" I hit him, and the spear stuck in a bit". (Golding, 113) In the book, when society becomes a faint memory, Ralph starts to go with what the rest of the group would do. This is not good because he is not following his own rules for what everyone
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.
Jack was walking back from the hunt with his fellow hunters Sam and Eric, who were carrying the pig. When Jack saw Ralph he raised his spear and excitedly told Ralph that he had killed the
In the dialogue it tells Simon that it symbolizes the evil that lies within every human being. It also says that it, metaphorically speaking, will have fun with Simon, meaning that the evil in the hunters will end up killing Simon. This pig head is called lord of the flies, because of its allurement of flies. Just like the flies are allured towards the pig head, the boys are allured towards the evil. This might be the reason why the book is titled “Lord of the Flies”.
On one side Jack has let his violent side show. At point in the novel the rescue fire went out and the boys were not able to signal a passing ship. The fire went out because of Jack and his hunters hunting instead of watching the fire. Thus proving he had become more concerned with killing pigs than being rescued.
From the story, it is clear that the conch symbolizes order among the boys because the conch is what they use to call meetings, the fire represents their emotions of whether they are going to get off of the island or not because they build one in hope of getting rescued, and the title, The Lord of the flies, symbolizes their fear controlling them because they start to think without reason and play violent “games” out of fear of the beast. Some of the most important symbols in the story are the conch, the fire, and the title of the book. The first symbol is the conch that represents the order among the boys. One example that shows that
When Jack wanted hunt, he was worried that no one thought he could, that people thought that he was weak. He pushed himself to kill the pig and became obsessed. Jack was obsessed with the power it made him feel and the power that he thought he inherited with the group. When Jack pauses the first time they went hunting, it's proof that he couldn’t kill at first, he had to become “zoned” in and disassociate himself with the actual hunting before he could make his first kill. Once he overcame his fear of killing his humanity, he was able to not only kill pigs, but also kill people, and be okay with it.
In chapter 4 Jack fights Piggy because Jack told the twins to help him hunt while they should of been tending the fire. Turns out the fire would of most likely got the kids saved, Ralph then says to Jack after fighting Piggy and breaking his glasses, “That was a dirty trick,” (Golding 72) angering Jack. The next thing to happen in this scene is, Jack starts fighting Piggy. This was the start of Piggy and Ralph's relationship with Jack going in the wrong direction. From this scene someone could learn that relationships go bad when someone acts evil.
, and the boys who were suppose to tend to the fire were out hunting for a pig. The blood and gore of their hunt was exciting to them until they realized that they were being bloodthirsty. Later the fire goes out and a ship passes by without noticing any of them. By that time a dead man blows in attached to a parachute. He is mistaken for the beast, and the boys want to kill it.
We see in chapter that the boys mercilessly kill the female pig. The boys imposed their will on the female pig “His mind was clouded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” ( ) This shows how the boys inflicted a gruesome death on an innocent pig when they could have easily killed it in a humane way. Towards the middle of the novel says “Maybe there is a beast… what I mean is… maybe its only us.”
Not till they flagged and the chant died away, did he speak. ‘I’m calling an assembly.” (p.75) Jack is so intent on killing this pig, he is leading a chant about how they’re going to kill it. He describing ways of over kill.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding takes place in the 1950’s, during World War II. A plane carrying a group of British schoolboys was shot and crash landed on an island. No adults survived. The boys were forced to make shelter and find food for survival. One of the boy's glasses plays an important role in the succession and development of the Lord of the Flies.
In the beginning of the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, Ralph was voted as chief of all the boys on the island because their was something different about him that the boys seemed to like. Jack, another boy on the island around Ralph's age, becomes a little bit bothered because he does not have the role of authority. However, he soon gets infuriated because he believes that he should have the role of leadership on the island. Later on, Jack is not satisfied with Ralph's rules, so he goes off on his own. Jack tells the boys that if they want to come and join him they can.
In the book Lord of the Flies there are two boy who try and fight for the role as chief one who is voted into power and another who pushes others into accepting him as their leader. Ralph the chief who is intent on being rescued and Jack the boy who believes that he is a strong warrior that can face anything. As the story goes along, both boys face trying times that show that almost anyone can become savage when abandoned by society. The two boys show strengths and weakness throughout the story, showing you that everyone when put in a situation can be a leader, whether it be good or bad. Ralph and Jack both have two very different ways of looking at the situation of being stranded on an island.