Simon ends up having an imaginary dialogue with the pig head. In the dialogue it tells Simon that it symbolizes the evil that lies within every human being. It also says that it, metaphorically speaking, will have fun with Simon, meaning that the evil in the hunters will end up killing Simon. This pig head is called lord of the flies, because of its allurement of flies. Just like the flies are allured towards the pig head, the boys are allured towards the evil.
However, by the end of the book, Ralph realizes the true enemy among the children, primitivity: "We start off with boys killing pigs, then boys pretending to kill boys who are pretending to be pigs, and finally Jack hunting down Ralph in pretend—maybe—hopes of impaling his head on a stick. The boys get eased into murder, just like we get eased into reading about it." By the end Ralph is described like an animal as he runs away from Jack. This description helps to emphasize the primal nature of the children’s savagery. Only when the adult arrives are the children able to cast away their savagery, but Ralph is no longer able to see the children the same
“You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why its no go? 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.
The severed pig’s head represents what the Greeks call Beelzebub, or the prince of demons (the devil). The devil embodies the ruining, deterioration, and demoralization of humanity. The lord of the flies symbolizes the “id” and it’s purpose is solely to safeguard survival. Your personal morals, the law, and intellect become obsolete when the id is in command. The loss of
The chop of the head and put it on a stick, as sacrifice for the beastie. When Simon goes in to the woods and finds the pigs head, it looks like it is talking, it tells Simon that the beastie is in side the boys and that it is not a real thing. When Simon gets back from the woods, the boys think that he is the beastie and they kill him. After this every thing goes wrong, two groups where formed: Ralph, Piggy, Sam and Eric against all of the other boys. Jacks group comes in
After Simon discovers, the severed pig’s head, Lord of the Flies, Simon believes that it is talking to him and telling him about how evil lies within every human heart. In “On Symbolic Significance of Characters in Lord of the Flies’’, Mr. Li compares Simon with Jesus Christ,” With the knowledge of human evil, Simon seems to have consigned himself to the fate as Christ has done” 4. The evil inside the boys manages to escape, and rules are broken without punishment to
In the beginning of the book Jack is a cocky kid who says “ I ought to be chief,because I’m chapter chorister and head boy” ( Golding,22). Later in the book Jack becomes a savage who kills other boys and says “ Kill the pig! Cut his throat!
One reason humans are inherently savage is that they hurt innocent animals. An example from Lord of the Flies that demonstrates the savagery humans are capable of is the scene where Jack gets his spear to catch a pig. As the boys sharpen a stick to form a spear, Jack uses the spear to trail a pig, but the pig runs away from him. Jack then becomes irritated and walks back to the beach where he finds the boys building huts for the younger ones to live in. "Rescue?
In an atmosphere where the beast is real, policies and human morals lose their values and become utterly useless. The democracy that Ralph initiated disappears and yields to a chaotic dictatorship, with Jack at the head, which represents evil and the beast viewed as both a dread and a symbol of worship and reverence. The boys’ increasing allegiance to the existence of the monster is demonstrated in their impalement of the sow’s head on the stake given as an offering to the beast. Thus, Jack slowly gains power and authority by feeding on the islanders’ consternation. As the story evolves, the children’s dread of the beast increases.