Jack tries to cover it up, “‘I expect the beast disguised himself…’ The tribe considered this; and then were shaken, as if by a flow of wind. The chief saw the effect of his words and stood abruptly” (161). The boys first decided to choose that a beast existed on the island, and then they decide to agree with Jack that the beast was disguised, however, deep down inside of them, they knew that they murdered one of their friends. Jack plays off of their fear because it is a powerful tool that he uses to his advantage to control society. Contrary, people’s choices are controlled by society because society judges people about every flaw.
When people are left alone they do not know what to do so they turn to cruelty, savagery and bullying. They create an enemy for themselves and become obsessed with it. In this novel they create the beast, an enemy that only exists inside their minds and was caused by a man that they only felt but did not see inside a dark cave they were exploring. A pig’s head which they managed to kill is then placed on a stick as an offering to the beast so it would not attack them. Jack so strongly believes that there is a beast that he kills Simon, mistaking him as the beast attacking.
The climax of the novel is when they start killing each other like Simon, then Piggy, and then the game of hunting Ralph. The hunting game lures people in even those who have a strong dedication towards civilization and order. “Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky found themselves eager to take place in this demented but partly secure society (136),” Golding implies that every individual has an undeniable, innate drive toward savagery which explains Ralph and Piggy’s rush of excitement and bloodlust towards the
After a littlun, Percival, tells everyone “the beast comes out of the seas,” (94). the boys argue about what the beast is and where it comes from. When Simon has the bravery to speak up about what he thinks, he says, “what I mean is… maybe it’s only us.” (96). This is the first time someone has identified the possibility that the horrid 'beast' is the boys themselves, and that they should be scared of themselves and each other. This thought is also established by the Lord of the Flies later on in the novel when it says to him, “fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s portrayal of the stranded boys’ bloodlust shows a childhood filled with tribulation and terror. Golding showcases his belief that all men contain wicked desires when the boys abandon their attempts of democracy on the island. Their time spent on the island reveals that even childhood innocence turns dark without society enforcing justice. Simon’s hallucination with the pig’s head creates a physical representation of the evil that took over the stranded boys. The pig tells Simon, “fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the Lord of the Flies signifies the power of evil and violence within people. When Simon imagines the pig’s head speaking to him, the pig’s head implies, “I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are? ”(143). The Lord of the Flies symbolizes chaos and corruption that’s caused by the boys on the island.
In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack represents the savagery and viciousness within every human. Throughout the novel Jack becomes more and more vicious towards the boys, and it all started with hunting. When Jack couldn’t kill his first pig he became obsessed with hunting wich drove him a bit mad, causing him to become more vicious. Vicious is defined as deliberately cruel or violent. Jack can’t control his emotions and when he’s angry, he becomes quite vicious towards the other boys.
Jack and Roger behaviors make them inherently evil. Jack is an arrogant and domineering boy who demands things from the moment he arrives on the island. Jack is very cruel to Piggy.He stops Piggy when he talks. Jack's obsession for hunting grows, which causes his cruelty to grow. In chapter 9, Simon was killed by the group by an accident.
However, over time, the boys join another boy who lusts for power, Jack, and this leads to the murders of two of the children. As this is happening, a figure known as the beast, who turns out to be only in the minds of the boys, representing their fear becomes stronger and stronger, as all of the boys eventually live in constant
The boys struggle with the evil that is taking them over, and they begin to feel like animals; “That world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away” (Golding 178). The boys begin to see everything slip away. All of their civility and their happiness that they once shared crash on the island. In conclusion, Lord of the Flies has many objects that represent the boys struggle between savagery and civility on the island. The beast represents the evil that got inside of the boys causing them to kill Simon.