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Lord Of The Flies In the paragraphs below I will summarize the book Lord Of The Flies How the plane crashes into a lost island and only the children survive and are left to live on their own and fend for themselves with no help from their parents or guardians Basically its a book about survival and getting rescued A plane evacuating a group of English boys from Britain is shot down over a deserted island the boys set about choosing a leader and finding a way to be rescued They choose Ralph as their leader and Ralph appoints Jack to be the leader of the hunters Ralph Jack and Simon set off on an expedition to explore the island When they return Ralph says that they must light a signal fire to get the attention of passing ships The boys begin to do so using the lens from Piggys eyeglasses to ignite dead wood but they are more interested in playing and not pay attention to the fire at hand and the fire quickly ignites the forest A large bunch of dead wood burns out of control One of the youngest boys disappears probably having burned to death At first the boys enjoy their life without grown-ups They splash in the lagoon and play games though Ralph complains that they should be maintaining the signal fire and building huts for shelter The hunters have trouble catching a pig but Jack becomes obsessed with the act of hunting One day a ship passes by on the horizon and Ralph and Piggy notice to their surprise that the signal fire has burned out it had been the hunters responsibility to maintain it Furious Ralph accosts Jack but the hunter has just returned with his first kill When Piggy criticizes him Jack hits him across the face Ralph blows the conch shell used to summon the boys and tells them in a speech
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