‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood’” (Golding, 152) The boys, kill a friend they know and chant as though Simon was the beast, which they want to kill, but really the beast is the savagery inside of them.
Spill his blood!” (Golding 138). But for poor Simon who runs into the savage celebration, screaming. The boys see him as the beast which leads to a truly gruesome and animal like attack “There was no words and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (Golding 139). Golding uses this depiction of the savage attack on Simon, to imprint into the reader the sense of loss of reasoning, morals, and intelligence within the boys on the island.
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.
Jack’s influence is once again shown in chapter 4, “ Then Maurice pretended to be the pig and ran squealing to the center and the hunters, circling still, pretended to beat him. As they danced, as they sang. ‘ Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in” (75).
Their constant chant riled them up and made them blind to the reality of what they were actually doing, made them blind to anything but the passione that drove them to commit
The prolonged time they are on the island, the more they start to slaughter. We first see this in chapter 4, when the boys go out and terminate a boar. The boys persistently chant, “‘kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig!
Later that time he trips over rocks and the boys gets confused, so they rip him apart and violently kill him. The evidence I found was "Shouting that he is the beast, the boys descend upon Simon and start to tear him apart with their bare hands and teeth. Simon tries desperately to explain what has happened and to remind them of who he is, but he trips and plunges over the rocks onto the beach. The boys fall on him violently and kill him." (William 167).
The lord of the flies admits to Simon he is inside all the boys, he is the savagery and the evil that has a hold on them. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could kill!” The more wild and deviant the children act the stronger and more real the beast becomes. The beast is seen as a threat to all the boys except Simon, who understands that the beast resides in the boys. Their fear of the beast formed a connection between them until Jack manipulated their fear to create two different groups to maintain power.
They kill it violently and take out the head and put it on top of a spear. Then Simon saw it and there was blood everywhere with flies on top. He has a terrible vision, which the head is speaking to him. He thinks he is the Lord of the Flies. The pig says to him that he will never escape then he faints.
The collective fear of the unknown leads to the untimely and accidental death of Simon. The distress present in the boys causes their impulsive action, of Simon’s horrific murder. Fear of “the beast” an imaginary creature causes the boys to act irrational, and provokes survival instincts as a result of life threatening terror. The fear of the boys in this moment is epitomized when they chant, “Kill the beast!, Cut his throat, Spill his blood!” (168).
The boys have now developed a daily routine and are talking about the “beastie” lurking around the island. Jack is now obsessed with the idea of killing a pig, so he paints his face and approaches the jungle chanting, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.’ Ralph watched them envious and resentful.
This vicious behavior also supports golding 's theme because the more free reign and control he received the more brutal he became. This situation also goes with jacks behavior as well. Jack "celebration" where the boys we 're dancing around the pigs head on a steak doing a reenactment of the killing of the pig gradually becomes out of control the more the boys start to join in , And Eventually someone gets killed. This supports golding 's theme because it proves that if put in a certain environment with enough freedom humans will eventually start to let out their flawed ways because their is nothing keeping from it. I know that after conducting research golding 's idea about flawed human nature is correct, and I believe that if the right environment and freedom brings out the flaws in the nature of a human, then humans should become more aware of their flawed nature.
After Simon’s encounter with "The Lord of the Flies," he runs back worried to the tribe finding them dancing around the fire. He gets into the middle to catch their attention, but unfortunately the boys mistake him for a beast and stab him pouring out all the fear that they held within themselves. Jack stands there encouraging the boys on, not caring whether it is really a beast or Simon. The "beast" talk has been going on for a while now, and the anxiety as well as fear has been building up inside everyone on the island. In the end, everyone feels relieved when they think that they have the beast and they really want to get rid the beast as quickly as possible. "
Before Simon even appears the boys are pretending to hunt and kill a hog while dancing and chanting, similar to the common perception of early humans. When Simon emerged into the group from the forest he is brutally slaughtered and killed in a extremely person and inhumane