First, there are many parts in “Lord of the Flies” that suggest that humans are never naturally good. First, on page 75, it states “... and the hunters, circling still, pretended to beat him. As they danced, they sang. ‘Kill the pig. Cut her throat.
“He crawled forward and soon understood….the wind’s indignity.”(162). Simon was savagely killed by Jack and the other boys who had left the civilized state of mind behind. Simon was killed because he was mistaken for the beast when he was trying to tell the truth about the beast that they had been fearing all this time actually was. The beast was a symbol in the novel for the boys inner evil and primitivity. By killing Simon, the boys became what they were fearing.
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.
Everyone is capable of stabbing, shooting, or murdering someone, however, everyone has their own trigger… for some, it might be jealousy or envy and for some, it could be pure anger. Since humans are born savages everyone has an evil lying within, therefore when something happens that triggers that evil the human will resort to their natural sense of savagery because that is their nature and because civilization is just a concept that keeps us from showing our true selves. From the moment a human is born, they are told how to talk, how to walk and how to act. The society humans live in constrict a human’s natural sense of savagery; however strip that away and put a human in a situation where the rules of civilization are absent then there will be nothing but pure chaos. In Lord of the Flies, the kids try very hard to stay civilized, however, it proved to be too difficult as their inner evil started to take over.
Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals. Later Jack finally kills the pig and to support the fact that Jack did not have the heart to kill the pig. As well as the twitch his dream of, “memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink” (Golding 70) To show how much it was bothering him. Jack,one of the most evil in the book and could be said to have the the leader role in the madness. The quote shows his innocence that completely contrast Jacks personality later in “The Lord of the
With all their similarties, Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Game prove that people can behave like animals and savages when it comes to survival.The human nature example in the Lord of the Flies would be the boys killing Simon, the boys behaved pretty savage because they thought Simon was the beast. On the other hand, Rainsford had to kill General Zaroff to save himself from being killed by the General. The theory being made is that individuals do whatever is necessary to survive, because in Lord of the Flies Jack had to do what he felt was right in a savage way to survive. In The Most Dangerous Game character Rainsford also had to kill the General in order to survive. In the end, these stories prove that human beings need to do whatever is necessary to keep their lives from being in
The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself. He starts his own plan to for revenge against the creature, but this makes him just as beastly as the monster. Victor makes it his life goal, to make the monster pay in any way he can. He wants him to feel lonely and isolated forever. The beast takes a lot out on Victor and makes him feel exactly the way he feels
I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” (143). The Lord of the Flies mocks Simon for thinking the beast was something they could hunt and kill. Rather, the Lord of the Flies reveals that the boys themselves are what they are afraid of. They are the beast.
The being that had blown that, had sat waiting for them on the platform with the delicate thing balanced on his knees, was set apart.” The sow’s head on the other hand, had a whole other meaning of power. It represented the power of evil and savagery. It symbolized all the evils and horrors of the world and frightened the boys a great deal. The conch gave them hope order and survival. The beast gave them anger, savagery, and death.
It 's easy to say that if stranded on an island with other people, humans would work together to survive and be rescued. However, William Golding has a different opinion. In Lord of the Flies, a large group of boys are stuck on an island from a plane crash. At first it seems like paradise, and the boys agree to make rules and work together until they are rescued. As time goes on, though, most of the boys revert to their primal instinct and become savages.