Even if they are younger boys they still did bad things to survive. Which leads me to believe humans are not all that nice of people. I believe that humans are bad because they kill and are selfish. William Golding’s novel Lord of the flies shows that humans are violent through survival situations. An example of this is Jack who was ready to kill or hurt or destroy anyone or anything at any given moment.
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society. Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness.
The rumor about the beast has become more serious than it did before, and Jack is starting the believe in it too. Jack calls a meeting and talks about the beast. All the boys are arguing and someone says to Jack, “He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat. He isn’t a prefect and we don’t know anything about him.
In the imagination of the boys, the beast is a tangible monster of evil on the island. At first, most of the boys disregard the Beast, but as they fall further from civilization, they put more faith in it. The Beast is a symbol for the evil and malice that reside within everyone, and it gets more powerful as the boys capitulate to their savagery. It causes life on the island to deteriorate. Simon is the first one to realize that it is them who are becoming evil and that there is no beast on the island.
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!
The boys in "Refresh, Refresh" were so afraid of what Dave was about to say that they acted out of fear and started to beat Dave up. The boys turned into monsters because they were so afraid of the news Dave had because he was the one who told the family that their loved one was killed in combat. The boys still were so afraid of what Dave wanted to tell them that they continued to beat him up until, "He closed his mouth and tried to crawl away" (5). Another way to use suspense is to to show how someone is so angry and afraid that they turn into some they are not and get very violent. At this part of the story Dave was trying to come tell him that his father had passed away in combat, but he was too afraid to hear him say the words that he didn 't let him and just beat Dave up.
The boys felt it and stirred restlessly.”(36) Even though there is no evidence to support the idea of a beast, simply the fear of a beast or something unknown to them on the island causes them to become scared. Fear of the unknown in the boys continues to build up which causes them to think differently after a period of time on the island. This is seen when the author writes,"They lay there listening, at first with doubt but then with terror to the description the twins breathed at them between bouts of extreme
The scar represents that man ruin Britt and nature merely by entering it. Piggy 's glasses represent new technology given to men. It helps them by creating a huge wildfire for a signal fire. The island represents beauty and paradise for the boys to civilize on. In chapters 5-8 they worry about the beast as a dead pilot parachuted down dead.
As a result, Jack forms a hunting group that eventually most boys join. We can see they start to play a role as savages when the boys put on camouflaging paint and join in “tribal dances.” The group does find a sow pig and slaughter it, later offering it to “the beast” by putting its head on a stick. Simon, out of all the children had gotten the courage and discovered that there was no beast, but a figure of imagination in each boy’s psychology. Processing all this information in his mind, Simon loses his consciousness. Waking up later that evening, he climbs to the mountaintop and discovers that the beast is only but a dead pilot.