If you was to take him out and shoot him right in the back of the head-” he leaned over and pointed, “-right there, why he’d never know what hit him. ””(44). As seen in this quote Carlson says that Candy should just shoot his dog to end his suffering. In the end, Carlson is the one to shoot Candy's dog and bury him. This is definitely an act of euthanasia.
This quote signifies Jack’s participation not only in a group, but in a society. This civilized state begins to fade as Jack becomes more enveloped in the idea of hunting, and becomes solely focused on killing a pig. Jack describes hunting in an extremely obsessive way, stating “‘If you’re hunting
“ At last the immediacy of the kill subsided. The boys drew back, and Jack stood up… giggled and flicked them while the boys laughed at his reeking palms (120).” The boys do not mourn and think about what they have just done to the sow, they “laugh and giggle” and Jacks flicks the meat on his hands at the other boys. Games in this novel slowly builds the theme of savagery because every kill the boys make it makes them become more of a savage. The boys start off playing at the lagoon, to hunting pigs, then using one of their own to act like a pig, and finally they end up hunting one of their own like a pig.
He decapitates a sow and hangs the bloody head on a stick. Under Jack's leadership, Roger twists the spear in the rectum of the sow and the sow screams in agony " He slowly drives his spear into the anus of the sow, torturing it more than killing it” (Golding ) Jack and the other hunters laugh when they see where Roger's spear is located. They think it is funny.
Not many people today would do this. This action of a man killing his best friend with no shake of his hand and not a second thought about what he was doing shows that violence no longer affects him. The other men, Curley, Slim, and Carlson, do not care that Lennie was lying dead with a bullet in the back of his head. The characters in of Mice and Men have been around so much violence that they are desensitized to it shown when Curley fights Lennie, when Lennie kills Curley’s wife, and the death of Lennie.
Jem loses his innocence first when he realizes that Boo Radley in a victim. After that Boo is victimized by the town because he stays inside unlike everyone else. Lastly Tom is taken advantage of by the Ewells and it cost him his life. In conclusion this book can teach people to give
In the Lord of the Flies, Golding describes the gradual decline of a group of young kids stranded on an island. Without a strong leadership and a society for them to fall back upon, the group of kids begin to fall in disarray. Thus, Golding uses Sigmund’s-Frond three aspects of the human mind to explain how the kids decline. Additionally, he uses the conch to symbolize the society. Humans are inherently evil and a ruling body must be made in order to control the masses.
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding conveys using rhetorical devices that everyone has innate evil and when evoked, it overcomes one’s sense of civility and humanity. The author creates a scenario whereby he places a group of boys onto an uninhabited island and examines how the group are effected over time. Through the course of the novel there is a considerable change in mentality throughout the group. The change is due to the lack of a strict and functioning society and ultimately the boys have degenerated into primitivity. In addition, the boys are becoming more evil, embodying evil in their own ways.
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.
Likewise, Jack doesn’t think twice about going out to hunt and murder Ralph. However, Jack Merridew changes the once democratic society on the island to a dictatorship lifestyle. During one of their meetings, Jack decides that the conch is useless and they are better off without it. He shouts “‘Conch! Conch!
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).
A man named William Beckford once said “It is a great evil to look upon mankind with too clear vision. You seem to be living among wild beasts, and you become a wild beast yourself.” William Golding clearly emphasizes a theme similar to this in his novel Lord of the Flies. Golding’s novel is about a group of British boys who crash land on an deserted island.