Bash him in!” and repeatedly jabs Robert (Golding 125). These actions by Jack lead the reader to believe that he has changed into a lustful bloodthirsty savage ready to harm humans just a short time after the fall of a peaceful society. The chanting indicates that Jack has fallen into a primitive state demonstrating the lack of civility When Jack manages to achieves a position of leadership in a rule less society, he becomes ruthless to the boys, “the newly beaten and untied Wilfred [is] sniffling” (176). Jack’s actions demonstrate how much he has changed, from civil choir boy to a reckless savage tying and beating boys at random. Jack has started solving his problems the only way a bloodthirsty savage does, by violence.
But since Jack was given the role of the id, he had to be evil and teach the boys what it is like to be evil and do evil thing. This is Golding’s was of saying that every human has some evil inside of them and there’s no one without evil. Almost all of the characters show some sign of evil inside of them. Some examples are, (quotes) All of these examples show how Golding tried to express that all humans are born with some evil inside of them but society keeps them under control with laws. Lord of the Flies is a great lesson which shows many examples of life changing events and lessons that can help people in their own lives.
William Golding Lord of the Flies articulates the idea evil residing within every human through three characters. Jack is a boy who forgets about morals and compassion right after he is marooned. He becomes a deranged individual who destroys anything that stands in his path. Roger was directly influenced by Jack he represents the characteristics of sadism, bloodlust and cruelty which resides within every human heart. Ralph is a character who desperately tries to remain civilized and cultured but he eventually gives into his natural villainous instincts.
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding expresses the idea that humans are naturally immoral, and that people are moral only because of the pressures of civilization. He does this by writing about a group of boys, and their story of survival on an island. The civilized society they form quickly deteriorates into a savage tribe, showing that away from civilization and adults, the boys quickly deteriorate into the state man was millions of years ago. This tendency is shown most in Jack, who has an animalistic love of power, and Roger, who loves to kill for pleasure. Even the most civilized boys, Ralph and Piggy, show that they have a savage side too as they watch Simon get murdered without trying to save him.
Savagery In Humans The dark heart of savagery is within all human beings. Savagery of humans is one of the most important theme in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. However some people would say that humans can be pure while others would say deep inside all humans are evil. It is probably true that most human have savagery inside them. In Lord of the Files, Golding proves human’s brutality by showing the destruction in humanity for a pack of innocent young British boys.
They became savage hunters as evil took over; they killed almost as if it were a sexual performance for them. As this adventure began, Jack was the leader of the choir. He was a bully who always wanted to be the leader and be looked upon with the utmost resopect. When Ralph came along as a mild and sensible boy, and was chosen ahaed of Jack as the leader, Jack was furious. Jack wanted more than anything to become leader and he began an amoral reign as he let the evil within take control.
Painting their faces gives the boys a new identity for their evil, they use these mask and expose the beast inside themselves. The symbols of the final fire, Castle Rock and the painted faces are all symbols of how underneath the thin veneer, all humans are beasts. The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding explains how much evil one has inside of their own innocent and civilized nature. If one looks at their day to day actions they would see the little moments that show their inner evil shining through. Sometimes people make comments or do actions for selfish reasons, which are all part of the evil inside all humans.
Golding illustrates that mankind is inherently evil; however rules and punishments keep him from his violent nature. Once the rules and institutions fall apart; the inherited evil is revealed in man. Golding demonstrates that man is inhere... ... middle of paper ... ...olf Hitler is a character the same as Jack. Once Jack has the reliability of all of the boys except Ralph, Piggy and Samneric; he turns them into savages. Eventually Simon and Piggy are murdered by Jack’s tribe.
These masks also let the boys hide f... ... middle of paper ... ...s when Ralph points out, “There’s going to be a storm.” This slowly builds us up to Simon’s death. We Can see that even Ralph and Piggy have a savage side as they, “found themselves eager to take place in this demented but partly safe society.” This demonstrates Goldings view that everyone has a savage side to them. At Simon’s murder the boys, “Leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit and tore.” This clearly shows us that the boys are completely barbaric and have no self-conciseness. The reason why Golding did not inform us straight away that Simon was the beast was because he wanted us to try and see things from the boys’ perspective. As Simon was trying to tell the boys that the beast did not exist, his death symbolises that mankind can’t face the truth about their inner desires.
The Lord of the Flies gives an accurate insight to the problems that we are faced with everyday like violence, greed, fear, and religious power and shows how civilization and savagery contrast because of this. It shows us no matter who we are evil lies within all of us. This is exemplified through the breaking of the conch, the Lord of the Flies (pigs head), and through Jack. This novel shows that even the most innocent of children can turn evil, everyone is capable. Friedrich Nietzsche once said ““Man is the cruelest animal.”