The boys roast the pig, and the hunters dance wildly around the fire, singing and reenacting the savagery of the hunt. The hunters kill a pig, and Jack smears the blood over Maurice's face. But he does remind everyone that names are oh-so-important. The boys soon settle into a daily pattern on the island. Jack has decided that rescue civilization is not as important to him as hunting savagery , while Ralph has clearly taken the other side. Ralph and Jack have a heated conversation. When the others press him and ask where it could hide during the daytime, he suggests that it might come up from the ocean at night.
Meanwhile, Jack and his hunters are triumphant, marching up to the fire site with the carcass of a pig. Some of the older boys, including Ralph and especially Simon, are kind to the littluns; others, including Roger and Jack, are cruel to them. Jack, obsessed with the idea of killing a pig, camouflages his face with clay and charcoal and enters the jungle to hunt, accompanied by several other boys. Jack and the hunters return from the jungle, covered with blood and chanting a bizarre song. He races to the top, but is unable to light it in time.
The only four boys who are not part of Jack's tribe are Ralph and Piggy and the twins, Sam and Eric, who help tend to the fire. Jack argues the island is too small for a beast. The fair boy concludes that both must have been dragged out to sea by a storm. The three boys make a long trek through dense jungle and eventually emerge near the group of boys waiting for them on the beach. Roger even throws stones at one of the boys, although he does remain careful enough to avoid actually hitting the boy with his stones. Jack torments Piggy and runs away, and many of the other boys run after him. The sound of the shell calls the boys together for assemblies and to discuss important matters.
The two boys make their way out of the jungle and onto the beach. It shows boys stranded on an island who try to civilize nature, but instead descend into savagery. Ralph immediately calls for a meeting, at which the twins reiterate their claim that a monster assaulted them. One vicious boy named Roger joins another boy, Maurice, in cruelly stomping on a sand castle the littluns have built. Jack, not realizing what's happened, is triumphant after killing the pig. On their return, they encounter a piglet trapped in jungle vines, testing Jack's hunting skills and nerve. The fire rages out of control.
Jack and the others throw spears at Ralph, who runs away. Roger, Bill, Maurice, and other biguns escape into the woods, following Jack. He insists that the fire is the most important thing on the island, for it is their one chance for rescue, and declares that the only place where they should have a fire is on the mountaintop. This previously unthought-of explanation terrifies all the boys, and the meeting plunges into chaos. Simon gives his portion to Piggy and Jack can't stand it. Chapter 4 Painted Faces and Long Hair Roger and Maurice are walking through a group of littluns, kicking over the things they've made in the sand.
Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. He made little runnels that the tide filled and tried to crowd them with creatures. Late in the evening, he blows the conch shell, and the boys gather on the beach. His chute becomes tangled in some rocks and flaps in the wind, while his shape casts fearful shadows on the ground. Chapter 7: The hunt for the beast continues. Simon passes out, gets a bloody nose, and wakes up covered in sweat, blood, and other generally disgusting things.
Jack and Ralph face off about the desertion of the fire for the sake of the hunt. They've built and decorated sandcastles near the little river, which has become their play and general dwelling area. Ralph decides to join the hunters on their expedition to find the beast, despite his wish to rekindle the fire on the mountain. Running up to the summit, with the others following, Ralph reaches the top and the fire is dead, the watchers absent from duty. When Lord of the Flies opens, a plane carrying a group of British boys ages 6 to 12 has crashed on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean.
The pilot of the plane is killed, but many of the boys survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an uninhabited island, where they are alone without adult supervision. They scramble down the mountain and wake up Ralph. It smashes the conch and knocks Piggy off the cliff. His specs go flying and one lens breaks -- the lenses that made the fire possible are now broken by Jack. Weakened by his horrific vision, Simon loses consciousness. We're thinking it must be rather uncomfortable in the sun to be wearing heavy, black cloaks, and our suspicions are confirmed when one of the boys faints, face-first, in the sand. They elect a leader, , who, with the advice and support of the intellectual of the group , strives to establish rules for housing and sanitation.
The prospect of exploring the island exhilarates the boys, who feel a bond forming among them as they play together in the jungle. Even Ralph enjoys the spectacle. Jack responds defensively: he says he needed more hunters to circle the pig. Of all the boys, only the mystic has the courage to discover the true identity of the beast sighted on the mountain. While Ralph hides, he realizes that the other boys are rolling rocks down the mountain.