Or a group of children, from six to thirteen, who are isolated on a desert island. What happens to them after a few months? William Golding tries the experiment. After the exciting excursions and swimming parties, you have to organize yourself to survive. This is at least the reflection of Ralph, the one who was elected chief at the happy time of the beginnings, and of the faithful Piggy. But this is what Jack, the second aspirant to the “throne”, and his own refuse to understand.
This first clan division is not far from reproducing an ancestral social scheme. This is followed by behaviors that gradually shun civilization and through which immemorial rituals compete for savagery with boundless violence.