Why things are what they are?” As Simon begins to faint the beast says, “We are going to have fun on this island!” The lord of the flies admits to Simon he is inside all the boys, he is the savagery and the evil that has a hold on them. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could kill!” The more wild and deviant the children act the stronger and more real the beast becomes. The beast is seen as a threat to all the boys except Simon, who understands that the beast resides in the boys. Their fear of the beast formed a connection between them until Jack manipulated their fear to create two different groups to maintain power. Savagery is a primal instinct that exists within all humans and isn't something that can be
In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast. When the little boy brought up the beast the first time, the older boys, “laughed and cheered,” (Golding.
The fear within us can contribute to the actions we take, whether it be particularly good or bad. Lord of the Flies shows that this can happen to us all. Lord of the Flies is a book written by WIlliam Golding who shares with us the end of school boys’ innocence and the beginning of savagery within them all. Chapter nine, which holds many details to support Golding and this theme, is about Simon realizing who the “beast” really is and in the heat of the moment the tribe of boys brutally murder Simon when he comes bearing news about such topic. However, chapter nine is so much more than just the plot of a story.
William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, is about a group of boys who struggle in maintaining a signal fire while stranded on an island. Often, people believe that the fire does not play an important role in the novel, however, the fire is actually much more sophisticated and is able to represent how their connection to society keeps the boys alive. By continuing to believe that the fire represents the boys’ rejection of society, readers will misunderstand Golding’s emphasis on having faith and reliance in society. Throughout the progression of the novel, Golding uses the symbol of fire to represent how the boys’ necessity for societal interventions and actions are important in everyday life. When the fire goes out, it signifies the boys losing their link to civilization and represents when their savage behavior begins to take over.
Jack can take control because every boy on the island including Ralph and Piggy have evil inside themselves. This is seen when they take part in the brutal murder of their friend Simon. Jack controls the boys by fear mongering. Jack had the ability to turn off morality and turn into a killer. When Ralph and Piggy are saying there is no monster Jack is yelling at the same time there is a beast and he will provide protection from it.
Crackle, crackle, stomp. These are the sounds the men heard as they realized they were trapped in the monster’s lair. In the stories of Homer’s The Odyssey and that of the Coen Brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou, there are different depictions of one of the worlds most well known monsters, the cyclops. The relations between a preacher and a horrible cyclops may seem like a huge stretch. However, from their appearances, actions, and even animals; these two may have more in common than meets the eye.
The boys use the power of these symbols to their advantage so they can gain more control. Jack and his choir had weapons that gave them control over almost anything, on which they used to create the “Lord of The Flies” also known as “the beast”. They started off using their weapons for the better but ended up using them for the worse. Sadly, they killed Simon and piggy and seriously harmed Sam and Eric with their injurious tools and sinister minds. Ralphs token of power was the conch that he and piggy found in the very beginning.
His death is further proof of this and shows that when civilization disappears, chaos, violence, and savagery lie in its wake. The boys give these darker feelings a different form as a way to better comprehend their own fear and primal instincts. As they further drift away from civilization and order, their inner beast starts to control them until they let the evil completely take over. Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies displays how pertinent it is that humans have some semblances of civilization available to keep them grounded, and how it acts as a light to dispel the darkness inside man. Even young, innocent children can be corrupted by dark and intrusive thoughts when the safety of civilization is ripped away from them.
The pig head tells Simon about the evil that is inside the boys, and that they are capable of greatly evil things. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!”said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with
Jack’s desire to constantly wound someone further shows his evil side. He uses the opportunity of an argument to justify his act of violence towards Piggy. Jack obeys Ralph when he disagrees, but as soon as Piggy disagrees as well, he takes actions to hurt him. All humanity inside of Jack has dissolved, leaving only an incarnation of cruelty and barbarism. His bias towards Piggy and his violent nature characterize him as the Evil