Quickly as the boys Inherent Evil comes out, things escalate and they go into a craze from the fire and chanting. Robert yells at them to stop, but no one does and he is absolutely terrified. The boys cannot control themselves and turn into beasts as they nearly kill their friend. This later happens again when they kill a pig and have a feast. All of the boys start dancing around the fire and chanting’ “Kill the beast, slit her throat, spill her blood.” and everyone goes into a frenzy.
Because Ralph follows Piggy, he never seems to turn to the “dark side”. He isn’t a savage like the others, who pushed Piggy away. Simon could also be considered a guide because he understood more about what was going on better than the others. He was able to figure out that the monster wasn’t really a monster. But no one ever listened to Simon, they made him an outcast, when really he could have helped them a lot.That is why they couldn’t think straight, they turned into monsters because they didn’t follow their “guides”.
Johnny was always being spooked because he got jumped by Bob and his friends and beat up terribly. After that “ He would kill the next person who jumped him. Nobody was ever going to beat him like that again.” (page 34). Then when a drunken Bob jumps Ponyboy and Johnny with his friends, Johnny has no other choice but to stab Bob because if he hadn’t Ponyboy might have been drowned. After Johnny kills Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny go on the lamb to a church.
When the storm comes, “A wave of restlessness set the boys swaying and moving aimlessly” and “the littluns began to run about, screaming.”(P187) Jack demands that savages do the ceremonial dance just as they do it before killing pigs to achieve a sense of security. Even “Piggy and Ralph […] found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society” (P187). However, Simon appears for his decision of sharing his discovery about the beast at this time, and this is absolutely inopportune. All of the boys, include Piggy and Ralph, brutally beat him to death. After this assembly, The boys are officially divided into two groups -- one is lead by Ralph and the other one is under Jack's control.
I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him.’ He said proudly, ‘You wouldn’t think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheepdog I ever seen’” (Steinbeck; Of Mice and Men 23). When faced with the loss of his dog as Rose of Sharon was with the loss of her fiancee, he succumbs to thoughts of suicide, stating, "You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else.
Bill and Sam were not prepared or committed to their situation which led to awkward or hysterical situations. “I…….. of all nerve’ but i looked at bill who had the most dumb look on any animal. ‘One more night and he’ll drive me crazy.’” The irony of the kidnappers having to pay the ransom amuses the readers. ‘I……. of all nerve.” Shows how appalled Sam was about how the situation had turned from bad to worse.
In the concentration camp, Elie refused to give is gold crown to Franek. Franek wasn’t going to take no for an answer and goes on to torturing him by beating Elie’s dad for not marching. “All of a sudden, this pleasant and intelligent young man had changed.” (Wiesel 55) The inhumanity and harsh conditions caused Franek to turn inhumane and look for ways to get valuable things. When cattle carts people would throw bread inside it to watch them fight to the death. Since people wanted to eat so bad they became inhumane and fought each other for one little piece.
Brown shook his head and instead took the black sheep to a shack on the far side of the field. Three years later, Macie was old enough to attend kindergarten with the few other black sheep on the ranch. The “Only WHITE sheep allowed” sign had been taken down, but the rule really hadn’t changed. One day, Mr. Brown attended school at both the shack and the barn. When he saw that there were still no black sheep at the barn, he became furious with the white sheep.
… Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly. The monster was completely misunderstood and at no stage a welcome guest. In spite of his benevolent and kind spirit, he was beaten up and even shot at. No one was willing to attempt to understand him except for Agathe who was blind, but even that was short lived as Felix was quick to attack the creature. Although labelled as a horrifying monster, nothing but his exterior fit this description, until he was discriminated by society.