The the final line was crossed when Jack ordered his tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses, to start fires. Ralph and Piggy walked to Jack’s Camp and demanded the return of Piggy’s glasses. Without hesitation without pause, Roger unleashes the trap on them. The trap was a boulder when pushed would fall, Piggy who was blind and confused was struck and murdered. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, darkness of man’s heart, and the pull through the air of truly a wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 184).
They have no one to tell them what to do or how to act, so it is up to them to decide. Goodness is something chosen. Following Jack’s lead, the boys do not choose goodness, instead they get caught up in the “fun” of hunting and murder. They bring out the monsters inside of them and forget their way of living. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
Jack’s non-existent rules are a way for him and his tribe to pretend like they can hide behind a mask and take away the boys ability to function as members of a civil society. Towards the end of the story, the lack of laws take a toll on all the boys on the island: “The breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like vapor. These painted savages would go further and further” (236). The breaking of the conch and the loss of two boys are prime examples as to why a society cannot function without rules. The rule of the conch was the first rule established by the assembly.
One cannot expect him to learn to control his emotions and find a way to cope with the neglect he feels as an outsider to society. Therefore, when he meets a boy who mocks him for being ugly, and finds him to be of relation to Victor, he unintendedly murders William as he cannot control his rage. His self-preservation and growing condescension for society rationalizes his actions. Victor yet again fails the monster, as he is absent and unable to provide a moral compass for the creature. A serial killer is often defined as someone who murders three or more in at least three or more separate events (Mitchell& Aamodt).
After this occasion, the character becomes engulfed in the feeling of irrationality. He loses the ability to determine cause and effect of what is happening around him due to his actions, therefore he subjects himself to complete moral insensitivity to the point that he still attempts to justify himself to the agents of law (Gargano, p.178). Murder of the innocent Pluto becomes the event from which there is no recovery. If he kills a pet whom he used to love greatly, killing his wife becomes just matter of time when he experiences yet another mood swing, yet another instance of alcohol
Fear was also spread through each other because of each other. In Lord of the Flies, the boys had separated themselves into 2 groups, Ralphs or Jacks.Ralphs group was more civilized but Jacks group was more savage and were more into having fun than focusing on surviving on the island and thinking about the long run.The two leaders had come off to show themselves as strong and independent but later on, they started to gain this hatred in themselves selves for each other it grew so much that Jack had come to the point where he was ready to kill Ralph because he posed as a threat to him. In the book, it states how Ralph finds out how the other group is planning to kill him when all he wanted to do was try to be leader to keep
This action not only sobered George up, but it also deflated his self esteem. He would rather be engaged in a fight with Ed because that would show that Ed Handby thinks of George as an equal. But instead, “Three times the young reporter[George] sprang at Ed Handby and each time the bartender, catching him on the shoulder, hurled him back into the bushes”(189). The dismissal of his grotesque came only when Ed Handby left with Belle Carpenter and he began to realize and feel ashamed of what he had done. The most important realization he made was that he was not yet a man, and paradoxically, that realization made him more of a man than he was
They don 't try to help themselves and get rescued, which results in chaos as their one track minds only want fun. This mob mentality leads them to their own destruction as they hunt and see the "beast" as they run around like savages. They don 't listen to reason as fear of the beast consumes them. The school boys are imperfect and an example of human nature. They play and have fun like boys do, but the darkness comes out to play when they worry about their survival.
One character trait that jack shows throughout the story is selfishness. Jack was given the job of watching the signal fire, and instead of doing his job, he went off to hunt. Since jack was not focused on the group the signal fire went out and the ship that could have recused them did not know there were there. Even though he was the reason they did not get rescued, he did not care. He was so worried about himself killing a pig that nothing else