However, it also shows that although Jack is becoming a savage he still has civilization in him. This is demonstrated when Golding uses the word “shuddering” because although Jack was laughing he seemed uncomfortable and frightened. This shows that Jack has not lost himself completely because he still has trouble killing others without feeling guilty or sick. Finally, when Jack says “ You should have seen it” he is really trying to influence Ralph and the boys to brutally kill the animals on the island. This encourages the rest of the boys to become hunters since they too want to feel the sense of power that Jack appears to have.
Golding says “The boys broke into shrill, exciting cheering” (41) in the beginning of the novel, then at the end of the novel says, “A great clamor rose among the savages” (164). William Golding who wrote The Lord of the Flies changes his word choice from “boys” to “savages” to emphasize the fact that the boys change into savage creatures. Three symbols represent civilization and change into chaos over the course of the novel. The three symbols representing change are Piggy’s glasses, The fire, and the conch. These figures demonstrate the important theme that the calm civilization will soon break out into disorder.
Odysseus does this because he is prideful and haughty and wants Polyphemus to know who Odysseus was and that Odysseus defeated him. However, by doing so, he alerts Polyphemus of their location, and the cyclops hurls a massive boulder at the men, causing, “a giant wave that washed the ship stern foremost back to shore” (III: 484-485). This shows that Odysseus’ pride and honor which causes him to boast to others about his victories and their losses, is very dangerous to him and his crew. Instead of taking the easy way out, Odysseus decides to show off to the cyclops, who nearly washed them back to shore and kills them because of Odysseus’ foolish arrogance. Figurative Language: 1.
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.
Without any grown-ups around, the boys are left to battle for and represent themselves. The young men utilize a conch shell as a talking stick, and Ralph, one of the more established young men, gets to be "chief." And then trouble starts. They 're anxious about a "monster" some place on the island, and afterward they choose to make a sign flame using the glasses of a kid named Piggy as opposed to keeping up the flame. The longer they 're on the island, the more savage they become.
In Chapter Four of Lord of the Flies, Golding writes, “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly. Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them. He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling. He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” (63-64).
Ralph lashed out at Jack for letting the fire go out. “There was a ship. Jack stood up as he said this, the bloodied knife in his hand. The two boys faced each other. There was the brilliant world of hunting, tactics, fierce exhilaration, skill; and there was the world of longing and baffled commonsense.
The wild pigs on the island are no match for Jack’s skill and bravery and neither are the other boys. Some of the lesser boys on the island desire to dethrone Jack, but none are able to harness his usage of pathos, ethos, and logos that attract all the boys. Although Ralph displays a handling of pathos, the Chief’s strong exhibition of pathos helps him convince the reader and the boys on the island that he should be the leader. Jack, who turns “savage” before all the other inferior boys, introduces them to the lucrative lifestyle of savagery when he “began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling,” (Golding 64). Jack’s wacky dance and psychotic laughter causes the boys to consider the savage
Later, the ideological differences between Jack and Ralph prove too great, and Jack sets fire to the island in his bid to kill him, “smoke...seeping through the branches in white and yellow wisps, the patch of blue sky overhead turned to the color of a storm cloud” (152). The moment that Ralph opposed Jack, he became an enemy, no matter that he and Jack had worked together before. Jack’s own bloodlust also sabotaged his goal of never returning to their past lives since it alerted a passing ship to their presence. In essence, Jack wasn’t a destructive character, but rather a leader who compromised his morals to a point where he had almost
Jack, with the other hunters, was able to kill the pig through the mask which “compelled them” (p.70). Jack reveled in the kill. The author used positive sounding phrases to convey this; Jack was “charitable in his happiness” (p.77), as shown when he “hailed Ralph excitedly” (p.76) upon killing the pig. The “compulsion to… kill that was swallowing him up” (p.55) was finally acted upon. The mask gave Jack the benefit of anonymity.