Bash him in!” and repeatedly jabs Robert (Golding 125). These actions by Jack lead the reader to believe that he has changed into a lustful bloodthirsty savage ready to harm humans just a short time after the fall of a peaceful society. The chanting indicates that Jack has fallen into a primitive state demonstrating the lack of civility When Jack manages to achieves a position of leadership in a rule less society, he becomes ruthless to the boys, “the newly beaten and untied Wilfred [is] sniffling” (176). Jack’s actions demonstrate how much he has changed, from civil choir boy to a reckless savage tying and beating boys at random. Jack has started solving his problems the only way a bloodthirsty savage does, by violence.
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.
Altogether, the darkest moments of savagery in both novels is apparent when each boys experience their first downfall into wickedness. In both novels, A Separate Peace and The Lord of the flies, there are many signs that show savagery and the darkness of man. Both Jack and Gene experience the downfall into a barbaric state of mind, which is the start of their savage takeover. Likewise, Jack and Gene both represent the primitive leaders of each novel. Furthermore, the two boys experience a dark point of savagery, in which their animalistic behavior overpowers all pure instincts.
Painting their faces gives the boys a new identity for their evil, they use these mask and expose the beast inside themselves. The symbols of the final fire, Castle Rock and the painted faces are all symbols of how underneath the thin veneer, all humans are beasts. The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding explains how much evil one has inside of their own innocent and civilized nature. If one looks at their day to day actions they would see the little moments that show their inner evil shining through. Sometimes people make comments or do actions for selfish reasons, which are all part of the evil inside all humans.
Once jack losses his innocence that is when pretty much all of the chaos starts to happen. Jack begins to not care about the main goal, which is being rescued. He instead just wants to hunt and kill pigs. With Jack being very influential to most of the boys, he controls much of what they decide to do. Most of the boys follow Jack’s lead because they probably do not want to get on his bad side; however.
This property is shown especially by Roger in Lord of the Flies. In the beginning ... ... middle of paper ... ...w true moral behaviour is stamped out by the majority, who are all immoral and like to bully and kill the weak. In the end, there is no hope for true spiritual purity. Humans are naturally immoral, and the only reason that they are moral is because civilization bred it into them. As we see in Lord of the Flies, all of the boys except Simon feel the urge to destroy and kill.
The novel Lord of the flies by William Golding presents and defends a theme that human nature is essential evil, and that a person removed from society will be allowed to let their evil instincts to manifest themselves as the person becomes increasingly savage. In this novel, Golding presents a character (Jack) who takes on and exemplifies this transition to savagery through out the course of the book as the evil inside him is set free. We see Jack, who at first cannot even kill a pig caught in the creepers, fall deeper in deeper into his savage ways as his killing of one pig, and his focus on the hunt turns to bloodlust. Then as it progresses his bloodlust begins to drive more than just the hunt for food as he leaves the dead as sacrifice for the beast, and he begins to turn his violence out towards the other boys, not just his pray. As a final decent into the evil that has consumed him the pray becomes one of the boys as Ralph is hunted with the intent to kill, sacrifice and possibly even eat in an act of cannibalism.
The boar head shows how the savagery of the boys, but it also shows the savagery in all of us. This scene is Golding’s way of showing how easily people can lose their sanity, and their evil side comes out. Next, ... ... middle of paper ... ...This is when Simon understands that the boys all manipulated themselves, bringing about evil in themselves and the destruction of themselves. Heart of Darkness and the Lord of Flies, are both texts that express a negative view on the human condition.
Jack bullies Piggy endlessly throughout the novel, but one would wonder why someone would do such a thing. Obviously, Piggy is really upset. It is believed that Jack bullies Piggy because Piggy found the conch shell, which gives Ralph and Piggy more power than Jack. Jack feels that he has to have lea... ... middle of paper ... ...one begins their life in an evil phase, but adults and surroundings shape your personality in the end. Mankind is born evil because violence, greed and power are favored.
People are born with certain genes that either make them good or bad; the question is which genes do you have? In Lord of the Flies by William Golding these kids start to thrive on their bad genes because their surroundings are playing a part of how they act. When the boys started to hunt they would like to kill pigs for fun. At one point they thought of it like a sport. Jack one the characters in the book would make fun of piggy for being fat and wearing glasses.