The boys were running as fast as they could to keep up with the pig they hit with the spear. They all haven’t had meat in days and they were craving it, they were losing their innocence and becoming savages. This is one thing in the book, Lord of the Flies, that shows a loss of innocence. This is a common theme throughout this book, a loss of innocence. Some examples of this are the killing of Piggy, the hunts, the actions of the tribe, and just Jack in general.
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?
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. When Jack comes face to face with the pregnant sow he, without any hesitation, slits the sow's neck and puts her head on a stake. The fact that it was a sow and that Jack killed without any remorse, shows how savagery has completely taken over Jack. Simon, the symbol of Christ, witnesses all of the killing.
He goes to share his hunting story to Ralph and a boy named Piggy. On page 69, the narrator shares, “I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it.” This quotation shows us that civilization is lost when the urge to kill takes over because it shows the stage where Jack is proudly killing animals, but still feeling a little bit uncomfortable with it. In this example, Jack proudly shares that he has killed, but still twitches after saying he did. Jack is still hanging onto the little bit of civilization that is left on their island. Lastly, in the end of the book, Piggy, Ralph, and Sam and Eric, a set of twins, are the only ones who have not joined a new tribe created by Jack.
The boys not only kill the pig for its feed but to mutilate it and decide,”This head is for the beast. It’s a gift”(Golding 137). The boys now know the only way to properly kill things is to kill their prey at its weakest moment. The boys had only known that their food had come from a grocery store. Thanks to Jack, the boys will forever be reminded of the time they killed a sow while she was nursing her children.
He then becomes a hunter, explores the island by himself, and creates an obsession to kill a pig for meat, which he eventually conquers his goal. After killing the pig Jack becomes a rebel and goes away from the group. He makes his own group and rules by fear and controls everyone who is in his group.He and his group kill simon because they think he is the beast,He makes a friendship with Roger and trains him to be evil and become a torturer.Roger eventually murders piggy which impacts Ralph. At the end of the story he chases Ralph and we do not know what happens to him. Piggy is the last main character in the novel.Although he perished and did not survive, his message and purpose stays with character’s throughout the book.
When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it. when he first hunts a pig, he starts to get in with the group and gets very excited. " I hit him, and the spear stuck in a bit". (Golding, 113) In the book, when society becomes a faint memory, Ralph starts to go with what the rest of the group would do. This is not good because he is not following his own rules for what everyone
When the crew arrives at Circe’s island, they feast like pigs until the sorceress turns them into swine. The men fail to consider the consequences of their actions and let their primal desires control them. While, Odysseus manages to convince the goddess to release his men, when Circe commands Odysseus to bring his ship, crew, and possessions to her and he complies, saying: “So she spoke, and the proud heart in me was persuaded” (X, 406). Odysseus, the exemplary man, on a quest to get home to his wife, is completely enamored of Circe, falling into her lust easily. Even he cannot resist his primal lust towards her, and in the end he loses a year at the island having sex with her, disregarding his crew, just to satiate his carnal
Many lives have been taken, the mama pig, Piggy, Simon, and almost Ralph. The boys killed a mama pig horrifically and offered it to the Lord of the Flies. Then Simon died by being stabbed and beaten to death. At the end the boys hunted Ralph and were planning to kill him, until the officer came to the rescue. The schoolboys have lost their innocence and nothing will ever be the
Lastly “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.” (Golding, 1954, p. 75). All three of these quotes really show the large change the boys have made on the island, they started out as one big group with many rules, they make a huge transformation between killing pigs and eventually killing people. Since these boys have been out of civilization for so long they don’t understand the severity of murder and they do not even realize that they did murder
Not till they flagged and the chant died away, did he speak. ‘I’m calling an assembly.” (p.75) Jack is so intent on killing this pig, he is leading a chant about how they’re going to kill it. He describing ways of over kill. He has no remorse and is starting to enjoy the killing of the pigs, that he doesn’t care about anything else going on on the island and with the other boys. The rumor about the beast has become more serious than it did before, and Jack is starting the believe in it too.
The beast is metaphoric of the crude feral nature within every human, though naturally more prominent in those who act on it willingly. Simon later encounters the Lord of the Flies (a pig’s head on a stick that Jack left as a sacrifice for the beast) who “speaks” to Simon while he is having a brain clot. The Lord of the Flies tells Simon that it is the beast, that it’s inside of everyone. “Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill!” (Page 143) it tells him, reminding Simon that to defeat the “beast”, or evil, within a person is impossible to physically accomplish. It’s as if everyone has a ticking time bomb of malevolence that is kept in check by our moral values and societal standards.
But master butler was different. So it meant a lot to Mattie when he didn 't keep his promise. So as revenge Mattie spits into his food. “Run all you want, Master. God knows and I know: you done wrong this day and Satan is going to put you on the fire like you was pork ribs at a barbecue.
After a pig run with the hunters and Ralph, things seemed to fall apart quickly. Jack and Ralph have an argument which makes the kids choose between Ralph being leader and Jack being leader. This is where the strict bold lines of civility and savagery appear. The kids in Jack’s tribe were chanting and making a dance around the fire, they accidentally kill Simon thinking he was the beast. Ironically, Simon was going over to them to tell them there is no beast, since he just finished having a hallucination of the pig head speaking to him naming himself ‘The Lord Of The Flies’.