Jack, together with Maurice and Roger, attacked Ralph’s group and stole Piggy’s glasses in order to make fire. Piggy, enraged about what Jack’s tribe has done, went to the Castle Rock to confront him. Since he didn’t have his glasses, Piggy was nearly blind and didn’t see Roger pushing the boulder from the fort. It hit Piggy and pushed him over the cliff onto the rocks below. Along with Piggy’s death is the destruction of the conch.
Towards the conclusion of the novel, Piggy, Ralph, and Samneric, go up to Jack’s tribe to get Piggy’s glasses back in a civilized manner, but fighting begins and, “Jack had backed right against the tribe and they were a solid mass of menace that bristled with spears.”(180) This scenario depicts the sudden decline of and almost complete loss of civilization. The tribe has their war paint on and assume fighting position instead of trying to talk the situation out, like civilized people. The once lovely, little British boys turn almost totally savage. Once the boys transform to complete savages, Ralph will have no one to help him. Piggy dies and moments after Piggy’s death, Jack, “began screaming wildly.
Even though he has been selected as chief of the island, his voice was gradually becoming useless. The followers fancied an achiever like Jack, not just a speaker. Ralph's most important objective was to go gome, but the boys were too caught up killing pigs to realize that the fire had been left uncared for. Infuriated that the chances of being rescued vanished, the leader demands an explanation for the lack of responsibility. But at that instant, Ralph realizes his leadership lacks contron as he "...watched them envious and resentful" (Golding, 79).
Jack represents the irrational nature of the boys, while Ralph represents common sense. With Jack in power, the dark side of humanity is unleashed. He punished other children, started the frenzy that lead to the murder of Simon, and tortured the twins until they followed him and his tribe. On the night of Simon's death, Jack had gone mad with power. He sat on a large log "painted and garlanded .
After Roger pushes Piggy down the mountain knocking Piggy to his death, Jack steps forward and begins “screaming wildly” and warns Ralph that if he doesn’t join his tribe, that “that’s what [he’ll] get”. Unlike the previous deaths, rather than the boys being in denial over the unintentional killings, Jack and his tribe celebrate this death. When Jack rudely interrupts the silence with screams, he uses Piggy’s death as a lesson for Ralph, threatening him to obey him, proving that he has become cold-hearted and would do
And then -- ...Then people started getting frightened,” was what Ralph said. It was then when it got worse. Piggy who at that time was holding the conch die when a bolder fell on top of him because he didn’t have his glasses. All hells break through. A quote that supports this is on page 181, “…the conch exploded into thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” This quote supports on the destruction of the conch.
Simon became inarticulate in his efforts to express mankind's essential illness." (Golding 89) Eventually, Jack prevails as the leader of an anarchic type society where rules and laws are not required except where the leader irrationally directs. The symbol of authority, the conch, is fittingly destroyed at this point in the novel and Ralph discovers what Simon was trying to say. The beast did not exist in the beginning but was created by the boys in their acts of savagery and
That act is shown when Jack and his cult steal Piggy's glasses, separating the group. One of the first acts that shows Piggy's intelligence is when he puts Ralph and Jack in their place when their behavior was irrational. Ralph was constantly saying how his father was smart, that he knew where they were, and they were going to come and get them. "Nobody knows where we are,' said Piggy. He was paler than before and breathless.
Spill his blood!’ ” (187). Simon was in his thicket when he spotted the Lord of the Flies. As he was returning to the island, the boys saw Simon as they danced wildly, thought he was the beast and murdered him with their sharpened spears. Even Ralph had participated in this incident. Soon everyone decided to follow Jack as he had promised them meat and protection, but soon became a vicious leader.
What the conch symbolizes in the story leadership and order. To the boys the conch was everything, but there was a rule and Piggy made it; it was “You must have the conch to speak in the council.” When Ralph blew the conch it would make a beautiful sound and a very loud one at that. The boys would come and sit and talk that shows leadership. Later on the story Ralph and a boy argue throughout the story and couldn’t agree on a thing; there was a huge power struggle between them. The boys split up and it’s just Ralph, Piggy, and SamnEric so Ralph has lost his leadership through the whole pack of kids.