This led to their panic turning into and fueling a tribal savageness. Lastly, the author said, “Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill” (152). This shows a use of dramatic and situational irony. It’s dramatic because the reader knows that the “beast” is Simon, but the boys do not because of their fear-induced savagery. It’s situational because when he was attacked, Simon was on his way to tell the others his discovery about the “beast” on the mountain, but they thought he was the beast and killed him.
Lord of the Flies Essay Revision In the book, Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding, a group of young boys are stranded on an island all alone, which turns to have a horrible outcome- murder and savagery. Golding uses a variety of symbols to paint the picture of little boys turning savage, one symbol being ¨the beast¨. Throughout the use of the beast as a symbol of fear, as seen when the boy´s find a dead parachuter and confuse it with the beast, Golding suggests that every human has a beast in them, and humans are the only thing that should be feared. From the start, it was clear to see how rapidly the boys were starting to turn into savages on account of their fear of the beast. Piggy and Simon were the first to figure the puzzle out on page 84, during an assembly to discuss about the beast.
In that desperate situation, a boy named Jack suggested all the other boys to go hunt animals for food for survival purpose. However, another boy who was supposed to be their leader, Ralph, rejected his idea and because of that, Jack was so angry and decided to break their law that was agreed by everyone together before. As the anger emotion had controlled Jack, he started to feel rage towards Ralph. This is because Ralph was the leader, so, most of the boys were on Ralph side. He then created his own troops and started hunting for animals.
Their young mindset tempts them to see the worst. They act upon their poor thoughts.The boys argue where the beast comes from and when Simon suggests it comes from the water, the boys laugh and make fun of him. They then continue to argue and eventually Jack splits with his hunter followers to go find out for themselves. Jack felt the need that if he proved whether the beast was out there, that maybe he would be able to gain some of the respect he thinks he deserves. Simon, being one of the wiset boys, said, “Maybe there is a beast...maybe it’s only us…” (Chapter 5, page 80).
On the contrary, Jack symbolizes the savagery that fights civilization. Toward the beginning of the novel, signs of savagery in Jack are apparent. He is quite fond of hunting. When Jack, Ralph, and Simon first encounter a pig, it was trapped in vines. When faced with the option of killing the pig, jack is trapped by his innocence, which stops him from killing.
In the bible, the garden is corrupted by the evil snake that has a physical form. In comparison, the boys in Lord of The Flies continue to be afraid of a creature called the Beastie and spend their time trying to kill it. “You did the other day. You said they dream and cry out. Now they talk- not only the littluns, but my hunters sometimes-talk of a thing, a dark thing, a beast, some sort of animal.” (83).
Within the society created from the boys, Jack established the fear and ultimately the ‘beast’ within them. He used the beast, in order to instill fear. In return, the boys gave up their freedom to become part of Jack’s tribe so that they would be safe. Jack refuses to acknowledge that the beast may be fear. This way he has something to offer the boys in order to join his tribe and remain under his authority.
(Slide 5) Zeenat: In Chapter Seven, as the beast is being hunted they repeat the ritual with Robert as a substitute for the pig; however, they get consumed by a state of "frenzy" and actually almost kill him, further diminishing their humanity. (Slide 6) Abby: As the boys begin to fear a superstition they create a creature called "the beast.” At the end of Chapter eight, it is Simon who realises that what they
In “To build a fire” we use this evidence to show how the characters die, “ But the man remained silent. Later the dog whined loudly. And still, later it moved close to the man and caught the smell of death. This made the animal back away.” In “The Interlopers” a textual statement is, “”Who are they?" asked Georg quickly, straining his eyes to see what the other would gladly not have seen.
Throughout Lord of the Flies, more characters start to gradually lose these qualities which make us human. “The fire's the most important thing. Without the fire we can't be rescued. (Ralph would) like to put on war-paint and be a savage…(but) we must stay by the fire and make smoke.” (pg.142) The smoke also is a way of saving the boys from dieing on the island when they created a huge fire that was destroying the whole island and a navy officer saw the smoke in the distance. It is also is a signal that some the boys at least remain partially humanized and need to saved from becoming fully savages.
If the group is unorganized and rowdy, the team as a whole will not be able to complete their tasks, such as maintaining the fire and building their huts. Piggy reminds the group the authority the conch has over them, stating that, “‘I got the conch,’” and stressing to the others of “‘[his] right to speak’” (P.44). Piggy reiterates how important the conch is, or should be, to the group, and that the symbol should be respected in order to ensure their meetings are more
Golding addresses Simon as the beast to portray the boy’s perspective. The killing of Simon shows that the boy’s fear prevented from discovering the truth about the beast. Their fear was so powerful, that even the harmonic character of Simon and the truth that he bore were destroyed. If people become isolated from civilization, the beast inside of us can break the bonds from society and unleash evil within using the power of
The first murder is of Simon, “a blue-white scar was constant, the noise was unbearable. Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill. ‘Kill the beast! Cut his Throat! Spill his blood!’” (168) Jack’s tribe, overcome by their inner savagery, without thinking kill Simon thinking he’s the beast, this shows that the boys on the island have lost the part of civilization inside them.