Many lives have been taken, the mama pig, Piggy, Simon, and almost Ralph. The boys killed a mama pig horrifically and offered it to the Lord of the Flies. Then Simon died by being stabbed and beaten to death. At the end the boys hunted Ralph and were planning to kill him, until the officer came to the rescue. The schoolboys have lost their innocence and nothing will ever be the
He then becomes a hunter, explores the island by himself, and creates an obsession to kill a pig for meat, which he eventually conquers his goal. After killing the pig Jack becomes a rebel and goes away from the group. He makes his own group and rules by fear and controls everyone who is in his group.He and his group kill simon because they think he is the beast,He makes a friendship with Roger and trains him to be evil and become a torturer.Roger eventually murders piggy which impacts Ralph. At the end of the story he chases Ralph and we do not know what happens to him. Piggy is the last main character in the novel.Although he perished and did not survive, his message and purpose stays with character’s throughout the book.
Ralph is a depiction of man being corrupted and realizing the error of his ways. Ralph cared for Piggy and now he can never see him again. He pains for the loss of the boy 's innocence, including his own. Piggy’s death represents the “fall” in society. Once corruption takes over what is pure, man is left with nothing but the regret and sorrow he now faces for his own actions.
Jack, after returning with his hunters, gives news to an angry Ralph that he has killed his first pig. Ralph is angry at Jack because he let the fire go out and a ship passed by, but Jack does not understand why Ralph is so frustrated about this.“‘I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it” (69). Jack’s twitching signifies that he is still bothered by the fact that he actually killed something that was once living. The fact that Jack is able to kill the pig shows that Jack has changed from the way he acted before. Jack also does not realize the importance of the mistake he has made by letting the fire die.
Ralph says, “He’s a commander in the Navy. When he gets leave he’ll come and rescue us” (Golding 13). It is shown there that Ralph and the other kids are trying to get rescued and they do not want to stay on the island. To conclude, at the beginning of the novel the boys are very civilized and reasonable. Midway through the book, something kicks into the boys and their mindset begins
Are we savages or what?“ (11.19-21) The quote shows how important the conch is to the boys and how it is used to keep everyone from going savage. Ralph and Piggy discovered the conch shell on the beach and have used it to organize and manage the boy 's’ meetings and to get their opinions to the other boys. Without the conch many of the boys would of turned savage early on in the book, but Piggy and Ralph with the conch are able to make the other boys stay in control of themselves and understand the differences between a savage and civilization. A quote that shows how the use the conch to prevent the boys from going to savage is when Piggy, “ Lifted the white, magic shell. “Piggy shouted again.
The boys went from proper British boys to young savages that would kill someone for their own amusement and fun. At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, Jack was very nice and even wanted to have many rules to keep peace and order on the island. But by the end of the book, peace and order didn’t matter because all Jack cared about was hunting and becoming the leader over Ralph. Every boy on the island changed, but the most dramatic change was Ralphs because at the start, he was very confident and had control of the boys, but as time goes on he lost any authority he had. Ralph lost his power because even he changed into a savage, but unlike the rest of the boys, he knew what he did was wrong and decided to stop doing wrong and focus on getting off the island.
Jack and Roger behaviors make them inherently evil. Jack is an arrogant and domineering boy who demands things from the moment he arrives on the island. Jack is very cruel to Piggy.He stops Piggy when he talks. Jack's obsession for hunting grows, which causes his cruelty to grow. In chapter 9, Simon was killed by the group by an accident.
Do you. See?” (Golding 144). It is exactly what happened, as all the boys lost themselves in the evil of their soul, swept up in the fear, the feeling of absolute power over another being, and the ability to do anything without fear of consequence. The boys, all of them, brutally murdered him when they mistakened him for the beast. Simon kept a secret until it was too late.
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s portrayal of the stranded boys’ bloodlust shows a childhood filled with tribulation and terror. Golding showcases his belief that all men contain wicked desires when the boys abandon their attempts of democracy on the island. Their time spent on the island reveals that even childhood innocence turns dark without society enforcing justice. Simon’s hallucination with the pig’s head creates a physical representation of the evil that took over the stranded boys. The pig tells Simon, “fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!
Ralph knows that the only good chance the boys have of being rescued is that if a passing ship sees the fire. All of the other boys are still harbouring the idea that someone will eventually come and find them, which is also unrealistic. Ralph is the only boy who is not living in a fantasy world and knows what they have to do to get rescued. Another thing that makes Ralph realistic is the fact that he instills rules amongst the boys to create
When Simon comes down from the mountain to the boys that the beast is just a dead body, the boys are too enraged by the thrill of reacting the hunt that they turn on Simon and end up killing him. Piggy tries to come up with a reasonable reason of why they killed Simon while Ralph states that was murder. Simon’s foreshadowing is proven when Jack and his hunters attack Ralph tribe camp and steal the fire and Piggy specs.”You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief.” (177). In this fight for control over the boys, Ralph calls Jack a beast which proves simon foreshadowing that the beast is inside us and not something you can hunt and kill. Ralph also accuses Jack for stealing their fire and piggy’s spec which does not matter anymore since there is no longer a civilization.