Order has all but given method to the violent impulses represented by Jack’s tribe. When rescuers arrive to take the boys again to civilization, Ralph symbolically regains authority.
By the top of the novel, he has lost lords of the flies pdf hope in the boys’ rescue altogether. The progression of Ralph’s character from idealism to pessimistic realism expresses the extent to which life on the island has eradicated his childhood. Even so, the novel is not totally pessimistic in regards to the human capacity for good.
They resolve that their solely choice is to journey to the Castle Rock to make Jack and his followers see reason. Chanting and dancing in several separate circles alongside the seashore, the boys are caught up in a type of frenzy. Even Ralph and Piggy, swept away by the excitement, dance on the fringes of the group. The boys again reenact the looking of the pig and attain a excessive pitch of frenzied energy as they chant and dance.
Suddenly, the boys see a shadowy determine creep out of the forest—it is Simon. Shouting that he is the beast, the boys descend upon Simon and begin to tear him apart with their bare palms and tooth. Simon tries desperately to elucidate what has happened and to remind them of who he’s, but he journeys and plunges over the rocks onto the beach.
With the brutal, animalistic murder of Simon, the last vestige of civilized order on the island is stripped away, and brutality and chaos take over. By this point, the boys in Jack’s camp are all however inhuman savages, and Ralph’s few remaining allies undergo dwindling spirits and consider joining Jack. Even Ralph and Piggy themselves get swept up within the ritual dance around Jack’s banquet fire.
To Piggy’s dismay, Jack grabs his thick glasses and uses them to reflect the solar’s rays, efficiently creating a fire. Golding had lots of experience in coping with schoolboys, for he was a teacher in Britain for a few years.
Ralph, now abandoned by most of his supporters, journeys to Castle Rock to confront Jack and secure the glasses. Taking the conch and accompanied only by Piggy, Sam, and Eric, Ralph finds the tribe and demands that they return the precious object. Confirming their whole rejection of Ralph’s authority, the tribe capture and bind the twins beneath Jack’s command. Ralph and Jack interact in a battle which neither wins before Piggy tries once extra to address the tribe. Any sense of order or security is completely eroded when Roger, now sadistic, intentionally drops a boulder from his vantage point above, killing Piggy and shattering the conch.