Conch Shell While the boys were conversing Piggy attempts to get everyone's attention using the conch shell.
I got the conch... I got a right to speak.
The Signal Fire Ralph is passionate about maintaining the fire while the other boys focus on other priorities.
The Beast A littlun says that he saw the beast in the ocean and Simon intervenes.
What I mean is...Maybe its only us
This quote states that savagery happens when the conch is not being used and when the conch is properly used, a civilized society is put into place.
Dead parachutist After Ralph wants a sign from adults, samneric find a dead parachutist lands on the island.
"The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don't keep a fire going? Is a fire to much for us to make?" (80) The Civilized boys wanted to maintain the fire while the others thought the fire had no use.
Piggy's Glasses Jack and some of his boys steal Piggy's glasses to make a fire.
The fear of the beast draws out the inner savagery in the boys. Simon represents the civilization because he reassures the boys that the beast is only a figment of their imagination.
Face paint/masks Jack and the hunters use face paint as a way to blend in and to protect their identity when hunting
"If only they could get a message to us." cried Ralph desperately if only they could send us... a sign or something. When circumstances become difficult people become more savage just how the parachutist ended up dead on the island because of the war around them. When circumstances are good their is minimal conflict between people causing them to stay civilized.
"[Jack] was a chief now in truth...From his left hand dangled piggy's broken glasses." Piggy's glasses represent civilization, without them there is no way for the boys to survive. They need the glasses to start the fire, which is why Jack steals them.
"They understand only to well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought." Jack and the boys inner savage releases when they put on the face paint, hiding themselves from the misery and pain of killing the pig. When the boys aren't warning the masks they are more civilized due to the shame that cannot be covered up from killing the pig.