What does Ralph say is the most important thing to do ? Keep a signal fire going so they can be rescued. What do they use to light a fire? Piggy’s glasses.
Lord of the Flies Jack’s in charge of the choir. We’ve got to have special people for looking after the fire. Don’t you want to be rescued? Things are breaking up. The fire’s the most important thing. That was Simon I’m frightened. Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?
The first rule that Ralph establishes is introduced in chapter 2, “Fire on the Mountain.” Ralph creates the rule that only a person who is holding the conch shell may speak; everyone else must listen. And another thing. We can’t have everybody talking at once. We’ll have to have ‘Hands up’ like at school . . .
Enraged at the group’s reckless disorganization, Piggy tells them furiously that one of the littlest boys—the same boy who told them about the snake-beast—was playing over by the fire and now is missing. The boys are crestfallen and shocked, and Ralph is struck with shame.
Simon breaks through the ring and falls off the rock onto the beach, and the “crowd” surged after him, killing Simon in a frenzy “of teeth and claws”. Piggy and Ralph were in the circle, but they may or may not have taken part in the death of Simon.
In chapter two of Lord of the Flies, the relationship between Ralph and Jack is still friendly, although Ralph has been elected chief, a position Jack
At the end of the novel , Ralph begins to cry uncontrollably: “ Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.” (Golding, 202). He is crying because he’s realized the true savagery that he’s been enduring for his duration on the island.
Piggy’s real name is Peterkin (or at least just Peter). Lord of the Flies is clearly based on The Coral Island in which the three main characters are Ralph, Jack and Peterkin. Lord of the Flies has no character named Peterkin but it does have Piggy whose real name is never revealed.
Ralph has proven to have a much better understanding of people and their needs and this makes him a much better leader than Jack. With Ralph’s understanding of the need for order and rules, he improves the condition where the boys are living in. Jack’s condition was horrible.
The first rule that Ralph creates is that anybody holding the conch during the assemblies has the right to speak, and everyone else must remain silent to let the person holding the conch address the group without being interrupted.
He reminds the boys of some rules : (1) (as you might have guessed) KEEP THE SIGNAL FIRE GOING, (2) don’t build any other fires, and (3) do their toilet business by the rocks near the bathing pool instead of all over the island, as they have been doing (the boys sn***** and laugh at this last item).
Piggy is frustrated because he wants more order and hates how the group is acting like silly, disorganized kids. I got the conch, ain’t I Ralph? Throughout the chapter , Piggy tries to speak by following Ralph’s rule of holding the conch. Each time he tries, Jack tells him to shut up.
In chapter 2 , Jack begins to display his domineering, disruptive behavior by interrupting Ralph’s speech and unceremoniously ending the assembly as soon as Ralph mentions a signal fire. Jack’s violent behavior and antagonistic attitude directed at Piggy foreshadows their future conflicts .
One of the “littluns”—the boy with the mulberry-colored birthmark—is the first boy to die . The fact that “that other boy whose mulberry-marked face had not been seen since the evening of the great fire” indicates that he died when the initial signal fire raged out of control.
No one even knows the name of the boy with the birthmark and so they just continue on. The boy with the mulberry birthmark is missing after the fire. He probably got too close to the fire when it got out of control and was burned to death.