The exact opposite happened to him earlier in the story when he could not kill the pig because he was too scared. He is later shown evolving but not back to normal human standards. He evolves from stage one when "He smeared on the clay" (Golding 67) Here, he is learning how to gain an advantage against the pigs, so he has a better chance of killing
The point where the reader can see the most loss of innocence is when Jack and his hunters murdered the pig and smeared its blood on their faces. The painting of the faces hides their former selves and assists them in becoming savages. Later in the novel the boys put the pig's head on a stick as a sign of accomplishment and another boy, Simon, stumbles upon the pig head also known as “The Lord of The Flies” in a peaceful clearing and it starts talking to him. After Simon's conversation with the pigs head he stumbles back to the boys where they mistake him for “The Beast” and end up attacking him and eventually killing him. This death symbolizes the boys finally losing all order and conscience that civilization used to provide them with.
They have no one to tell them what to do or how to act, so it is up to them to decide. Goodness is something chosen. Following Jack’s lead, the boys do not choose goodness, instead they get caught up in the “fun” of hunting and murder. They bring out the monsters inside of them and forget their way of living. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.
His good senses are replaced with chaos, disorder, and evil. With jacks evil actions the his savagery is really starting to show us that he is getting violent. Jacks use of hunting turns him into the most savage out of all the boys. Everything he did after this point made him into the young savage that he was in the end of the book. “His mind was crowded with memories; 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.” This quotation, also from Chapter 4, explores Jack’s mental state in the aftermath of killing his first pig, another milestone in the boys’ decline into savage behavior.
They wanted to catch the pig no matter how, and kill it, as they always had been in the so-called civilized world, so they never have seen this kind of environment anywhere before, except Ralph and Piggy, all the boys were running around violently causing chaos on the whole island. “The desire to squeeze and the hunt was over-mastering”(106).The boys expressed their willingness and desire to kill in such savage way, it shows the new change in boys and the new way they adapted to their new environment. In the desire of killing the pig they ran around the whole island, the boys got crazy as soon as they reached the island, and started running here there instead of being together in a group. The boys should have stayed together in order to remain civilized kids but it was an amazing opportunity for kids to be free, and they used this opportunity properly with full
In the beginning of the book Jack is a cocky kid who says “ I ought to be chief,because I’m chapter chorister and head boy” ( Golding,22). Later in the book Jack becomes a savage who kills other boys and says “ Kill the pig! Cut his throat!
He uses the excuse that they “want meat!”(Golding 68) to hide this inner savagery. Jack’s tribe camouflage themselves with clay so that they are not liberated to the horrible acts they perform. He also carries a sharp knife with at all times which shows he is ready to kill whenever. From the beginning Jack is determined to kill pigs not primarily for the use of food but to demonstrate his bravery to the other boys. This clearly shows that without societal influence or a parental figure he turns into a savage and needs to kill.
Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it. This is juxtaposed with Jack wanting to hunt yet again. Jack takes the boys and uses them to assist in killing the pig, but, coincidentally, a ship passes the island while Jack has the boys that were responsible for keeping the fire going (Golding 68). This once again shows evidence of Jack’s insistence on the need to hold power. He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him.
In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, young boys get stranded on an island with no adults in the midst of a war. The boys were orderly and civilized in the beginning but then as they began killing pigs they slowly became savages and lost their civilization. The boys began turning on each other and the evil within them became present. Golding uses a variety of literary devices including personification, symbols, metaphors, and irony, to project the theme that pure and realistic people in the world can be unheard and destroyed by evil. Golding uses the conch shell as a symbol of order and civilization on the island of boys.
Just when it breaks Ralph believes thatpower is up for grabs, and so chaos breaks out. After that Ralph becomes chief of the tribe. Thenext idol is the pig’s head, it symbolizes the beast inside of all the boys. It is the symbol forsavagery in civilization. It stands for everything dark and rotten in men, that is why it is depictedas having flies and rotting.The Lord of the Flies has many themes that go really deep.