For my third book report I read the book Lord of the flies. This book takes place at the beginning of the last world war. A plane is transporting a group of young schoolboys away from Britain and the plane is shot down. The plane crash lands on a deserted island. Two boys come out of the plane and they believe that there are more kids on the island. One boy’s name was Ralph while the other boy was chubby and at school they called him piggy so his nickname stuck with him. He has asthma and he has been wearing glasses or “specs” as the book describes them. They both find a conch on the beach. Piggy teaches Ralph how to blow the conch to try and get attention or to try to find any other kids. When Ralph blows the conch more kids run to the beach. There are many young children and then there are twins, Sam and Eric. Then a group of boys come who are a choir. The leader’s name was Merridew, but he is also referred to by Jack. Ralph and Merridew got in an argument of who should be in charge of the pact of kids. Everyone takes a vote and Ralph wins leadership. Ralph appoints Merridew to be in charge of all food and hunting along with the choir.
Ralph, Merridew, and Simon, who is also, part of the choir, decide to see if they are really on an uninhabited island of if they are surrounded by villages. They then start their journey up the mountain and tell the others to stay put. When they reach the mountain they see and believe that they are truly on a deserted island. On their way down they spot a pig and merridew failed to kill it so it ran away. Everyone including merridew is upset. When they come down they discuss what they saw and the whole pact concludes that they have to build a fire on the mountain to attract a ships attention. So they gather dry leaves and wood and try to make a fire but they can’t. Finally Merridew takes Piggy’s glasses and uses them to start a fire. They also begin to build shelters on the beach and notice that one of the youngest kids has gone missing. Jack finds charcoal to use as camouflage paint, and then goes hunting for a pig. While he is gone Ralph and a few others spot a ship in the distance. They realize Merridew let the fire go out and are angry when the ship sails out of sight. When merridew comes back he and his hunters come back with a pig. Everyone eats the pig after they start the fire and Ralph calls an assembly. Merridew gets angry with Piggy for accusing him of neglecting the fire and breaks one of his glasses’ lenses.
The assembly was called to restore order and try to keep peace between everyone. The meeting discusses different things like where to go when you need to use the levorotary and that keeping the fire burning was vital to their survival. Then they talk about what the little ones are afraid of, because they have been having nightmares ever since they came to the island. So Ralph tells everyone he has seen the whole island and he never saw any beast. That is...