On the first hunt, the boys failed to slaughter a pig, but still know that, “Next time there would be no mercy.” Then, to assure the group had the idea even clearer, “[Jack] looked around fiercely, daring them to contradict” (P.31). The boys, Jack specifically, have a mutual understanding that sparing the pig was a setback for their ultimate survival. Shortly after hunting, and succeeding, the boys return with a pig shouting “‘Kill the pig. Cut her throat.
Society corrupts In the novel, “Lord of the flies” by William Golding, Golding demonstrates that civilized humans can go corrupt when they’re exposed to uncivilized activity. The novel talks about British boys who were all civilized and got in a plane crash that landed them on an island where they had to do to survive, but without adults or rules to keep them in check, they became savage. This proves that your surroundings can change the way you behave. Golding demonstrates in his book that man is born innocent and is corrupted by society.
Ralph moves out of the way, but Piggy, without glasses, cannot see it coming and the “rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee” leaving him to die (Golding 181). In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a plane crashes on an island, leaving a large group of boys stranded with no adults. Ralph is chosen to become leader and Piggy becomes the brains behind him. Another boy named Jack slowly takes power over Ralph and creates a new tribe that paints their faces and lives more savage-like, rather than more civilized like Ralph. They hunt pigs, getting very violent and aggressive.
In Lord of the Flies there is a war between civilization and chaos. The side of chaos is Jack’s side and the civil side is Ralph’s side. Jack’s side has no hope for civilization, there is just chaos because all they want to do is eat, sleep, kill and repeat. In the end chaos takes over the island, but there is hope for civilization.
The Beasts Within A number of boys are stuck on an island with no means of communication or escaping. They band together in a big group to try to make a society and help each other survive. The younger kids of the group think that there is a beast on the island that emerges from the water, but all of the older kids reluctantly tell them there is no such thing. Later, about half of the boys split up to join Simon to create a better society, and when they catch a pig, the boys invite the other troop to have a feast with them, in an effort to get them to join their crowd. The head of the pig is then speared and placed in the glade for an offering to the illusive beast.
“Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society. They were glad to touch the brown backs of the fence that hemmed in the terror and made it governable” (152). This quote is from “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. A group of young boys are dumped onto an island while being a part of an air attack. While waiting to be rescued, they the boys find themselves losing what civilization they had in them.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” What could these boys possibly be chanting this about? Continuing on in the document, the thing that they are chanting this about is a human. “The beast was on its knees in the center, its arms folded over its face.
This means when they killed the pig dopamine was released. When that happened they started to kill more and act like beast. Since the had no rule or authority, they acted like they were savages and needed to kill every pig on the island. It made them feel good, so they kept on doing these actions. As the story progressed their action just got worse and
William Golding uses the theme that humans are naturally bad at heart, in the book Lord of the Flies to highlight that without the order and respect we choose to live our daily lives with our human nature will ultimately take us into chaos and savagery. Morals are what we choose to live by, this is what keeps us accountable. Morals do not appear overnight. Overtime they are ingrained throughout our childhood. Giving us a sense of right and wrong.