You can hear ‘em...They talk and scream...As if it wasn’t a good island” (Golding 52). The boys have nothing to fear on the island however they want to return home where there is danger and war. It is ironic that the boys want to leave the island and return home where there ... ... middle of paper ... ...(Golding 181). Jack is a character that instills the fear in the other boys to manipulate them into getting what he wants. By putting the fear into the other boys, they follow him and carry out his evil work leading to violence and chaos.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!’ Now out of the terror rose another desire, thick, urgent, blind” (Golding 152). Judgement is easily impaired by fear and causes people to make rash decisions. The boys knew that it was Simon, however, their fear of the beast overruled their minds and they were affected by their fear. People can gain power in the fictional world and the real world.
This motivates him to destroy Ralph and the rivalry between the two begins. Another point is that Jack uses fear and threats to control the boys. For example, when Robert tells Roger “’He’s going to beat Wilfred.’ ‘What for?’ Robert shook his head doubtfully” (Golding 176) it shows that Jack is violent and is using his... ... middle of paper ... ...so much that anything that they see in the dark, they imagine it as the beast. Therefore, the fear of the beast is the most dangerous and destructive force on the island. The most destructive force on the island is not a physical being, but rather a fear that lives within the boys.
In edition these authors use characters, particularly Jack and Macbeth, as examples of man’s self-corruption by letting our natural greedy self-centred self’s come through. Through their works it is shown, likewise their belief that if everybody revealed their true natures, the world would tear itself apart by the unconscious want for power that man will stop at nothing to get. Nevertheless in this game of survival, dishonorable tactics are used to climb the ladder swiftly with the deep craving of attaining the pinnacle of power. On the other hand, and perhaps more importantly evil is also revealed by the telling actions of the characters. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph, the nobler of the two leaders on the island, has the conch, which symbolizes power.
Jack bullies Piggy endlessly throughout the novel, but one would wonder why someone would do such a thing. Obviously, Piggy is really upset. It is believed that Jack bullies Piggy because Piggy found the conch shell, which gives Ralph and Piggy more power than Jack. Jack feels that he has to have lea... ... middle of paper ... ...one begins their life in an evil phase, but adults and surroundings shape your personality in the end. Mankind is born evil because violence, greed and power are favored.
These two young boys, Jack and Jonas, both ignore the rules of their societies and show that there is a commonly occurring desire to oppose the rules set by society, and the moral and ethical consequences of acting against social order. Jack’s yearning to be the leader and have authority is reflected through his actions, directly `influencing the society and testing how far he is willing to push the boundaries for his own benefit before losing his own sanity. Throughout the course of the book, The Lord of the Flies, Jack’s transition to become the ringleader of a force against authority is strengthened and progressively shown through his behavior. On many occasions he attempts to solve problems irrationally through violence and rash behavior. For example in the beginning the conch, a symbol of order and organization throughout “their community”, was enforced and obeyed.
Jack is once again expressing his desire for anarchy, and hatred of society and rules. This quote is meaningful because Jack begins to demonstrate excessive control over the boys when they brutally beat Wilfred. Ralph begins to become brainwashed when he finds no trouble in assisting Jack in “[beating] Wilfred... He didn't say what for. Jack got angry and made us tie him up,” (golding 176).
Man vs. society shows itself through Ralph trying to get everyone to work together to have some semblance of civilization, but he is constantly being shot down because of laziness or differing opinions of the other boys. When anarchy takes over and the beast is no controlling the boys the reader begins to see man vs. man. After the boys were on Jack’s side of the island they were in a frenzied state when they mistook Simon for the beast, shouting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!
." Then Jack proceeds to cover the other half of his face in red, foreshadowing his perpetual recruiting and takeover of the island. Jack ends up as the other authority figure on the island by force and by exploiting the other boys need for savagery. The need for savagery arises because of Golding's views of humans as being vicious by nature. Jack, being a leader in his own right, can not see the light of day again once he has seen the darkness of self indulgence and absolute power.
As the story progresses, Ralph and Jack’s conflicting morals split the boys into two groups that fight for dominance on the island. Ralph attempts to maintain structure in his group but Jack and his followers become savages. Jack’s desire for power feeds his savagery and by the end of the novel he has become the “beast” the boys fear. Jack first appears in the story when Ralph calls for a meeting with all of the boys. Golding’s depiction of Jack makes him seem sinister because of his black cloak and “face that was ugly without silliness” (20).