What is William Golding's style of writing in The Lord of the Flies?

Golding employs a relatively straightforward writing style in Lord of the Flies, one that avoids highly poetic language, lengthy description, and philosophical interludes. ... Still others maintained that Golding wrote the novel as a criticism of the political and social institutions of the West.

What happens to Ralph after piggy dies?

With Piggy's death and Sam and Eric's forced conversion to Jack's tribe, Ralph is left alone on the island, doomed to defeat by the forces of bloodlust and primal chaos. Appropriately, Ralph's defeat comes in the form of the hunt, which has been closely associated with the savage instinct throughout Lord of the Flies.

Does Ralph kill Simon?

In the darkness, Simon crawls into the group and tries to tell them what he has seen but it is too late. The boys have lost all control and thinking he is the Beast, they kill Simon - even Ralph and Piggy are involved. That night, Simon's body is carried out to sea.

How does Jack justify Simon's death?

Jack convinces the boys (and arguably himself) that it was the beast they killed, which was their first reaction upon seeing Simon due to mob mentality. Even though Ralph and Piggy admit to each other they knew it was Simon, Jack perpetuates the myth of the beast on his side of the island.