Order has all however 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 misplaced 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 just isn’t entirely pessimistic in regards to the human capability for good.
They decide that their only choice is to journey to the Castle Rock to make Jack and his followers see purpose. Chanting and dancing in a number of separate circles along the seaside, the boys are caught up in a kind of frenzy. Even Ralph and Piggy, swept away by the joy, dance on the fringes of the group. The boys once more reenact the hunting of the pig and attain a excessive pitch of frenzied vitality as they chant and dance.
Suddenly, the boys see a shadowy determine creep out of the forest—it’s Simon. Shouting that he is the beast, the boys descend upon Simon and start to tear him aside with their naked palms and tooth. Simon tries desperately to explain what has occurred and to remind them of who he is, but he trips and plunges over the rocks onto the seaside.
With the brutal, animalistic homicide of Simon, the final vestige of civilized order on the island is stripped away, and brutality and chaos take over. By this level, the boys in Jack’s camp are all but inhuman savages, and Ralph’s few remaining allies undergo dwindling spirits and contemplate becoming a member of Jack. Even Ralph and Piggy themselves get swept up in the ritual dance round Jack’s banquet fireplace.
To Piggy’s dismay, Jack grabs his thick glasses and uses them to reflect the solar’s rays, successfully creating a fireplace. Golding had plenty of expertise in dealing with schoolboys, for he was a instructor 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 calls for that they return the precious object. Confirming their total rejection of Ralph’s authority, the tribe capture and bind the twins beneath Jack’s command. Ralph and Jack engage in a fight which neither wins before Piggy tries once extra to handle the tribe. Any sense of order or security is permanently eroded when Roger, now sadistic, deliberately drops a boulder from his vantage level above, killing Piggy and shattering the conch.