The line of his cheek silvered and the turn of his shoulder became sculptured marble.
The is significant as Jack has almost completely turned over to savagery and this shows that Ralph still sees the civilization in him but he could not remember what Jack was like before, not just physically, but his behavior and emotions. Before in the novel, Jack says that hunting is necessary to provide meat for the group.
Piggy believes that he can persuade them to abide by rules and stand by Ralph, as he is an elected leader. Quote: Startled, Ralph realized that the boys were falling still and silent, feeling the beginnings of awe at the power set free below them.
Here Ralph says as a last argument that the fire is more important than hunting. Chapter 4 Quote: He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill all that was swallowing him up He wants to stress upon his Englishness.
The decline of morals starts from small steps into unforgivable acts, here Roger is showing the first signs of the boys giving in to savagery His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.
The great wave of the tide moved further along the island and the water lifted.