Piggy's Evacuation

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The novel Lord of the Flies is written by William Golding shortly after the end of World War II. Golding tells us about a group of English boys who are stranded on an island during this horrifying time. They discover that the island is inhabited and therefore, attempt to create their own society in order to sort things out while waiting for rescue. As time passes by, things begin to get out of control, because they are extremely young and also have no adult supervision. In the end, although they are rescued, everything is in vain since they have lost most of the important things in life including their civilized way of life. The event clearly shows that children are not innocent as they look, and they can definitely be savages when they aren't…show more content…
The boys all escaped the plane safely and landed on an island. Ralph, a “boy with fair hair” and a short “fat” (Golding 7) boy, Piggy meet on a beach. They find a conch and Piggy knows exactly how it's used. Ralph assumed it was a stone, but Piggy informed him that it was a shell, and showed him how it use it. Ralph “laid the small end of the shell against his mouth and blew” (Golding 16). When he blew the conch, they saw the “darkness” (Golding 18) flow through the mist of the beach. A clique of other boys dressed in “eccentric clothing” (Golding 19) troop in single file lines. The young boys all gather and their actions reflect an organized society. With no adults around, they attempt to establish leadership. As a group they held a meeting, choosing Ralph as the chief and Jack as the leader in charge of the choir. Ralph told Jack that the choir belongs to him and that they could be the hunters, making sure everything is all in order. Both Jack and Ralph, and also Simon go hunting for food, but when given the chance, Jack couldn't do it. He was afraid because of his domestic…show more content…
Reminding everyone “[they] needed to get things straight” (Golding 79) and civil in order to survive being on the island. He mentions how important the fire was but none of the littluns didn't seem to understand his point. Jack rudely begins to shout out, without having the conch. Then when Piggy is handed the conch for a chance to speak, Jack decides to violently snatch it away from him. “Ralph pushed between them and got a thump on the chest. He wrestled the conch from someone and sat down breathlessly” (Golding 90). The next morning, the young boys heard a bunch of chaos going on in the sky. Simon takes a glimpse at the top of the mountain where he saw a “beastie” (Golding 36). They begin to hunt for this beast and mistake it for a boar. In reality there is no beast on the island, “[it] cannot be hunted because it is within” (Rosenfield 10). Simon is so afraid he paints this image in his mind that there is a beast out to get them. The boys hunt for some more food. Yelling “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 114), they march around the woods looking for swine. The more the boys hunt “their behavior becomes more frenzied, more cruel” (Rosenfield 8), which shows that

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