Lord of the Flies

Explain the theme of survival in lord of the flies.

Specifically in chapter 4, the passage where the boys see the ship in the distance, then relalize the fire is out and that the ship will not retrieve them. Also mention how we see conflict between the characters in this passage?

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Survival has been paired down by most of the boys. Initially it was about surviving and being rescued. By chapter 4, most of the boys consider survival to be simply living in the moment. They play, they hunt, they eat, and they sleep. The idea of survival being dependant on rescue has been abandoned by Jack and the boys under his influence. This becomes acutely shown when a ship goes by and there is no signal fire. The boys, with the exception of a few, have ceased to think of rescue until Ralph informs them of the ship. Jack must think quickly to turn the tables back on Ralph.