Their young mindset tempts them to see the worst. They act upon their poor thoughts.The boys argue where the beast comes from and when Simon suggests it comes from the water, the boys laugh and make fun of him. They then continue to argue and eventually Jack splits with his hunter followers to go find out for themselves. Jack felt the need that if he proved whether the beast was out there, that maybe he would be able to gain some of the respect he thinks he deserves. Simon, being one of the wiset boys, said, “Maybe there is a beast...maybe it’s only us…” (Chapter 5, page 80).
In that desperate situation, a boy named Jack suggested all the other boys to go hunt animals for food for survival purpose. However, another boy who was supposed to be their leader, Ralph, rejected his idea and because of that, Jack was so angry and decided to break their law that was agreed by everyone together before. As the anger emotion had controlled Jack, he started to feel rage towards Ralph. This is because Ralph was the leader, so, most of the boys were on Ralph side. He then created his own troops and started hunting for animals.
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.
He put ketchup on the dock and in the water and then put some of his clothes in the water. When his friends arrived he quickly hid in the reeds, then let out the loudest scream. His friends were now in shock and they were really worried than Chet jumped out of the reeds and said “I got you good”. Chet’s friends are furious for pulling such a terrifying prank on them and he regrets pulling a prank on them and Chet is upset and worried because his friends are the only friends he has had in a long time and he thinks he blew his
Everybody is frightened by something. From pig heads impaled on a stick to a dead parachutist falling from the sky, in the world of Lord of the Flies, there are numerous reasons for which one should be scared. In the story, a group of English schoolboys find themselves stranded on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The children have no parents to protect them from the mysterious animal of a “beast” that is haunting them. The “beast” is a legacy that is abundant in changing throughout Lord of the Flies.
The boys were running as fast as they could to keep up with the pig they hit with the spear. They all haven’t had meat in days and they were craving it, they were losing their innocence and becoming savages. This is one thing in the book, Lord of the Flies, that shows a loss of innocence. This is a common theme throughout this book, a loss of innocence. Some examples of this are the killing of Piggy, the hunts, the actions of the tribe, and just Jack in general.
It is shocking how quickly people can change from being calm to becoming savages. In Lord of the Flies, a plane crashed and some schoolboys got stranded on an island where they have to survive on their own but end up failing and become savages. Chapter 9 concluded with having Simon go out to find the beast and discovers there is none; on his way back everybody is dancing in the rain and eating meat, but when they see this figure coming down, they think it’s the beast so they end up killing the it, which was actually Simon.Therefore, the events above connect to the theme due to the cause of fear that got inside of them once they saw a dark figure and turned them into bloodthirsty savages.In Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs figurative language, diction, and juxtaposition to convey the theme of fear. Golding states examples how figurative language is used in the book Lord of the Flies.Golding uses many different examples such as “The beast was harmless and horrible” (Golding 147), based on the quote it represents irony because even though everyone thought there was a beast it turns out there never really was a beast and fear got to them.Another quote Golding uses is“The tide...touched the first of the stains that seeped from the broken body...” (154), based on the quote, it represents personification because it describes how the ocean touches Simon 's dead body that was floating away.Golding’s quotes give the effect of suspense because you don’t know what 's going
The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is about greasers and socs fighting. When Ponyboy went to the movies with Johnny and Dally, he came home later and his brother, Darry, gets mad and accidentally hits him. Ponyboy gets mad and runs away with Johnny, but while running, they come across a group of socs, and one of the socs, Bob, tried to drown Ponyboy, so Johnny stabbed him for self defense. They go to Dally for help and he tells them to hide out in an abandoned church and he would meet them there later, and when he does, they go out to eat, but come back to a burning church. Ponyboy and Johnny run in to save the children inside, but Johnny was left in a critical condition, and died later on at the hospital.
The boys start from not even knowing how to hunt, to killing a nursing mother who was completely defenseless. They start tellings kids such as Piggy that health issues only get in the way of fun and, they should be disregarded completely. The boys including Jack go as far as killing Piggy and Simon without mercy until adults tell them what they had done. By the end when the adults arrive, Jack does not even take responsibility for leading the boys. He realizes that by taking the innocence of the boys in such a terrible way, he would forever ruin the boy’s
F) He makes a brief comment on the “beast”. “Maybe there is a beast… What I mean is… Maybe it’s only us.” He then becomes “inarticulate to express mankind’s essential illness.” These statements are a much more direct remark on the savagery of man that is the beast. Much later in chapter 9 (Doc. F), the hunters form a tribe under Jack and perform a ritual dance. They find what they think to be the “beast”, and attack it.
Later on, they find tracks that Ralph assumed to be men but Jack rejects the notion and tells them that animals made it. The boys ascend up to the top of the mountain and decide to push a rock off the cliff causing it to fall “like a bomb” foreshadowing the future. On the top of the mountain, they saw the whole island discovering the reef, where they landed, the lagoon, and the fact that the island is uninhabited by any humans besides their group. Hunger catches up to the boys on their journey back to the others and they hear the sounds of hoofs, finding a piglet. Jack attempts to raise his knife to stab it but does not have the determination to kill.
Near the end, Buck goes on a killing spree. For example, he likes to kill for fun and for food. Since he kills moose and other dangerous animals it is kill or be killed. Second, Buck kills the Yeehat indians that want to kill him. For example, Buck hates the indians and wants to kill them for killing John Thorton and his friends.
When Ralph realizes that Jack’s tribe has stolen the boys’ fire and Piggy’s glasses, he wants to go reason with Jack to demand their belongings back. When Piggy falls off of the cliff and Ralph was overpowered by Jack’s group, Ralph runs away in fear. However, Sam and Eric are still there on Castle Rock, where Jack’s tribe is. Jack coerces Sam and Eric to join the tribe and they refused, so Jack gave them a taste of what his torturing was if they refused in the future. “The chief snatched one of the few spears that were left and poked Sam in the ribs.” (Pg.
The significance of the closing scene is depicted through the solidification of the immature mindsets that the boys still obtain. Amidst the cacophony of ululation cries and rustling branches, Ralph is being hunted by Jack’s clan of boys that face moral degradation as their savage games progressively grow malicious after the death of both Piggy and Simon. In pursuit of Ralph, Jack and his hunters set the forest a flame in order to narrow Ralph’ ability to escape. The fire in turn attracts the attention of a naval ship, inciting the crew to land on the island as Ralph is running away from Jack. Once all the boys reach the beach, they encounter the adults that now take precedence as the authoritative figures on the island.
They find a conch shell on the beach and use it as a horn to call to any other boys who may have survived the crash. Once the boys assemble, they decide to chose a leader. The group choses Ralph but not without strong argumentation from a boy named Jack. They appoint Jack as the lead hunter for the group. The boys next big decision