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.
They 've just told us we need to evacuate for World War II. I have mixed feelings about hsving to leave home. It might be fun to able to go to a new place, but I will also miss home greatly. I have just packed up all of my belongings to go on the plane. At least where we go there will be no war and everything will be safe, but I 'll still think sbout home every day I 'm there.
He goes to share his hunting story to Ralph and a boy named Piggy. On page 69, the narrator shares, “I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it.” This quotation shows us that civilization is lost when the urge to kill takes over because it shows the stage where Jack is proudly killing animals, but still feeling a little bit uncomfortable with it. In this example, Jack proudly shares that he has killed, but still twitches after saying he did. Jack is still hanging onto the little bit of civilization that is left on their island.
He goes hunting with other boys on the island, and they successfully kill a pig. Unfortunately, they let the signal fire out in the process. Ralph tries to look for the boys, when they come marching in, carrying a dead pig. The boys, led by Jack, are chanting “kill the pig. Cut her throat.
Piggy’s Logic In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, Piggy is the most rational boy on the island compared to the other children. As a logical person, he can control his emotions and he is able to analyze situations with a clear thought process. His way of thinking is based on logic as well, and he expresses his feelings accordingly to the issue at hand. However, the boys, unable to comprehend Piggy’s words, decide to ignore him.
This makes Jack leave the pack and create his own group of hunters who will be lead by him. Throughout the story Ralph and Jack have many encounters which make more of Ralph's supporters join Jack and the savages. Eventually all Ralph has is Piggy because Jack had gotten food and was a more powerful leader in general. During one of the last encounters with Jack, the savages kill Piggy and start to hunt for Ralph after he runs
He spies on Jack and the rest of the boys, and gathers information. He finds that he is going to be hunted. Ralph is forced to hide underneath the boulder that crushed Piggy, Jack tries to find where Ralph is hiding by torturing Samneric, but in the end, sets the forest on fire, forcing Ralph to leave his hiding spot. He runs through the forest, past Simon’s clearing, and onto the beach, finding a bush to hide under, trying his best to stay hidden as he sees feet walk past him. He is spotted and runs across the beach for his life.
Ralph and his group focus on survival and rescue, where as Jack and his party concentrate on hunting and savagery. In the midst of a dance consisting of Jack and his tribe along with Ralph and Piggy, they kill a boy named Simon. Each tribe begins to spiral down after their beloved conch, breaks. Another casualty occurs when Roger kills Piggy
William Golding’s fictional, British novel, Lord of the Flies, presents a character that serves a two-part function as a “scapegoat” and a certain commentary on life. During WWII, a group of British boys are being evacuated via plane when they crash and are stranded on an island without adults. As time progresses, the innate evilness of human nature begins to overcome the savage society of young boys while Piggy, an individual representation of brains without brawn, becomes an outlier as he tries to resist this gradual descent of civilness and ends up shouldering the blame for the wrongdoings of the savage tribe. Up until his untimely death, Piggy is portrayed as the most intellectual and most civil character in the group of stranded boys. Right from the beginning, Piggy realized that “[they] got to do something,” (8) and he recognized the shell Ralph had picked up as a conch.
All of the boys life have fallen apart, and lives have been taken. The school boys, are not school boys anymore. The schoolboys have lost their innocence on the island. Many lives have been taken, the mama pig, Piggy, Simon, and almost Ralph.
Jack and his tribe attack Piggy, Samneric, and Ralph in order to get fire. “... and he made stabbing motions with his spear. From his left hand dangled Piggy’s broken glasses”(168). For the need of fire, the boys would go to war with each other. Even though the fire is a useful tool, it leads to a war between the two groups that ends with Piggy’s death and almost Ralph’s.
Jack is no longer afraid of killing the pig and he begins to find it amusing. “He giggled and flicked them while the boys laughed at his reeking hands. Then he grabbed Maurice and rubbed the stuff over his cheeks.” Rather than using the pigs as a source of food, Jack chooses to kill them for fun. Using Jack as his role model, Roger joins his tribe and becomes evil as well eventually causing Piggy’s death.
The actual lord of the flies is a pig head that Jack and his hunters stick on the end of a stick, this later gives them the idea to do it to Ralph too. Simon then starts talking to the beast, the text demonstrates theme in this quote, “‘Fancy thinking the beast was something you could kill!’ said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. ‘You knew didn’t you?
Jack uses the boy’s animalistic need to kill, and shapes it into a fear driven mob. Eventually Jack’s leadership eventually achieves what Ralph and Piggy had attempted to do since the start of the book. Get Rescued. “We saw your smoke. What have you been doing?