All this does, is prove once again that George made the right decision. Killing Lennie was the kindest thing George could’ve done for him. Curley is always trying to start fights, so when Lennie, a very large man, shows up at the ranch he tried to assert his dominance. Lennie ends up crushing his hand, which makes Curley hate him even more. It just adds to the flames when Curley finds his wife dead in the barn.
Behavior or Culture The novel The Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding follow the adventure of a group of boys that became stranded after what they assumed to be a plane crash. The british boys stranded on the island fight to survive on the with the helpful leadership from one of the older boys Ralph. The boys experience a power struggle over who could control the island, Ralph or Jack, which severely transformed the social structure within the island society. Ralph and Jack in The Lord of the Flies their behaviors show that their attitudes can change the culture.
He has worked his tribe up chanting and dancing during the storm and when Simon appears they attack and kill him. This act of savagery shows just how Jack’s power has evolved. Along with the death of Simon, Jack plans to hunt and kill Ralph. “They’re going to hunt you tomorrow.” ( ) Sam and Eric relay this message to him while in fear of their own safety.
He feels hated and ugly for much of his childhood, but after meeting Arthur, he trains his hardest to overcome his appearance and become the greatest knight in the entire world. In most versions in the tale of king Arthur, Sir Lancelot is depicted as a handsome, charming man. But in the once and future king, he is ugly and deformed. This leaves room for much more character development, but he finds this difficult due to his inner contradictions, “For one thing, he liked to hurt people. It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.”
In the Lord of the Flies, the boys face major problems on the island. They try to act civilized and have order, but with Jack and his group of hunters rebelling, this order slowly goes down the drain. To makes things worse, Jack begins to act cruel and evil to the boys and even the animals. This lead to facepainting which symbolizes savagery, the “Beastie” which eventually means the boy’s fear and cruelty, and the pigs head on the stick, which was the turning point of complete evil, and a sacrifice to the beastie, which means a whole lot more that it seems.
Jack has lost his good reasoning. 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.
Power can also create violence among the group of people. It can also destroy the relationship between people violently. According to Golding, chapter 11 is the chapter that relationship between Ralph and Jack are completely broken. They have the violent conflict with each other. In addition, from the quote “Jack shouted angrily ‘I said ‘grab them’!’”
Another example of power corrupting is Jack from the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. ALthough Jack didn’t have complete power of the boys he still was able to control them. ALthough there was also the fact that they were stranded on the island that made him crazy he was still doing things that were very wrong in society. He had been crazed ever since they got there because he took the choirboys and made them run in an orderly fashion and wouldn’t let them stop even though Simon was about to pass
When babies are first born into the world, they have no knowledge. Humans are born into the world as savages, naked and clueless. These babies eventually grow up, covered by clothes and clouded by materialism. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, after being freed from the mask of materialistic things, we can clearly see a character shift in all the boys. These well mannered, cultured and civilized boys transform into primitive beings.
When Jack, Ralph, and Simon go on their expedition they come across a tied up piglet and decide to kill so as Ralph and Simon hold it down, Jack was supposed to slit its throat to let all the blood spill out, but, he paused and the piglet got away. The literal reason for Jack not killing the piglet is that he cannot deal with seeing the piglets blood flush out all over the ground. "There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm" (Golding 31). The concept for why he could not is because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because he could not handle the blood. When the pig gets away, Jack says that he was just choosing a place, decide where to stab him, this foreshadows the death of something when Jack finds the place.
While the book develops further into the story, Jack and Ralph both start to change drastically in the way they handle the events that take place on the island. Jack's aggression and obsession with hunting increases and develops into the second part of the book. "He turned his left forearm for them all to see. On the outside was a rip; into much, but bloody," (Pg 114). Continuing to provide for the boys, Jack injures his arm.
Meanwhile, to foreshadow an event in the novel that resembles the Fall, Golding uses a pessimistic tone throughout the description of the setting of Lord of the Flies (Dodson 25). To demonstrate, one line of the setting description in Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies states, “The ground beneath them was a bank covered with coarse grass, torn everywhere by the upheavals of fallen trees, scattered with decaying coconuts and palm saplings” (Golding 5). Golding uses sinisterly elegant imagery and diction with negative connotations such as “coarse”, “torn”, or “scattered” here and throughout much of the setting description to create a pessimistic tone that ominously foreshadows the destruction of this paradise setting. Additionally, Golding strengthens
Lord of The Flies “Lord of The Flies” by William Golding is a novel with a key incident. Goldings shows the significance of the key incident through use of characterization, plot, language and exploration of themes of innate. Savagery, civility, fear, violence and murder. The novel features a group of boys who are marooned on a tropical island. The main characters are Ralph, Jack and Piggy.