Also Jack is a representation of the dangers of being power hungry. Golding suggests that within each human there is a struggle between right (good) and wrong (evil) and it depends on the individual to decide which course they want to embrace. As much as Jack tries to follow the moral code that society taught him he eventually embraces his inner evil. This inner evil is unleashed mainly because of his ignorance and desires. Golding also suggests that if a person was put into a civilization where law and order was not established, then the person would go back to their primitive ways.
Humans are inherently evil in nature and without law will unknowingly let this vile aspect of their own person be revealed. The depravity of actions in humans is expressed in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, by a group of English boys that are stranded on an island, and disconnected from society. The fear from violation of laws that holds people to their morals and rationality in their society vanishes, and a growth of savagery is present in all the boys. Savagery, an element innate to humanity, can only be repressed by the laws of society; the lack of regulation removes all inhibition, and therefore, exposes the beast representing evil from within. Law embodies order caused by fear, and the qualities of ruthlessness and evil in humans cannot be harnessed without it, as exemplified by the boys who fall into a state of savagery from the lack of proper legislation.
In this quote, Jack attempts to make the choir boy appear more deadly by referring to them as hunters. Second, Jack begins to exercise his desire for control by disobeying the rules set by Ralph. Jack speaks out “bollocks to the rules! We're strong-we hunt.....we...we’ll close in and beat and beat and beat,” (Golding 91). Jack is once again expressing his desire for anarchy, and hatred of society and rules.
They tell the stories of two places with no rational legal authorities, where savageness is way of life. In these stories, Piggy and Rocket are similar in that they become outsiders in their communities because of their mindfulness and empathy to savagery. In his novel, Lord of the Flies, Golding uses Piggy's character to show how intelligence cannot survive in a savage society. The author gives Piggy's full physical and intellectual description in order to present the reasons of Piggy's alienation. Piggy is a fat boy with pink skin, proud that he "was the only boy in our school what had asthma" (Golding 9), and that he has been wearing glasses since he was three years old.
, "I ought to be chief, said Jack with a simple arrogance, "Because I'm a ... ... middle of paper ... ...an see the evil of his character he is the one always with Jack, always on the hunt, always ready for the kill. The deaths of two innocents mark the end of the fire, the end of the conch the symbol of meeting. It means the end of society on the island, the end of law and the rule of justice. In conclusion I think Golding knew exactly what boys are like, he made us see a compelling story, with vivid realism which tells a tale of the disintergration of a civilisation under the pressure of blood and savagery and a bloody climax. The book shows the fear of the dark in men's hearts, the loss of innocence, that society can easily be undone, that some times the people, with the most knowledge are shunned.
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).
Lord of the Flies is an intriguing novel about a group of English boys who are stranded on a remote island during World War II after their plane was shot down. The schoolboys quickly use the resources they find and create a temporary form of order. As they continue to stay on the island, their proper English ways quickly turn into savage like instincts. In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, Golding uses the conch, the Beast, leadership, murder, and fire to show that without rules there is chaos. Golding uses the conch shell, which Ralph and Piggy find, to demonstrate a source of leadership and order within the civilization.
William Golding, in his fictional novel Lord of the Flies, has created one of the most stunningly elaborate, captivating works of American literature. It is a straightforward story of a few shipwrecked schoolboys that dramatically turns into a multifaceted tale of endless deceit, trickery and all out jealousy. It is in this story that three boys, Ralph, Piggy, and Jack, come to play the pivotal parts of leaders to a group of children who are fighting for the right of survival. The first boy is Ralph, a fine example of morals, compassion and friendship. He is the first person on the island to take charge and the one who hold the group together.
The allegory in this novel reveals that not only is fear mankind’s greatest weakness, but it also brings out the inner-beast in people; forcing mankind into either insanity or their own destruction. William Golding captures this allegory through symbolism in the characters of Ralph, Jack, and the Lord of the Flies (the beast), as well as using their interactions with each other and the island. William Golding uses the character of Ralph to symbolize the power of hope, the sense of order, and the image of light. “When he gets leave he’ll come and rescue us” (Golding 13). Ralph believes that the children will be rescued off of the island even with little information of what is going on.
“The soul of Jack is typhonic, meaning violent like a hurricane. He has a burning desire to be chief who leads him into leading his own society and waging war on Ralph’s” says John F. Fitzgerald in Golding Lord of the Flies: Pride as Original Sin. Golding shows readers through Jack that sometimes the followers of a group that were also influenced by society can change or strengthen a negative aspect of human nature which in this case is cruelty and savagery.