Golding underscores this fact by presenting Percival as unable to state his name and address as he could when the boys first arrived on the island. The pig frees itself and runs away, and Jack vows that the next time he will not flinch from the act of killing. A group of boys tries to fight their way into the thicket, but Ralph fends them off. They go to bed in one of the shelters. The boys climb up the side of one of the steep hills.
That is, in order to find Ralph, the boys start a fire that might overwhelm them and destroy the fruit that is essential for their survival. During the night, the hunters attack the four boys, who fight them off but suffer considerable injuries. Nevertheless, the naval officer cannot comprehend the full reach of the boys' experience on the island. He says that they are all acting like kids. Jack paints his face for hunting. Ralph notices the island has caught fire.
Jack and the hunters return with a pig. Images of decay permeate the final scenes, particularly in the Lord of the Flies, which decayed until it became only a hollow skull. As the line of savages advances the entire island behind them is burning, but they only seek to catch and kill Ralph. Ralph covers himself with his arms and cries for mercy. Ralph and Piggy, who are playing at the lagoon alone, decide to find the other boys to make sure that nothing unfortunate happens while they are pretending to be hunters. The subject of the beast is brought up. They return to the shelters to sleep.
They are trying to find out where Ralph is hiding. Chapter 5: Ralph tries to set things in order. More to the point, he takes the stake on which the head rested so that he has his own stick sharpened at both ends. Having a war or something? Jack pulls his knife but falters, and the pig gets away; he vows fiercely that next time he will follow through. He is aware that Jack's hunters are close behind. The boys have been ejected safely from the plane and have landed on a remote island.
He uses a rather comparatively simple story to convey a weighty idea. Jack wants them to leave and attacks Ralph because he calls him a thief. Ralph returns to spy on Castle Rock. When Ralph looks up, he is surprised to see a figure looming over him. He also recognizes that the fire will destroy all the fruit on the island, again endangering the boys' basic survival. They warn Ralph to go away.
Ralph, informing him that he is boss, is sad to find he cannot answer the officer when asked how many boys are on the island. Sam and Eric, now savages, have been stationed as guards. The boys panic when Ralph warns them that a storm is coming. More boys are trying to climb in. When Piggy claims that he gets to speak because he has the conch, Jack tells him that the conch does not count on his side of the island. Ironically, the massive fire and smoke enabled the ship to see them. Once Ralph is on the run, the tribe follows him, communicating with each other with an ululating cry.
They confirm their suspicions that they are on an island. Chapter 10: Ralph, Piggy and Samneric are the only ones left in the original tribe. They're both pretty surprised to see each other. He rushes down the mountain to alert the other boys about what he has found. On their expedition they determine that they are, in fact, on a deserted island and decide that they need to find food. While Ralph hides, he realizes that the other boys are rolling rocks down the mountain. It smashes the conch and knocks Piggy off the cliff.
Piggy asks Jack and his hunters whether it is better to be a pack of painted Indians or sensible like Ralph, but tips a rock over on Piggy, causing him to fall down the mountain to the beach. A savage tries to crawl through the branches to see if Ralph is still there and gets the business end of a spear. Noticing the Lord of the Flies, now just a skull with the skin and meat eaten away, Ralph decides to fight back. Although one could limit the interpretation to British imperialism bestial aspects of British colonialism contrast sharply with the supremely polite British identity, for example , to do so would be to deny the larger truth: That all people — and therefore all societies — possess and display, to varying degrees, these deadly impulses. In agreeing to go along, Jack reveals with a flourish that he owns a large sheathed knife. On the way, he encounters the pig's skull that had spoken to.
Instead it was the forest fire that Jack's tribe set in an extreme gesture of irresponsibility and self-destruction. If there was an Eden on the island, it was the special place found by Simon that none of the other boys wanted to experience. At the lagoon, he encounters another boy, who is chubby, intellectual, and wears thick glasses. Jacks group advance with the fire, searching, hunting for Ralph. To begin with, it is populated solely with boys—the group of young English schoolboys shot down over the tropical island where the novel takes place. If there is, he adds, his hunters will find and kill it.