-Lord Of The Flies-

Chapter 11

Ralph and his group valiantly try to make fire but, without Piggy’s glasses, all is useless. Piggy then advises Ralph hold a meeting, which he does, and the stragglers of his group deem it necessary to venture to Castle Rock and convince Jack and his tribe of the truth. 

When they reach Castle Rock, they find guards who demand them to go away. Ralph attempts to blow his conch shell, in order to remind them of what they once had, but it isn’t successful. Jack and his hunters then emerge from the jungle with a dead pig. 

Jack then immediately demands that Ralph leave his land, but Ralph demands Piggy’s glasses, causing Jack to attack Ralph. After a scuffle, Jack orders that Sam and Eric should be captured, which enrages Ralph to attack Jack. 

As they fight, Piggy tries to make all see reason but it is of no use. Roger, surreptitiously, shoves a boulder off the mountainside. Ralph notices it and dodges but it hits Piggy, breaks the conch shell, and causes him to fall off the cliff to his death. Ralph is then forced to flee when all begin to throw spears at him. Sam and Eric are then tortured by Roger and Jack in order to force them into submission. 

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.


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