It starts out when the boys are eating the pig and it starts to rain. The little children get scared of the thunder and start running wild. In order to keep them together, Jack orders they start the dance. During this time, the children run wild and act crazy, but under Jack’s rule. Unfortunately, Simon comes back to the group at just this time.
Later that time he trips over rocks and the boys gets confused, so they rip him apart and violently kill him. The evidence I found was "Shouting that he is the beast, the boys descend upon Simon and start to tear him apart with their bare hands and teeth. Simon tries desperately to explain what has happened and to remind them of who he is, but he trips and plunges over the rocks onto the beach. The boys fall on him violently and kill him." (William 167).
Savagery versus Humanity Is human nature savage? The novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding expresses the general theme and conflict of savagery vs. humanity. Throughout the novel, the characters display and represent the conflict between being savage and keeping their humanity. Golding shows how society can change and influence a person's actions and their ability to be savage. Based upon the boys actions in the novel such as, killing one another, sexual assault and abuse, and their animalistic behaviors, shows that savagery exists within all human beings.
The Lord of the Flies itself stands as a symbol of the boys’ violent human nature. When this pig’s head is acquired, Jack’s tribe has already been separated. Their savage nature has already started to come out and by the time the sow is killed, their violence is in full swing. Golding uses imagery that makes the killing similar to a rape scene, such as when “Roger began to withdraw his spear and boys noticed it for the first time” and
Perry’s erratic spontaneous outbursts is what caused him to go through with the murders and slit Mr. Clutter’s throat which put him on the killing frenzy that ended the rest of the Clutters lives. Capote highlights Perry’s sociopathic tendencies by comparing them to that of Dicks Psychopathic tendencies which exemplifies how when put together they are at each others fault for the
In Chapter nine of the “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding utilize animal imagery, natural image, and diction to represent the theme of when you fear an object or a person it can regulate great savagery. Throughout chapter nine it describes the boys in the novel as being afraid of the beast. This causes them to kill one of their own. The beast is the evil inside of a person.
These evil acts are caused by their ambition and thirst for power. These stories prove that when people gain power they aren’t satisfied and feel the need to acquire more. Consequently, their personalities drastically change along the way. Jack remains sane, however he becomes a bloodthirsty, savage tyrant while Macbeth becomes an insane, delusional tyrant. Both of these characters become drastically more evil throughout their stories.
Through the articles by Coskren, Baker, and Niemeyer, Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, is presented using a pessimistic point of view. Golding emphasizes the evil human nature of the young boys and he does not give us hope for mankind. Throughout the novel, the boy’s actions portray Golding’s sense of pessimism. For example, during the attack on Simon, “the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore” (Golding 153).
The authors use pathos to grab us by our emotions and make us want to keep reading about such a historically powerful but terrible group. To do so they use powerful, livid, and emotional language. Levitt and Dubner help us to remember how terrible the Ku Klux Klan was and the repulsive things they did to not just “black people” but to human beings that did in no way deserve what they had to go through during slavery and even after with language that appeals to the senses. “The early Klan did its work through pamphleteering, lynching, shooting, burning, castrating, pistol-whipping, and a thousand forms of intimidation” (52). Levitt and Dubner start right off the bat using a rhetorical strategy called appeal to pity by very vividly listing the things the Ku Klux Klan did to their victims.
Cut her throat! Spill her blood!" Not like the chanting was necessary, therefore, it was considered fun for a group of little boys. They cut the pig’s head off. Ralph drives a spear into the anus.
Another symbol that Golding uses is a pig 's head. The pig 's head is symbolic of the inner beasts of men. As they (the boys) become more enthralled in the hunt and its bloodlust, they even begin to worship this beast, leaving it sacrifices, such as the sow 's head on a pike, as if it were a tribal god (Neighbors). This event occurred in front of Simon without the hunters ' knowledge. Simon was left to think to himself about the event that had just occured.
This vicious behavior also supports golding 's theme because the more free reign and control he received the more brutal he became. This situation also goes with jacks behavior as well. Jack "celebration" where the boys we 're dancing around the pigs head on a steak doing a reenactment of the killing of the pig gradually becomes out of control the more the boys start to join in , And Eventually someone gets killed. This supports golding 's theme because it proves that if put in a certain environment with enough freedom humans will eventually start to let out their flawed ways because their is nothing keeping from it. I know that after conducting research golding 's idea about flawed human nature is correct, and I believe that if the right environment and freedom brings out the flaws in the nature of a human, then humans should become more aware of their flawed nature.
I agree with your statement. I believe that people become monsters when they experience terrible things. For example in Grendel, he gets attacked by King Hrothgar and his men, this turning point of events is what makes Grendel a revenge seeking, blood lusting monster. People and not even monsters are born with the intention of becoming one. People that tend to let anger, sadness, etc.