Furthermore, the Misfit does not have any sympathy or regret for those he murders and simply forgets his wrongdoings. While speaking to the grandmother the Misfit reveals that “‘[he] can do one thing or [...] another, kill a man or take a tire off his car, because sooner or later [he is] going to forget what [he had done] and just be punished for it.’”(O’Connor 25). The Misfit’s inability to understand the purpose of consequences reveals his insanity. His psychological issues are a key factor that institutes his horrific actions. The Misfit’s lack of psychological help contributes to the decay of his morality because with an unstable mind he is unable to grasp moral values whatsoever.
Piggy is liable for the disregard for civilization because he would rather complain about the mistakes that the other boys are making than try to correct them. He comes up with excuses for savage acts committed by the boys, instead of accepting them for what they are. In chapter ten, when Ralph mentions his and Piggy’s participation in the murder of another boy, Simon, Piggy defends them by saying that “it was an accident […] he [had] no business crawling like that out of the dark. He was batty. He asked for it” (Golding 173).
Ralph shows his evil by denying Simon's death, contributing to his death and taking pleasure in wounding the boar. Jack also shows evil by killing animals for pleasure, ruthlessly murdering Simon, and beating Wilfred for no apparent reason. By using these characters, Golding illustrates inherent evil. These three characters show how without civilization and order, it is very difficult to stay pure and true. Without civilization, inherent evil slowly becomes present.
The monster did his part to do this but Victor did not. This ultimately led the monster for feeling terrible about what he had done, and he even wanted to makeup for his actions but killing himself. This was basically the monster taking the high road because he did not want to cause anymore pain and felt it was the right thing to
However, the boys’ need to kill is not just essential for survival, it begins to consume them. In the novel, Jack and his crew do not understand the importance of keeping the signal fire lit, as they are blinded by bloodlust. When they are put in this situation where survival is a concer... ... middle of paper ... ...hand, his conversation with the pig’s head on a stick does not fit this image. The harsh, hateful words that the pig’s head says to Simon is really his conscience speaking, proving that behind that angelic appearance, he too has evil thoughts. Hence, both Ralph and Simon represent how even the seemingly innocent can have evil thoughts and instincts.
Ralph was extremely frustrated with everyone because many of the boys did not care that the fire went out. Ralph realizes that fire is one of the most important things since that is the thing that is supposed to get them rescued off of the island. The boys, besides Ralph, are showing their evil by not caring that this happened to them instead they just brush it off like it is no big deal but in reality it is a huge deal for their survival. The way that Ralph was brought up in his society shows that he can control his evil reactions in tense situations since he does not want to lash out at somebody. Even though Ralph is from a controlled society, he was very eager to join the society that was taking place which leads to the killing of Simon: “The beast was on its knees in the center,...leapt on to the beast, screamed struck, bit, tore...they could see
I can sing C-sharp” (22). His motives for wanting to become leader are ultimately egocentric as he mentions nothing about his utility or his contribution to the group of boys. However, Jack's wish to become leader is partially granted when he leads a hunting expedition. As a result, the boys' unattended signal fire burns out, but when Ralph mentions this, Jack becomes “vaguely irritated by this irrelevance” (69) but is also “too happy to let it worry him” (69). The self-absorbed boy has no desire to be rescued and even wants to stay on the island, thus he puts his desire to hunt before everything else and endangers everyone by not tending to essential chores.
He did this without thinking and he knew the other boys wouldn’t go because they didn’t have the courage to go alone back to camp in the dark. A final reason of two why he is impulsive is “Simon, sitting between the twins and Piggy, wiped his mouth and shove... ... middle of paper ... ...er actions are based on choice and he is evil so therefore he is not innocent. Roger is not innocent throughout the whole book Lord of the Flies. He is not innocent one because he is one of the most aggressive boys in the book (source 4). Second he is not innocent he took apart of killing an innocent boy named Simon.
Continual failure in trying to merge into society fosters his feelings of being a “wretched outcast” (111). This disables the growth of his moral integrity that is essential in humans to be able to live without fear of one another. People were afraid of the creature because he looked, and soon was a horrifying anomaly. Being constantly aware of his differences makes it harder to overcome them and feel as if he is as benevolent as he thinks he is. The “bitterness of [his] heart” (112) poisons his innocence and he commits murder, which in turn makes him the individual everyone presumes him to be: a monster.
The narrator quickly informs us that he killed the old man for none of the usual reasons but only because he could not stand the look of the man’s blinded eye. ( enotes ) The narrator is-in this case an unreliable narrator because he is not sane but pleads for others to think he is. Killing some because you didn’t like the way their eye look is not a sane thing to do. The narrator doesn’t even step back to realize the deed as murder or what the consequences would be if found out. Throughout the tale he is trying to prove, sanity exist within him as he depose of the body of the old man in a “sane” way.