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Ch. 1 The boys continue their search of the island and move towards the mountaintop. Ralph monitors the boys and again grasps they have become filthy and messy.

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Introduction

Heather Grabin Character: Piggy Theme: Need for social order Symbols: Conch Shell Fire A.) Ch. 1 * The boys continue their search of the island and move towards the mountaintop. Ralph monitors the boys and again grasps they have become filthy and messy. * Simon tries to calm the Ralph by reassure him that they will be rescued soon. * The hunters decide to hunt for a pig while searching for the beast. Soon everyone spies the wild boar and violently runs after it. Ralph takes part in the madness, thrilled by the adventure, and heaves a wooden spear; it hits the boar's nose. He is pleased at his accuracy and tries to achieve the respect and approval of the boys. * Jack takes away the attention away from Ralph by showing his bloodied arm, hurt by the tusks of the boar. * They have a mock play with Robert in the middle of a circle in place of the pig. Jack, Ralph, and the boys perform a savage dance and jab at Robert with the spears almost seriously hurting him. * As Robert tries to get away, the boys chant frenziedly. The longing to hunt and draw blood almost overwhelms them, but they manage to get themselves under control. ...read more.

Middle

* Piggy is openly thrilled to see him leave. * Simon proposes climbing the mountain again to find the beast, but Ralph, who is now feeling desperate, determines it is safer to stay on the beach. * Piggy's proposes that the boys should put together a signal fire right on the beach and they start working on the project. * Once the pile is ready, Piggy lights the fire using his glasses. * Ralph notices that the hunters have gone after Jack and is concerned by this abandonment. * On the other side of the island, Jack gathers his group of boys. They cover themselves with war-paint and leave on a hunt. * They locate a pig and feel great pleasure in its mean and bloody slay. * To mark their successful hunt, they support its head on a pole. * This head is offered as a gift to the beast. The boys take pleasure in their savage act, but the excitement soon fades and they feel somewhat ashamed. * Piggy and Ralph cannot understand why the others cannot be serious about the fire and worry about the fact that everything seems to be breaking up. * Jack and his hunters burst upon the other boys and attack their fire. * Jack also requests that they to come to a feast, informing that they have killed another pig. ...read more.

Conclusion

B.) Piggy Piggy is now accepted and treated well by everyone that is except Jack. He and Ralph just talk and confide in each other and he is not very threatened by Jack anymore. Since Jack is out of the tribe, Piggy is very happy. He has faith that Ralph will be a decent leader and they will survive once everything gets into order. C.) A need for social order will be put into play greatly now since Jack is gone. There are a lot fewer members and one authority figure they have to listen to, so maybe now it will be easier for them to accomplish things and become successful. Sine the beastie has been discovered there has been chaos through out the groups so order will need to be made. D.) Conch Shell- The conch shell is abused, especially by Jack. No one has respect for it anymore except for when meeting are called. It is not put into play a lot during these chapters, but it definitely is at the same level with Ralph. As the conchs presences lessen in the chapters, the respects for Ralph and Ralph's hopes lessen. Fire- The fire is starting to get taken care of. However when Jacks group invades Ralph's, they steal the fire and bring it to the other side of the island. Ralph and Piggy however join in the festivities with their rivals. ...read more.

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