This led to their panic turning into and fueling a tribal savageness. Lastly, the author said, “Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill” (152). This shows a use of dramatic and situational irony. It’s dramatic because the reader knows that the “beast” is Simon, but the boys do not because of their fear-induced savagery. It’s situational because when he was attacked, Simon was on his way to tell the others his discovery about the “beast” on the mountain, but they thought he was the beast and killed him.
The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion. He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters.”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind. When Victor has nobody left in his life he makes up his mind to kill the monster in an act of violent passion. He sets out to hunt the monster, but gets sick and dies on his journey.
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.
He tries to help others follow his path only to be killed because of his superiority. The people who wanted him gone may believe they took out a monster only to realize they are the monsters, killing people just because of their
When Jack killed a pig, he tortured it by cutting it open, and cutting its head off. Being the sick and twisted person he is, he decides that it will be a sacrifice for the “Beastie”. We now know that the Beastie does not exist, but this was more than a sacrifice. It was a symbol to show that the boys have completely lost their civilized part of them, and they are now being true ‘savages’, and becoming more and more evil by the minute. In the book Lord of the Files, there are many signs of symbolism in the book.
Yash Shinde Imagine young boys in a state of nature. It could be a disaster and that is what happened in Lord of the Flies. John Locke would not approve what happened on the island because the hunters killed Simon and Piggy, they stole Piggy's glasses and they forced some people into consent. The first reason John Locke would not approve what happened on the island is that they killed Simon and people. For example Jack's group thought Simon was the beast and they killed him and they killed piggy by dropping a big rock on him.
Grendel was known to have attacked innocent soldiers, however; Beowulf attacks, and kills Grendel whereas, his mother will soon take out revenge on his killer. Grendel who is the monster, hated to see the men celebrate their joy after winning victories. In Return, it made Grendel Upset in the movie and textbook when he discovered the men celebrating he goes into the hall once they all were asleep and attacked him. It upsets the Danes that he had killed their men. Beowulf then heard the news and gathered his strongest men to attack Grendel.
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
Huxley was concerned over the community’s value on conformity as he believed it didn’t allow free thought, dissent, or uniqueness. He also feared that conditioning would overcome the importance of the individual. Huxley was intelligent and rational, but people debate if his fears came true in accordance to present day times. With free thought comes disagreement, and with disagreement comes change in society. That is why, when Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World, he emphasized the terrors of having no dissension in a civilization.
They killed one of their own without thinking twice about it. Jack led his “tribe” in the ritual-style killing they do for meat, in order to kill Simon because they thought he was the beast. Every single one of those boys knew that is was Simon, but no one stepped in to save him. After his death, everyone acted like it did not happen or they did not see it. Simon’s innocence was brutally taken from him.