How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don't keep a fire going? Aeroplane crashes on an island and the only survivors are well-educated kids, whether from school or choir and most of them have never seen each other before the tragedy. If only half of the boys had the mindset and perception of Simon, the majority of the problems would have ceased. In the begging civilization is nothing big to the characters but a part of their normal life, there Golding gives off a clue, that laws, rules, policeman and schools are necessary to keep the darker side of human nature in line. Being away from civilization has driven the boys to near delirium and as any person does, they easily got wrapped up in their success. Ralph admits that he is frightened but says that there is no legitimate reason to be afraid.
After they start the fire, Piggy loses his temper and criticizes the other boys for not building shelters first. There were piles of meat on green leaves near him, and fruit, and coconut shells full of drink. Jack agrees with Ralph, for the existence of rules means the existence of punishment for those who break them, but Piggy reprimands Jack for his lack of concern over long-term issues of survival. . To be a good leader I think one needs to be selfless, be able to put others before them. They were becoming the thing they increased. The fire now becomes a symbol of and contributing factor to their barbaric ways.
Ralph realizes that Piggy remains with the littluns back on the other side of the island, and Simon offers to go back and tell Piggy that the other boys will not be back that night. Here, Golding shows that men are inherently evil; if left alone to fend for themselves, they. Jack, who initially seemed only interested in hunting pigs, then leads the boys off to the mountain, already subtley challenging Ralph's leadership. The Lord of the Flies is the bloody pig's head that Jack impales on a spear in the forest clearing as an offering to the beast. Bullying and physical abusing those who are weaker than they are such as Roger throwing rocks at the littluns in Chapter 4 gives the boys a sense of power, which eventually leads to the loss of civilization on the island. A young boy, who is not a part of the group of hunters, encounters their gift to the feared beast and he even talked. The fire comes to represent the savagery of the boys as their tribal dances get acted out around this once-innocent fire.
They return to the shelters to sleep. Golding used a pigs head on a stick called the lord of the flys as another animation to substitute the thoughts of evil and fear within the boys. Jack mocks Ralph for not wanting to hunt, claiming that it stems from cowardice, but when the boys see what they believe to be the beast they run away. As some of the boys' delicate sense of order fades, their behavior starts to take on a murderous, savage. At the end of chapter two the intended signal fire becom … es an out of control inferno and the boy with the mulberry-coloured birthmark is never seen again.
Chapter two establishes that the boys are alone on a previously uninhabited island with no adults. The major constraint that Golding puts on the boys is thepersonality clash between Jack and Ralph. What does the voice represent? Simon is unique because he can actually hear the voice of the beast. Jack blows the conch and calls the assembly to talk about the beast, about Ralph, leadership on the island, and how he does not want to be part of Ralph's clan 6. This beast is not a supernatural force on the island but rather, a sickness that is inside of each person.
A littlun with a mulberry coloured birthmark on his face asks, through Piggy, what they are going to do about the snake-thing which he claims to have seen the previous night. Roger has gone from Ralph to Jack and he goes from being abused to being the abuser. The atmosphere of the island is not very good for my asthma. This was still during the beginning phases of the novel , the more things started deteriorating , the more the boys started losing control of themselves and their loss of chi lid-like innocence which brought out their more bestial side. Jack is described as he continues t … o hunt alone, apparently after the rest of his hunters have returned to the shelters and the beach. Jack is very embarrased and says that he won't play with you any more. The boys start building the fire, but the younger boys lose interest when the task proves too difficult for them.
Ralph and Jack represent different government forms, use various methods to control their followers and finally go to war with each other without any real reason to do so, except for the desire to take away what other has. Simon says that someone should go up there again and investigate. Golding is inaccurate for making the assumption that all people are born with evil within them and are not affected by their surroundings. He has kept one boy tied up, and he instills fear in the other boys by warning them about the beast and the intruders. It is still possible though, that the bad luck of the boys could have been experienced in real life.
Ralph dismisses the hunters as boys with sticks, but Jack accuses him of calling his hunters cowards. However, the other boys do not comprehend his attempt to explain this. What will he do to appease the beast? These events perhaps foreshadow the burning of the island in chapter 12 and the deaths of Simon and Piggy. When Jack refuses to listen to Ralph's appeals to justice, Ralph calls the boys painted fools. Depending on the point of view of the reader, William Golding has opinions on man and society.