Without him, Ralph can’t battle against savagery and the book’s theme of civilization vs. savagery would not be the same. As tension rose between the two, Golding clearly features Jack as dangerous when he writes, “The words came from Jack viciously, as though they were a curse. He looked at Ralph, his thin body tensed, his spear held as if he threatened him” (Golding 119). Jack’s threatening motion causes Ralph to sense Jack’s danger and his transformation to savagery. After Jack’s intentional killing of Piggy, he responds violently, “‘...That’s what you’ll get!
The twins reveals Jack’s plan to Ralph and say: “‘the chief and Roger－’ ‘－yes, Roger－’ ‘They hate you, Ralph. They’re going to do you.’ ‘They’re going to hunt you tomorrow’”(188). Jack is ready to eliminate Ralph as his viciousness grows. Killing has become his second nature and he is swallowed by his animalistic instinct. As a result, he “sharpened a stick at both ends”(190), determined to kill Ralph.
Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Your fear and adrenaline kick in as you blindly chant this phrase that will forever change the world. You laugh and spit on him as he struggles to carry the cross up the rocky, bloody hill called the “Skull". You still don’t really understand why he is being killed as a criminal, but you mock him anyway, shouting; What kind of King are you?
At this point in the book the inherent violence that has been building up through the whole story because of anger and fear takes over and they kill Simon. This shows how humans are inherently violent and without rules in place violence creates a society so defective that it drives people to kill their friends. Another example of violence creating a dysfunctional society in Lord of the Flies is when Jack and the hunters let the fire out to go kill their first pig. “I cut the pig’s throat,” said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it. “Can I borrow yours, Ralph, to make a nick in the hilt?” The boys chattered and danced.
Ralph, alone and afraid. Is a victim of Mob mentality. The other boys, in fear of the beast, have all sided with Jack, ganging up against Ralph to kill him. Mob mentality is everywhere in Lord of the Flies, and some of the most memorable moments are the most obvious examples of Mob Mentality. Mob mentality is portrayed many time throughout Lord of the Flies, for example, when Ralph is hunted, Simon is killed, or the choir follows Jack when he leaves the group.
Jack’s cruel actions continue when he steals Piggy’s glasses permanently ,Piggy reacts to this event in a unusual way he demands back his glasses alongside with the conch he explains why the boys are behaving in a childish way,Jack has lost control over the tribe and everybody begins fighting.Jack accuses Piggy of starting this riot,then Roger hurls a bolder at him and that is the end of Piggy.When Piggy is eliminated it gives Jack power and pleasure,he has accomplished one of his important goals. Since the beginning the boys have bullied Piggy whenever they needed to feel powerful,however the harassment of him intensifies,and Jack begins to hit him openly.But he doesn't hit the other boys for pleasure.This shows that Piggy is the prey and he is surrounded by hunters.Though in chapter four Piggy does something that he wouldn't usually do,after the moment when the hunters come back with the meat,Piggy alongside with Ralph complains about the fire,Jack then slaps Piggy and breaks his glasses.These events show that they are just using Piggy as a tool,they use him for entertainment . Piggy is now getting more and more annoyed with Jack.Also Jack apologises to Ralph which makes Piggy
This causes tears,anger,lonely’s,confused,unaware and misunderstanding. “He killed it my father killed it”,Jonas said to himself” (Lowry 188). Jonas felt anger for his father and the pain he feels for the baby twin. On page 168 in the giver,Jonas realized that they been playing a game of war ( Lowry). Jonas feel sad and misunderstood for the boy in war.
Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc. Consequently with all that was going on at that moment, Johnny defended himself and Ponyboy who is one of the Greasers. Furthermore, Ponyboy responds saying, “‘You really killed him, huh, Johnny? ‘Yeah.’ His voice quivered slightly. ‘I had to.
This symptom alone is known as megalomania. This sense of superiority leads Macbeth to “[be] preoccupied with fantasies about success [and] power” (Mayo Clinic Staff). He is quick to believe Macduff is in the wrong and to punish him for simply not attending the party he plans. He murders Macduff’s family and, as seen in this action, “completely lack[s] any moral integrity” (Dominic, 256). He chooses his “role as a stage-tyrant” and continuously shows how uncaring he is toward others (Felperin 167).
When Simon goes to warn the boys about the beast, he is killed by them all. The true savagery and civilization are in the boys, all of them. The beast says that it is within the boys, and it warns Simon if he went to the other boys it will be there. It was not lying as it was there, and it killed him. The savage and civilized boys are the beats themselves they have all been scared, they did what a beast would do, which is attack and
Like the attack on Pearl Harbor setting the island on fire was risky. By “set[ting] the island on fire” Jack destroyed all the firewood, shelter, plants and animals. Jack was desperate enough to destroy everything just so he could kill Ralph. Jack and Ralph are in competition for the role of leader. Killing Ralph would give him complete dominance which he craves.
Additionally, Bob Ewell’s hatred towards Atticus grew, as the book went on. He got so sick and tired of him and wanted revenge. Atticus explains that, “So if spitting at my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.” Harper Lee describes that Bob Ewell was so full of hatred that he would beat up anyone he disliked. Towards the end of the novel. Bob couldn’t control his hatred any longer so, in revenge he tries to kill Atticus’ children.
“Which is better – to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” (Golding, 180). In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the main concern is the conflict between two instincts that thrive within all human beings: Civilization vs. Savagery. Throughout the novel, Golding established a civilization that is bound to collapse by the fault of savagery; however, some of the boys in the novel are not as cruel. Ralph, the main character, attempts to create a society that is livable and organized until the group gets rescued. On the other hand, Jack, represents evil and arrives on the island expecting to have the power to control anything and anyone, and will punish those who do not obey.
All you have to do is murder all of his allies on the island. This goes against your morals, but you are desperate. You accept the offer because you are afraid of dying. This correlates to what happened in Lord of the Flies. Different characters fear Jack and his powerful tribe,
Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley). Because the monster experiences violence rather than nurture, he turns violent against mankind. The violence from the De Lacy family causes the creature to “feel anger, then a desire for revenge, and finally a violent severing from all that is human” (Mellor). This exhibits violent recurrence that arises as nurture is replaced by violence. This violence leads to murderous actions.