After Jack’s failed attempt at leadership shortly after the arrival on the island, he becomes more and more obsessed with the desire of hunting and killing of pigs. However in instances where the pig is represented by Robert he still chants “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” and repeatedly jabs Robert (Golding 125).
The pig was brutally stabbed by Jack and his hunters in a frenzy, as the pig squealed in pain. This act of savagery solidifies the loss of innocence and the embracement of evil. Simon hallucinates the head talking to him. “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?
114, a “game” gets a little out of hand, when Robert pretends to be the pig, and the others pretend to hunt him, but then they become more serious and actually hurt him. He is not killed, however. Eventually, Jack and some of the other boys split apart from Ralph and his “group.” Jack and his hunting band kill another pig savagely, reveling in its agony. The “peak of their decline” was when they killed Simon, calling him a beast, during the storm. Then Piggy is killed, and the conch is shattered, and that is when I consider them to be at the absolute lowest in society: nothing more than savages.
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.
He gets pleasure in torturing pigs and was the first one to intentionally kill another boy when he smashed Piggy with a boulder. Sam and Eric are the twins that do everything together. They represent unity and reliance. Later in the story they reveal Ralph’s hiding place to Jack because the loss of civilization led them to lose any real sense of loyalty to others. These characters assist in showing how the theme is brought out.
Nine times out of ten, those who follow this path end up like Jack, cold hearted and blind from his own pride. This theme is the loss of innocence. As the movie goes on, the scenes become more violent. (5) The first violent scene that displays this loss of innocence it the scene were the boys kill the first pig and start to chant kill the pig, cut her throat, bash her in. In accordance to The Criterion Collection “they have painted their bodies and are screeching ‘Kill, kill, kill’” (Macnab) The boys are starting to pick up on violent behaviors which is leading them down the path of savagery.
Golding describes the killing almost as a rape. He says, "Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward wherever pig flesh appeared ... Jack found the throat, and the hot blood spouted over his hands. The sow collapsed under them and they were heavy and fulfilled upon her" (Golding page #). In this case it is certain that the boys display animal savagery. Because they have been away from organized society for such a long time, the boys of the island have become Golding's view of mankind, vile, destructive beasts.
Freud calls this the id, which is the “aspect of personality is entirely unconscious and includes of the instinctive and primitive behaviors” (Engler). The id appears within the boys at many different points throughout the novel. During the hunt of the mother pig, the boys do not just kill the pig quickly to get the meat; they torture the mommy pig by stabbing and poking at it. Even after the pig had been tortured to death, Roger decided to stick a spear up the mother pig’s anus, “’Right up her ass’” (121)! Golding uses the language of rape to represent the disrespect for life, motherhood, and authority.
Another instance he shows this is when he says “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 114). Jack showed no remorse to Robert and really treated him as if he were the vermin he wanted to kill so viciously.
However, they did not start out like this during the revolution, only after they had taken a position of power, were they corrupted by their thirst for more power. The main characters are: Napoleon, the pig who is recognized as the leader of animal farm, he is extremely crafty, vindictive, dictating, and proves himself to be more perfidious then his comrades. Snowball, is an intelligent, passionate pig that constantly fights Napoleon for power. He is very fanatical about the cause of Animalism and only wishes to ... ... middle of paper ... ...hip. Then the people realize something is wrong, then unhappiness reaches a critical point and the government is overthrown or replaced by someone who promises “change”.