They are in a fury of wild chanting and bloodlust, and imagine Simon as the beast, soon "There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws."(153). Eventually Simon is murdered by the outraged crowd. After Simon’s death, Jack sends his hunters to grab Piggy’s glasses in order to light fire, and that breaks the tension between Ralph and Jack, finally resulting in Piggy’s death. At this point, Jack transforms into a blood-thirsty killer and targets Ralph. The twins reveals Jack’s plan to Ralph and say: “‘the chief and Roger－’ ‘－yes, Roger－’ ‘They hate you, Ralph.
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?
After Jack’s intentional killing of Piggy, he responds violently, “‘...That’s what you’ll get! I meant that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore...I’m chief!’” Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin and flesh over Ralph’s ribs, then sheared off and fell in the water” (Golding 181). Jack’s jealousy of Ralph’s authority caused him to take away all of Ralph’s group members, and would lead him to wanting to ultimately take him down.
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. Another example of violence creating a dysfunctional society in Lord of the Flies is when Jack and the hunters let the fire out to go kill their first pig. “I cut the pig’s throat,” said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it. “Can I borrow yours, Ralph, to make a nick in the hilt?” The boys chattered and danced.
5.Jack is also a good leader but he is so power hungry it makes me feel like he’s a dictator and yes he also couldn’t be one either, but he makes me think he just wants to be more powerful than Ralph.6. Ralph is going for the most obvious goal which is, get off the island or get rescued either one will work in his eyes but he almost ends up kilt by jack in the uttermost end Ralph loses his group or followers to jack as well so Jack has become a savage killer but here’s my vision on the difference between these leaders... First off Ralph in Lord of Flies is a good leader because he seems more sane and more intelligent than Jack, Jack just wants to be the most powerful Man/person on the island and just really just wants to be number one and that his opinion, is what everyone wants to hear he’s kinda ignorant self centered just all the bossy traits as a dictator. Now ralph is better, for one reason he has his goal set this is a repeat from the intro but it’s true he wants to get off the island and in my eyes i would follow him because why
He spies on Jack and the rest of the boys, and gathers information. He finds that he is going to be hunted. Ralph is forced to hide underneath the boulder that crushed Piggy, Jack tries to find where Ralph is hiding by torturing Samneric, but in the end, sets the forest on fire, forcing Ralph to leave his hiding spot. He runs through the forest, past Simon’s clearing, and onto the beach, finding a bush to hide under, trying his best to stay hidden as he sees feet walk past him. He is spotted and runs across the beach for his life.
He is also described as being in an intermediate state, who has “lost prominent tummy of childhood and not yet old enough for adolescence” (p11). From this, the readers can infer that Ralph is still just another innocent boy not ready to realize the malicious evils of mankind. The other boys initially accept Ralph as a leader. He is the first to summon all the boys with the conch, which serves as a symbol and token of authority. Although Jack expresses strong desire to become chief, the boys elect Ralph as a leader, suggesting an air of charisma that made him worthy of his position.
If Piggy had not been sophisticated as he was, Jack and Ralph would have gotten into a fight. If anything happens to Ralph there would be no one to protect the powerless ones and Jack would have ruled with his violent ways. Piggy influences the novel in several ways. Although he was not much of a leader, his virtue benefits the boys. He is intelligent and mature, therefore he was able to indicate the true nature of humanity and the evil that is inside each of
We see in chapter that the boys mercilessly kill the female pig. The boys imposed their will on the female pig “His mind was clouded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” ( ) This shows how the boys inflicted a gruesome death on an innocent pig when they could have easily killed it in a humane way. Towards the middle of the novel says “Maybe there is a beast… what I mean is… maybe its only us.” (95-96) This quote located towards the middle of the novel is a major moment of foreshadowing. It not only tells us that they are conscious of their behaviorism towards the situation that they have been put in but It also shows that some of them are beginning to question the decisions of the
So, he armed his men and started shooting the big green giant with there bow and arrows while he cut the ropes off the rocks and slowly started floating away still shooting their bows. Boo got mad... Very mad… He grabbed 17 men off the boat and ripped them apart and ate them all in one bite. He noticed that the boat had started to float away. So, he jumped in the water and swam as fast as a marlin and caught up to it and slammed his fist on the humongous boat.