Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding, uses the pig’s head on a stick (Lord of the Flies) to symbolize the violent human nature that can be found buried in everyone, and how it can only be controlled if someone truly understands it. 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
In conclusion, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a novel in which the theme of savagery versus humanity is shown. 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. Through the boy's actions, Golding shows the reader that anyone can lose their humanity. The boys own innocence goes away along with their sense of morality throughout the entire
In this quote the Lord of the Flies is explaining that they should fear the beast inside of them, not a physical creature. Finally, The Lord of the Flies represents the devil and evil on the island. It is this evil of the devil inside of each of them that turned Jack and Roger to destruction and manic. Another
Savagery is the cause of the word choice the author used in this chapter. The effect of the boys killing Simon caused William Golding to use sad words. 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.
After eating so much, the boys decide to have a “dance”, in which they find a creature crawling out of the forest, which happens to be Simon trying to tell them about the beast, and kill him out of pure savagery which has blinded them. “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood’” (Golding, 152) The boys, kill a friend they know and chant as though Simon was the beast, which they want to kill, but really the beast is the savagery inside of them. To regress into brutish beasts enough to kill one’s own friend is pure savagery.
Since the island is full of children, their minds begin to play games on them. They make the dead paratrooper into a mythical being that is set on killing them. However, the beast is actually just inside of each of them. The fear that manifests in each of the children causes the craziness that ensues, and it is in many ways, the beast. This is a major symbol as over and over the children say how the beast is a threat to them that they need to kill.
The monster describes how he came to life completely disoriented. He didn’t know how to speak or understand language and he had to get used to the feel of his own body and to figure out basic concepts like light and dark, heat and cold, and hunger and thirst. He wandered out into the forest where he could hide and look for berries and nuts. The first human he sees is an old man in a hut who runs away in terror because the monster is so hideous. He’s fascinated by the first village he walks into, but the residents are terrified and they drive him off by throwing things at him.
Without love and responsibility, the monster killed Frankenstein’s best friend, Henry Clerval. This extremely shocked Frankenstein to behold his friend with the mark of the monster’s fingers on his neck. This is example of when people is pushed too hard and feel no way out, they will stand up and fight back. The monster stayed next to the master’s house who were teaching him English and basically how to act like a human being. In chapter
The allusion to Cain, makes it even more defined as evil, because Cain is infamous for brutally killing his only brother. But now, in more recent literature, many authors have let the reader decide what the evil, and what the good is. One example would be, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This novel at first depicts Boo Radley as a scary mystery; Maycomb, Alabama’s very own “boogeyman”. Throughout the story, the mask is revealed and the reader gets to see that what may look scary and evil, can be something very different on the inside.
“The Beastie, the snake, the fire, the talk of fear. People started getting frightened.” It represents evil and darkness, where nobody sees the beast except Simon in the dark night. In chapter five, Piggy reacted: “I know there isn’t no beast- not with claws and all that, I mean- but I know there isn’t no fear, either.” The beast also connects back to the beginning of the chapter, where they were on a island, the beast represents the animal instincts of teenagers that are being left on the