After he kills his first pig, Jack, “... his face smeared with clays, [reaches] the top first and [hails] Ralph excitedly, with lifted spear. ‘Look! We’ve killed a pig-’” (69). Jack did not have the courage to originally kill a pig, but is ecstatic when he executes his first pig. The mask that Jack wore allows him to not feel guilty about killing a living creature.
When the boys get stranded on this island they must take care of themselves and try to get rescued. As the boys climb this mountain to get home they face new challenges which resulted them to descend into savagery. With these new challenges of killing the pig for the first time, them breaking the conch, and deaths of Simon and Piggy they to descend into savagery causing them to lose their innocence. After the boys crash landed on the island it was only a matter of time before the boys descend into savagery because lack of leadership, need for survival and loss of innocence. Their first goal on the island was to have fun and get rescued but throughout their stay, they get further away from that.
The man doesn’t think much of it, he calls the old man “woman-ish” and thinks he just can’t handle the weather. The man then gets another fire going but made the mistake of putting it under a tree. As he tries to build another fire, its gets extremely more difficult because the man’s fingers are very numb. The man then gets a brilliant idea of killing his dog, so he can get inside of it to stay warm. That idea doesn’t last long, because the man barely has any use of his hands.
What does it take to survive a deadly plane crash on a seemingly deserted island? The boys have to fight for survival and remain civilized during their stay at this island. The thought of not being rescued caused conflict within the group of British schoolboys. This conflict led to the murder of the smartest kid in the group.In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”, Jack is responsible for Piggy’s death for many reasons: Jack disliked Piggy because he was different, Jack became leader of a new group based solely on his hatred for Piggy, and Jack was jealous of Piggy’s relationship with ralph. Piggy’s differences from the other boys caused Jack to dislike him.
In the Lord of the Flies, Jack is immoral for his poor choices making him a dangerous threat to the other survivors. Before the hunters are about to leave for the hunt, they decide to make masks. Jack creates his mask and puts it on. According to Golding, “[Jack] looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly” (63).
The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about leadership but at the same time there is a lot of drama. Jack sets his priorities of having fun and hunting pigs, but Ralph is the complete opposite. Ralph is the kind of leader that thinks about the people first for example, he wants to build shelters and keep a fire burning for a sign of rescue for nearby ships. Both Ralph and Jack make excellent leaders, but they have different styles and different priorities. Ralph displays useful human qualities as a leader by working towards the good in the boys society.
Paragraph Essay In this scene of Golding’s Lord of the Flies, we see Simon finally giving in to the madness that has rooted itself deep on the island, and deep inside of everyone; the island is merely an outlet for these boys to to let out the evil inside of them. Simon had inner demons like everyone else, but it seems only logical that in real life, Simon was hallucinating the pig head speaking to him. Simon was hungry, dehydrated, exhausted, and just escaped a hunt with the most violent of the group, not wanting to kill the pig. There are certain inconsistencies such as, “He knew one of his times was coming on.” (pg. 143) which can be explained by the popular theory of Simon having epilepsy which is a “neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory
Jack, after returning with his hunters, gives news to an angry Ralph that he has killed his first pig. Ralph is angry at Jack because he let the fire go out and a ship passed by, but Jack does not understand why Ralph is so frustrated about this.“‘I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it” (69). Jack’s twitching signifies that he is still bothered by the fact that he actually killed something that was once living. The fact that Jack is able to kill the pig shows that Jack has changed from the way he acted before. Jack also does not realize the importance of the mistake he has made by letting the fire die.
Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands” (Golding 135). Instead of feeling sorry that they had brutally killed a mother pig and made it impossible for her litter to survive, the boys feasted on the meat and celebrated their victory. Later on, and without a way to start a fire, Jack and his hunters decided to steal Piggy’s glasses in order to cook their meat. Rather than ask Ralph politely to start a fire, as they would have done at the beginning of the book, Jack and two others attacked Ralph’s tribe. As they fought, the shelter “became a complication of snarls and crashes and flying limbs” (167).
Although Johnny knew it was the right choice, some of the buildings debris fell on Johnny’s back, fell on Johnny’s back,which broke his spine and killed him. Ponyboy was terrified when Johnny saved the kids, and when Johnny’s injury affected him badly. But when Ponyboy found out Johnny was going to die he was horrified. Ponyboy said, “Then I heard Johnny scream, and as I turned to go back to him, Dally swore behind me and clubbed me as hard as he could across the back (pg.93)”. From this text we can infer that Ponyboy wanted to help when he heard Johnny scream, but