114, a “game” gets a little out of hand, when Robert pretends to be the pig, and the others pretend to hunt him, but then they become more serious and actually hurt him. He is not killed, however. Eventually, Jack and some of the other boys split apart from Ralph and his “group.” Jack and his hunting band kill another pig savagely, reveling in its agony. The “peak of their decline” was when they killed Simon, calling him a beast, during the storm. Then Piggy is killed, and the conch is shattered, and that is when I consider them to be at the absolute lowest in society: nothing more than savages.
Although he isn’t happy about it, Jack accepts his loss, and decides to try his hand at exploring. While exploring with Ralph and Simon, Jack comes across a wild pig. He draws his knife in order to kill it but finds that he can’t. Something deep inside him says that it’s wrong to kill, “They knew very well why he hadn’t: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh, because of the unbearable blood”. In his moment of hesitation the pig runs off, and he puts away the knife.
On an island with no authority and no one in full control of others. The boys become uncivilized and lost their innocence. After a successful hunt, the boys managed to capture a pig and chanted “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood,”(69).
To dehumanize someone means to deprive of human qualities or attributes. Such as in chapter 4, after a hunt, the boys reenacted the killing, with Maurice being the pig. As they grow closer to salvagery, the boys also grow more towards the line of being a human and an animal. Repeating another ritual dance, the boys come close to killing a boy acting as the pig. They get absorbed into the frenzy-like actions and forget that this human is actually a human.
The hunters stole Piggy’s glasses, broke the conch, stole the twins and Roger ends up killing Piggy by throwing a boulder at him over the edge. Jack wanted to kill Ralph then, but Ralph ran into the woods to hide. ... ... middle of paper ... ...itions, our ideals, values, and the basics of right and wrong are lost. Another theme is that people often single out others to give themselves security. This happened a lot with Piggy, which wasn’t fair.
They start killing pigs and eating the meat. Things start to get out of control and they begin to paint their faces and sharpen spears. So, the group gets divided because more boys start to follow Jack because they have food even though they are crazy. Jack's group accidentally kills Simon, one of the younger boys. Piggy sticks with Ralph the whole time, even when they were the only ones left with some decency.
So he gathers a small group of irresponsible children and makes his own tribe. His tribe is called the Hunters. With all this power he eventually ends up taking and hurting Ralph's group for no reason. This happened in Chapter 10 on page 199 “the whole shelter exploded into light ...the fight rolled over him. The shelter collapsed with smothering finality., and anonymous shapes made there way to the dark.... His left hand dangled piggy's glasses.” so the hunters badly beat Ralph and his people, who do not even know why they were attacked, they would have gladly shared the fire with the other boys so they did not need to steal piggy's glasses to make fire.
Everyone joins in a hunting dance that eventually leads to them losing control of their body and mind and killing Simon. “There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (136). The id was shown by the tearing and ripping of Simon’s body that was done by the boys. Roger represents the id the most compared to any other character though, not only did he torture a mother pig to an extreme, he also killed Piggy. Since society was no longer present, they could no longer condition his arm and stop him from hurting someone.
After he first kills a pig "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 it's life like a long satis... ... middle of paper ... ...eat battle of wills between Ralph and Jack culminating in Jack and his tribe hunting down and smoking Ralph out of the forest, which ultimately led to their rescue. At this point, democracy in the shape of Ralph seemed to prevail over totalitarianism in the shape of Jack who faded into the shadows. Overall, Ralph and Jack were very different characters. Ralph began the book as a hopeful leader with high ideals and in the end was feeling hunted and squashed by dictatorship and anarchy. He was motivated by the hope of rescue and was more of a democratic leader.
The Pearl Theme Greed can bring out the worst in people, making them do despicable things. The Pearl by John Steinbeck is a perfect example of this. This ‘calm before the storm‘ story portrays how greed drives people in a phenomenal way. It follows a small, poor family that consists of Kino and Juana, on a long rampageous path to heal their child, Coyotito, after he was tragically bitten by a scorpion. Kino and Juana try many things but nothing seems to work, when the doctor would not try to heal their child.