The Lord Of The Flies: An Analysis

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The Lord of the Flies explores the facts that some children can become savages and start to kill anything blindly that can get in their way. The Lord of the Flies starts out with Ralph meeting Piggy. Their conversation started out with the background of the situation and thinking they were the only ones on the island. More boys appeared from sea. All the boys were on the same plane and crashed but made it out separately and at different times. The boys lost their innocence when they began killing the mama pig, then the little boy named Simon, and they are hunting the boy named Ralph. In the book, The Lord of the Flies, Jack and his hunters, the boys that have gone savage and lost their innocence, have been hunting for pigs to eat for food for…show more content…
Jack and the hunters, “death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily,” don 't feel bad for killing the mama pig. “The beast struggled forward, broke the ring and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.” (Golding 156) Simon was the only one who was not there because he went to find the beast. When Simon came back, he drags a dead parachutist down the mountain to bring to the boys during their feast and while he was dragging him as he came out the forest, according to the boys he seemed “sketchy” and “like a beast figure,” so they all ran toward Simon and attacked him. Mainly Jack and his hunters murdered him because they were in the front of the circle. Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric were towards the back of the circle so they didn’t do as much harm as the others did. When Jack and his hunters killed Simon, they realized who it was but only Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric felt guilt. Jack and his hunters said he had it coming and he deserved it because of the way he came out of the…show more content…
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) Jack has turned savage and started to attack not only Ralph, but about all of the kids on the island with him minus

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