Once a daily routine kicks in the boys being to enjoy

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death. Once a daily routine kicks in, the boys being to enjoy their life free from parental supervision and spend a lot of time having fun in the water and playing games. Ralph, however, continues to complain that they should be maintaining the signal fire and building huts for the shelter. The hunters continue to fail in attempting to catch food but their leader, Jack, becomes increasingly preoccupied with the act of hunting. One day a ship passes by on the horizon and Ralph and Piggy notice that the signal fire has burned out. Ralph became furious and lashed out at Jack, but he had just returned with his first kill and all of the other hunters were gripped with a strange frenzy and doing a wild dance. Ralph then blows the conch shell and reprimands the boys in a speech intended to restore order. During the meeting, it quickly becomes clear that some of the boys are afraid. The smallest boys are troubled by nightmares and more and more boys believe there is some type of beast lurking on the island. The older boys try to convince the other boys at the meeting to start thinking rationally, and trying to find out more about the monster they believe is there. One of the boys suggests it hides in the sea, and this idea begins to terrify the rest of the group. After the meeting, some military planes engage in battle above the island and the boys below are sleeping and don’t notice the flashing lights and explosions. When a dead parachutist begins to fall down Sam and Eric wake up and hear the strange noise and immediately assume that it is the beast and they report it had attacked them. The boys then organize a hunting expedition to search for the monster. Jack and Ralph travel up the mountain and see the silhouette of the parachute from a distance and think it looks like a deformed ape. The group holds meeting later in which Jack and Ralph tell the group of his sighting. Jack says that Ralph is a coward and that he should be removed from office, but the other disagree and refuse. Jack then runs away angrily down to the beach and calls all the hunters to join him. Ralph asks the others to build a new signal fire with him and they obey, but soon go down to the beach to join Jack. Jack then declares himself the leader of a new tribe and organizes a hunt and a violent slaughter of a sow to solemnize the occasion. They then place the head of the sow on a stake to offer to the beast. Later when Simon encounters the bloody head, he has a terrible vision with which it seems as though the head is speaking to him. He imagines the voice belongs to the Lord of the Flies and tells him that Simon will never be able to escape him and that he exists within all men. Simon then faints and wakes up to travel to the mountain where he sees the dead parachutist. He then understands that the beast does not exist externally but rather internally, inside each of the boys. He goes back to tell of his findings but sees the others in the middle of a celebration. When the other boys see Simons shadow, the think he is the beast and kill him with their bare hands and teeth. The next morning Ralph and Piggy what happened the previous night but Jack’s hunters end up attacking them and stealing Piggy’s glasses in the process. Ralph’s group travels to Jack’s to try to reason with him, but Jack orders Sam and Eric to be tied up and fights with Ralph. While the battle is occurring, Rodger rolls a boulder down the mountain
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