Numerous children are stranded on an island due to a plane crash and are fighting to stay alive and be rescued. In the following paragraphs, it's explained how Jacks savage ways and oblivious mind set creates his disbelieving behavior as to why he doesn't care about being rescued. In The Lord Of The Flies, William Golding creates a psychological allegory through the development of Jack character and the symbolism of fire to uncover the fact that as people disregard logic and their needs in order to survive, they become barbaric. Firstly, Jack doesn't care about the rescue signal fire going out. Ralph mumbled, "They let the body fire go out" (Golding, 68).
However, such control can vanish if encountered with situations that are extraordinarily stressful. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, we are able to see this type of behavior. This book proves how violent a group of boys can become when they are trapped on an island without any adult supervision. They will have to form an ordered society to maintain the democratic system they had back in England.
The the final line was crossed when Jack ordered his tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses, to start fires. Ralph and Piggy walked to Jack’s Camp and demanded the return of Piggy’s glasses. Without hesitation without pause, Roger unleashes the trap on them. The trap was a boulder when pushed would fall, Piggy who was blind and confused was struck and murdered. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, darkness of man’s heart, and the pull through the air of truly a wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 184).
In Lord of the Flies terrible things happened, starting with the fire that killed many littluns.“The boys looked at each other fearfully, unbelieving...Beneath them, on the unfriendly side of the mountain, the drum-roll continued”(Golding,46). In that moment the boys on the island were stained with sin, therefore washing away the innocence that they had left. As the birthmark boy dies, so does our innocence. Most of the time it is hard to realizes that is gone, and like the boys of the island, in that moment, they weren't entirely sure. The many deaths on the island represented a painful time, and memory, for the boys who were left.
Jack even said, “If only I could get a pig!” (46), Whenever he was asked if he cared. Jack’s tribe did nothing but hunt. They hunted so much, which distracted them from learning survival skills. This also distracted them from keeping a smoke signal in the air, unlike Ralph’s tribe. Ralph’s tribe worried about keeping the fire going.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
Knowing that a signal fire is necessary for them to be rescued, Ralph, Jack, and the rest of the children amass a pile of wood. Unfortunately, they have no matches, so Jack decides to grab Piggy’s glasses to help burn the wood. Instead of helping Piggy, “Ralph elbowed him to one side and knelt by the pile” (Golding 40). This shows that Ralph grows a dislike towards Piggy once he becomes the leader. At the start of the book, Ralph and Piggy are friends, but the moment Ralph gains power, he treats Piggy with animosity to show his dominance to everyone else.
From when the boys first came on the island they are actions were normal then later on as the boys started gaining the fear of the beast they started doing abnormal actions they took certain steps because of the fear in them that had been planted by the beast in this case. One of the main reasons fear is spread through the boys is the beast, though we find out the beast is nothing but their imagination. When the beast is first brought not many people believe its true while the fear of the beast strikes other people really quickly. Fear can manipulate and influence people 's actions and choices. The following quote shows how piggy isn 't scared of the beast because he doesn 't believe its real so he is calm and isn 't
At this point, the Miller decides to add an especially raunchy scene to his tale. He tells the other pilgrims that Alison sticks her butt out of the window and that Absalom mistakenly kisses it. Of course, the Miller incorporates more vulgar scenes as he continues with his tale. Disgusted, Absalom seeks revenge. He returns to the window with a hot iron, asking for a second kiss.
He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him. He thinks he knows what 's best. This only adds more tension to the group. When Ralph gets to the signal fire and realizes the boys are gone, he gets very angry. At that point, the column of boys stride up the hill carrying a dead pig.
He got upset with them because keeping a fire burning was more important than hunting for pigs. This was more important to their survival because the smoke from the fire was a signal so they could be rescued. Ralph was mad how they hunters weren’t able to keep the fire going when the ship was near since that was an opportunity to get off the island. Ralph believed that if the fire was still burning, the ship would see them and rescue them. “Neither of the boys screamed but the grip of their arms tightened and their mouths grew peaked.” (98) Even though the twins didn’t scream, they were both still scared since they were alone at night.