However, these boys have been taught right and wrong, and they still do horrible acts because of the evil within them. Although Simon may seem like an outlier because he represents goodness and is a Christ-like figure, he is not born good, he just becomes good out of the knowledge that it is right. When Simon is killed, it is out of pure evil and love of death by Jack and his followers. Besides this, there is no other reason for the boys to kill him. Even seemingly good figures like Ralph and Piggy “Found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society” (Golding 152).
3.Read the description of Piggy’s death in Chapter 11. Who killed Piggy? How does this description differ from Simon’s death? What do the differences suggest about Golding’s attitude to what each of the boys represents? Piggy is killed by Roger, which is a intentional act. If we think Simon is dead in accident, than the death of Piggy must be murder.
Much like Christ preaching the Christian truth to the multitude only to be betrayed by Judas then crucified, when Simon attempts to inform others of the truth behind the beast from air, he is brutally murdered by the boys-including Ralph who he considers to be a valuable companion. Golding then illustrates that “The water rose further and dressed Simon’s coarse hair with brightness. The line of his shoulder became sculptured marble”(170). This tranquil image creates a sense of sacredness in Simon
“Lord of the Flies”, written in 1954 by William Golding, is an allegory of real life events that were happening at the time. The fictional book is set during WWIII, when a plane with a bunch of boys crashes on an island. With no adults left alive, they are forced to fend for themselves; to find a way to survive without falling into the shadow of savagery. The novel ends in a war between the “savage” boys and Ralph, the only surviving civilized boy. William Golding’s depiction of the true evil in this world is conveyed to the reader through the idea of savagery and war.
Even though Roger was the one who killed Piggy, his death was intentional. From the book, it can be inferred that the boys in Jack’s tribe, including himself, had all agreed, or forced to agree, to kill Piggy. Jack didn’t think of the conch as anything special with meaning anymore. When the conch was smashed into pieces, so was any little hope of civilization. Jack had finally gotten the power that he desperately desired by getting rid of the conch.
Jack smacked Piggy’s head. Piggy’s glasses flew off and tinkled on the rocks. Piggy cried out in: “My specs!” Explanation: Ralph grew to notice how smart and resourceful Piggy was in certain situations and usually during meetings when the fire would be brought up although Ralph would take up a majority of the talking during the meeting. Explanation: Usually as a situation would surface among the tribe either Jack, Ralph, or Piggy although Ralph and Jack would get a majority of the spotlight. Piggy was fairly smart compared to the rest of the characters as his common sense and knowledge extended farther than most
There is no beast, but evil does exist in each individual boy. Simon goes to the beach to tell the others what he has seen, but the others —even Ralph and Piggy—have been eating pig meat and are now dancing the killing dance. When they see Simon’s shadowy figure come out of the jungle, they kill him. Waves carry Simon 's body out to sea and the wind carries the dead parachutist 's body and chute out to
Ralph and Piggy are also in the feast. Once they see Simon shadow emerge Jack and the rest of his friends pounce on him killing him with their spears. The next morning Ralph and Piggy discuss what has been done by Jack. Ralph and his group go to Jack so he can see reason. Piggy squinted several times because he did not have his glasses.
Page 180 of the novel quotes,“I got this to say. You’re acting like a crowd of kids...which is better- to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is?’...The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee…” (180). In this excerpt, Piggy spoke out about his views on how Jack’s group was behaving. He voiced his opinion that heand his group were acting uncivilized, and that the way Ralph was behaving was the better path. While Piggy spoke Roger pushed a large boulder on Piggy, thereby killing him.