Finally, right after Jack kills Simon in a frenzy, he says, “He came – disguised. He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat.” (Golding 160). Clearly, Jack and his mask
This quote shows that after a certain amount of time humans began to change and reveal their “true” selves. Jack begins to portray a darker character who enjoys destroying those around him. This change from being an uptight choir boy to a savage demonstrates that men are inherently evil since no one taught Jack to act this way. Instead he is the one who is encouraging those around to become more like him. Adding on, Jack’s laugh was a way of showing that humans enjoy watching others
The letters also had very specific details that only the killer could know. The Zodiac Killer then threatened that more people would be attacked if the letters weren’t printed on the front page of each of the newspapers. At the bottom of the letter, there was a three-part cipher which he claimed was his identity. Just a few days later, he sent another letter mocking the police for not being able to catch him, or even crack the cipher. A high school teacher soon solved the cipher which said, “I like killing people because it is so much fun.”
While some may argue that these children should be responsible for the mass killings of innocent people, they forget that they are dependent on their commanders. Their commanders constantly supply them with food, money, and drugs, making them rely more and more on their commanders for these supplies. Although these children did kill many people, they were unaware of their actions when ordered to commit this crime therefore should not be held accountable. Certainly it could be said that children enlisted in the military want to avenge the death of loved ones; while this is a good point, it fails to account for how clueless these children were about soldier life. These child soldiers think that being enlisted will lead to a more secure life with shelter and food, unfortunately they do not realize what they have to do in order to receive that kind of life.
The kids are victims. These kids are victims because most of them are being forced to do this. People state that child soldiers are criminals because they’re not getting prosecuted for all the actions that they are doing. But what people don’t know is why the kids keep doing all this crime in wars. According to the article “The Challenges of the African Criminal Court in Prosecuting Child Soldiers” It states that the children don’t know what they are doing wrong because they aren’t getting
When Simon was killed in Lord of the Flies by William Golding, his role, a righteous and pure boy untainted by barbarity, perished along with his body. He embodied the innocence and naivety of the modern civilization and symbolized the children before they mutated into savages, influenced by the lack of regulation and jurisdiction. In spite of this, one can argue that his passing was not a primary shifting mark in the novel due to the power dynamic between all the boys remaining the same, considering that Piggy continued to be neglected as Jack went on to attaining authority on the island. While it may seem like nothing changed, Simon’s murder allowed Jack to display his superiority and bring out the violent and uncontrollable nature within all the boys. As a result, since Jack’s philosophy of savageness and cruelty was fueled by Simon’s death, the event was a major turning point in the novel.
In Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, Detective Mark Hoffman assumed the role of Jigsaw following the death of John Kramer. He continued the practice of putting people in practically impossible games to survive, but his games had practically no chance of survival for the victims. Furthermore, Detective Hoffman was more interested in inflicting pain and anguish just for the sake of pain and anguish, as opposed to John Kramer who sought to teach his victims to appreciate life. Ultimately, Detective Hoffman committed the fatal mistake of killing John’s wife, Jill. Detective Hoffman was abducted by men wearing pig masks and when he regained consciousness, he was chained to the same pipes as Adam and Dr. Gordon.
His mind is filled with killing so he decided to go on his own and took everyone with him except for Piggy, the twins Sam and Eric and I. Sam and Eric are good guys like Piggy. The other night when the group separated we got attacked by Jack and his troop. They came to steal fire and by doing so stole Piggy’s glasses so that they would have fire and we would not. We need fire to have a signal so that we can get off the island but Jack just wants fire to cook the pigs he kills. Right now on the island things are falling apart, we should stick together and think about getting off the island but who’s listening.
The biggest fear of the boys on the island is the beast. Simon recognizes that the root of the fear is not an actual beast but, “maybe it’s only us,” (Golding ). In actuality, the boys are afraid of each other and what they are each capable of as individuals. While some could argue that it is the environment that eroded away the boys character, this thought is contradicted when Ralph says “this is a good island” (Golding ). This shows that the environment itself is not responsible for the boys behavior, but only acts as a revelation of who they really are under the masks that society gives them to hide behind.
They killed one of their own without thinking twice about it. Jack led his “tribe” in the ritual-style killing they do for meat, in order to kill Simon because they thought he was the beast. Every single one of those boys knew that is was Simon, but no one stepped in to save him. After his death, everyone acted like it did not happen or they did not see it. Simon’s innocence was brutally taken from him.
In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding demonstrates how male dominance can lead to violence and chaos. Society depicts men as violent and aggressive whilst women are thought to be nurturing, gentle, and caring. We naturally think of men as being testosterone driven creatures, whereas women are seen as being rational. It is said that men and women balance each other out so that men are not too abrasive and women are not too passive. People often think of boys as being easily drawn to violence.