Brutus had a tied heart and went with what his mind was telling him half the time. Switching back and forth from becoming a killer to spearing a life, Brutus was his own downfall. He was not a monster, but was simply lost in his own mind. Torn between becoming one of the conspirators or making his own decision, Brutus struggled with his thoughts. He was his own worst enemy because he, just like all of the other conspirators, had no reason as to why Caesar should have been killed by them.
?We may stay here till we die,? (pg.9) was a very powerful quote, because from the beginning of the novel, Golding is foreshadowing their future on the island. Another example of this is their painted faces and tribal dances, which happen when they?ve killed a pig. A force greater than they can control seems to take over their humanity, and because children haven?t been exposed to think for themselves, they don?t know between right and wrong. Therefore, society hasn?t conditioned them to be evil, but the evil resides within them naturally.
Grendel never understood why humans could be so monstrous until he finally learned they cannot be converted. He decided to stop attempting to aid them and turn on them by killing them off. He decided not to kill Hrothgar so he can observe and finally feel pain from his wrath. Killing warriors and people slowly would be like slapping Hrothgar in the face and allow him to regret everything he has done. “Hrothgar says nothing, hoarfrost-bearded, his features cracked and crazed” (13).
His bullying tendencies grew worse, as he tried very hard to get what he wanted. Even though he wanted to be voted as the leader, he eventually wants to seize all the power, which represents a dictatorship. He also develops a dark and disturbing thought process, as he makes dark jokes and laughs when a pig is basically tortured to death. He also made very violent plans to get what he wanted; he laughed in the blood of a pig, and made a violent plan to make sure that Ralph dies. This shows that the lack of a society and a government can even change the politest people, also shows the necessity of a government to make sure that everyone stays in line and does not become
Dispite Jack’s unpleasent personality, his lack of courage and his conscience preventing him from killing the first pig they encountered. "They knew very well why he hadn’t; because of the enormity of the knife decending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood." (p.34) When Jack was chosen to keep the fire going, he decides to get meat instead of tending to the fire. His pursuit for killing a pig is symbollizing a sexual desire built into human nature. While he was out pursuing the pig, the fire went out.
Moreover, the death of the innocence and goodness through out the novel shows, just how horrid human nature can be. Essentially it all began from Jack, one of the main character of the novel, who felt shameful that he couldn't kill the first pig they saw. Somehow the thought had made him more engrossed in wanting to hunt. All of his thoughts were on the pigs; His desire to see blood had made him leave his duties and follow his instinct, “'You and your blood, Jack Merridew! You and your hunting!
The monster hoped to gain friendship from the old man and eventually his children. He knew that it could have been possible because the old man was blind; he could not see the monster's repulsive characteristics. But fate was against him and the "wretched" had barely conversed with the old man before his children returned from their journey and saw a monstrous creature at the foot of their father attempting to do harm to the helpless elder. "Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore [the creature] from his father..." (129). Felix's action caused great inner pain to the monster.
It wants you to fear it, but if you don’t believe in the “lord of the flies” nothing can happen to you. Therefore Simon didn’t fall into the trap, but the beast killed him, meaning the other boys on the island did. Simon discovered that the beast is in fact just a dead parachute man before he died and ran down to tell the boys about his finding. When Sim... ... middle of paper ... ...t. By physically punishing the boys, they will fear Jack, so they will obey him "We’ve got to have rules and obey them" (P.47). In closing, fear can make people act in ways that are unfamiliar to them, whether their fear is valid or imaginary.
Most of the boys follow Jack’s lead because they probably do not want to get on his bad side; however. they need to what Jack wants so they do not get potentially killed by him. Ever since Jack lost his innocence, his evil impulses control a lot of what he is doing: “‘They hate you, Ralph. They’re going to do you.” “They’re going to hunt you tomorrow.’” (Golding 188). Jack’s innocence is completely lost when he decides that he wants to kill Jack for no good reason.
Jack never really cared for Piggy from the start. He wanted him out of his way so he could become chief; he was the only thing that kept Ralph in charge. Jack would have done anything for that position, and Piggy interfered, which resulted in his murder. Jack did plan to kill someone, and Piggy happened to be first. In addition, Jack treated Piggy with extreme cruelty.