At the beginning of the story, the boys attempt to establish a civil, democratic society by holding assemblies and electing a leader. Once Jack is given authority over the hunters, he becomes increasingly obsessed with hunting and begins to dismiss Ralph 's directives. In chapter three, Jack and hunters leave...
the construction site and stop helping build the huts on the beach, which upsets Ralph and highlights Jack's opposing views. In chapter four, Jack becomes less civilized by painting his face and excusing his hunters from their responsibilities regarding the signal fire. Despite the hunters' success, the boys miss a rare opportunity for rescue when the signal fire goes out and a ship passes the island.
The issue regarding the existence of the beast increases the tension, anxiety, and fear among the boys. After Samneric see the "beast," the situation on the island gets worse, as Jack leads his group of hunters on an expedition and more boys forget about establishing a civil society. After Ralph, Jack, and Roger see the "beast" on the top of the mountain, Jack quits Ralph's tribe and creates his own tribe of savages on the opposite end of the island. On the other side of the island, Jack allows his tribe to hunt and play. He has no motivation to establish a civil society and allows savagery to reign under his leadership.
The boys become increasingly savage and end up brutally murdering Simon in chapter nine after they mistake him for the beast. The chances of establishing a civil society vanish after they kill Simon, and Jack becomes increasingly tyrannical. When Piggy, Ralph, and Samneric attempt to retrieve Piggy's stolen glasses, Roger rolls a boulder toward Piggy, which brutally ends his life and destroys the conch. The destruction of the conch represents the point of no return as the savages control the entire island and threaten Ralph. By the end of the novel, Jack and his band of savages hunt Ralph and eventually stop when they run into a British naval officer, who arrives on the island at the end of the story.