When Lord of the Flies opens, a plane carrying a group of British boys ages 6 to 12 has crashed on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. Ralph becomes chief.
And then trouble begins. They're afraid of a "beast" somewhere on the island, and then they decide to build a signal fire using the glasses of Piggy. Jack however, thinks that they should foucus on hunting pigs. The longer they're on the island, the more savage he becomes.
Right about this time a dead man attached to a parachute blows into the island. The mysterious parachuting creature is mistaken for the beast, and the boys begin a massive hunt to kill it. He goes off into the woods to thin about the situation.
Back in the group, Jack decides Ralph shouldn't be chief anymore. He secedes and invites whoever wants to come with him and kill things (like more pigs, and maybe some people if they feel like it). Most of the older kids go with him, and Simon, hiding, watches Jack and Co. hunt a pig. This time, they slaughter a fat mother pig (in a scene described somewhat as a rape), cut off her head, and jam it onto a stick in the ground.
Simon stares at the head, which he calls "the Lord of the Flies" as it tells him (he's hallucinating, by the way) that it is the beast and that it is part of him (Simon). Simon passes out, gets a bloody nose, and wakes up covered in sweat, blood, and other disgusting things. Despite all this, he decides to continue up the mountain to face the beast, i.e., dead guy. Then he vomits and staggers down the mountain.
By now, Ralph and Piggy are attending a big feast that Jack is hosting. It's all fun. Then Simon comes. He tries to tell them about the beast, but he is unrecognizable, and the boys jab at him with their spears until he's dead. Oops. Simon's body is washed out to sea that night, and the wind carries off the body of the dead parachuting man, while Ralph and Piggy convince themselves they didn't take part in murdering Simon.
Jack's crew attacks Ralph and Piggy and steals Piggy's eyeglasses to make fire on their own. Ralph ends up running for his life, finds out that there's a head-on-stick future planned for him, and at last makes it to the shore of the island where he runs into… an officer of the British Navy.
This book can really, be a Hollywood film. It brutal and dark characters and ones that are morally insufficient. This book introduces lots of exciting ideas to my mind, are humans prone to evil, are people meant to be savages, and much more.