In my project I decided to include the first couple of scenes when rules and order are important and how that leads to the boys eventually becoming savages. I wanted to include the conch because that symbolizes civilization and order on the island. Another major scene in Lord of the Flies was when the boys were have a meeting to discuss what everyone's tasks are. In Lord of the Flies many characters and items represent important symbols, such as Jacks desire for power and savagery, the fire being a hope for being rescued, and Ralph as showing leadership, along with many other important ideas and themes. In the first couple meeting these themes are especially important when the boys discuss ideas such as the fire and hunting and the reader gets to learn what each character is like.
"We can use this to call the other. Have a meeting. They'll come when they hear us-"
"Lets have a vote." "Vote for chief!" (Golding 22)
At the very beginning of Lord of the Flies, we learn that a plane has crashed on island, leaving boys without any adults.
"Im chief then."
“I ought to be chief," said Jack with simple arrogance, "because I'm chapter chorister and head boy.
Ralph and Piggy find a conch and piggy suggests to use it to call other boys. (Golding 16)
Jack was on his feet. "We'll have rules! he cried excitedly.
"Were on an uninhabited island with no other people on it." (Golding 32)
I find this part ironic because Jack wants to follow rules, but later on in the book he will become a savage and break rules!
When all the boys gathered together, they decided to vote for chief.
They all vote for Ralph to be leader, Jack is a little jealous because he believes he should have been leader, this fight will get worse and continue on in the novel. One of the main themes is control and we see that early on.
At the second meeting, they boys realize, they are stuck on this island without any adults, so they must have rules to keep everything in order.