So they thought it would be a good idea to put the pig head on a stick in the ground and to me this shows how violent he really is. Jack is more of a dictator than a leader he tells his tribe followers what to do and if they don’t do what he wants he hangs them up and he threatens to kill them. For example Jack says “Give me a drink” (Golding 158) and this quote perfectly describes how demanding of a leader he is. This is why nobody chose him as the island leader because of his poor leadership skills and his poor choices.
The pig plays an important part in civilizing savagery. The pig represents savagery because of the need to kill for the fun of it. Jack only wanted to kill the pig when he let the fire burn out the very the first time. When Ralph realized the smoke was burnt out he went to Jack instantly.
When people are left alone they do not know what to do so they turn to cruelty, savagery and bullying. They create an enemy for themselves and become obsessed with it. In this novel they create the beast, an enemy that only exists inside their minds and was caused by a man that they only felt but did not see inside a dark cave they were exploring. A pig’s head which they managed to kill is then placed on a stick as an offering to the beast so it would not attack them. Jack so strongly believes that there is a beast that he kills Simon, mistaking him as the beast attacking.
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.
When the group worries about the beast coming to kill them, Jack motivates them by saying that “[they] aren’t going to bother about the beast”(133) and that they’re “going to forget about the beast’”(133). But when the group finally hunts down and kills the pig, Jack cuts the head off and shoves it onto a stick, saying that “‘[the] head is for the beast. It’s a gift’”(137). This demonstrates how Jack manipulates the group first by saying that there isn’t a beast, then at the end of the hunt suddenly giving a head to the beast. Jack is using the idea of the beast to get the group to do what he wants.
Jack shows his evil multiple time throughout the novel, one of his most savage displays is when Robert says “You want a real pig... because you’ve got to kill him.” Jack replies “use a littlun. ”(114). The comment made by Jack and the hunters is evil and savage because Jack’s comment is ultimately resembling a human sacrifice. Jack loses his sense of humanity after the rock strikes piggy and he destroys the conch (181).
The boys on the island had the opportunity to choose who they wanted to become their leader. Later in the novel, the majority of the boys chose to switch and follow Jack because they wanted to hunt and kill pigs. Jack had led them all to become savages and to obliterate their civilized side, however, in the end, it was up to each individual boy if they wanted to continue to follow Ralph, a civilized leader, or to follow Jack, a savage leader. Jack’s tribe is filled with a bunch of savages, who are trying to kill the “beast” on the island, but instead of killing the beast, they accidentally kill one of their own boys, Simon. Jack tries to cover it up, “‘I expect the beast disguised himself…’
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s portrayal of the stranded boys’ bloodlust shows a childhood filled with tribulation and terror. Golding showcases his belief that all men contain wicked desires when the boys abandon their attempts of democracy on the island. Their time spent on the island reveals that even childhood innocence turns dark without society enforcing justice. Simon’s hallucination with the pig’s head creates a physical representation of the evil that took over the stranded boys. The pig tells Simon, “fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!
Ralph was on his own because Jack and the hunters killed off both Simon and Piggy. Jack and the hunters were hunting down Ralph like he was a pig. “There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.” Before Jack and the hunters were hunting Ralph, Ralph said to Jack, “You 're a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!” (Golding 163)
The beast represent the evil in the world or fear. They fear it will attack them. In chapters 9-12 the are drifting from civilized to savages and Simon wakes up from his faint and speaks to the kids and gets beaten up by the kids. Fulfilling what the lord of the flies told him. They set a fire upon the whole island.
Why things are what they are?” (Golding 143). Soon as the law and order disappears, the beast in us stirs and is awakened. The nobel prize winning classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding occurs during a time of war, when a plane carrying a group of british boys is shot down and crashes on an uncharted tropical island with no adults. Quickly the boys have conflict between the protagonist Ralph and the antagonist Jack as they try to make a civilization like the one they had at home but that fail.
The Lord of the Flies is a novel that presents to us the story of a group of boys who are stranded on an island, almost completely isolated. These boys, who have absolutely no adult supervision, must figure out a way to survive and/or find help to get them off the island. However, many different complications arise, which makes it harder and harder for them to focus on survival. The most prominent of these is the beast, which appears throughout the course of the whole novel.
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.
Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island. Throughout the book the group of civilized boys try to govern themselves with tragic results. Golding says the beginning of his novel Lord of the Flies theme is an attempt to prove the flaws of society is due to the flaws of human nature, not the defects of any form of government. When looking at Vlad the impaler and his monarchy I think Golding’s idea is True, If given the right environment and freedom humans seem to let the flaws in their nature out.
When Jack, Ralph, and Simon go on their expedition they come across a tied up piglet and decide to kill so as Ralph and Simon hold it down, Jack was supposed to slit its throat to let all the blood spill out, but, he paused and the piglet got away. The literal reason for Jack not killing the piglet is that he cannot deal with seeing the piglets blood flush out all over the ground. "There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm" (Golding 31). The concept for why he could not is because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because he could not handle the blood. When the pig gets away, Jack says that he was just choosing a place, decide where to stab him, this foreshadows the death of something when Jack finds the place.