island, Simon finds the paratrooper’s body and realizes it’s true identity. He heads to Jack’s camp to give everyone the news about the beastie, meanwhile, Ralph and Piggy realize that the the biguns were loyal to Ralph so out of curiosity and hunger, they end up going to Jack’s camp. Jack, then, orders a dance in response to the downpour; Simon crawls out of the forest and tries to tell them about the beastie’s true identity but the boys end up having a crave of killing and kill Simon.
He is overwhelmed and can 't understand what he is reading so he threatens Faber, an old wise man he had met, into helping him learn from what he is reading. Beatty does not like Montags choice. Montag is pushed by beatty to burn down his own house. Montag kills Beatty and does everything to escape the Hound that Beatty had set to attack him. Montag ends up floating down the river and escapes the hound.
Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it. This is juxtaposed with Jack wanting to hunt yet again. Jack takes the boys and uses them to assist in killing the pig, but, coincidentally, a ship passes the island while Jack has the boys that were responsible for keeping the fire going (Golding 68). This once again shows evidence of Jack’s insistence on the need to hold power. He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him.
Every primal need is based on the “appetite” they require, whether it be water, shelter, or food; which is what Jack feels is the most necessary to have throughout the book, whereas Ralph was focused more so on shelter and tactics for rescue, like keeping the fire going. Ralph and Piggy were both focused on the most immediate need for survival, rescue. When Piggy is crushed, the knowledge and support Ralph had behind him, crumbled with him. The loss of “knowledge” was what got the ball rolling to the ultimate destruction of the tribe. Everything, literally, went up in flames as the story came to a destructive
The fire being one of the main goals for Ralph 's rescue plan is a sign of hope and assurance of a “ship” accidentally spotting smoke from the island. As Ralph looks around him while hiding from Jack and his tribe, he sees that the smoke “was seeping through the branches in white and yellow wisps, the patch of blue sky overhead turned to the color of a storm cloud, and then the smoke billowed round him” (195). As the “smoke billowed round him”, the fire destroys most of the Island’s wildlife. The “smoke seeping through the branches” speaks for the destruction that the wildfire had produced by Jack and his followers. The “white and yellow” the smoke had caused the branches to look like had been the extinction of an innocent and civilized adolescent.
Many similarities including the plan, attack and end result exist between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Jack’s group compulsively trying to kill Ralph. Throughout the book Jack never thinks much before acting, but setting the island on fire was by far the least thought out. During their plan to kill Ralph, “[t]hey had smoked [Ralph] out and set the island on fire”(Golding 197). This plan like the bombing on Pearl Harbor was a desperate forceful attempt to defeat the enemy once and for all. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor setting the island on fire was risky.
So today we built the fire on top of the mountain and we used Piggy’s glasses to light the fire. After we made the fire I thought that it would be a good idea to have a meeting. At the meeting we disgust what we were going to do next and who was going to keep the fire going. Jack wanted to go hunting and I thought that we should build shelters. I let Jack and choir go hunting and they had to keep the fire going.
The significance of the closing scene is depicted through the solidification of the immature mindsets that the boys still obtain. Amidst the cacophony of ululation cries and rustling branches, Ralph is being hunted by Jack’s clan of boys that face moral degradation as their savage games progressively grow malicious after the death of both Piggy and Simon. In pursuit of Ralph, Jack and his hunters set the forest a flame in order to narrow Ralph’ ability to escape. The fire in turn attracts the attention of a naval ship, inciting the crew to land on the island as Ralph is running away from Jack. Once all the boys reach the beach, they encounter the adults that now take precedence as the authoritative figures on the island.