Ralph and Jack’s opinions are divided on this point, and “the careful plan of this assembly [breaks] down.”(P112) The conference breaks up in discord. Before this meeting, a group of boys which is led by Jack goes to “kill a pig”(P86) and this makes “the fire out”(P87) indirectly. During the process of hunting, the boys do their first ceremonial dance; and the dance build up the boys’ courage. Therefore, the children would do the dance and chant their slogans which is “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
“This head is for the beast. It’s a gift” (137) This quote was stated by Jack and it shows how primitive he had become. In the beginning, he could not even lay the weapon on the pig, but in this chapter, he killed and chopped the pig’s head to give it to the non-existent beast. Moreover, Simon’s death manifests how brutal the boys could be. When Simon encountered the Lord of the Flies, it stated, “You knew, didn’t you?
As the conches color fades, so does everyone's humanity(Golding 78). Slowly but surely, the group splits. Jack, whom now believes the beast is real, surrounds his group in the beast’s ideals and engulfs them in savagery. His barbarian group killed a mother pig, severed its head, and mounted it on a stick as a sacrifice(Golding 136). To them, the beast was a religion and seemed to bring out mankind's essential illness rather than create evil.
“Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife. Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted all over his hands”. This is proof that Jack is cruel, and has become a savage. He then proceeded to put the sow’s head on a pike as a gift to the beast. These boys probably range from six to thirteen years old, and they are acting like total savages.
In the beginning when they killed a pig they never displayed the head, but do to the savagery that the beast has caused them to take on they are more cruel and deadly. Another example of how the beastie to represent primal savagery is the killing of Simon by Jack's tribe. After Simon has confirmed that the beast is not real he goes to the beach to tell the others but is met with violence and killed. "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea. "(Golding 154) The killing of Simon provides evident that the boys are willing to kill and maim whatever they think is the beast.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 152). Jack does not have the decency to find out what they are killing. All Jack knows is that this is suppose to be a beast and makes his group chant these words when they kill a specimen. After Roger killed Piggy and the conch, Jack gloating, “See?
In this passage from the Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, the reader witnesses the actions that Jack’s longing for hunting. Golding explains to readers how a group of young boys, who are stranded on an island and struggling for survival, will cause human nature to expose their poisons. This passage occurs at the point where Jack and his choir boys left to go hunt a pig, resulting in the fire to burn out. Piggy and a couple of other boys start accusing Jack, which triggered Jack to put his rage on Piggy. William, the main voice and the narrator in this novel, explains how human nature can bring out the dark side and poison in everyone.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you”. Friedrich Nietzsche’s message is strongly conveyed in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding in the novel Golding has many different types of “beasts” in different forms appear throughout the novel. In Lord of the Flies, English boys: Ralph, Simon, Piggy, Jack and many others face these literal and fabricated “beasts”. Their plane has crashed and has left no adult survivors.
Piggy and Simon are both killed by savages in the book. Simon is the first to be killed, and he is brutally murdered by Jack and his tribe when they mistake him for the beast, chanting “Kill the beast! Slit his throat! Spill his blood!” (152). The boys were so fixated with their chants and tribe that they don’t see the damage their doing, and savagery and evil soon take over.
The symbolism of the mask has made a full change from empowerment to savage as the boys are now killing everything in sight. They are doing many cruel acts and not even thinking about the consequences of their actions. Golding writes “Then Maurice pretended to be the pig and ran squealing into the center and the hunter circling still pretended to beat him and they danced and they sang. “Kill the pig. Cut her throat.
While Ralph and Jack are fighting, Roger throws a massive rock down the mountainside. The author describes this action as "...with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever...the rock struck Piggy...(Golding 181). This shows Roger, a callow and feckless boy, shoving an enormous rock at Piggy and bringing him to his death. A enormous rock can symbolise strength and power and the rock is also red, which can represent violence. Standing on top of the cliff, it is Roger who feels powerful.