The mask that Jack wore allows him to not feel guilty about killing a living creature. It has the ability to turn him into a savage. Furthermore, when the hunters attempt to recreate the pig killing scene, they overemphasize, “All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack [has] him by the hair and was brandishing his knife” (114). All the boys participate in assaulting Robert because they believe it is just a game and that nothing will go wrong, but this is not true.
Their young mindset tempts them to see the worst. They act upon their poor thoughts. The boys argue where the beast comes from and when Simon suggests it comes from the water, the boys laugh and make fun of him. They then continue to argue and eventually Jack splits with his hunter followers to go find out for themselves. Jack felt the need that if he proved whether the beast was out there, that maybe he would be able to gain some of the respect he thinks he deserves.
“The Terrors of the Unknown” says that the children “began to people the darkness of night and forest with spirits and demons”(Doc A). The boys started to imagine the things that frightened them as reality. They turned their fears into a creature that exposes himself at night. In “Now he says it’s a Beastie”, a young boy who
“ Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood ” (69), the motto of Jack‟s hunters calls for hisegoism to abandon female utilitarianism and reason for the acceptance of the group‟s maleegoism. Furthermore, the male bonding between Ralph and Jack “ united in the joy of commondiscovery and experience ” (Delbaere-Garant and Bloom 4) reinforces Ralph‟s concession to hismale egoism. He is also human and Piggy‟s rules and his own rationality bore him.
Readers know that Jack, who represents brutality and the hunger for power, is constantly trying to overthrow Ralph for his position as leader. However, even Jack respects the conch at first, though it represents the exact opposite of his character. Simon is the only person that symbolizes true purity and goodness. He is only one who understands that the island is changing them and that their fear of the beast will eventually cause them to develop into beasts themselves. The conch, much like Simon, represents morality and harmony.
Toward the beginning of the novel, signs of savagery in Jack are apparent. He is quite fond of hunting. When Jack, Ralph, and Simon first encounter a pig, it was trapped in vines. When faced with the option of killing the pig, jack is trapped by his innocence, which stops him from killing. This shows that Jack is yet to fall into his savage heart.
Curley’s attitude mirrors that of tree bark, it is rough, sturdy, and can give you splinters if not careful, it shows how coarse Curley's attitude is. Curley’s attitude is a crucial part of what allows him to fit the villain archetype, however, his attitude is not the only element that shows he is a villain. One’s attitude goes hand in hand with how the act, similar in archetypes you don’t see the hero hurting or torturing people for their amusement. After Curley and Slim arrive at the bunkhouse, the characters start to laugh at Curley for his glove filled with vaseline, so Curley decides that he needs to prove himself better by picking a fight with Lennie.
The various themes in these two stories are in completely different ballparks since they reveal distinct messages that don 't compare to each other. These themes are easily contrasted because The Most Dangerous Game includes morals about if hunting for pleasure is acceptable and about internal fear while High Noon includes morals about rights to kill and about citizens ' duties to society. As we uncover the themes of the two plots in The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, it is revealed to us that these messages, although quite meaningful, are exceedingly
In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast.
And Zaroff kills for joy, and excitement. He wants a challenge, and hunting any regular type of animal isn’t good enough. It’s as if he is hungry for a challenge, and he knows the only thing as smart as him, is one of his kind. This is a mental flaw due to the fact that it is a way to almost disguise murder. Saying that he wants to hunt an animal that can reason instead of saying he wants to kill people.
This goes against your morals, but you are desperate. You accept the offer because you are afraid of dying. This correlates to what happened in Lord of the Flies. Different characters fear Jack and his powerful tribe,
When not kept in check, however, individuals with the tendency to act on said malevolence will slowly find the beast inside themselves surfacing. The dark part of every being can be instigated when provocative circumstances deem it so, and when encouraged by a group. We find comfort in numbers, and we tend to do things we wouldn’t normally find ourselves doing simply for the sake of the togetherness. Simon is killed through this very premise, when he stumbles upon the tribal dance of Jack’s hunters. During a storm that frightens the boys, Jack suggests doing their “dance”.
The growth of the beast is shown through the sacrifices made to appease its wrath. Slowly the boys have tricked themselves into believing this beast was something they could kill or maintain peace with, but it was something inside them that they could never appease. Lord of the flies, by William Golding has many symbols and motifs throughout with many different meanings and effects. But the most important is the beast. It represents the fear of the young boys that were stranded on the island.
To this scene, Elizabeth Griffith offers her view of the situation by saying: “Here our detestation and abhorrence … serves to heighten our reinforcement of the injury. ”2 Indeed, the reader is pulled into this realm, like Titus, of wanting more blood, more hewn body parts to be added to the protagonist’s belt. It is interesting that, while he was so determined when killing his earlier son and causing the death the beloved son of a vulnerable and helpless, he is so desperate to save his sons from possible death. The answer is obvious: his sons are not dying by his command.