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. Power has totally changed Jack. He is nothing more than a savage beast
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell brings up that point that Roland Barthes said, “literature is the question minus the answer.” The Most Dangerous Game is a story about two men named Zaroff and Rainsford who both love hunting because of the thrill. Connell’s story brings up the question, is killing an animal all that different from killing a human. When morals are brought into the understanding of the passage Zaroff and Rainsford can be seen equally evil. Zaroff is seen as immoral and sinful while Rainsford is seen as completely normal. Zaroff and Rainsford both are skilled hunters, the only difference is Zaroff hunts humans.
The usage of the boys’ fright of the beast helps justify Jack’s oppressive rule of the boys and the savagery he makes. He makes the beast like a type of god in order to spark the groups’ bloodlust and form a cult like perspective regarding the hunt. The boys’ faith in the beast creates a religious undertone in Lord of the Flies, since the boys’ numerous nightmares on the beast ultimately undertakes the formation of a solitary creature that they all fear and believe. Jack’s group harness this faith of the nightmare, by leaving the pig’s head on a stick as a gift and an offering to the beast. The skull symbolizes a type of religious object with phenomenal intellectual power, urging the boys to forsake their need for civilization and structure and fall into their savage and ferocious impulses.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (193-194) begins to make the chant almost vicious, primitive, and bloodthirsty. It makes the boys sound manic and mutinous. The recurring use of the phrase “blue-white scar” creates a grim mood in the setting that reverberates throughout the story and adds to the portrayal of boys degrading into savagery. The boys repeated, passionate chant about killing the beast highlights their descent into savagery.
It is implied that when Jack convinces the boys to murder Simon that he knows the beast is just a figment of their imaginations. Despite this, Jack instills fear within the boys that the beast is still alive. “I expect the beast disguised himself.”(145) Here, to keep himself in power Jack tells the boys the beast is still alive despite knowing the truth. He uses his perceived knowledge of the beast to give himself an advantage over Ralph. Jack’s manipulation even is used to justify the death of Simon later.
Ralph is trying to get everyone on the island organized and they each would have a role but Jack wants to take over the island and rule it. The dictator in Jack becomes dominant in his personality during the panic over the beast sighting on the mountain. In trying to get Ralph impeached, he uses his rhetorical skills to twist Ralph's words. In defense, he offers to the group a rationale that "He'd never have got us meat," asserting that hunting skills make for an effective leader. Jack assigns a high value only to those who he finds useful or agreeable to his views and looks to silence those who do not please him.
Jack ordered his hunters to “tie them up”. This is an imperative sentence to show that Jack is giving his hunters firm commands. This treatment towards Ralph and his friends is savagery, similar to that of a captor and his victim which strongly contrasts to his friendship with Ralph at the start of the book. Despite Ralph shouting in desperation for him to stop, Jack still told his hunters “Go on. Tie them.” The relationship worsened to the point of no return when Jack goes on a killing hunt for Ralph.
Beast except for Simon who realizes that they fear the Beast because it exists in each of them. The growing of savagery becomes very clear when Jack and the hunters get a sick obsession with the hunting of the Beast, the boys and Jack even come up with a chant that is repeatedly said throughout the novel, “Kill the Beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood” (p.168). Golding is trying to show that the boys behaviour is what creates the Beast, the more savagely the boys act the more real the Beast becomes.
Montresor accomplishes the revenge because he has a strong violent vengefulness to Fortunato, is a very careful and intelligent person, and feels pleasure to kill people. Montresor has a strong violent vengefulness. When he vowed revenge, he tells the reader, “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat”. There are many ways to revenge on Fortunato but his word expresses that his desire to give him not only mental but also physical distress. From this world,
This is almost identical to why Jack wanted to kill Ralph. For example, when Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric went to talk to Jack’s tribe Jack tried to kill Ralph by throwing a spear at him and succeeded in killing Piggy by sending a boulder tumbling down a hill. William Golding explains “Viciously, with full intension, he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin and flesh over Ralph’s ribs, then sheared off and fell in the water.” (Golding 181) Jack tried to kill Ralph so he could remove him permanently to remain in complete power without fear of Ralph taking control