Lord Of The Flies Torture Quotes

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Oversexualization of torture is evident when Jack and his group of boys go hunt for a pig. At this point, the boys have been introduced to a savagery they never realized was within them. “Roger ran around the heap, prodding with his spear whenever pigflesh appeared. Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife. Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted all over his hands.” (135). The pig is dead, but the boys continue stabbing her with their spears. At this point, just the sight of that pink flesh and their spear piercing her flesh satisfies their savage need to kill. “Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted all over his hands.” The boys only stop butchering the sow when blood begins to coat their hands. …show more content…

Where the group again, oversexualizes the attrocious act of murdering the pig. “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, lept onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws. (153). Simon’s screams and attempts to convince the boys that the beast does not exist are for naught. The tribe including Piggy, Ralph, and Samneric continue to beat Simon until he dies and is dragged out to sea. The tribe knows that it’s Simon after some time, but they continue to scratch and claw at him. “There were no words, and no movements…”, this savagery is past the point of human. It can only be described as primitive, where the boys further themselves from civilization. The pure savagery in the boys comes out and despite Simon’s constant screams of pain and terror, they continue clawing at Simon, claiming that it is the beast. Here we can see the escalation in the boys’ savagery and natural inclination to hunt. They began at hunting for food, and then hunting for sport, and finally it resulted in the gruesome murder of one of their

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