The boys plane crashes and they are stranded on an island by themselves as the only adult (the pilot) is dead. The boys attempt to find other survivors and find a way to survive.
The tension begins to rise between Ralph and Jack as Jack refuses to help the boys build huts more concerned with hunting. Jack continues to grow more violent and Ralph becomes more intolerant of Jack's actions both getting into arguments often. Ralph's anger aggression towards Jack grows as Jack lets the fire on the mountain go out.
The tension continues to grow as the boys become increasingly more violent, Jack in particular. After being able to successfully kill a female pig the boys chant, "Kill the pig, cut her throat, bash her in!" Highlight their sway to violence and how they slowly begin to lose their humanity and succumb their true nature.
Finally, the tension releases at its pinnacle when Simon is murdered by the other boys after he attempts to warn them of the Lord of the Flies and how the Lord of the Flies was actually instead them beings all along. However, he is too late and the other succumb to their true nature killing him in the process.
Blinded by their aggression and thirst for violence Jack and the hunters begin to search for Ralph and Piggy with the desire to kill them. Unfortunately, Piggy is then murdered by a bullet and Ralph attempts to escape from the hunters.
At last, the remaining boys are rescued by sailors, Ralph escaping from the trauma inflicted upon by the island, however despite being saved from the island he has yet to be saved from his true nature and has yet to escape from the true nature of humanity.