Jack has started solving his problems the only way a bloodthirsty savage does, by violence. As demonstrated, Jack, throughout the course of the novel succumbs to his own personal desires away from civilisation and becomes a primitive savage. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...his weight on the lever” killing Piggy (200). Roger shows that he is indeed a wild savage hungry for blood. He shows that he enjoys releasing the rock that killed Piggy showing that indeed he had developed into an evil monster under the chaotic environment.
In the beginning of the novel, the boys began their society as a unit with a leader, but as the story progressed their mini civilization began to collapse (Neighbors). As the novel steps forward, the boys began to turn away from the conch and its rules. More and more of the boys began to become hunters and savages and eventually turned their backs on the society that they had created on the island. This turning from society began with their disregarding of the rules of the conch shell (Neighbors). As soon as the boys became apart from their parents, they turned wild and began to hav... ... middle of paper ... ...he world what he saw.
Although Jack does have a knife with him his hesitation combined with the overwhelming reality of the situation keeps Jack stunned in his place and the pig escapes untouched. Jack swears to himself and the others that he will kill the next pig and this pressure to perform to prove himself a true and worthy hunter, leads him to obsession over the hunt. To Jack the hunt becomes more than just a game, or a source of food, it becomes his mission, duty and purpose on the island. When Jack makes his first kill he is spellbound by the power of life and death he exerts on the pig and is fascinated by the warm blood that pours from the wound he cuts to slit the pigs throat.
I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” (Golding 158) The Lord of the Flies suggests that his presence is the reason for the boys’ descent into savagery and madness, beginning with the children’s fear of the beast’s existence, followed by Jack’s brutality when killing the pig as well as his transformation into a savage, finally culminating in the frenzied murder of Simon at the hands of the children who mistake him for the beast. While they are beating Simon to death they are also chanting "Kill the beast!
His main job was a hunter that was assigned by ralph. When jack goes hunting he spot’s a pig. He catches up to it and almost kills i... ... middle of paper ... ...a healthy way… It seems like no matter what we try to do we are always exploited to bad leadership and bad outcomes of bad leadership. It could be just as bad as jack with his tribe, Or even worse with bloodthirsty people such as Robert. But we can never escape it.
While he was out pursuing the pig, the fire went out. This symbollized the fact that Jack's sexual desires led him away from hope and deeper into despair. Jack represents a Satan like, deathly force. The blood that he wallows in is a further representation of deathliness. After his first kill, "Jack transferred the knife to his left hand and smudged blood over his forehead as he pushed down the plastered hair," he unconsciously imitates the ritual of the tribal initiation of the hunter, whose face is covered with the blood of his first kill.
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.
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”. This displays the innocence that once existed in Jack. This shows that Jack is civilized enough to be unable to harm the pig. However, after returning from their successful hunt, Jack and the boys chant, "Kill the pig. Cut her throat.
Be civil, or be savage, the conflict between the instincts, stuck in the mind of boys who arrive at an unknown island after a plane crash. In many parts of the book Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the lost boys face an inner conflict between their instinct to be civil, and their instinct to be savage. Some conflicts are faced in the novel throughout different scenes, such as; playing around, jealousy, hunger, mistrust, and death. Both the main characters, Ralph and Jack, are used as excellent examples to portray this idea of civil and barbaric, this comes as the group of boys separate. Because Ralph and Jack were on odds since the beginning, the group of boys eventually separates, giving them the choice to choose their own leader.
After doing so, his guilt overwhelms him leading him on a gruesome trail of sin to keep his very first murder in the dark. This rash decision sends him to his grave. Whereas in the book Lord of the flies, William Golding writes about a stranded group of boys stuck on an island after their plane is shot down during World War II. The English children must learn to get along with each other and follow rules just as normal human beings do, but as time passed things began to change. The once civilized boys turn into violent, apathetic beasts, thanks to an ongoing fight for power between the two main characters: Ralph & Jack.