Furthermore Piggy and Ralph had lost their means of comfort, warmth and rescue.
It represents the authority that the boys will need to get rescued from the island. The heard thunder and saw little flashes of light at the distance. If one was to lose his composure and let his true nature, that is to let the darkness in him take over, it would be the end of the hard built nation I think so, anyway.
Loss of Innocence As the boys on the island progress from well-behaved, orderly children longing for rescue to cruel, bloodthirsty hunters who have no desire to return to civilization, they naturally lose the sense of innocence that they possessed at the beginning of the novel.
The main thing about humanity is we see ourselves as superior to nature and the animals in it. Human nature guides us as individuals to do the right thing.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, however, said that humans had an innate sense of compassion, and goodness.