143) The Lord of the Flies (Satan), admits to being the beast. He is behind the corruption growing in the boys. He is the one tempting the boys to turn against each other, and lose trust in one another. The boys’ biggest fear was the beast, but they can’t sharpen a stick at both ends and hunt Satan. Before the blame falls on the Lord of the Flies, notice Satan can tempt people, but he can’t force anyone to do anything.
After he is finished ravaging the mead hall, he drags off some of the victims bodies, where he devours them and laughs as he does so. However, every morning the meat of the humans sits sourly in his stomach and he is filled with guilt and is depressed once again. If one had no clue of Grendel’s past they would not hesitate to call Grendel a horrifying monster. Although his past is heart wrenching, it is still no excuse for his villainous
Another act of savagery is that he raid Ralph’s shelter in the company of a couple of his savages and snatches away Piggy’s spectacles. Subsequently when Piggy insists on getting his spectacles back, Roger kills Piggy with a rock. The deaths of both Simon and Piggy are thus attributable to Jack’s brutality which is due to the great change that has come over Jack during the period of his stay on the island. When Ralph has fled to save his life, Jack orders a thorough search for Ralph. He gets a stick sharpened at both ends, evidently to torture Ralph to death after Ralph has been seized.
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.
As such, this behavior is deemed immoral. Since the boys engage this behavior without a given example, Golding is evidently trying to assure his readers that malevolence is instinctive. Comparably, in “Good and Evil XXII”, Gibran creates a setting where the townspeople ask the Prophet to speak of good and evil. In response, the Prophet acknowledges the good in the townspeople and references evil as nothing “but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst” that has been wrongly blamed for encouraging people to “seek gain for [oneself]” (Gibran 4, 13). Through the personification of good,
When Jack gets angry Wilfred, every boy feels scared on him. No one knows the real reason why Jack was angry Wilfred. Jack orders other boys to tie Wilfred for hours which is the violent way of punishment for kids. In chapter 10, Jack and his subordinate plan to steal Piggy’s glasses because it is only one tool that can make fire. They come to Ralph’s camp and steal Piggy’s glasses violently at night.
He killed Herot men for fun and because he was annoyed by their stories. 5. Beowulf’s defeat of Grendel might be described as the defeat of the “dark side because Grendel represents evil and darkness. He has been living in the darkness because of Cain. Beowulf represents light and goodness.
This quote shows how Grendel was punished by God for murdering family just as Cain did to Abel. Murder of your own kin was one of the worst crimes that you could commit and I think this monster was created to deter this crime from happening. The story goes on to state “The shadow of death hunted in the darkness/ stalked Hrothgar’s warriors…” (“from Beowulf.” ln. 74-78). Grendel would watch them celebrate at night and when they fell asleep he would attack.
Jack’s gruesome chant shows that he has already turned into a savage because it wasn’t necessary for him to sing such vile words, but he did it anyway. Finally, right after Jack kills Simon in a frenzy, he says, “He came – disguised. He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat.” (Golding 160). Clearly, Jack and his mask
He is solidly relying on the wild and killing pigs to survive. He is no longer worried about being rescued; he is worried about being chief. He leads his new “tribe” in killing pigs and attacking the others. One night, he led some of his “tribe” to go attack the Ralph´s group in order to get Piggy’s glasses for their fire. Ralph, at this point, is furious.