Roger pushes a boulder where Piggy was standing; subsequently Piggy is killed. Jack’s obsession with hunting and killing lead to the separation of the boys, additionally Jack’s actions influenced other boys to act like him. The boys being stranded on the island with no adult lead to loss of civilization within Ralph and Piggy, and the boys around them. Ralph and Piggy try to maintain law and order, but the innocence with them is lost. Additionally, Jack’s desire for hunting and blood kills Simon.
Jack is always wanting to go hunting and have a more savage “tribe”, while Ralph wishes to keep the group civilized and neat. Because they both have contrary beliefs, they butt heads and disagree very often. Readers can see this play out when a few boys (Including Ralph and Jack, who’re the main two arguing) who went off to decide if they need to let Piggy know what’s going on. “Jack cleared his throat and spoke in a queer, tight voice. ‘We mustn’t let anything happen to Piggy, must we?’” (117).
Author, William Golding, in his novel, "Lord of the Flies," follows a group of British boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island and try to govern themselves. One of the boys, Piggy, is constantly bullied and considered a nuisance by the power-hungry boys on the island. Golding's use of an isolated setting in the midst of the other boys illustrates Piggy's struggle to liberate himself from their oppression. However the need to survive reveals Piggy's inventiveness and rational mindset. Piggy's overweight physique and glasses easily present him as an outcast to the other boys.
From the first chapter of William Golding 's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, Jack stands out as a strong leader. While Ralph struggles to maintain his crumbling civilization, Jack manages to keep complete control over his tribe. Although as the novel progresses Jack gradually descends further into savagery, this savagery allows him to employ effective though immoral leadership techniques. Jack is the most effective leader because he has no morals to stop him from using the boys ' innate savagery to unite them under one primitive and violent mind. Jack sways the boys in his favor by exploiting their natural disinterest in rules and order and allowing them to give in to their impulses.
In the speech, Black Hawk shifts from first person to third person “We set up the war-whoop, and dug up the tomahawk; our knives were ready, and the heart of Black Hawk swelled high in his bosom, when he led his warriors to battle.” Black Hawk say he led in the noble fight as a team. Black Hawk switches between first and third person to tell the Indians that he has done everything to save his people, but now that he’s a prisoner, it’s time for them to take . In the third person, Black Hawk states “ He is satisfied. He will go to the world of spirits contented. He has done his duty.
And the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island-- (pg.150).” While the boys were playing a game, which goes like one of the boys’ acts as the pig and the others, with their spears, chase after him, Simon was crawling out the forest to tell them the truth about the beast, but the boys thought Simon was the beast, and killed him. Unlike Ralph who was terrified of what he did that night, Jack didn 't care what happened to Simon nor felt guilt for his actions. Soon, Jack moves to Castle Rock with his tribe, and the boys’ steal Piggy’s glasses to make a fire for their feast. He even allowed Roger to push the boulder and knock Piggy off the cliff, also it crushed the conch into a thousands of white pieces, taking away order forever. By the end of the novel, Jack’s identity is hidden behind the paint, he’s nothing but a savage, and brainwashed all the boys’ to
This displays his control over their fear of the beast and this act uplifts Jack’s power status. Jack converts their fear into power and is able to win the view of the community. In the middle of the book, it is evident that both boys have different goals. This can be seen, when Ralph and Jack fight about which is more important, building protection/ shelter (Ralph’s opinion) or hunting for food (Jack’s opinion). The quote, “rules, rules, so many rules”, illustrates his approach to survival, which is to hunt for food, while having fun.
The major conflict between Piggy and the island society in the novel the Lord of the Flies is that Piggy has all the ideas to survive and get off the island but no authority over any of the other boys. Piggy represents civilization and order on the island while the choir tribe represents the evil savage society that develops throughout the book. With poor eyesight, a weight problem, and asthma, Piggy is the most physically vulnerable of all the boys. Despite Piggy's greater intelligence. His bodily disabilities only makes him uselessness to the new found savage lifestyle.
The Beast and the Conch Throughout the novel Lord of the Flies, the young boys on the deserted island face various struggles that test their humanity and innocence. When the boys crash, the protagonist, Ralph, finds a conch. This conch is used to establish order and creates the basis of their society. All is well until rumors of a beast begin to circulate, instilling fear in the children. Panicked and distraught, the group splits and spirals into savagery.
Due to Jack’s increasing obsession with hunting pigs, his clear dislike for anyone who disagrees with his thoughts and the fact that he is slowly gaining more support from the other boys, leads me to believe the novel will end with Jack murdering Piggy, symbolizing complete detachment from morality since Piggy symbolizes civil thought. If I were to rewrite this conclusion I would have Jack realize the importance of order, make a compromise with Ralph, and peacefully have the group rescued from the island. In my opinion, Ralph is the one of most compelling characters in this novel. Although Ralph symbolizes order and civilization during certain points of the book he struggles to overcome savage desires. Despite being angry with Jack for letting the fire go out, when Jack and his hunters tell the rest of the group about their hunt Ralph sits quietly and is filled with envy.