Piggy stands apart from the other boys, for he retains the goal of living in an increasingly civilized society. Symbolically the huts represent the failure of the boys society. Their signal fire is dead. It also symbolizes leadership in the boys. .
The archetypal colors in the mask is an interesting concept that I had never thought of before — as I read your post I find it hard to believe this is the first time I noticed the obvious symbolism. Ralph screams for the ship to come back, but it passes without seeing them. The other hunters share this quality; when they dance and sing about killing the pig, they show that they have succumbed to the thrill of violence. When Jack puts on the face paint, it is a symbol of change. They also provide a substitute for home, a place where the boys can gather together in the hours of darkness to seek comfort from being close to other people.
From the beginning of the novel, Jack desires power above all other things. Things that would normally be considered as dangerous or morally wrong become fun and desirable. They were used to hunt down sows for meat. Piggy is considered to be the intellectual part … of society. Jack, however, is overjoyed by the kill and ignores Ralph. Jack was obsessed with hunting so he was never read of without holding a spear.
You don't half look a mess. The shelters provide the practical purpose of offering shelter from the weather. Jack, now accustomed to harming others with his recent kill, punches Piggy, who, as Golding reminds us, remains an outsider. A lot of the styles enhance the natural beauty of women, but some try to change and cover up their appearance all together. He seeks power because it will allow him to gratify his impulses and abuse others without punishment. Jack is the first to seriously overstep the boundaries of civilized society.
Ralph starts to run to the up the mountain, but he is too late. Jack uses the same technique of painting his face that has been used for centuries to give strength, power and bravery. After that the spears were used not in the right way. His attempts to become a successful hunter are in effect attempts to succumb entirely to his animalistic nature. Roger and Maurice, just relieved from tending to the fire, emerge and kick aside the smaller boys' castles, laughing with pleasure. The lord of the flies even compliments on his Intelligence mentioning how Simon knew that he was the beast was not really a beast but them. In what situation is the face paint used? The only thing is, the paint is made of dirt which means they can't see their true selves through it.
The first time you read about it jack wants to paint his face to sneak up on the pigs. The quote that you use is also very good proof of what the mask does for the boys, starting with Jack. Piggy's glasses fly off, and one of the lenses breaks on the rocks. He was described as avoidance and seceretly. This is true because the are breaking out of there shells and are being wild. Since he does not believe they will be rescued, Roger quickly adapts to the power structures on the island and aligns himself with Jack. Later its importance is linked to the separation of the tribes, Jack's tribe and Ralph's.
Now, they are wearing body paint and they're turning into hunters and getting excited about killing pigs. Maurice, remembering that his mother chastised him for such behavior, feels guilty when he gets sand in Percival's eye. Throughout the book he continually pushes his hair back. With the paint on his face, Jack isn't choir-leader Jack anymore; he's a savage ready to be chief. Everyone who was to join jacks group wore face paint to show their saveragy. It doubly removes him, not only from his acts, but also from the constraints of civilization.
The long hair by contrast refers to Ralphs distaste for his long hair, dirty skin and dirty clothes. Even the smallest boys appear to have accepted their fate on the island, and they have developed strategies, such as the building of sand castles, to minimize and contain their anguish. Although I see what all of you are saying, I disagree with you. The picture on the side shows how much of a transformation can happen using makeup. How does the function or role of the face paint change as the plot progresses? In this version of the story, no one follows Jack at first when he declares he is leaving to form his own camp, and he can be briefly seen struggling with himself as he walks away.