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Huts on the Beach
Transcript of Huts on the Beach
Jack's Hunting Party
Jack is alone hunting pigs
He gives up and goes to find Ralph
Ralph and Simon are making shelter
They've been working hard while the 'Littluns' go off to play on the beach
Jack and Ralph begin to argue about their priorities
The 'Littluns' are having nightmares (foreshadowing)
Ralph and Jack notice that someone has put live branches on the flames to make smoke
They think there's a ship, but they're wrong
They fight more about priorities
Priority: getting off the island
Symbolizes civilization and order
Priority: get food and hunt pigs
Shatters the simple dualism set up by the symbolical conflict between Ralph and Jack
Helping children, appreciates nature, etc.
In the context of nature vs. nurture?
Development of Golding's point
"They talk and scream. The littluns. Even some of the others. As if --"
"As if it wasn't a good island."
Astonished at the interruption, they looked up at Simon's serious face.
"As if," said Simon, "the beastie, the beastie or the snake-thing, was real. Remember?" (pg 52)
Eruption of conflict
The conch shell
"I bet if I blew the conch this minute, they'd come running. [...] When the meeting was over they'd work for five minutes, then wander off or go hunting" (pg 51).
Fire (pg 54): order
Pig (pg 54): savagery
Jack after hunting (pg 49): picture of savagery
"Dog-like" (pg 48): savage description