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.
Jack speaks up for Percival, who is trying to speak but can’t, and says “He says the beast comes out of the sea” (Golding 96). Golding shows the boys perception of this as he states that the boys “considered the vast stretches of water, the high sea beyond, unknown indigo of infinite possibility” (Golding 96). The boys are slowly changing as shown in this quote, they are all scared of the beast and all over the place. This is followed by the sighting of the beast from the air. Sam and Eric were the ones to spot the beast and “They became motionless, gripped in each other’s arms, four unwinking eyes aimed and two mouths open.” (Golding 107).
He is challenged by this devilish beast; “Aren’t you afraid of me"(143)? Because Simon understands that the true beast is the boys fear that turns them into savages, he simply shakes his head. As Simon returns from his hallucination he sees the man in the parachute that brought fear to the savages. Simon again tries to tell people the truth of the beastie, but falls short. Because the group of boys don’t understand fear, they sadly rip Simon up thinking he was the beast.
Human savagery is when people do acts that are out of the ordinary. Humans are born savage because people don’t learn how to do outrageous acts. Also, savage acts are usually considered as violent which people don’t teach you, which means you learn it as you progress through life. An example of a text that demonstrates the effects of human savagery is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. At the start of this novel, the next world war was about to start, and a plane crashes on an inhabited island which kills the pilot and some of the schoolboys.
It is Simon who stumbles upon the dead parachutist, and finds out that there was no beast. As he runs to the group in attempt to explain that there was no beastie, he is murdered by the boys because they confuse him with it. Their fear for the beast led them to the murder of Simon. After murdering one of their own in such a brutal way, itś clear that the beast is themselves, and like Piggy had said, they are who should've brought fear to each
Each boy in the book loses his innocence. Whether it be by performing acts that inflict suffering, such as Jack brutally slaying pigs, killing Piggy, and attempting to kill Ralph, or by being inflicted with pain and suffering, such as Ralph, who Jack pursued within an inch of his life. “And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend
The main characters, Ralph, Piggy, Jack, and Simon often fight, and during their fights, the other children take sides. Each of the groups, instead of acting as separate people, act as one. People have called this mob mentality. Mob mentality brings out the evil in man, as shown when Jack and the choir boys left to make their society, when they killed “the beast” who turned out to be Simon, and when all the
William Golding proves that without rules to live by, people will eventually become savage. Savagery is more present when people 's innocence slowly fade away. When Jack brings the boys hunting, the boys do not know what to do since they have never been exposed to that behavior before. Jack makes it seem okay to disrespect what they kill to the point where the boys look insane. The boys not only kill the pig for its feed but to mutilate it and decide,”This head is for the beast.
The theme is watch out for what decisions you make, Understand that what ever choice you make there will be a consequence. Johnny made the difficult choice to kill Bob. Johnny made this spontaneous decision because the Socs were trying to drown Ponyboy in the park’s fountain. When Ponyboy realized Johnny murdered Bob, Ponyboy was as frightened as if he was at a haunted house . The consequence of this choice was that Johnny and Ponyboy felt guilty ,and they Both decided to run away for a like one million years.
Verb usage also helps the reader understand how emotions affect their actions, especially within this chapter. While the boys are killing Simon, their behavior is shown as “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.” (153). During the confrontation of “beast” and the boys, all of the emotional build up is at its peak, and flows out of them as they strike the monster with all their strength. Without the strong verb choice in this chapter, the message of evil and furious behavior would have not shown that they are becoming savage as a form of protection. The intensity of the boys transition to savagery is shown promptly in this chapter through negative connotation and verb usage, supporting that boys from a civilized culture can be pressured into committing savage acts as a form of