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.
I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?” (143). This quote reveals that the beast is within themselves. When the boys lose control over themselves while having a feast, it strikes back leading up to the event of the brutal killing of Simon. “The beast struggled forward, broke the ring and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water.
As we see in Lord of the Flies, all of the boys except Simon feel the urge to destroy and kill. They go on wild hunts for pigs, hurt each other for entertainment, and form a wild tribe where everything is run by the tyrannical Jack and the sadistic Roger. Even Piggy and Ralph feel some of the others’ mob mentality when everyone, as a group, kills Simon, the only boy with a civilized heart. His death symbolizes how mankind kills off all notions of sympathy with its cruel and evil heart. If it were not for the moralizing effects of civilization, No humans would be present who pity others.
Roger killing Piggy with all intent is a show of evil. When Piggy and Ralph try to make Jack give back Piggy's specs, Roger silences Piggy: “High overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all of his weight on the lever” (Golding 200). This brutal killing of killing Piggy proves Roger's evil. Roger's intention to behead Ralph also shows evil. When Ralph asks what is going to happen to him, Samneric reply,“Roger sharpened a stick at both ends” (Golding 210).
His fundamental conflicts are that people are savage by nature, and are moved by urges to dominate over others. The natural darkness in humankind brings about the breakdown of civilization, as demonstrated by Jack. Jack’s loss of innocence to savagery articulates the beginning of the breakdown of civilization. His subsequent fall into ruthlessness is established when he first spots a pig. Thought his first instinct is to draw his knife, he is unable to continue because of “the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood”.
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
In conclusion, this whole novel is based on good versus evil. The symbolism in the novel helps to portray that as much as possible, with the conch and Ralph, Piggy, and Simon representing the “good,” and the sow’s head and Jack and his hunters representing the “evil.” One of the main themes of The Lord of the Flies is man’s inhumanity to man. It is also compared to the book of Genesis in the Bible. This novel deals with all the corruption in the world, and no matter whom you are, while reading it, you can always relate it to real life situations. Works Cited http://plmartinwrite.blogspot.com/2009/10/lord-of-flies.html http://pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmLordFlies30.asp http://bookstove.com/classics/good-vs-evil-in-lord-of-the-flies/
Ö You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?" (143). Needless to say the immanent fear the boys obtain, represented by the slain pig, is causing the society the boys created on the island to decline. Ending the event, the massive evil symbolized by this cogent symbol can be seen once again as Simon loses consciousness af... ... middle of paper ... ...e rock strikes Piggy it also crushes the conch shell.
Up to this point in the novel, the boys mistook Simon as the beast and killed him without a second thought while they were chanting. This is Golding’s method of describing how savage the kids have become due to their loss of civilization. His use of diction, characterizes the boys and shows the contrast of who they were, to who they’ve become. Eventually, the boys reach the pinnacle of chaos and the complete and utter loss of civilization when Piggy’s death occurs. Piggy’s death not only presents chaos, but the destruction of the conch and its symbol for civilization represents the loss of civilized british boys on the island as shown in this quote.
Upon Piggy’s death the boys then hunt for Ralph, hunting him down as if he was a pig. The book talks about a group of boys who are left stranded on an island without any parental supervision. The boys face numerous problems from setting up a fire to being scared from the thought of a “beast”. The elected leader of the group Ralph, is constantly challenged by another boy called Jack; however when jack leaves the group to make his own group it’s a war between civilisation and savagery. The boys kill Simon mistaking him for the “beast” then moments later Roger without any real motive kills Piggy in cold blood.