The other boys, in fear of the beast, have all sided with Jack, ganging up against Ralph to kill him. Mob mentality is everywhere in Lord of the Flies, and some of the most memorable moments are the most obvious examples of Mob Mentality. Mob mentality is portrayed many time throughout Lord of the Flies, for example, when Ralph is hunted, Simon is killed, or the choir follows Jack when he leaves the group. Reading these sections, the reader can easily understand Golding’s message about mob mentality.
According to the novel Lord of the Flies, “Kill the beast！ Cut his throat! Spill his blood.” (Golding 192). This is what the hunters and Jack are singing this when they are killing Simon and dance around the fire. This shows that they want to kill something for fun, it can be a pig, a beast even a human being.
Kill the pig! Bash him in!" (Golding 104) They go after the sow and torture it, which fills the boys with excitement even more. Even after the pig is dead, they still feel the need to torment and jump on it.
They are all dancing and chanting, "'Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!'”(152). At this point in the book the inherent violence that has been building up through the whole story because of anger and fear takes over and they kill Simon. This shows how humans are inherently violent and without rules in place violence creates a society so defective that it drives people to kill their friends.
Imagine being stranded on an uninhabited island far from help. Would you stay in control, or would you go insane? The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about British schoolboys who are marooned on an uninhabited, isolated island without adults when their airplane crashes while they are being evacuated to a safer country during World War 2. The leaders of the boys are Ralph and Jack along with Piggy as another main character. Throughout the book, order collapses, the leaders turn against each other, and everything starts to go downhill when fear starts to take control of them.
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies Jack transforms from a boy who 's determined to hunt and find food for the group of boys, to a power hungry savage who disagrees with Ralph. As Jacks chaotic actions increases, the reader will notice how fear and chaos will drive people to extreme behaviors. Jack is assigned to be one of the hunters on the island and he becomes obsessed with killing the pig. Golding sets the scene by writing “the madness came to his eyes again”... “I thought I might kill” (53).
As he runs to the group in attempt to explain that there was no beastie, he is murdered by the boys because they confuse him with it. Their fear for the beast led them to the murder of Simon. After murdering one of their own in such a brutal way, itś clear that the beast is themselves, and like Piggy had said, they are who should've brought fear to each
The mistreating of the pigs eases the process of dehumanization in the boys and eventually makes it harder for them to recognize each other's humanity. (Slide 5) Zeenat: In Chapter Seven, as the beast is being hunted they repeat the ritual with Robert as a substitute for the pig; however, they get consumed by a state of "frenzy" and actually almost kill him, further diminishing their humanity. (Slide 6) Abby: As the boys begin to fear a superstition they create a creature called "the beast.” At the end of Chapter eight, it is Simon who realises that
The Beast began as a figure in water and then became the “Beast from air”. Jack’s group of savage hunters made an offering to the Beast in the form of the Lord of the Flies – a pig’s head on spike. By the boys proceeding to do this, it shows how savage they were beginning to get – for not only making an imaginary ‘thing’ an offering but for killing a pig and placing its head on a spike, showing their vindictive, mutilative traits developing.
Chanting “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” , the boys are psyched and begin to leap and strike, bite, and tear at the “beast”. Golding addresses Simon as the beast to portray the boy’s perspective.
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.
In the beginning of the story, a number of the boys began to display their first signs of savagery by having a constant hunger for killing pigs. Even though killing pigs was clearly necessary for survival, the boys who hunted, especially power-hungry Jack Merridew, started going a bit too far when it came to hunting them. He started coming up with various chants and songs about blood and murder during his hunts. Even though he was referring to pigs, the song still conveyed the meaning that he was well on his way towards his descent to madness because of his constant description of death and blood:”Kill the pig! Cut his throat!
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, over a dozen boys are stranded on an island with no adults and to fend for themselves. One individual in Jack Merridew, a boy who is turned cruel and ruthless, is being charged with 1st degree murder for the deaths of two boys, Piggy and Simon. First degree murder is characterized as deaths that a person committed was the individual either plans and commits the murder conscience of their actions. Jack is guilty of first degree and should be charged with 1st murder degree murder because of his direct involvement in Simon’s death, his dictatorial of leadership leading to the other boys’ savage behavior, and his disregard for human life.