Jack goes on by himself while Ralph and Roger wait silently. 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. Simon falls down and loses consciousness. Sensing hostility from Jack, Ralph asks him why he hates him. Ralph admits that he is frightened but says that there is no legitimate reason to be afraid. Ralph, whom the other boys choose as chief, leads Jack and another boy, , on an expedition to explore the island.
Questions- Why would Ralph poke Robert with a spear when they were chanting? Ralph urges the group back on their way, but the difficult path before them impedes their progress. Agreeing on the need of food even though they are hunting for something else, the boys want to try to catch a pig. The subject of the beast is brought up. As the boys prepare to leave the island for home, Ralph weeps for the death of Piggy and for the end of the boys' innocence. I have no idea why or how someone could be so messed up to kill a person, even when they knew who the person.
Eventually, these latent conflicts become not so latent, and the boys who are supposed to be tending the fire skip out on their duties to kill a pig. This doesn't work, and, humiliated, Jack runs off crying. The boys recognize the ape-like creature as a monster, a moment that underscores the monstrous potential of humanity at its most primitive and base. The three boys see the dead parachutist who they mistake for the beast and run away as fast as they can. Everyone is stunned, but the meeting continues. He returns in terror to tell them that he saw some huge bulging thing on top of a rock. The boys compare the figure on the mountaintop to a great ape.
He throws his stick at it and hits his snout, but the boar escapes. The three boys proceed up the mountain. Ralph, Roger, and Jack start to climb the mountain, and then Ralph and Roger wait somewhere near the top while Jack climbs alone to the summit. This is a result of the pig hunt. Back at the lagoon, it was actually a realistic thought that they could be rescued. The boys track, corner, and kill a big sow a female pig. They are discussing why Jack and the other boys have gone away.
They confirm their suspicions that they are on an island. Questions- How come nobody wanted to go with Jack in his group? Piggy is scared and turns to Ralph who is obviously also a little bit scared. Right about this time a dead man attached to a parachute blows in to the island. Horrified, the boys hurry down the mountain to warn the group. The first two boys introduced are the main protagonists of the story: is among the oldest of the boys, handsome and confident, while , as he is derisively called, is a pudgy asthmatic boy with glasses who nevertheless possesses a keen intelligence. The pilot dies, possibly on impact.
He just gives orders, and he has never helped them hunt. Clarifications- I know that Ralph hit the pig with his spear on the pigs nose. The other boys go to see it and, once they have gathered their nerves, run back down the mountain fearfully. Lightning and heavy rain set in, and the boys start their ritual dance. Jack has become savage in his quest for blood. Jack claims that the conch is now irrelevant. While resting on the hike to the mountain, Ralph wishes he could cut his hair, clip his nails, and get cleaned up.
He immediately becomes the target of the other boys who make fun of him. Ralph's humanity is deteriorating; his savage self has been touched and awakened. I used to be so afraid that there was monsters in my closet that I set up all of my favorite stuffed animals in there. After they start the fire, Piggy loses his temper and criticizes the other boys for not building shelters first. He believes that it speaks to him, telling him how foolish he is and that the other boys think he is insane. The boys start moving again.
Ralph realizes the hunters have let the fire go out. Ralph gazes at the sea; they are on the opposite side of the island and the view shows the wide expanse of the open sea rather than the calmer, more sheltered lagoon. The concerns of Ralph and Jack were established in previous chapters: the former focuses on survival and escape while the latter focuses on hunting and self-gratification. The boys chant, and put Robert -who acts like a pig- in the center of their circle, and they poke at him and actually hurt him. Simon volunteers to return to the beach to tell Piggy and the littluns that the group will not return until late that night.