But if there was a snake we 'd hunt it and kill it. We 're going to hunt pigs to get meat for everybody. And we 'll look for the snake too-- " said Jack. He’s promising to kill something that does not exist so that he can calm the other
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. Jack is crazy with power on the night Simon in killed.
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.
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.
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.(Lord of the Flies)
“ 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. He is also human and Piggy‟s rules and his own rationality bore him.
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. Since the boys engage this behavior without a given example, Golding is evidently trying to assure his readers that malevolence is instinctive.
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 represents savagery, brutality, inhumanity and bestiality as against sympathy, kindness and humanity.
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.”
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. Democracy has been dismantled by the situation they are in, where there is no real authority besides