Piggy and Ralph meet up with each other after escaping from their shot-down plane. A large scar was made in the untouched jungle, symbolizing the first of man’s destruction on the island. A war is going on in the “outside world”. I couldn’t begin to imagine how Piggy and Ralph would be feeling at this point, if it was me i would be extremely scared and lost. Piggy spots a conch shell, and tells Ralph how to use it to make a noise. Ralph does so, and calls all of the other boys on the island who crashed down with the plane.
Jack and his Choir, Simon, Sam and Eric, and any other characters join in an assembly (including the little ones, which are the youngest kids at about 6 or 7 years old). Rules are set down, and Ralph is to be chief. There is no one else on the island but the young boys, so Jack decides to take his choir out to hunt for wild pigs, although he is unsuccessful in killing a small pig with his knife. Ralph calls another assembly, and reminds everyone that they are completely alone on the island, and there are no adults. Jack recounts his failure in killing the pig, and reiterates the need for skilled hunters.
Several rules are made up, such as “whoever holds the conch gets to speak. ” Unexpectedly, an unnamed little ones with a birthmark on his face tells about a “beastie” that he saw somewhere on the island. The other kids figure that there is no such thing, and it must be his imagination. Ralph then suggests making a signal fire, which would be necessary if they hope to get rescued. The boys scramble off to gather wood to build a fire. Unsure of how to light it, they finally grab Piggy’s glasses and focus the sunlight to ignite their fire.
They were not careful, however, and soon the fire is engulfing half the forest near the mountain. They noticed that the little boy with the birthmark is missing, swallowed up by the raging fire. So far, this novel has proven why it was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is a very interesting and exciting book which includes adventure and drama. I also really like this novel because the vocabulary that Mr. Golding chose to use, to express the emotion of the book wasn’t hard to understand. I hope this quality of writing stays at this high level, until the end.