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Jack continues to hunt, while Piggy, who is accepted as an outsider among the boys, considers building a sundial. The officer is stunned and expresses disappointment that good British boys would fall into such a state of misbehavior and savagery.

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Simon conducts an imaginary dialogue with the head, which he dubs the " Lord of the Flies ". Ralph and Jack engage in a fight which neither wins before Piggy tries once more to address the tribe. Back in the group, Jack decides Ralph shouldn't be chief anymore. He goes off into the woods to contemplate the situation while Jack and Ralph ascend the mountain and find the beast—but don't stick around long enough to see that it is in fact only a dead man. As the boys cook and eat the pig ravenously—ignoring warnings about eating undercooked pork—Ralph tells Piggy he wants to stop being the leader, but Piggy convinces him to stay on. The mysterious parachuting creature is mistaken for the beast, and the boys begin a massive hunt to kill it. Any sense of order or safety is permanently eroded when Roger, now sadistic, deliberately drops a boulder from his vantage point above, killing Piggy and shattering the conch. Ralph bursts into tears over the death of Piggy and the "end of innocence". The title was considered "too abstract and too explicit". At one point, Jack summons all of his hunters to hunt down a wild pig, drawing away those assigned to maintain the signal fire. Don't you know? Piggy warns Ralph that if Jack becomes chief, the boys will never be rescued. Not good.

Simon falls down and loses consciousness. When they arrive at the shelters, Jack calls an assembly and tries to turn the others against Ralph, asking them to remove Ralph from his position.

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Jack takes Sam and Eric as prisoners and orders them to be tied up. The title was considered "too abstract and too explicit". For me, I always saw it as Golding challenging the notion of savages being dark-skinned, uneducated people from rural areas. The boys soon settle into a daily pattern on the island. Jack claims that he will be the chief of the hunters and that they will go to the castle rock where they plan to build a fort and have a feast. When Ralph and his small group approach Jack's tribe to request the return of the glasses, one of Jack's hunters releases a huge boulder on Piggy, killing him. When they find Jack, Ralph and Jack argue over who will be chief. Things start out okay. Ralph establishes three primary policies: to have fun, to survive, and to constantly maintain a smoke signal that could alert passing ships to their presence on the island and thus rescue them. Jack has also managed to punch Piggy in the face and break one lens of his glasses.

The longer they're on the island, the more savage he becomes. After they start the fire, Piggy loses his temper and criticizes the other boys for not building shelters first. After he regains consciousness and wanders around, he sees the dead pilot that the boys perceived to be the beast and realizes what it actually is.

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The next morning, as the twins Sam and Eric are adding kindling to the fire, they spot the pilot and mistake him for the beast. This unexpected meeting again raises tensions between Jack and Ralph. Jack attempts a coup, but the boys refuse to vote Ralph down, and Jack leaves in a anger, saying he will start his own tribe. Most of the older kids go with him, and Simon, hiding, watches Jack and Co. Shelves: classics Kids are evil. The story, which takes place during an undefined war, begins when a group of English schoolboys survive a plane crash and find themselves stranded on a desert island without any adults. 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. At Castle Rock, Jack rules over the boys with the trappings of an idol. Ralph, Jack, and a quiet, dreamy boy named Simon soon form a loose triumvirate of leaders with Ralph as the ultimate authority.

He looks up at a uniformed adult—a British naval officer whose party has landed from a passing cruiser to investigate the fire. The conflict between Jack and Ralph — and the forces of savagery and civilization that they represent — is exacerbated by the boys' literal fear of a mythical beast roaming the island.

They have abandoned all compassion. Group members paint their faces and begin a frenzied worship of the pig's head, including sacrifices to the beast.

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But the littluns begin to worry about the beast, which they conceive as a ghost or a squid. At his side is the compassionate, clever, but fatally clumsy Piggy, a nicely rendered character who serves as Ralph's conscience.

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One evening, there is a dogfight between planes near the island, and a fighter pilot ejects. Perceiving him as the beast, the boys beat him to death.

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding