Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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What can killing someone do to a person 's soul? Some think that death could have been avoided if the boys had just listened to what Jack had told them to do, but others think that death is inevitable. According to Webster Dictionary, savagery is described as “an act of cruelty and violence.” Ralph and Piggy had known from the start that Jack was going to cause trouble for everybody, and eventually lead the other boys to joining him in savagery. Ralph was the elected leader and told the boys that unless we stick together, nothing will go right on this island. None of the other boys, with the exception of Piggy, listened to what Ralph had to say which leads them to join Jack in the savage lifestyle which led to Robert almost dying, Simon getting murdered, and Piggy getting killed. Savagery can only be described as one thing, and that is the process of separation. First of all, nobody decided to listen to what Ralph had to say which resulted in a couple of boys dying, murdered by the other boys to be exact. The first boy to be wounded was Robert. Jack was getting the crowd of boys hyped up and all the boys were dancing around and singing their chant, “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in” (Golding 114)! They were so hyped up they decided to start using their spears and stabbing Robert with them, “grabbed Eric’s spear and jabbed at Robert with it” (Golding 114). This shows that the boys have started turning into savages, just by Jack getting them all riled
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