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?
In the story, the author wrote, "Once more that evening Ralph had to adjust his values. Piggy could think. He could go step by step inside that fat head of his, only Piggy was no chief." Piggy's acumen is able to help the boys through Ralph's leadership by being his adviser. In the first chapter, Ralph and Piggy met each other and summarized about what happened the night before.
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.
This is why he can kill Piggy with the “sense of delirious” (Golding, 222). The experience of throwing stone eventually brings Roger to become more savagely brutal. In the same way, the character of Ralph also changes his behavior because of the particular experience like
This line informs the reader that the ‘beast’ murdered by the boys is really Simon, another boy on the island. During that night, the boys, led by Jack, act merciless, and they do not stop attacking Simon until he is dead. Jack no longer follows civilized rules, and he essentially encourages murder, as well as whatever it takes to stay alive. This same behavior is seen after Roger kills Piggy with a rolling rock. Instead of mourning Piggy’s
At that point, the column of boys stride up the hill carrying a dead pig. Jack is with them and evidently pleased with himself. When they get to Ralph, Jack begins to jump up and down with excitement while Ralph remain silent and calculating (Golding 73). The juxtaposition of their moods is quite ironic in nature. Most of them are happy for killing the pig when, in fact, the killing of the pig resulted in the loss of the signal fire and a wasted opportunity to be rescued.
When the storm comes, “A wave of restlessness set the boys swaying and moving aimlessly” and “the littluns began to run about, screaming.”(P187) Jack demands that savages do the ceremonial dance just as they do it before killing pigs to achieve a sense of security. Even “Piggy and Ralph […] found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society” (P187). However, Simon appears for his decision of sharing his discovery about the beast at this time, and this is absolutely inopportune. All of the boys, include Piggy and Ralph, brutally beat him to death. After this assembly, The boys are officially divided into two groups -- one is lead by Ralph and the other one is under Jack's control.
This is first shown in the beginning of the story. When Ralph is chosen to be leader, he tells Jack to be in charge of the choir boys who become hunters. At first, Jack cannot handle being a hunter. He has trouble trying to kill the pig, “’Before I could kill it-but-next time!’” (31). Once he has finally killed a pig, however, he becomes more violent.
Ralph blows the conch shell, as he blew the shell the guards tell them to leave and began to throw rocks. Jack’s group suddenly appeared from the forest carrying a dead pig along the sand. This again shows how Jacks group have turned to savagery. Ralph has now demanded that Jack give piggy’s glasses back. Doing this Jack begins to fight Ralph.