Summary & Analysis Title Character Setting Themes Symbol Quotations
Though only P IGGY, R ALPH, and S AMNERIC remain in their group, Piggy tells Ralph to blow the CONCH to call an assembly. He does. They decide to go to Castle Rock. Piggy plans to ask J ACK to give back his glasses because “what’s right’s right.” Ralph, Sam, and Eric decide to carry spears, but Piggy insists on holding only the conch At Castle Rock, R ALPH blows the CONCH. R OGER throws a rock, though he purposely misses the twins and the other savages remain quiet. Piggy literally holds on to civilization (the conch). His civilized argument based on “what’s right” ignores the savage rule of dominance by the strong. Civilization still has a hold on Roger.
J ACK appears from the forest behind Ralph’s group, followed by hunters carrying a pig on a spit. R ALPH calls Jack a thief. Jack attacks him. The two boys fight, but only with the sides of the spears, and soon wear themselves out. R ALPH demands that J ACK return P IGGY ’s GLASSES. He mentions again the importance of the signal FIRE. J ACK ’s tribe has only a cooking fire, he points out. In response, Jack orders his hunters to surround and tie up S AMNERIC. He says to Ralph, “See? They do what I want.” Civilization confronts savagery head on, but not completely: the boys aren’t really trying to kill each other…yet. Ralph emphasizes the importance of rescue, but Jack and his group no longer care about rescue. They simply obey Jack
R ALPH and J ACK start to fight again, but P IGGY asks to speak and Ralph relents. Piggy raises the CONCH and once more calls them all kids, and argues that it’s better to be sensible than Savage R OGER pushes a boulder from the fort. R ALPH dives out of the way, but P IGGY can’t see without his glasses: the boulder hits him head on, and the CONCH explodes. The boulder pushes Piggy over the cliff onto the rocks below. Blood leaks from his head, and a wave pulls his dead body into the sea. Piggy makes one last appeal for civilization over savagery. Roger leaps into savager, destroying Intelligence and Law, in the form of Piggy and the conch. Only Ralph, symbol of government, remains.
Stunned silence descends over the tribe. But suddenly J ACK screams and throws his spear at R ALPH, aiming to kill. Ralph runs into the jungle, dodging as more boys throw their spears at him The tribe brings S AMNERIC into the fort. J ACK prods them with his spear to terrorize them into joining his tribe. R OGER brushes past Jack, making it clear that he knows how to inflict torture. Jack also breaks completely free from civilization, and takes the rest of his tribe with him. Jack loves power, but Roger loves causing pain. Remember when he threw rocks at the littleun? Now he can torture for real.
The title is a summary for the whole chapter control of what happening in the island.Talk about Jack who is the leader. What he is doing,how he leads children.He doesn’t care about rules. How he moves children towards destruction or dictatorship. The Castel Rock represent Jack and evil
Ralph: decided to go to Jack to get Piggy’s glasses. Now glasses with Jack and for him,he doesn’t take care in that Roger: killed Piggy by hurting him with a big stone in his head
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work -Civilization vs. Savagery He represents the conflict between civilization and savagery in the conflict between the novel’s two main characters: Ralph, the protagonist, who represents order and leadership; and Jack, the antagonist, who represents savagery and the desire for power -Loss of Innocence When Roger killed Piggy by hurting him with a big stone in his head
Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or Concepts. Ralph represents order, leadership, and civilization Piggy represents the scientific and intellectual aspects of civilization Jack represents unbridled savagery and the desire for power Roger represents brutality and bloodlust at their most extreme
“Then the sea breathed again in a long slow sigh” Here the writer pictures the sea as a human being which has feelings and grieve for Piggy “Boiled white and pink” The sea is angry for loss of Piggy
“I tell you,I got the conch “ Piggy speaker :Pg 164 At first there was silence, but there is an air noise,then he has half attention to this and there it was again “Zup”(sound when you throw sth in water) at the end he knew that Roger throwing stones towards them.
“Which is better …..breaking things up ?” Ralph & Piggy speakers :Pg 164 Ralph: good leader Piggy: good thinker Piggy invites boy to compare between Jack and Ralph,,those children are savages In this situation Golding showed how children are savages,not civilized,full of evil in their hearts (Jack and his group killed piggy and tied Sam and Eric,then tried to hurt Ralph