In the novel Lord of the Flies, the conch represents law, order, power and Piggy. Being broken down slowly throughout the story, the Conch is fragile. Therefore, when it was time for the conch to protect Piggy, the conch did not have much importance civilization had completely broken down. All the boys on the island only listened to what Jack had to say. Jack made the boys believe his “rituals” are controlling all the beasts on the island.
Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of boys crash landed on a deserted island with no adults. They must face conflicts with each other, the island, and themselves to survive. In chapter 9, Jack and his tribe had a feast, and invited all the other boys. During the feast, a storm rolled in, and they became animalistic while eating, chanting, and dancing around the fire.
Power has totally changed Jack. He is nothing more than a savage beast
The mask that Jack wore allows him to not feel guilty about killing a living creature. It has the ability to turn him into a savage. Furthermore, when the hunters attempt to recreate the pig killing scene, they overemphasize, “All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack [has] him by the hair and was brandishing his knife” (114). All the boys participate in assaulting Robert because they believe it is just a game and that nothing will go wrong, but this is not true.
The Beast was created by the boys and developed throughout the novel. It symbolizes darkness, the unknown, evilness and the fear restrained within the boys. “He says he was the beastie, the snake-thing, and will it come back tonight?” Then the beastie developed and became “The Beast.” It also represents savagery that exists within all human being.
Simon, being one of the wiset boys, said, “Maybe there is a beast... maybe it’s only us…” (Chapter 5, page 80). Some boys believe that there is a wild beast roaming about and others think that it is nonsense. The boys are beginning to split up and divide themselves over the thought of a silly creature when in reality, they should be packing together.
How Savagery Takes Over George R.R. Martin once said, “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” William Golding demonstrates that every person has savagery inside of him in his novel, Lord of the Flies. In this novel, Golding shows us that civilization is lost and savagery begins when the urge to kill takes hold of us. William Golding’s character development of Jack and motif of weapons help develop his point.
Next, feeling of rage can be developed because of the anger emotion. As portrayed in the movie ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding, a group of boys scout were stranded on an island. However, after few days stranded there, sources of food became limited. They started to feel worry because it seems that they are going to live on the island forever as there were no sign that they would be saved. In that desperate situation, a boy named Jack suggested all the other boys to go hunt animals for food for survival purpose.
As the civilized boys fear Jack every second of the day, Piggy and Ralph have a discussion and want to “ keep on the right side of him, anyhow. You can’t tell what he might do” (Golding 175). At this point, one of their fellow members, Simon, has already been put to death by Jack’s tribe and now the boys have to fear for their lives because of the unknown status of Jack at any time. Golding uses this type of language to represent fear in their voices because it is one of a leader 's most powerful tools for controlling a society. Jack teaches acts of killing and savagery of humans and other living animals, draining out every last ounce of civility the boys had upon their
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
Some of the smaller children, when they first land on the island, begin to dream about a “beast” that haunts them in the night. When this is brought up at an assembly, Ralph rejects it, as do the other boys. Simon pipes up and suggests it may be “only us”. After this idea is challenged by the boys, Simon tries to explain, yet he “became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s essential illness” (Page 89). The beast is metaphoric of the crude feral nature within every human, though naturally more prominent in those who act on it willingly.
The boys kill Simon in the book because the boys think he is a form of fear, the beast. At first, the beast is nothing but the in boys imaginations, but then as time passes, they create images in their head of what the beast looks like. Simon awakens, and then finds the parachutist that frightened Sam and Eric. He then examines it and realizes it is not the beast. He attempts to go inform the others of what he sees, but the other see him as the beast because of his appearance.
This is a main reason Jack is hated among the boys and Ralph is a more effective leader because the boys actually listen. " His mouth was tight and pale. He put back his hair very slowly..... He forced his feet to move until they carried him out onto the neck of the land" (Golding, 130). The boys go looking for the beast exploring parts of the island they have never been too, trusting in Ralph’s command.
One symbol that Golding uses is the killing of the sow by the boys. The killing of the sow symbolizes the terror human is going to bring to nature, it shoes how evil overpowers everything, and it resides nowhere but inside the human (Thapliyal and Kunwar). The boys taking their hunting to a whole new level after the kill the sow. They start to reenact the killing and make an event out of it. This takes a turn for the worst when the boys end up killing Simon because they mistake him for the beast.