In my project, I depicted the symbolism of Jack and the pig in William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies. In the beginning, Jack names himself a hunter; this illustrates the savage side of human nature. As the novel continues, and the desire to hunt and kill increases, and Jack finds himself not only a hunter but also feeling like he is being hunted. This change represents how fear overpowers hope and fuels the dominance of savagery. In the end of the novel, Jack turns from hunting pigs to hunting Ralph.
After the boys in Jack's tribe catch and kill the pig they thought was the beast, they put his head on a spear. "Jack held out the head and jammed the soft throat down on the pointed end of the stick which pierced through the mouth. He stood back and the head hung there, a little blood dribbling down the stick." (Golding, 136-137) This is an example of how Jack's tribe react violently towards what they perceive is the beast, this act of putting a pig's head on a spear is a very violent and cruel. 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.
Jack, however, fails to kill the pigs, but that does not stop him from trying. He goes hunting with other boys on the island, and they successfully kill a pig. Unfortunately, they let the signal fire out in the process. Ralph tries to look for the boys, when they come marching in, carrying a dead pig. The boys, led by Jack, are chanting “kill the pig.
Lord Of The Flies Jaedyn Clavelle Per 3 Lit comp 1. Imagine you're on an Island stranded, filled with fear trying to survive. Do you feel you could stay calm and handle it in way an “adult” would or could the fear bring out the inner beast which hides deep down inside all of us. The novella Lord of The Flies by George Orwell, tells a story about a group of british boys who crash a plane on an inhabited island. These kids have to work together with the help of a leader to govern themselves yet they find the results to be disastrous.
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 this passage from the Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, the reader witnesses the actions that Jack’s longing for hunting. Golding explains to readers how a group of young boys, who are stranded on an island and struggling for survival, will cause human nature to expose their poisons. This passage occurs at the point where Jack and his choir boys left to go hunt a pig, resulting in the fire to burn out. Piggy and a couple of other boys start accusing Jack, which triggered Jack to put his rage on Piggy. William, the main voice and the narrator in this novel, explains how human nature can bring out the dark side and poison in everyone.
Besides, he's ends up getting crushed to an unfavorable and terrible passing by a huge rock. I was captivated by the line that said, in Roger's eyes, Piggy just resembled a "pack of fat." This sounded natural, so backtracking a couple of chapter found that the pigs were alluded to as "sacks of fat" also. At that point I sat around and considered how Piggy's name is "PIGGY", and about how the young men went step by step from executing pigs to murdering Piggy. It appears the boys begin to consider Piggy to be simply one more creature, and he is in this way executed as however that is exactly what he may be.
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
“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?