Many lives have been taken, the mama pig, Piggy, Simon, and almost Ralph. The boys killed a mama pig horrifically and offered it to the Lord of the Flies. Then Simon died by being stabbed and beaten to death. At the end the boys hunted Ralph and were planning to kill him, until the officer came to the rescue. The schoolboys have lost their innocence and nothing will ever be the
When Jack and his group were hunting they wanted to make a big scene about their kill. So they thought it would be a good idea to put the pig head on a stick in the ground and to me this shows how violent he really is. Jack is more of a dictator than a leader he tells his tribe followers what to do and if they don’t do what he wants he hangs them up and he threatens to kill them. For example Jack says “Give me a drink” (Golding 158) and this quote perfectly describes how demanding of a leader he is. This is why nobody chose him as the island leader because of his poor leadership skills and his poor choices.
The mask that Jack wore allows him to not feel guilty about killing a living creature. It has the ability to turn him into a savage. Furthermore, when the hunters attempt to recreate the pig killing scene, they overemphasize, “All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack [has] him by the hair and was brandishing his knife” (114). All the boys participate in assaulting Robert because they believe it is just a game and that nothing will go wrong, but this is not true.
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.
When people are left alone they do not know what to do so they turn to cruelty, savagery and bullying. They create an enemy for themselves and become obsessed with it. In this novel they create the beast, an enemy that only exists inside their minds and was caused by a man that they only felt but did not see inside a dark cave they were exploring. A pig’s head which they managed to kill is then placed on a stick as an offering to the beast so it would not attack them. Jack so strongly believes that there is a beast that he kills Simon, mistaking him as the beast attacking.
After the hunters could finally kill a pig for the first time, Jacks “mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on that struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” (74). Jack had craved wanting to kill a pig for so long that when he finally could, it was extremely fulfilling and brought him immense joy. This is not a typical response as it is expected he has some type of remorse for what they had done. Being on the island for so long brings out the foul side of the boys, and almost none of them have regrets for their actions. Nearing the end of the novel, Jack is also finally able to steal Piggy’s glasses for his group to use.
This is very ironic because he says this then not even 9 chapters later he turns into the head savage. To then turning the boys into savages and telling them to kill a pig and they decapitate it for some beast they’ve never seen. But this is only the beginning of jack and savagery on the island. He then goes out of his way to kill piggy. Because he knows he makes a lot of sense to the boys.
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).
The boys on the island had the opportunity to choose who they wanted to become their leader. Later in the novel, the majority of the boys chose to switch and follow Jack because they wanted to hunt and kill pigs. Jack had led them all to become savages and to obliterate their civilized side, however, in the end, it was up to each individual boy if they wanted to continue to follow Ralph, a civilized leader, or to follow Jack, a savage leader. Jack’s tribe is filled with a bunch of savages, who are trying to kill the “beast” on the island, but instead of killing the beast, they accidentally kill one of their own boys, Simon. Jack tries to cover it up, “‘I expect the beast disguised himself…’ The tribe considered this; and then were shaken, as if by a flow of wind.
When the two families were at the party Tybalt told his father that he was going to kill Romeo. Tybalt 's father said that Tybalt would not and Tybalt pushed his father and yelled then stormed off. [1.5.53-90] “Patience performance with willful choler meeting/Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting/ I will withdraw;but this intrusion shall/ Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.”. This proves the thesis because Tybalt gets mad when his father says that he can not kill Romeo. The king wants peace but Tybalt is blind to this peace.
On the first hunt, the boys failed to slaughter a pig, but still know that, “Next time there would be no mercy.” Then, to assure the group had the idea even clearer, “[Jack] looked around fiercely, daring them to contradict” (P.31). The boys, Jack specifically, have a mutual understanding that sparing the pig was a setback for their ultimate survival. Shortly after hunting, and succeeding, the boys return with a pig shouting “‘Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood’” (P.69).
Not till they flagged and the chant died away, did he speak. ‘I’m calling an assembly.” (p.75) Jack is so intent on killing this pig, he is leading a chant about how they’re going to kill it. He describing ways of over kill. He has no remorse and is starting to enjoy the killing of the pigs, that he doesn’t care about anything else going on on the island and with the other boys. The rumor about the beast has become more serious than it did before, and Jack is starting the believe in it too.
This is when he first encounters the pig on a stick, which he names The Lord of the Flies. His fear allows him to hallucinate the sow talking to him and telling him that the savages were going to eventually kill him and letting him know that his evil was inside him and not physically terrorizing the boys on the island. The evil that the sow’s head spoke of was in the air as Simon crawled out of the forest after a fainting spell. Jack immediately took the initiative of telling his tribe to “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
Jack and his boys steal Piggy 's glasses from the Piggy and the civil group, in order to create fire to cook the meat on. This moment is important because it proves that the boys are acting out as savages and animals instead of humans. This show of themselves also reveals the greed and incorporation of the savages as they resort to theft. This shows a large difference between the savage and the civilized, as Piggy and Ralph would have approached the situation very differently, asking for the glasses back rather than going off to steal them. If this conflict had not happened, the climax would not have been possible because the civilized boys would have never had to confront the savages about the theft of the glasses.
By the end of the book, Jack has organized a hunt for the only boy left that has not joined his tribe and has the intent to kill him. Roger displays more of a psychopathic personality; he kills whenever he can, and finds extreme amusement in causing harm to others. At one point, Roger intentionally throws a boulder down onto another child and kills him. Roger’s thirst for blood is his dominant characteristic and he displays very little personality other than his wish to kill. Although Jack did display a want to hurt other children, he was never impulsive like Roger and often used the other children to carry out his wishes through