Society doesn’t teach evil it teaches manners, and well being but not evil. As shown in Chapter Seven of The Lord of The Flies Ralph tries to kill the pig on instinct showing the evil within him. Ralph was always trying to tell Jack not to focus on killing the pigs so much as if it was a sign of evil and he was trying to be good, but then he goes and attacks at a pig on instinct. Ralph says, “I hit him,” (113) full of excitement. He threw the spear on instinct, then once he realized he had hit the pig, almost killing it that is when he got excited.This is showing even though people are taught to do the right things and stay away from the evil there is somehow an evil beast
An specific example of violence corrupting society is when the boys become hunters end up killing Simon because they want to think he is the beast. They are all dancing and chanting, "'Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!'”(152). At this point in the book the inherent violence that has been building up through the whole story because of anger and fear takes over and they kill Simon.
When Jack wanted hunt, he was worried that no one thought he could, that people thought that he was weak. He pushed himself to kill the pig and became obsessed. Jack was obsessed with the power it made him feel and the power that he thought he inherited with the group. When Jack pauses the first time they went hunting, it's proof that he couldn’t kill at first, he had to become “zoned” in and disassociate himself with the actual hunting before he could make his first kill. Once he overcame his fear of killing his humanity, he was able to not only kill pigs, but also kill people, and be okay with it.
Later in the novel Jack was having difficulties killing pigs because the pigs could see him coming. Him not being able to kill was infuriating to him, so he looked for a solution. His solution was a type of face paint to blend with the forest, making him invisible to the pigs. The paint on his face gave him a new power and now even more violent tendencies to get what he wants. He used force and fighting rather than simply asking.
When Simon goes to warn the boys about the beast, he is killed by them all. The true savagery and civilization are in the boys, all of them. The beast says that it is within the boys, and it warns Simon if he went to the other boys it will be there. It was not lying as it was there, and it killed him. The savage and civilized boys are the beats themselves they have all been scared, they did what a beast would do, which is attack and
This has a correlation to everyone has a murderous intent deep inside. “I, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with Darwinism pieties for killing now drew a bead on the little woodchuck’s face.” This shows that the speaker begins to fall from his humane side and the villain side started to come out. The uncontrollable lust for blood could not be stopped and it continued until he killed a plethora of woodchucks. Another example showing the author giving an atmosphere that everyone has a
Another example would be Simon’s encounter with the Lord of the Flies, and his realization that the beast is the darkness corrupting the boys souls. The paint masks that the boys wear are also what released the darkness within the boys and let it control them. Therefore throughout the entirety of the novel, William Golding has shown multiple examples, to prove that evil is intrinsic to humans and how easily consume a person. The awakening of Jack Merridew’s intrinsic evil, is the cause of his bloodlust and obsession to hunt. Jack’s lust for the hunt first started when he had failed to kill a pig during the island expedition, and after the pig ran away, out of anger, Jack stated fiercely that “next time there would
He was being treated unfairly and the boys picked on him but he endured it as much as he could. He complained about how he was being treated while holding the conch, but if the boys treated Jack the way they treated Piggy, he would have gotten physical about it. Conjointly, before Simon's murder takes place, everyone feast on the pig that Jack and his hunters killed. After they ate things started to get intense between Ralph and Jack. Fortunately, Piggy was there to stop it.
Unlike before, this scene conveys that Jack and the boys in his tribe are capable of killing and committing brutal acts. While Jack hesitates to kill a pig at the beginning of the book because of his fears of blood and death, he eventually becomes obsessed with hunting and violence, killing a sow by vigorously “stabbing downward with his knife” and slitting the sow’s throat. Additionally, Golding reveals that even
He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat. So watch; and be careful” (177) Jack not even saying he was at fault in Simon’s death, instead says that Simon was actually the beast, to keep the boys under control with fear. Jack is a devious person who goes into the deep end of savagery after having no rules to follow and becomes a pseudo
The boys start to chant “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” showing how they have lost their humanity and are letting their inner evil reign. Even the supposed protagonist joins in on the killing demonstrating that even the good have evil within
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).
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).
Beast except for Simon who realizes that they fear the Beast because it exists in each of them. The growing of savagery becomes very clear when Jack and the hunters get a sick obsession with the hunting of the Beast, the boys and Jack even come up with a chant that is repeatedly said throughout the novel, “Kill the Beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood” (p.168). Golding is trying to show that the boys behaviour is what creates the Beast, the more savagely the boys act the more real the Beast becomes.