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!
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?
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. The “religion” gained power from fear and humans want for self preservation.
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. We have Jack to thank for that.
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)
(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? 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 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.
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.
Authoritarianism According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory(Freudian Theory) of personality argues that human behavior is the result of the interactions among three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego. This theory places emphasis on the role of unconscious psychological conflicts in shaping behavior and personality. The id, the most primitive of the three structures, is concerned with instant gratification of basic needs and urges, meaning wanting things which only last for a while. In the novel, Lord of The Flies, by William Golding, associate Merridew’s personality with the id theory because he does whatever he desires which only last for a while.
When Jack, Ralph, and Simon go on their expedition they come across a tied up piglet and decide to kill so as Ralph and Simon hold it down, Jack was supposed to slit its throat to let all the blood spill out, but, he paused and the piglet got away. The literal reason for Jack not killing the piglet is that he cannot deal with seeing the piglets blood flush out all over the ground. "There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm" (Golding 31). The concept for why he could not is because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because he could not handle the blood. When the pig gets away, Jack says that he was just choosing a place, decide where to stab him, this foreshadows the death of something when Jack finds the place.
While the book develops further into the story, Jack and Ralph both start to change drastically in the way they handle the events that take place on the island. Jack's aggression and obsession with hunting increases and develops into the second part of the book. "He turned his left forearm for them all to see. On the outside was a rip; into much, but bloody," (Pg 114). Continuing to provide for the boys, Jack injures his arm.
Jealous, immature, aggressive, hostile, emotionless. Are these things you would look for in a leader? The majority would say no, but it worked on the island for one reason. In the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Jack led by intimidation and controlled by fear. He was corrupted by his own need for power.