"We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting they'll come when they hear us." (16)
Savagery: Example 2
" Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea." (154)
Savagery: Example 3
"He was chief now in truth; and he made stabbing motions with his spear. From his left hand dangled Piggy's broken glasses." (168)
One main symbol for savagery is one of the boys being a leader, they had kids completely abandon innocence for their own chance of being in control of everything.
Real fear: Example 1
killing each other (especially Simon), they became so uncivilized and lost in the mindset of survival.
Real fear: Example 2
Piggy's glasses would symbolize savagery. The boys split up and the one tribe goes after the other tribe just for his glasses, this really set them up to show how in need for civilization they were.
Real fear: Example 3
They wanted something so they could take their fears out on something besides being trapped on the island, so they made the beast. it hides the fact that they are all terrified.
"Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Do him in!" (152)
At the beginning all the kids are afraid, but as the story progresses they all become less aware of their problems. Just as you think all the kids are completely lost for hope the man comes onto the island, and it kicks back their instincts of being kids.
"The tears began to flow and sobs shook him." (202)
Upon meeting the man on the island, they seem to have "swapped" back to being normal, non savage kids. they mostly seem guilty when in conversation with the man, and i think that's when all of them really realized that they were in danger. Most likely when the man started to confront them.
“I should have thought,” said the officer as he visualized the search before him, “I should have thought that a pack of British boys – you’re all British, aren’t you – would have been able to put up a better show than that.”