Jack begins the novel partially innocent, cruel enough to yell at the boys yet pure enough to hesitate when faced with the task of killing the pig. Jack obtains the tools necessary to kill the pig, yet claims to need help cornering the animal. Jack, not truly needing help to kill the pig but rather needing the support provided by the mob mentality, acquires the support of his choir and together the boys hunt and kill the pig, all the while chanting, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood”...
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...stitute fear and vulnerability into him. They feed off of his fearful cries for help, because it makes the boys feel strong and masculine. The boys subconsciously recognize innocence to be the boundary that limits evil’s potential. Because of this, pure innocence is continuously sacrificed throughout the novel to satisfy the malevolent cravings the boys acquire.
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