This quote is a great example of how the lord of the flies symbolizes the theme of Inhumanity/ Inherent Evil of man. The beast explains it cannot be killed and that the boys are ridiculous for thinking so, and the forest “laughs” as in agreeance to the beast. At this point Simon realizes that they are the real beasts and all the evil inside of them. The beast explains things are the way they are because they let their evil consume them and lost their humanity, turning them into beasts. The boys all have to know that they are truly the evil ones, since they hallucinate up what the lord of the flies is saying.
Jack brings up the topic about the beast at an assembly, and makes the little’uns fear the beastie even more. " Bollocks to the rules! We 're strong - we hunt! If there 's a beast, we 'll hunt it down! We 'll close in and beat and beat and beat-" (p.114) once again jack is sepaking of thr beast again, he is convincing the boys that there absolutely is a beast and that he can protect them by hunting it.
Ralph and Jack are similar in a way that they both are eager to make rules and punish who break them. Yet, Jack consistently breaks the rules for his own interest. His main interest, hunting, begins as the desire of meat and survival but builds to the savagery urge to kill creatures. Parallel to the rising fear of beasts, Jack makes use of the beast to his advantage. During littluns’ panic attack over the existence of the beast, Jack impugns Ralph’s authority by saying “He'd never have got us meat," implying that Jack is an effective leader who could hunt meat and protect the boys from the beast.
Spill his blood!” (Golding 152). This terrifying chant shows the boy’s primitive instincts, especially Jack’s, who ordered them to shout. Instead of checking on the moving object, he instantly assumes it is a dangerous ‘beast.’ On the next page, Golding states, “Even in the rain they could see how small a beast it was; and already its blood was staining the sand,” (Golding 153).
He leads the brutal slaughter of a pig—and then Simon. He fosters rebellion and chaos. He throws a spear at Ralph with "full intention” of trying to kill him, and then sends the minions after him to finish the job. Jack 's hunger for power suggests that savagery does not resemble anarchy so much as a dictatorship system of abuse and power. Jack shows a loss of innocence and a gain of violence.
In an atmosphere where the beast is real, policies and human morals lose their values and become utterly useless. The democracy that Ralph initiated disappears and yields to a chaotic dictatorship, with Jack at the head, which represents evil and the beast viewed as both a dread and a symbol of worship and reverence. The boys’ increasing allegiance to the existence of the monster is demonstrated in their impalement of the sow’s head on the stake given as an offering to the beast. Thus, Jack slowly gains power and authority by feeding on the islanders’ consternation.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!] (Golding 161) The boys enveloped in evil, resulted in the atrocity that is murder. Evil flowed and ebbed in their lungs and they would do whatever it takes to see blood.
Taking the life of another living thing gives him the impression that he is more capable to lead. Therefore, he is no longer cooperative with Ralph; all he wants to do is get meat and kill. Through his aggressive personality, it becomes clear that Jack likes to pick fights. “’You would, would you?
In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, there are many symbolic concepts within the novel such as the beast, and the pigs head. Golding uses these concepts to portray to the reader his idea that when humans are left without rules or organisation they will break from a civilised manner and become savages allowing evil to over take them. One of the most important symbols used to help the reader understand Golding's idea is the beast. Many of the boys believe their is a beast on the island and become fearful.
When, in all reality, each of them is capable of having the beast is inside of them the whole time as Piggy explains in the following quote. “I know there isn 't no beast—not with claws and all that I mean—but I know there isn 't no fear either. Unless we get frightened of people." (Golding 64) Finally, this fear drives them to kill Simon and Piggy, and it drives them to attempt to kill Ralph.
Chanting “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” , the boys are psyched and begin to leap and strike, bite, and tear at the “beast”. Golding addresses Simon as the beast to portray the boy’s perspective.
Grendel Grendel was the monster that was killing all of Hrothgar’s men. Grendel was evil, smart, and stealthy making him dangerous. Beowulf stopped Grendel but not before he killed many of people. Grendel was a descendant of Cain who was punished for killing his brother Abel. Since Grendel was born from evil he could never be happy which angered him when he heard all the people in Herot having a good time.
Lord of the Flies and World War II similarities Lord OF The Flies is one of the most memorable and enticing fictional stories of the modern era, however, though the story of the children becoming stranded on a island did not actually occur, many ideas and characters mirror that of World War II. Author of the book, William Golding was a Lieutenant during World War II and was disgusted and appalled by both the Axis and Allied powers in their amazing abilities to extinguish mass amounts of life. Golding would constantly think on why Humans were so willing to kill their fellow man. Throughout the war, Golding began to understand that all humans were inherently savage and unforgiving, this idea would be reflected in the novel. Because Golding was a writer he would use the book Lord OF The Flies to show his point.
In the beginning of the story, a number of the boys began to display their first signs of savagery by having a constant hunger for killing pigs. Even though killing pigs was clearly necessary for survival, the boys who hunted, especially power-hungry Jack Merridew, started going a bit too far when it came to hunting them. He started coming up with various chants and songs about blood and murder during his hunts. Even though he was referring to pigs, the song still conveyed the meaning that he was well on his way towards his descent to madness because of his constant description of death and blood:”Kill the pig! Cut his throat!
Throughout the novel the boys demonstrate ruthlessness, however their lack of remorse for their ruthless actions conveys an even stronger sense of loss of identity. With the help of the hunters, Jack kills the first pig on the island. When they carry the gutted pig back to Ralph and the others, Jack holds in his excitement. “He noticed blood on his hands and grimaced distastefully, looked for something on which to clean them, then wiped them on his shorts and laughed” (Golding 69). Jack demonstrates no sign of guilt for touchering and killing this innocent pig.