Civilization is a thing of the past and savagery flourishes in Roger. Moments after the death of Piggy, Roger and the rest of Jack’s tribe race after Ralph, hurling spears as they run. In the text, Golding explains this heart pounding chase. He says, “Roger edged past the chief, only just avoiding pushing him with his shoulder. He advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority” (113).
Follows the Tragedy plot when Ralph was unable to inspire his people to listen to him and he fell from the throne into Jack’s vindictive chase. During the climax of the book, the author follows the Rebirth plot. Jack has every boy hunting Ralph like a pig. Ralph must run and hide for his life until the kind naval officer arrived to rescue everyone, ending the witch hunt.
Eventually Jack tires of following Ralph, and becomes obsessed with killing a pig. Jack becomes a true savage and kills other boys and tortures them. After facing such savage experiences throughout Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph, Jack, and Roger all provide evidence for the theme of loss of innocence. During the course of the novel, Ralph’s innocence starts to dissipate.
“I’m frightened. Of us.” That quote (p.140) was spoken by the main protagonist, Ralph, in Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding after Ralph’s friend, Simon, was killed by the “animalistic” actions of the other boys. Golding explores a whole new world of fiction in his unique twist and style of writing. The novel, can really make us ponder on what really the young boys were thinking and therefore acting upon during their unexpected “vacation” to a deserted island.
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. They’re going to do you.’ ‘They’re going to hunt you tomorrow’”(188).
His group goes as far as killing Piggy. The killing of Piggy declares an end to civilization on this island, where savagery takes over, and the evil internal conscience has consumed the good within them. In the beginning, the boys sought to work together to make a just society, a society where they could add knowledge that they have gained from their previous culture. Violence starts to take place when Jack and his hunters take on the job of hunting for food.
The third and most abrupt change is when Jack tries to kill Ralph. The old leader wants nothing but to sooth the chaos of the island. However, Jack has different intentions and wants Ralph to be executed. Ralph’s execution prolongs when Jack sets the forest on fire to try to flush Ralph out. However, this act catches a naval officer 's ship to check out the situation.
At this point Jack has completely lost his innocence because he wanted piggy dead and did not feel anything for piggy after he watched him die. Also that he wanted Ralph dead and intentionally wounded Ralph to gain his power. The author is showing that over time the madness of the island has gotten to Jack, and that his lust for power has lead him lose his innocence and do terrible things to the people around
One of the boys, Ralph, discovers a conch shell that he uses to call the others to an assembly. At the assembly, the boys elect a leader, Ralph. Ralph begins to successfully lead the group of boys by establishing rules, building shelters, and creating a signal fire so that someone might come rescue them. Eventually, however, many of the children run off to go swimming, playing, and hunting. This later goes way out of hand, so much so that they miss an opportunity at rescue.
The true savagery and civilization are in the boys, all of them. The beast says that it is within the boys, and it warns Simon if he went to the other boys it will be there. It was not lying as it was there, and it killed him. The savage and civilized boys are the beats themselves they have all been scared, they did what a beast would do, which is attack and
Chanting “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” , the boys are psyched and begin to leap and strike, bite, and tear at the “beast”. Golding addresses Simon as the beast to portray the boy’s perspective.
The significance of the closing scene is depicted through the solidification of the immature mindsets that the boys still obtain. Amidst the cacophony of ululation cries and rustling branches, Ralph is being hunted by Jack’s clan of boys that face moral degradation as their savage games progressively grow malicious after the death of both Piggy and Simon. In pursuit of Ralph, Jack and his hunters set the forest a flame in order to narrow Ralph’ ability to escape. The fire in turn attracts the attention of a naval ship, inciting the crew to land on the island as Ralph is running away from Jack. Once all the boys reach the beach, they encounter the adults that now take precedence as the authoritative figures on the island.
Simon who was lost in the forest encounters “ Lord of the Flies” he runs back with fear towards the tribe finding the group dancing around the fire they had lit. When Simon gets closer to the boys, the boys mistaken him for a beast, and they violently stab him leaving all the fear that was a burden inside them. Jack stands there encouraging the boys on not to care whether it is Simon or a beast. The beast conversations were building up fear in everyone mind. Everyone felt some sense of relief that they have now captured the beast, and they have to get rid of the beast as quickly as possible.
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, over a dozen boys are stranded on an island with no adults and to fend for themselves. One individual in Jack Merridew, a boy who is turned cruel and ruthless, is being charged with 1st degree murder for the deaths of two boys, Piggy and Simon. First degree murder is characterized as deaths that a person committed was the individual either plans and commits the murder conscience of their actions. Jack is guilty of first degree and should be charged with 1st murder degree murder because of his direct involvement in Simon’s death, his dictatorial of leadership leading to the other boys’ savage behavior, and his disregard for human life.