The next morning, Piggy and Ralph meet on the beach. Piggy shews any responsibility, feeling Simon’s death was an accident, but Ralph admits his part, whilst holding the conch. Their numbers have dwindled significantly.
Castle Rock, the mountain of the island, sees Jack rule as dictator, cruel and cold. He ties and beats up a boy named Wilfred before warning the group of the beast and its shape shifting abilities, believing Simon to have actually been the beast. He also tells them to view Ralph and his group as threats before insisting that they raid his camp again.
In the night, whilst Ralph’s group try to sleep, the savages of Jack’s descend and beat them all to pulps. Piggy then realises their reason for the raid: to steal his glasses and therefore the means of making fire.
Lord Of The Flies
First published in 1954, William Golding’s debut novel, now a classic, is a stark story of survival, probing the depths of human nature, and what happens when civilisation collapses. As dystopian stories like The Hunger Games and Battle Royale surge in popularity, this haunting tale of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island still captivates schoolchildren around the world, raising timeless and profound questions about how easily society can slip into chaos and savagery when rules and order have been abandoned.