When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it. when he first hunts a pig, he starts to get in with the group and gets very excited. " 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
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. “His mind was crowded 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 quotation, also from Chapter 4, explores Jack’s mental state in the aftermath of killing his first pig, another milestone in the boys’ decline into savage behavior.
Jack had spent a long time hunting the pig and was ecstatic when he finally killed it. 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
Simon ends up having an imaginary dialogue with the pig head. 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.
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. Later in the novel Jack was having difficulties killing pigs because the pigs could see him coming.
Throughout the book, order collapses, the leaders turn against each other, and everything starts to go downhill when fear starts to take control of them. 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.
Simon is the smart one out of them all, and he works with Ralph to build shelters. The conflicts become not so latent., 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.
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.” (95-96) This quote located towards the middle of the novel is a major moment of foreshadowing. It not only tells us that they are conscious of their behaviorism towards the situation that they have been put in but It also shows that some of them are beginning to question the decisions of the