Jack instead, becomes obsessive with meat and hunting, once again showing the darker and aggressive behaviors that Jack has. This also leads to Jack and Ralph clashing, contributing to the conflict once again. Later when the fire goes out, Jack acts dismissive, “ ‘ We can light the fire again. You should have been with us Ralph…” (69). Jack at this point shows his defiance to Ralph’s
Why things are what they are?” As Simon begins to faint the beast says, “We are going to have fun on this island!” 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. Savagery is a primal instinct that exists within all humans and isn't something that can be
A littlun spots Simon and thinking it is the beast cries out scaring the other boys who kill Simon. In this chapter, we see how far the boys will go when full of fear, discomfort, and unknowing. Golding use of animal imagery, juxtaposition, and symbolism in Lord of the Flies helps convey the theme that
Savagery is the cause of the word choice the author used in this chapter. The effect of the boys killing Simon caused William Golding to use sad words. In Chapter nine of the “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding utilize animal imagery, natural image, and diction to represent the theme of when you fear an object or a person it can regulate great savagery. Throughout chapter nine it describes the boys in the novel as being afraid of the beast. This causes them to kill one of their own.
At first, the beast is nothing more than a product of the boys ' imaginations. The smaller boys are afraid of things they see at night; rather than be blindly afraid of The Great Unknown, they give their fear a name and a shape in their minds.The boys fear the beast not even realizing that the are committing the evil actions of the beast. Only Simon reaches the final realization of what the beast for what it truly is, their own evil existing inside of them when he says “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it 's only us.”. Paradoxically, immediately following Simon’s awareness of the beast he is murdered **quote** ; signifying the destruction of natural human instinct and civilized instinct. As the boys grow more savage, their belief in the beast grows stronger.
Jack feels the need to alter his appearance simply to please his developing savage tendencies. This demonstrates Jack’s willingness to kill on account of the fact that he feels inclined to become a new person, just to kill an animal. Consequently, this shows his loss of innocence because he is simply no longer just a choir boy. He is a cutthroat hunter and future leader of the tribe of children. Furthermore, Jack has changed so much, both physically and personality wise, that Ralph, a kid who he has gotten to know on the island, can barely recognize him: “A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary black cap on his red hair, who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist…” (80).
On the other hand the wilder group lead by Jack. We can see that Jacks group is larger and more interested in killing pigs than actual rescue. Furthermore enhancing our knowledge of whether the beast is real or not the author places simon in understanding of the beasts true nature in which is not a physical monster but one that is mental. Simon discovers this in a perhaps hallucination of the pigs head stuck to a stick (The Lord of the Flies). ‘Aren’t you afraid of me?...Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!’ said the head.” (Golding 143) This lead simon to fully understand the beast.
He appears to be the main character to disrupt Ralph’s order and the one who displays the most signs of savagery. In chapter 4 we see that the title is called “Painted Faces and Long Hair” (60). This refers to how Jack and his hunters are embracing the more primitive and violent side of their nature, since they are continuously becoming savages. The long hair also refers to Ralph’s distaste for his bad hygiene and dirty clothes. It also shows how he is against savagery and has an urge to keep what little there is of savagery.
During this time, the children run wild and act crazy, but under Jack’s rule. Unfortunately, Simon comes back to the group at just this time. Jack refers to the Simon as the beast and all the boys run over to Simon and stab him, as if he is the actual beast. The boys eventually realize it is Simon but the bloodlust powers the boys to keep stabbing him. Even Ralph is apart of this group, his want to be apart of the safety in the group overpowers his moral duties as a human.
4th period “You don’t deserve a point of view if the only thing you see is you” (Unknown). In the lord of flies by William Golding, Jack turns evil and is not himself. A former choirmaster and “head boy” at his school, he arrived on the island having experienced some success in exerting control over others by dominating the choir with his militaristic attitude. His main interest is hunting, an endeavor that begins with the desire for meat and builds to the overwhelming urge to master and kill other living creatures. One character trait that jack shows throughout the story is selfishness.
Jack exhibits this type of command, because under his conditions, he certainly enjoys being a savage. In the aftermath of Simon’s death, Jack displays that he uses terror to manipulate others when he said, “-and then, the beast might try to come in. You remember how he crawled-”(pg160) to one of his hunters that asked why they should defend the gate. Not only does Merridew uses the beast as his advantage, he has also shown that he’s willing to eliminate anyone who interferes with his path, even if it means crossing the line. When Ralph screamed at Jack that he’s chief, Meridew in response, charged at the original leader as if he was bloodlusted.
In the two short stories, The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado, Zaroff is more evil than Montresor. General Zaroff is a hunter that can kill any animal. He is so good, that he doesn 't enjoy hunting. In order to be entertained, he starts to hunt a different animal, humans. He hunts humans because he wants to be challenged.
The beast is metaphoric of the crude feral nature within every human, though naturally more prominent in those who act on it willingly. Simon later encounters the Lord of the Flies (a pig’s head on a stick that Jack left as a sacrifice for the beast) who “speaks” to Simon while he is having a brain clot. The Lord of the Flies tells Simon that it is the beast, that it’s inside of everyone. “Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill!” (Page 143) it tells him, reminding Simon that to defeat the “beast”, or evil, within a person is impossible to physically accomplish. It’s as if everyone has a ticking time bomb of malevolence that is kept in check by our moral values and societal standards.
Jack is an example of Golding’s view on every individual being a savage because of his change in behavior. One situation that proves Jack’s animalistic behavior is when he hunts the pig. Hunting for food is a way of survival, but Jack took the idea too far by smearing the blood on his face and having a reenactment of the kill by his followers. On the other hand, Ralph is the counterexample of becoming a savage, because his attitude towards dignity and respect stays the same. After the plane crashes on the island, Ralph immediately takes charge and forms rules with the members of the plane who has survived.