He goes to share his hunting story to Ralph and a boy named Piggy. On page 69, the narrator shares, “I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it.” This quotation shows us that civilization is lost when the urge to kill takes over because it shows the stage where Jack is proudly killing animals, but still feeling a little bit uncomfortable with it. In this example, Jack proudly shares that he has killed, but still twitches after saying he did. Jack is still hanging onto the little bit of civilization that is left on their island.
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.
Samuel Hynes writes in “William Golding” (Doc. E) about “Simon’s lonely, voluntary quest” for the meaning of the “beast”. “He finds the airman… Then he sets off.” Simon finds that it is literally human, and a direct result of man’s brutality.
He finds his true identity when he is apart from Finny. Gene notes, “During the time I was with him, Phineas created an atmosphere in which I continued how to live, a way of sizing up the world with erratic and entirely personal reservations, letting its rock life facts sift through and be accepted only little at a time, only as he could assimilate without sense of chaos and loss” (Knowles 121). Gene finds his identity and embraces it through remembrance of Finny. He accepts who he has become. He also finds peace by fighting his own private war growing up.
One reason humans are inherently savage is that they hurt innocent animals. An example from Lord of the Flies that demonstrates the savagery humans are capable of is the scene where Jack gets his spear to catch a pig. As the boys sharpen a stick to form a spear, Jack uses the spear to trail a pig, but the pig runs away from him. Jack then becomes irritated and walks back to the beach where he finds the boys building huts for the younger ones to live in. " Rescue?
Golding uses the symbolism of uncertainty, killing, and the beast to convey the theme. The nature of things on the island was unknown. From their arrival, the boys had still carried along their past means. “There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream…
The next day sam n eric came to ralph and piggy and said that jack wanted the survival knife and ralph said no they couldn’t have it and that night jack and his tribe came and raided their shelter for the knife. Then when they killed another pig their fire had gone out and they stole piggys glasses and ran off. Then when ralph and piggy went to get them they killed piggy with a giant boulder and broke the conch shell and then they started throwing rocks at ralph and ralph ran of into the forest. Then sam n eric came and warned ralph that jack planned to light the island on fire and smoke him out and that he sharpened a stick on both ends and planned to kill him the next day. The next day they lit the island on fire and hunted down ralph and sam n eric saw him but said they didn’t see anything then on of the choir boys looked and saw him and the tribe started chasing him down and he ran out to the beach and the tribe was right behind him and ralph ran out there and fell at the legs of a naval soldier and he asked what they were doing out there and they said that their plane had been shot down and that why jack didn’t kill ralph and the boys were finally saved and were able to go home besides the ones that were
In Lord of the Flies, the war paint represents the savagery that has taken over the kids. Towards the beginning of the novel Ralph said, “ ‘Well, we won’t be painted,’ said Ralph, “because we aren’t savages’ ” (Golding 66). This quote shows that at first the children had control over their savageness in them. When the the children were first introduced to the island they still had a lot of their manners, that controlled their savageness.
In the book the Lord of the Flies the masks that Jack’s group uses helps them overcome their fear of killing the pig by hiding their true feelings. When Jack volunteers himself as the leader of hunting he doesn’t realize that he would have to overcome new challenges. Masculinity “masks” and the clay masks they wear in the Lord of the Flies are basically just “things trying to look like something else” (Golding 63). Jack explains to his group of hunters that the masks they were going to wear are so they can look like something they are not or to hide what is keeping them from killing a pig. This shows that they are trying to push away their true selves and by looking like something else they can make a character of who they choose to be based on the reason they put the “mask” on.
The repetition used throughout Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies develops Golding’s theme of how savagery is shrouded within civilization, by demonstrating the boys slow progression into monsters as they spend more time on the island. On page 118, the boys are dancing around in their hunting circle and repeatedly chanting “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!’”
Control is an important recurrence in the novel, as it shows we find comfort in knowing we contain the ability to establish structure and manipulate things at our own will. Without control, we do not have a sense of stability and we become lost; we find ourselves controlling something merely for the structure that power gives us. The conch is the first form of power, as it unites all the boys during assemblies. Ralph is the first to blow the conch, and that is how all of the boys find each other. The comfort brought from the authority of being summoned, as small of an authority as it may seem, had great impact on the boys.
It was used by Jack to try and reduce the fear that everyone on the island had of the beast. As it stood on the stick it had a evil smile (grin), this was when the head became a symbol of evil, since a grin represents doing something sneaky or evil. The main event with the sow 's head besides the killing was the conversation that Simon had. During the conversation the Lord Of The Flies intimidated Simon by saying he was “just an ignorant, silly little boy” and for thinking the beast is “something you could hunt and kill”. Simon was not represented as a ignorant little boy but rather imaginative and weird in the way he thought about things such as who the beast was.
When proper British children are without society, they become scary, intimidating savages. Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is about young British boys crashing on a plane on an island without adults to guide them. When they are left by themselves, they get together and form a vote on who should become chief. When the fair boy, Ralph is picked chief, Jack does not like that. Jack is the leader of the choir.
Throughout the novel the boys demonstrate ruthlessness, however their lack of remorse for their ruthless actions conveys an even stronger sense of loss of identity. With the help of the hunters, Jack kills the first pig on the island. When they carry the gutted pig back to Ralph and the others, Jack holds in his excitement. “He noticed blood on his hands and grimaced distastefully, looked for something on which to clean them, then wiped them on his shorts and laughed” (Golding 69). Jack demonstrates no sign of guilt for touchering and killing this innocent pig.
Everyone has a little of savagery in them. Even the nicest person on the world could become a really evil person. In the novel lord of the flies is a group of British boys that landed on a Island after getting shoot down by a plane during the Second World War, when in the island they were forced to hunt and build shelters to survive. William Golding the author of lord of the flies gives you a really deep look on how people have a piece of that evil on them and can't be avoided if you try avoiding that bad on you will only get bigger. " It was simply what seemed sensible for me to write after the war when everyone was thanking god they weren't Nazis.