“You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why its no go? Why things are what they are?” As Simon begins to faint the beast says, “We are going to have fun on this island!” The lord of the flies admits to Simon he is inside all the boys, he is the savagery and the evil that has a hold on them.
Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing. A beast rises with them and forces get worse. The boys become naturally evil and savages as their journey continues. That is why human naturally lie and the truth is not first. And that is obvious when he wrote the book.
The amount of praise that he earns after killing a pig causes Jack to forget about everything else and solely focus on the ecstasy he experiences. He acts upon his own desires and does nothing to help the group overall, which exposes his arrogance. Jack’s adverse qualities are also revealed when he resorts to brutality towards Piggy: “This from Piggy, and the wails of agreement from some of the hunters, drove Jack to violence. The bolting look came into his blue eyes. He took a step and able at last to hit someone, stuck his fist into Piggy’s stomach” (71).
Jack can take control because every boy on the island including Ralph and Piggy have evil inside themselves. This is seen when they take part in the brutal murder of their friend Simon. Jack controls the boys by fear mongering. Jack had the ability to turn off morality and turn into a killer. When Ralph and Piggy are saying there is no monster Jack is yelling at the same time there is a beast and he will provide protection from it.
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
The fear within us can contribute to the actions we take, whether it be particularly good or bad. Lord of the Flies shows that this can happen to us all. Lord of the Flies is a book written by WIlliam Golding who shares with us the end of school boys’ innocence and the beginning of savagery within them all. Chapter nine, which holds many details to support Golding and this theme, is about Simon realizing who the “beast” really is and in the heat of the moment the tribe of boys brutally murder Simon when he comes bearing news about such topic. However, chapter nine is so much more than just the plot of a story.
In a general way we mean how our species’ excessive predatoriness has made the entire planet our prey” (Martel 38). He vindicates human atrocities as the excuses for survival. This also foreshadows Pi’s survival with wild animals at sea in due course and justifies all indecencies he commits during the drift, which leads to a society where murder and rivalry exist. On top of that, Pi lists the actions of animal abuse that zoo visitors committed at the Pondicherry Zoo, simply to entertain themselves and relieve stress. Such evil actions include “ [...] onanists breaking a sweat on monkeys, ponies, birds; a religious freak who cut a snake’s head off; a deranged man who took to urinating in an elk’s mouth” (Martel 39).
. . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you?
The first symbol that is a huge representation of fear in the novel is the Lord of the Flies itself. For starters, the actual representation of the Lord of the Flies is capable of inhibiting terror. It is a pig head stuck on a stick that is sharpened on both ends that is often surrounded by flies, so this visual could scare some of the children. In addition, the idol scares Simon through the things that it “says” to him while he is hallucinating. “’There isn’t anyone to help you.