He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” (63-64). Jack’s actions after he puts on the mask foreshadow his savage ways later in the book. Being “liberated from shame and self-consciousness” signifies Jack being liberated from all aspects of civilization. In addition, the mask takes away all of his fears and enables Jack to kill the pig, when before he put on the mask, he could not. Throughout the novel, mainly in Chapter Nine, Jack and his group chant, “Kill the beast!
"Which is better- to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is?" (Golding 180) this quote shows the sensibility that Piggy obtains. Then there’s Jack, who irresponsibly has the other boys playing without a care in the world as if they are not trapped on a deserted island . While the boys are playing he then tries to kill the beast first without a mask, but fails. The second time he put a mask on his determined face, as they have been on the island for a prolonged period; his attempt is a success, although he killed a pig with many
Although this might have seemed like such a little thing to worry about, this caused Jack to feel like he was finally filling up his eagerness for power. As the book went on, he started to become more animalistic. One quote that revealed his feelings towards the conch was when it was destroyed. “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist”(181). Even though Roger was the one who killed Piggy, his death was intentional.
“ His foot kicked. The object gave a dull clink and slid off in darkness” said by Bradbury (13). Montag was getting out of the salamander and he hit his foot on the side of it. The salamander is a enormous part of the book since it’s what the fireman stand for and symbolizes fire as well as destruction. Book burning is an extensive part of this novel.
Cheas, Trevor: In the book/film Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the character Piggy wears "thick spectacles." These spectacles, or as Piggy calls them, "specs," play a signifigant role in this story. They represent the ability to not only see, but also the ability to think logically and be mature. Without his glasses, Piggy is completely helpless, and his immediate first priority is to get them back as soon as they are gone from his head. In chapter two, Fire on the Mountain, the boys are attempting to light a fire to signal nearby planes or ships to come rescue them.
Guy Montag is described as a fireman who loves to burn- which is perfectly normal for a fireman in his society. The first time Guy is introduced, he is in the process of burning an unrevealed item and the author gives the reader an insight to how Guy thinks “...spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head…” (Bradbury, 1) This quote reveals to the author how blinded Guy was by his actions. As ‘blood was pounded in his head’, Guy wasn’t thinking about his actions and couldn’t have realised how ‘venomous’ burning was. To the reader, as we are aware of the issues in Guy’s society, we see the negative side to kerosene and burning as well as the censorship it imposes. The word ‘venomous’ powerfully describes how toxic and consuming our own blindness can be.
From there, we used Napalm left and right as a method of crowd control. O’Brien alludes to the fire and damage as entertainment in “How to Tell a True War Story” stating “it’s all fire. They make those mountains burn” (71). The lives of the dead are normally not a spectacle, but to Tim that is exactly what it has become. If death really is a manifestation of entertainment to him now, then it is a drastic shift in his “cowardly” personality.
Savagery is a influencing, evil force that challenges the purity of mankind, and is underestimated by its true strength. Golding plays with the concept of human nature in the plot of Lord of the Flies by having a group of boys getting marooned on a deserted island with no adults, forcing them to strategize and work together in order to survive. Chapter 9 especially highlights the major themes that Golding is trying to convey in his book. While Simon uncovers the true identity of the beast, the other boys have a feast, where they eat pig and enact tribal dances. Simon finally arrives only to be mistaken as the Beast, and is murdered in cold sight.
In Lord of the Flies, the boys are categorized into age-groups of “biguns” (older boys) and “littluns” (younger boys). Jack, the leader of the hunters, encourages participation in a grotesque dance where a boy is a pig and the rest of the hunters use their spears to poke at him as if they were hunting him. After the first time this dance ends, Robert comments, “ ‘You want a real pig, [...] because you’ve got to kill him,’ ” to which Jack replies, “ ‘Use a littlun,’ ” and everybody laughs (Golding 115). The laugh at Jack’s response signifies that the biguns view littluns as tools since they are not taken seriously —especially when there is a prevailing implication that the littlun will be used as a “pig” for the dance so that the biguns can kill him in the end— reinforcing how selfish Jack and the hunters really are. However, this behavior borders on “evil” and is encouraged by only the boys themselves, thus demonstrating that the behavior is innate.
His mind is filled with killing so he decided to go on his own and took everyone with him except for Piggy, the twins Sam and Eric and I. Sam and Eric are good guys like Piggy. The other night when the group separated we got attacked by Jack and his troop. They came to steal fire and by doing so stole Piggy’s glasses so that they would have fire and we would not. We need fire to have a signal so that we can get off the island but Jack just wants fire to cook the pigs he kills. Right now on the island things are falling apart, we should stick together and think about getting off the island but who’s listening.