Cut his throat! Spill his blood!”(P86) if they hunt the pig. The boys do their ceremonial dance for making fun with Robert as well after the rituals. Golding points out that the boy’s “desires to squeeze and hurt are over-mastering”(P142) while they do the dance. The ritual of hunting the pig can be seen as a destructive force, it helps the boys to be succeed in capturing the
In the beginning when they killed a pig they never displayed the head, but do to the savagery that the beast has caused them to take on they are more cruel and deadly. Another example of how the beastie to represent primal savagery is the killing of Simon by Jack's tribe. After Simon has confirmed that the beast is not real he goes to the beach to tell the others but is met with violence and killed. "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea. "(Golding 154) The killing of Simon provides evident that the boys are willing to kill and maim whatever they think is the beast.
In the reading, Golding describes, “Jack transferred the knife to his left hand and smudged blood over his forehead as he pushed down the plastered hair,” which is an example of imagery. By using imagery, Golding creates an image for the readers and describes how passionate and obsessed Jack is with hunting. With this technique, it created a vision of Jack, Golding shows Jack’s true poison of obsession and narrow-minded. While everyone on this island is trying to find rescue, Jack goes off and hunts for a pig instead of helping the others. Further, Golding mentions how Piggy states, “ You didn’t ought to have let that fire out.
He wants to kill the pigs so he can get meat to give to the boys, so they do not have to keep eating fruit from trees. In his desire to kill, the sound of the pigs’ hoofs are “seductive” because they enchant him into killing. The sounds of the hoofs are “maddening” because he is so close to achieving something that will give him pleasure - in this case the killing of pigs for food - that he is going crazy waiting to acheive his goal. At this point, Jack is becoming more overwhelmed with the desire to kill, that he does not have to give a second thought over whether he should kill the pigs or not. Jack, however, fails to kill the pigs, but that does not stop him from trying.
As the conches color fades, so does everyone's humanity(Golding 78). Slowly but surely, the group splits. Jack, whom now believes the beast is real, surrounds his group in the beast’s ideals and engulfs them in savagery. His barbarian group killed a mother pig, severed its head, and mounted it on a stick as a sacrifice(Golding 136). To them, the beast was a religion and seemed to bring out mankind's essential illness rather than create evil.
“This head is for the beast. It’s a gift” (137) This quote was stated by Jack and it shows how primitive he had become. In the beginning, he could not even lay the weapon on the pig, but in this chapter, he killed and chopped the pig’s head to give it to the non-existent beast. Moreover, Simon’s death manifests how brutal the boys could be. When Simon encountered the Lord of the Flies, it stated, “You knew, didn’t you?
In the book it says, “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away” (Golding 82). From this quote it is seen that the longer the boys stay trapped on the island the more they start to lose the morals that regular society expects. When the boys are hunting it says, “The chant rose ritually, as at the last moment of a dance or a hunt. ‘Kill the pig! Cut his throat!
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 152). Jack does not have the decency to find out what they are killing. All Jack knows is that this is suppose to be a beast and makes his group chant these words when they kill a specimen. After Roger killed Piggy and the conch, Jack gloating, “See?
In the end of the novel, Jack turns from hunting pigs to hunting Ralph. This futile pursuit exemplifies the double-sided spear of the id. Overall, the change in Jack’s character shows the never ending spiral of violence. In the beginning of the novel, Jack’s only goal is to hunt and kill a pig. He is “the most obvious leader”, and thrives on the need for violence(16).
He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat. So watch; and be careful” (177) Jack not even saying he was at fault in Simon’s death, instead says that Simon was actually the beast, to keep the boys under control with fear. Jack is a devious person who goes into the deep end of savagery after having no rules to follow and becomes a pseudo