Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 152). Jack does not have the decency to find out what they are killing. All Jack knows is that this is suppose to be a beast and makes his group chant these words when they kill a specimen. After Roger killed Piggy and the conch, Jack gloating, “See?
When Simon comes down from the mountain to the boys that the beast is just a dead body, the boys are too enraged by the thrill of reacting the hunt that they turn on Simon and end up killing him. Piggy tries to come up with a reasonable reason of why they killed Simon while Ralph states that was murder. Simon’s foreshadowing is proven when Jack and his hunters attack Ralph tribe camp and steal the fire and Piggy specs.”You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief.” (177). In this fight for control over the boys, Ralph calls Jack a beast which proves simon foreshadowing that the beast is inside us and not something you can hunt and kill. Ralph also accuses Jack for stealing their fire and piggy’s spec which does not matter anymore since there is no longer a civilization.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood,” (Golding 152). The “steady pulse” of the circle they created gathered around Simon, and they all took turns “[striking], bit[ing], and [tearing]” at him, not even realizing that the “beast” they thought they were killing was one of their own, and the literal beast they were looking for was living inside them, driving them to do horrible things (Golding 153). Jack leads this murder. He influences the boys to hurt their friend, all because he is too wrapped up in hunting the nonexistent
For instance, “I killed him,” he said slowly. “I killed that boy.”Bob, the handsome Soc, was lying there in the moonlight, doubled up and still… I looked at Johnny’s hand. He was clutching his switchblade and it was dark to the hilt” (p. 56). He had no choice to do this because when he did all the Socs ran away. To conclude, Johnny is a hero because he saved Ponyboy from Socs who were drowning
Jack exhibits this type of command, because under his conditions, he certainly enjoys being a savage. In the aftermath of Simon’s death, Jack displays that he uses terror to manipulate others when he said, “-and then, the beast might try to come in. You remember how he crawled-”(pg160) to one of his hunters that asked why they should defend the gate. Not only does Merridew uses the beast as his advantage, he has also shown that he’s willing to eliminate anyone who interferes with his path, even if it means crossing the line. When Ralph screamed at Jack that he’s chief, Meridew in response, charged at the original leader as if he was bloodlusted.
Paragraph Essay In this scene of Golding’s Lord of the Flies, we see Simon finally giving in to the madness that has rooted itself deep on the island, and deep inside of everyone; the island is merely an outlet for these boys to to let out the evil inside of them. Simon had inner demons like everyone else, but it seems only logical that in real life, Simon was hallucinating the pig head speaking to him. Simon was hungry, dehydrated, exhausted, and just escaped a hunt with the most violent of the group, not wanting to kill the pig. There are certain inconsistencies such as, “He knew one of his times was coming on.” (pg. 143) which can be explained by the popular theory of Simon having epilepsy which is a “neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory
This led to their panic turning into and fueling a tribal savageness. Lastly, the author said, “Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill” (152). This shows a use of dramatic and situational irony. It’s dramatic because the reader knows that the “beast” is Simon, but the boys do not because of their fear-induced savagery. It’s situational because when he was attacked, Simon was on his way to tell the others his discovery about the “beast” on the mountain, but they thought he was the beast and killed him.
Roger showed it in small ways, such as knocking over percival and Johnny’s sand castle. Roger later on becomes even more evil when Jack and the hunters trap a pig, and Roger tortures the sow. Roger shows no remorse. He later pushes the boulder on Piggy and causes Piggy to die. Roger became more and more evil, showing no remorse for his evil
This is a flaw in human nature after limitations were lifted Vlad started brutal punishments proving golding 's so point. After jack had full control over the boys he killed Simon, allowed piggy to be killed, hunted Ralph and burn down the island. All of those actions prove that if given the chance humans will behave in a flawed
Then, he gets killed by a large boulder that not only destroys him, but the conch as well. The loss of Piggy and the conch represent the destruction of democracy, reason, and logic on the island. Throughout the novel, the Lord of the Flies, cruelty functions to help develop major themes that are not noticeable at first glance. At first, the book seems to be about just a group of boys stranded on an island. But with deeper examination, the novel shows the true darkness that exists in every human being.