Piggy suggests they build the fire on the beach since the beast is on the mountain. The first two boys introduced are the main protagonists of the story: is among the oldest of the boys, handsome and confident, while , as he is derisively called, is a pudgy asthmatic boy with glasses who nevertheless possesses a keen intelligence. One of the boys claims the beast comes from the sea. Jack's joke that the group should kill a littlun in place of a pig demonstrates a blatant disregard for human life and explicitly acknowledges that he appreciates violence for its own sake. Ralph agrees that as long as they're going in the right direction, they can hunt. Summary- I think that this chapter helped us realize something very important.
They elect a chief Ralph and he selects Jack Merridew, a militant choir bully, to rule over the choir, who become hunters. Chapter 11: Castle Rock and Chapter 12: Cry of the Hunters Chapter 11: Piggy declares his intention to confront Jack and demand his glasses back. A while later as they head through the jungle toward the mountain, the boys find signs of pigs. Because of the atom bomb's devastation, it's likely that no one knows the boys' whereabouts. He longs for grown ups to make things right. The boys see a rock-like hump and something like a great ape sitting asleep with its head between its knees.
They manage to kill a sow, and the painted children dance the ritual dance to celebrate. Jack and a small group of boys stand on the beach on the other side of the island. Roger is sharpening a stick at both ends. What they dont know is that Simon is watching them. So he had to have known.
The boys soon settle into a daily pattern on the island. Eventually, these latent conflicts become not so latent, and the boys who are supposed to be tending the fire skip out on their duties to kill a pig. A boar appears, and the boys set out in pursuit of it. That afternoon, the boys discover pig droppings. The quest for the beast continues until evening.
Also, apparently the world is at war. In this chapter Golding examines the tactics that each uses to assert his authority. It is dark and windy and ashes from a burned area blow in their faces. Jack cuts off its head. They tell the other boys what they have seen. Jack attempts to assert control over the other boys, calling for Ralph's removal as chief, but when Ralph retains the support of the other boys Jack runs away, crying.
Simon leaves to sit in the open space that he found earlier. Chapter 8: Gift for the Darkness Jack asked if Ralph should actually be chief any more and even through no one responded, everyone followed Jack except Simon, Piggy and Sam and Eric. 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. Jack follows alone and is wounded for his lack of sense. Ralph's sense of defeat in the face of the ocean in this chapter thus indicates that he is beginning to register the power of nature and the part it plays in their struggle for rescue and self-government. Jack calls for a hunt, but Piggy insists that they should stay together, for the beast may not come near them.
As if he can read his thoughts he says, ''You'll get back to where you came from. Ralph learns the tribe will hunt him the next day like a pig. After a lot of taunting, culminating with Jack saying, ''I'm going up the mountain to look for the beast--now. Jack and his crew have taken up residence at the fort. Simon wanders off, helps the littluns get fruit, and continues to an isolated location. The primate is a common symbol for early man and man's origins as an animal species.
. They have a meal, and then Simon stumbles out, on a mission to inform everyone that the beastie is dead. What advantage do they have over the other group? He calls an assembly in which he criticizes the boys for not assisting with the fire or the building of the shelters. Flushed with pride, Ralph reenacts the hunt with a bigun named Robert. He shows them a huge bruise which the boar has given him. Jack, embarrassed, leaves the tribe and goes into the forest.