Lord of the Flies - Chapter 1, The Sound of the Shell Summary & Analysis

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Ralph is making his way through the jungle to the beach when he is joined by a fat young man who has been called Piggy at school. Ralph does not bother to learn the boy’s name, but he begins to refer to the boy as Piggy, too. The two boys are survivors of a plane crash after their school was evacuated from a war zone. They make their way to a little lagoon and find a conch shell in the pond there. They decide to use it to call the other survivors to them. Ralph discovers how to blow in the shell, and he calls the others. Boys begin coming out of the woods, including a set of twins, Sam and Eric, and a group of choir boys headed by a young man named Jack Merridew. The boys decide they must have...

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