Lord of the flies is a novel written by William Golding which was
published in 1954 a prize-winning book. The author tells the story of British
boys who crashes on a deserted island and how they become savage, killing all
the innocence. They try to form a government for them, make rules to follow
until they get rescued by someone, they take part in different parts to help
each other, make fire as a signal for rescue,
make shelters, search for food,
and explore the forest to find the beast to kill it, but their fights
keep going on that they even kill some boys . They fail to stick together and
work together to get rescued.
The main character of this story is Ralph, the boy with fair hair,
handsome , and confident. He is the oldest
boy among all the boys. Then piggy is introduced as his name says piggy a fat
boy with glasses showing an intelligence and he has asthma. They find an conch
shell and Ralph blows it all the other boys on the island gather together. Then
comes Jack Merridew, an aggressive boy with red hair, black clothes, and a
black cap with golden badge with his choir boys there. They decided to have a
chief, so they choose Ralph as there chief .
To keep everyone happy Ralph makes Jack leaders of hunters. The older boys
Ralph, Jack, Simon, and some of the other boys went on an expedition and fount
that they are on an uninhabited island where there is no grown ups.
After coming back they held a meeting
deciding to make fire as a signal and everyone took a duty. Jack said
his choir boys will take care of fire and he will hunt to bring meat. They went
on mountain top to make fire. Jack took Piggy’s glasses and made fire. Piggy
got angry and told them that they should make shelters first. He told them that
they did not make list of how many boys are there, so they don’t know. Also he
said one of the boys is already missing.
jack was hunting in the jungle, Ralph was making shelters for all the boys
there. Simon was the only boy who helped Ralph in making the shelter. No
one helped in doing the works they were
supposed to, they were just enjoying themselves swimming in the beach. Even
Jack was not able to hunt any pigs and he came back free hands.
All the boys were on their daily works on the island. The ” littluns” the youngest boy on the island were spending
their most of the times searching fruits to eat. While playing, even in the
absence of parental authority the boys had sense of being respectful to each
who was considered as a outsider in among all the boys chose to make a sundial.
A ship passed from the island and did not stop there, because the fire was
burned out. Piggy blamed jack for he let the
fire to burn out. Jack punches on the face of piggy and breaks his one side of lens.
Jack and his hunt partners sings songs “kill the pig. Cut her throat”. For
killing a pig they performed a dance in which Maurice pretends to be the pig
and others to be pretending to attack him.
becomes worried about the behavior of the boys and appreciates the maturity of
piggy. He helds one more meeting in which he indicates the faults of the boys
for not helping with fire and building shelters. Ralph insists that the fire is
the most important on the island, because the fire was the only way of rescue.
Ralph also claimed that the only place where they should have fire is mountaintop. Ralph says that he is frightened but there is no reason
to be afraid. Then jack starts to yell and shout on the littuns for their fear
and not helping in any work like helping in hunting or building shelters. Jack
proclaims that there is no beasts, and some of the boys believes but Phil one
of the littuns says that he had a nightmare about beasts and when he woke up to
see if there is any beast and he says that he saw something moving in the
trees. Then Simon says that he may probably saw him because he was returning
back from the jungle. But the littuns began to worry about ghosts or
squids. When Ralph was attempting to
assert the rules of order, Ralph and piggy fights once again. Then jack orderly
asks to Ralph if someone really even cares about the rules of order, and then
Ralph claims that the rules of orders is the only thing which they have. Jack
there decides to leave Ralph ,Piggy and Simon behind and go for hunt the beast.
Piggy says in the way of warning them that if
the jack becomes the chief, no one would be able to be rescued.
On that night, during the battle, a pilot parachutes down on the
island. The pilot dies after parachuting on the island. The next morning, as
Sam and Eric the two twins were adding small sticks or twigs used for lighting
fires to the fire, they claims the pilot
the beast by mistake. They quickly move down to the mountain and wakes up
Ralph. Jack calls for a hunt, but then Piggy claims that they should stay
together so that the beast will not be able to come near them. Jack claims that
conch is irrelevant. Ralph decides to join the hunters on their expedition to find
the beast , although his wish his wish rekindle the fire on the mountain. WF2 When everyone reached the other
side of the island , jack claims to build a fort near the sea.