Piggy’s death signifies that all intelligence on the island has ended. After capturing Ralph and gaining two “new” members into the tribe, they celebrate. During their celebration, Simon suddenly appears to inform the others that there is no beast. Due to his fatigue, Simon staggers over causing everyone to think he is the beast. Once seeing this “horrifying” object, they all start to attack him and end up killing and throwing his dead body into the sea.
“[…] Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true wise friend called Piggy” (182). This quote shows that Ralph has realized that he will never be the dame since he lost his innocence and learned that evil is in all human beings. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies a group of boys gets crashed onto an island and struggles to survive. Ralph is entitled leader, but the Jack disagrees and decides to run his own group. The boys start to fight and have mini war.
The broken conch symbolizes the end of any reason they boys ever had. Now the boys turn into savages and there is just mass chaos. The conch is destroyed there is no way the boys can or will ever have any order again. As you can tell while the conch existed it had great significance and it contained a lot of symbolism. In The lord of the Flies the conch started out representing order then it symbolized authority but in the end stood for chaos.
Ralph considers that the main reason for the disorder on the island is Jack, the antagonist and representation of evil in the novel. There is a continuous conflict between the two boys. Ralph stands for civilized ideals, while Jack leads a tribe of savages and “organizes” primitive rituals. In the middle of the savagery, Ralph stays rational and hopes of rescue. There is only one occasion when Ralph falls into that same savagery; it occurs when he joins the ritual dance at the feast, the same feast where Simon gets killed.
His power was very strong in the beginning of the novel but as Jack began to rebel against Ralph, the rest of the boys went along with him. Jack wanted the power from the beginning of the novel. Jack wanted everyone to vote for him while the other boys nominated Ralph to be their leader. He had a small amount of power with his hunters at the start but as the time on the island progressed, he bribed people with food and threatened them to gain more. Ralph pushed Piggy to one side.
‘Ralph flung back his hair. One arm pointed at the empty horizon.’ Ralph flinging back his hair shows that he does not was not anything to be in the way as he says the devastating news. He then pointed his arm before saying anything. At this point, the boys would have been curious as to why Ralph was not overjoyed at the fact that they had finally caught the pig. Then Ralph said the words that ‘struck them into silence’ “There was a ship.” When it had finally sunk in (no pun intended) that although they finally had food, they let the chance of rescue slip though their fingers.
Piggy went to talk to them in a civilized manner but they ended up killing him. Roger releases a huge rock that rolls down toward the group of boys and “Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red”(181). Jack’s tribe doesn’t accept disagreement and acts harshly on those people even if the situation doesn’t call for
This quote shows that the school boys are actually forgetting who they really are and worshiping the devil by sacrificing a pig. With this in mind Roger kills Piggy by pushing down a rock with, "delirious abandonment," (Golding, 180). After his death no one in Jack’s tribe had any remorse for Piggy nor Ralph, showing that they are willing to kill and enjoy it. Golding’s message by this, shows that when in total abandonment of Government and society, humans are willing to kill anything. In brief, the novel, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, shows that without adults on the island, the boys became vicious, disorderly, and evil.
The boys, who have returned from hunting and are in a wild state, attack Simon, thinking him the beast, and kill him. The civilized end of society on the island, which has shrunk to mainly Ralph and Piggy, had visited Jack and his party of boys, so all the boys participated in the event. This shows that Ralph, (and the other more civilized boys), although more civilized than others, is only suppressing his savageness by creating a government. So, in Lord of the Flies, at first the boys are all civilized, because
Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him. He then becomes very violent “He's like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.”(Gift for the Darkness, p.138) Jack challenges Ralph whom he calls a coward; Ralph had insulted Jack's hunters as "boys with sticks”. He wants to turn everyone against Ralph so they join his tribe and become hunters leaving Jack in charge and chief of the island.