The signal fire thus functions as a kind of measurement of the strength of the civilized instinct remaining on the island. Ironically, at the end of the novel, a fire finally summons a ship to the island, but not the signal fire. Instead, it is the fire of savagery—the forest fire Jack’s gang starts as part of his quest to hunt and kill Ralph. In Lord of the Flies, the fire is a main symbol throughout the story. It represents amount of civilized strength left within the boys.
Jack’s inner savagery begins to show almost right away. He wants to be rescued, like all the boys, yet he wants to be able to kill a pig. He wants to be able to get away with killing another living thing without punishment from elders. The fire is another comfort to the boys, and it is a means of a small, yet secure part of civilization, a hope that they could be rescued. “We can help them find us.
He thinks of building shelters to protect them and to start a fire for their rescue. He becomes friend with Piggy, the fat boy that receives taunts and teases from the other boy, and gets used to rely on Piggy's intellectual reasoning. Ralph is brave when the occasion presents it, but he really miss for the secure world of adults, especially when order starts to break down on the island. He dreams about a rescue and insists that the signal fire always has to burn so that they can be seen. Ralph considers that the main reason for the disorder on the island is Jack, the antagonist and representation of evil in the novel.
Ralph is used as a leader. Boys decide to make a signal fire on the top of the mountain, it gets out of control and a big part of the forest is set on fire. Some of the boys are sure there is a beast on the island (younger mostly). Time passes and the boys lose a ship (they neglected a signal fire hunting down a pig, Jack was the one to blame). The next day the assembly was called, Jack wants to take control of the group but Ralph wins.
Yet, it was only pride that made him look this way. The man thought he could survive because he was not “womanish” and it was every man’s duty. He was also warned to go with someone when the temperature drops 50 below, but ignores the fact and takes on this responsibility. After the man drops into the freezing water and gets his feet wet, one gets worried that if the man does not find shelter or warmth, he will die. After failing to make a fire, the man comes up with a wild idea.
But Ridley was not as lucky as the fire started to burn his legs, a friend set alight the gunpowder, instantly killing Ridley. The Burning of Bishop John Hooper Bishop John Hooper was condemned for heresy, but after he was given several opportunities to say he had no Protestant beliefs. When he refused all these opportunities his burning was announced. Hooper’s burning was in the winter of 1555, therefor causing the wood to be damp and hard to burn. When John Hooper was at Smithfield to be burnt, he forgave the man who was making the fire and then helped to build his own fire.
The pigs all celebrated this wonderful victory, with a feast and mud baths. The pig nation at the feast had an idea. They believed that no nation should have to fear the wolf nation in the forest. So all the pigs came up with a plan. They gathered together a band of other pigs who had been forced off their land.
NEW-AGE CAVEMAN : The Imminent Future or Impracticality at its Best? Many centuries ago, ‘Man’ used to live in caves, hunt animals for food, and use animal-skin as clothing—but one man, while rubbing two sticks vigorously, managed to create fire—and the lives of cavemen changed forever. As in every situation—‘each new theory has to face innumerable challenges’—man questioned fire the same way. Many believed fire meant doom and it could end civilization as they knew it. Many others considered fire to be a boon and utilized it to cook their raw meat, keep themselves warm and to protect themselves from danger.
Dodge should not only have focused on extinguishing the fire, he should have also considered the opposing idea – getting his team out of the fire- as soon as he saw that the situation was worse than he thought. At the day of the fire, one of biggest mistakes was, that Dodge did not communicate with his group of firefighters. He never explained what led him to the decisions he made. When he suddenly changed the course and when he told them to
We had a great time laughing and joking while we ate the berries. We could feel the weather getting cold, but we wanted to stay a little bit longer; so we decided to build a small fire to keep us warm. We chose a spot near the edge of the forest that was less windy, but as we quickly learned, the fire was not sheltered enough. After we built the fire, the wind increased in force and the flames ignited the trees nearby. As the fire began to consume the surrounding forest, we started to panic.