Unlike the other boys on the island Jack’s savagery did not take long to develop. He is like a disease that infects and encourages others to abandon their civilized ways. For most boys, killing the pigs was a food source but for Jack hunting was an adventure and a ritual. He creates a dance, and paints his face as a part of that ritual. Jack`s face painting influences the boys to such an extreme that they lose their individuality alongside with their ability to make civilized decisions.
The conch has been the one thing that could be used to call the boys together. It has been the core of the boys’ order and civilization, but the boys are slowly turning into savages. They no longer care about order and authority, an... ... middle of paper ... ...nning at the sky,”(169). Even when Ralph makes an attempt to destroy the beast, its grin simply grows, showing how nothing can suppress the evil that is within the boys and on the island. Their inherent savagery will always be with the boys, and this is obvious because they managed to create a civilized society that soon burnt to ashes when savagery took over.
Now!” (75) This shows that amidst all the bad things going on Ralph feels like he has to restore order among the boys. He cannot lose his grip on them so he must use the conch to its full powers. Golding uses exquisite wordplay when stating that “the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments” and that it “ceased to exist” (181) this shows that the conch shell no longer has power because it does not exist. Without the conch there will no longer be a sense of responsibility on the island. Now that the conch is gone evil has a chance to prosper and... ... middle of paper ... ... since it was they put it to good use.
The only reason Ralph was elected is because he had the conch, which he found o... ... middle of paper ... ...y understood only too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought" (Golding172). "You're chief, Ralph. you remember everything. I hadnt forgotten" (Golding173). In conclusion, all of the boys go through some struggle with civilization and savagery.
In the novel, The Lord of The Flies, written by William Golding, there is a recurring theme of the evil in human nature. Throughout the story, the boys that are stuck in the island return to their natural selves, which as Golding percieves it, is evil. Golding’s informative purpose for writing this book is to show his belief that humans are naturally evil, which aJean-jacques Rousseua contradicts with his theory of Naturalism, stating that all humans are naturally good, but society corrupts them. William Golding was born in the 20th century roughly around the time World War I was taking place. He went to Oxford and shortly after starting his studies as a natural scientist, changed his focus to English Literature.
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding expresses the idea that humans are naturally immoral, and that people are moral only because of the pressures of civilization. He does this by writing about a group of boys, and their story of survival on an island. The civilized society they form quickly deteriorates into a savage tribe, showing that away from civilization and adults, the boys quickly deteriorate into the state man was millions of years ago. This tendency is shown most in Jack, who has an animalistic love of power, and Roger, who loves to kill for pleasure. Even the most civilized boys, Ralph and Piggy, show that they have a savage side too as they watch Simon get murdered without trying to save him.
As in each one of the experiment there is a chief, in the novel, Jack is a leader that takes advantage of his authority to have control over the other boys. Above all, for some people in society evilness is learn from the people. In contrast, evidence attests that evilness triumphs over good. The central character in Lord of the Flies are Jack, a boy that emphasizes acquiring food and hunting; Ralph who tries to live in civilization while they carry out the goal of rescuing; Piggy the idealist on the Island who eternally agrees with Ralph’s ideas and last is Simon, the symbol of purity and nature. In this arrangement of boys, Jack makes up himself the chief even though part of the boys do not agree with his ideas.
The Lord of the Flies uses symbols like the conch, the pig's head, and even the boys themselves to convey the theme that without civilization and rules we turn into savages. The author, William Golding, builds up the conch as an important symbol right away. At first it's used to call the boys together by Raplh and to determine who speaks. This shows that the conch is the symbol of civilization. But then some of the boys begin to turn into savages and people like Jack stop obeying the conch, "And the conch doesn't count at this end of the island"(150).
In Lord of the flies Golding uses symbolism via the conch and the sow’s head to show gradual loss of structure and the rise of savagery. f structure and civilization symbolised through the conch. When Ralph first blows the conch the boys give Ralph respect and look up to him because the power the conch has. The boys even vote for Ralph over Jack because Ralph had blown this conch: “Let him be chief with the trumpet-thing” said the boys. The boys so called democracy not knowing Ralph or Jack simply had chosen to vote Ralph because he posses that shell with no true meaning.
We all have savagery in us whether we want to accept it or not. In William Goldings’ dystopian novel, Lord of the Flies, he shows how the boys fall into savagery during the time they are on the island. Throughout the course of the novel the boys lose their innocence, their morals, and their own identities as well as a few friends on their “journey” to savagery, which reveals itself through the analysis of major characters such as Roger, Jack, and Ralph. Although Roger has always shown he would follow the other boys and choose the path of savagery, he still has morals he follows in the beginning of the novel. When we are introduced to Roger it is evident he has a desire to harm others even though he couldn’t and doesn’t want to at first.