Rituals: Killing the pig ceremony. A kind of play used to simulate the hunters killing the pig or boar. Uses a sacrifice. Usually rituals are used to boost spirits or raise hopes for some sort of war, hunt, or religion and are also used for reenactments.
Wedding Example: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today... Do you take this man to be your loftily wedded husband? Do you take this woman to be your loftily wedded wife? You may now kiss the bride.
Effects of the Beast: The Beast has a hold on the whole island and is terrifying all of the boys to where they go across the island looking for it. They think that any twig that breaks in the night is the Beast lurking around the shelters looking for a boy or two to eat.
What Happened to Simon: Simon has just been involved in a tribal ritual and was killed by everyone. Before that he went up to the mountain to see the beast and has untangled it's parachute lines so it isn't stuck on top of the mountain. Simon made his way down the mountain into the jungle and emerged in the ritual ring and the other boys were so caught up in their play that they jabbed at Simon as if he was a pig and then he fell to the beach and was washed away.
Groups: Groups fill the need to be around people and let you have some similarities with those people you are interacting with. Depending on what your group does, than usually everyone likes what they're doing. Groups can also get involved in very bad things and some people won't even notice.
Castle Rock: I think that it's better to have rules and agree than to hunt and kill because where does that get you? People should get along and be able to keep sanity on the island. They must be rescued so they can return to their original lives. Hunting and killing doesn't get you anywhere.
"You'll get back to where you came from"(Golding, 111).
The Final Picture: The story took a big turn towards the end with the hunt of Ralph and another fire. The reason I chose the quote was because Ralph and all of the other boys would get back at the end with the naval ship and also because Simon said that they would get back someday. Simon posed as a Christ like boy who told a prophecy of return.
The Final Letter: Honestly, I didn't like the novel because of all the killing and hunting down of other boys. I personally like reading books on my own but, I liked the way you read the novel. It gave it a quality that I could not give it myself. The novel did have a good plot about the boys getting stuck on an island and had to survive but I think things could have went a little bit smoother than they did. I encourage anyone who is reading this to enjoy the book, read it intently, and make it make sense.