“He crawled forward and soon understood….the wind’s indignity.”(162). Simon was savagely killed by Jack and the other boys who had left the civilized state of mind behind. Simon was killed because he was mistaken for the beast when he was trying to tell the truth about the beast that they had been fearing all this time actually was. The beast was a symbol in the novel for the boys inner evil and primitivity. By killing Simon, the boys became what they were fearing.
“The terrible fire which kills the young children, the fear of Ralph as he is pursued across the island, and Piggy's fall to his death on the rocks make us feel, in their vivid detail, Golding's intense conviction that every particular of human life has a profound importance” (Cox) they were able to wrap some of the biggest deaths in one sentence and explain it. On page 224 Golding made one of the main characters that with the first death he was to bothered say, “That was Simon.” “You said that before.” “Piggy.” “Uh?” “That was murder.” “You stop it!” said Piggy, shrilly. “What good are you doing talking like that?” .There was a professor at Adrian College called Henningfeld that said “The war appears to have been an important influence on him.” If this quote doesn’t explain why there was so much death I don't know a quote that
As a result, since Jack’s philosophy of savageness and cruelty was fueled by Simon’s death, the event was a major turning point in the novel. Simon’s abrupt end contributed to the worst in all of the boys, even the littluns. In Chapter Nine of Lord of the Flies, after Simon’s brutal murder, “Somewhere over the darkened curve of the
However Two of the Ralph group member were killed by Jack group---Simon and Piggy. Ralph could only escape from them, at the end Jack group burn the forest and tried to find out Ralph and killed him, Ralph rush out of the forest and fall off on the beach, a group of Navy found and got shock what they have done. That’s all the story. Can book make us understand the story more clearly? More lively?
He himself committed that sin so he had to suffer move than his companions, who supported him for his crime. And then he became conscious about his crime when all his companions falling down death only for his crime. His sense of solitude and his guilty soul, the body of his dead companions, all gave him horrific mental torture. The curse which was present in the eyes of his dead companions could not give him peace even for a moment. Moreover, he tried to pray but could
Two of the boys, Ralph and Piggy, meet and discover a conch shell on the beach, and Piggy realizes they can blow into the shell to make a sound which the other boys (who had been on a plane with them) will hear. (The shell represents civilized order. When it breaks, no civilized behavior will be left on the island.) The boys ' plane had crashed because it had been shot down. The boys had been sent away to escape a war.
Horror is repulsive, it expresses loathing and disgust . It is climatic in the sense that it represents the climax of terror. An appropriate example is the discovery of a house with a human farm in its basement, which simultaneously represents the second group of cannibals as a social group, the organized ones. Father and son found naked people “huddled against the back wall” (110), one distorted and burnt. “Help us, they whispered.
Evil and savagery lives within and it can be brought out when you are forced to fight for something. We all have a dark side that may not show until faced with a challenging task. Lord of the Flies is about a group of young boys stuck on an island after their plane crashes. There are no adults and they are left to survive by themselves. They have to decide between right and wrong.
From the outset of the novel we are horrified by the untimely death of Manfred’s son Conrad, the circumstances which kill him are shocking and here we get our first taste of the sublime at play. ‘Oh, the helmet! the helmet!’(Solider, The Castle of Otranto .Page 18) Conrad had been ‘almost buried under an enormous helmet’ (The Castle of Otranto. Page 18). Onlookers ‘shrieked in horror and surprise’ (The Castle of Otranto.
The book of martyrs was also a symbol which foretelling that the priest is going to suffer and to be killed. the brandy was symbol of the desire of the priest to escape from himself, his state, and his world. The white rose which became red because of the blood of the bird in part one chapter one is symbol of the peaceful society of Mexico which became full of bloodshed and dead people because of religious persecution. Children are symbol of the future. When they kill children, they kill their future as well and when children lose their faith in god like the child who helped the priest in part one that symbolizes the loss of faith in the future.