When Sam and Eric are watching the fire, they find the dead parachutist and mistake him for the beast. Eric announces, “We’ve seen the beast with our own eyes. No - we weren’t asleep-” (Golding,109). The fact that the twins believe that what they saw was truly the beast shows that the boys have become so incredibly paralyzed by their fear of the beast that their imagination conjured a monster that the boys would find the most horrifying; a beast with wings, fur, teeth and claws. This is incredibly dangerous for the boys because they have been so overcome with fear that they can no longer trust what they see.
I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” (Golding 158) The Lord of the Flies suggests that his presence is the reason for the boys’ descent into savagery and madness, beginning with the children’s fear of the beast’s existence, followed by Jack’s brutality when killing the pig as well as his transformation into a savage, finally culminating in the frenzied murder of Simon at the hands of the children who mistake him for the beast. While they are beating Simon to death they are also chanting "Kill the beast!
Jack and his “hungers” have become obsessed with hunting and killing. They painted their faces and finally killed a pig. Finally Jack breaks away from Ralph’s leadership and he tells the others to follow him. He killed another pig and put the head of the pig on a stake, which symbolized The Lord Of The Flies. While Jack and the “hunters” were roasting the pig, Simon finds a dead man hanging from the rocks wearing a parachute.
Simon before he was murdered had solved the case of the "monster in the cave" which was really just a surviving adult that was insured and moaning in pain. Once Simon figured this out he ran to Jack's group, Jacks groups was startled by this unidentified figure running at them. There savage environment didn't make them think of investigating the object running towards them so instead Jack ordered everyone to attack the object. Be for they realized that it was Simon he was stabbed multiple times and died instantaneously. This is in page 154 it says "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea".This murder that was totally avoidable brought the evil out of the little children and lead them to murdering another survivor in cold
Piggy is killed by Roger who levered a huge rock on top of him. Jack and his gang hunt Ralph; they burn the bushes to flush him out on... ... middle of paper ... ... the presentation changes to make it more interesting and gripping to read. This is a significant chapter because this is when the characters find out how evil is within them, and when they lose their childish innocence. In the middle of the book Golding uses the description of the hunters as 'savages', but when the adult appears at the end of the novel he calls them all little 'boys'. This is clearly noticeable when an adult is placed in the picture with them, showing that children aren't thought of as old enough to deal with the trauma of 3 people dying, survival, and how they were lucky to have survived for this long.
After one of the new groups hunts they cut off a sows head and put it on a spear, and stuck in the ground as an offering to the beast. Simon sees the dead man for what it really is and when he sees the pigs head it talks to him and tells him that his theory that the beast is actually just the boys fear of the unknown and it reveals itself to be the Lord of the Flies. When he goes to tell the other boys what he found out they mistake him for the beast and kill him out of fear. Jack's tribe realizes they cannot make cooking fires without Piggy's glasses so they ambush Ralph and the others in the night and steal Piggy's glasses. When Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric go to speak with Jack's tribe to get Piggy's glasses back Ralph and Jack end up fighting, Sam and Eric get taken prisoner, and Roger kills Piggy.
We're going to hunt pigs to get meat for everybody. And we'll look for the snake tooâ€¦" This confirmed for the children that even Jack, the largest of the biguns, was starting to worry about a beast. This slowly creates a feeling of general fear amongst all of the children. Jack works them into a frenzy so strong that even Piggy joins in with Jacks dance: "Piggy and Ralph â€¦ found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society". The fear of the beast, created by both Jack and the littluns ensured they armed themselves before they even saw the beast or Simon coming out of the jungle: "The hunters took their spears, the cooks took spits, and the rest clubs of firewood."
At first the boys have good intentions, keep a fire going so that a passing ship can see the smoke and rescue them, however because of the inherent evil of the many the good intentions of the few are quickly passed over for more exciting things. The killing of a pig slowly begins to take over the boys life, and they begin to go about this in a ritualistic way, dancing around the dead animal and chanting. As this thirst for blood begins to spread the group is split into the “rational (the fire-watchers) pitted against the irrational (the hunters) (Dick 121).” The fear of a mythological “beast” is perpetuated by the younger members of the groups and they are forced to do something about it. During one of the hunters’ celebrations around the kill of an animal a fire-watcher stumbles in to try and disband the idea of the monster. Caught of in the rabid frenzy of the dance, this fire-watcher suddenly becomes the monster and is brutally slaughtered by the other members of the group.
He remembered his age-old tremors in the forest. ‘Yes, the beast is a hunter” (Golding 126). The fear that Jack enforces in the boys about the beast allows him to gain more power. The boys look to him for protection despite how they might feel about his power and his ways. They ignore their needs and are immobilized from doing their own thing because fear inhibits them to.
The slightest fear caused panic among the boys and spun the small tribe out of control thereby causing Ralph to lose power. William Golding showed me that our society is very delicate. It is very hard to keep everyone following the rules if there is no one to enforce them. Lord of the Flies reminded me of how much responsibility a leader has to assume in order to have a system properly function. It also showed me how far as a society we have come.