Jack uses fear and manipulation to gain power over the rest of the group. "Ralph 's right of course. There isn 't a snake-thing. But if there was a snake we 'd hunt it and kill it. We 're going to hunt pigs to get meat for everybody.
"I painted my face—I stole up. Now you eat—all of you—" (Lord of the Flies 4.191) Jack did kill the pig and get the meat. This implies that he is a good leader, but forcing the other boys to eat it should not give him power. It makes him more like a dictator. The other boys are under his influence and go wild after this.
Lastly “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.” (Golding, 1954, p. 75). All three of these quotes really show the large change the boys have made on the island, they started out as one big group with many rules, they make a huge transformation between killing pigs and eventually killing people. Since these boys have been out of civilization for so long they don’t understand the severity of murder and they do not even realize that they did murder
When Jack killed a pig, he tortured it by cutting it open, and cutting its head off. Being the sick and twisted person he is, he decides that it will be a sacrifice for the “Beastie”. We now know that the Beastie does not exist, but this was more than a sacrifice. It was a symbol to show that the boys have completely lost their civilized part of them, and they are now being true ‘savages’, and becoming more and more evil by the minute. In the book Lord of the Files, there are many signs of symbolism in the book.
Yash Shinde Imagine young boys in a state of nature. It could be a disaster and that is what happened in Lord of the Flies. John Locke would not approve what happened on the island because the hunters killed Simon and Piggy, they stole Piggy's glasses and they forced some people into consent. The first reason John Locke would not approve what happened on the island is that they killed Simon and people. For example Jack's group thought Simon was the beast and they killed him and they killed piggy by dropping a big rock on him.
Thefrustrations of trying to get the group of boys to follow his orders become too much for Ralph to bear. “ Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood ” (69), the motto of Jack‟s hunters calls for hisegoism to abandon female utilitarianism and reason for the acceptance of the group‟s maleegoism. Furthermore, the male bonding between Ralph and Jack “ united in the joy of commondiscovery and experience ” (Delbaere-Garant and Bloom 4) reinforces Ralph‟s concession to hismale egoism.
However, this behavior borders on “evil” and is encouraged by only the boys themselves, thus demonstrating that the behavior is innate. Later, Jack and his tribe —recently split from Ralph’s group— kill a sow. Jack then holds out his blood-covered hands and “flicked them” while the rest of the boys “laughed at [Jack’s] reeking palms” (Golding 135). Golding’s motif of laughing at blood is effective in convincing the reader that Jack and his followers treat death like a game —a game where killing is deemed entertaining. As such, this behavior is deemed immoral.
He gets a stick sharpened at both ends, evidently to torture Ralph to death after Ralph has been seized. He then orders his savages to roll down a rock which he thinks might crush Ralph in his hiding place. When this device has failed he orders his savages to set fire to the forest in order to smock out Ralph. His cruelty makes him bloodthirsty. In symbolic terms Jack represent the principle of evil.
He does not want to help out on the island to benefit them, he would rather go hunting trying to kill pigs. Jack declared himself as chief and lead the hunters. When he came across a pig he wanted to kill it but he held back because he had no hunting skills. His ambition to kill a pig built up in him that he did not take orders from anyone anymore and moved on. He created his own tribe just so he could hunt for “meat.” Given the thrill of "irresponsible authority" he's experienced on the island, Jack's return to civilization is conflicted.
We are going to have fun on this island. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island! So don’t try it on, my poor misguided boy, or else–” The Lord of the Flies derives power through intimidation. Jack uses fear and threats as a way to control the people that follow “his tribe” at first they were empty, but now that he and roger have killed piggy, they now have legitimate authority over the people that are scared of stepping out of line.