Initially a pure of heart child is chose in Ralph but this eventually changes when Jack decides to start his own tribe. This leads to the boys leaving Ralph for the preferable leader: Jack, who’s violence and intimidation entices the boys to join him. The boys live in constant fear of a beast that Jack also uses as a tool to garner support. William Golding shows that humans follow corrupt leaders because they provide protection, exude confidence and manipulate effectively.
Roger pushes a boulder where Piggy was standing; subsequently Piggy is killed. Jack’s obsession with hunting and killing lead to the separation of the boys, additionally Jack’s actions influenced other boys to act like him. The boys being stranded on the island with no adult lead to loss of civilization within Ralph and Piggy, and the boys around them. Ralph and Piggy try to maintain law and order, but the innocence with them is lost. Additionally, Jack’s desire for hunting and blood kills Simon.
First, a boy is gruesomely murdered out of fear that he is a beast. Next, another boy is killed while trying to keep the island civilized so that the boys may soon become rescued. Lastly, the boys are rescued but finally realize that the only thing they should have been fearing was fear itself. This relates to our society today because there are many times where people make irrational decisions out of fear of the unknown. This novel teaches us that even though fear may blind us we need to make rational decisions no matter the
Loss of innocence is ultimately what leads to the war which takes place on the once “good island” (Golding 34). In the Lord of the Flies the boys lose their innocence in exchange for savagery or for maturity because of the attitudes towards killing animals and people. Ralph and Piggy lose their innocence and transform into mature people because they oppose killing people and do not enjoy killing animals. While Jack and his hunters are out hunting Ralph and Piggy focus on the more important things such as shelters and the fire. Jack and his hunters are also supposed to keep the fire going but they continuously forget.
As a result of this experience, he changes from his ungovernable, supercilious ways as he comes to strong and sudden realizations of how wrong he was, and he learns how to be an honest and forgiving human being. At the beginning of the novel, Cole Matthews is a vicious teenager who thinks he is superior to everyone, but is, in fact, hiding behind a shield of anger, the result of being brutally abused by his drunken father. Cole’s father, Mr. Matthews, drinks non stop until he becomes a monster, and then ruthlessly beats Cole up. When talking to Garvey, a proud, Tlingit indian, who is also his parole officer, Cole opens up about his father’s abuse saying, “‘You don’t know what it’s like being hit over and over until you’re so numb you don’t feel anything!” (Mikaelsen 28). When Cole breaks into a hardware store without getting caught, he gloats about it
The usage of the boys’ fright of the beast helps justify Jack’s oppressive rule of the boys and the savagery he makes. He makes the beast like a type of god in order to spark the groups’ bloodlust and form a cult like perspective regarding the hunt. The boys’ faith in the beast creates a religious undertone in Lord of the Flies, since the boys’ numerous nightmares on the beast ultimately undertakes the formation of a solitary creature that they all fear and believe. Jack’s group harness this faith of the nightmare, by leaving the pig’s head on a stick as a gift and an offering to the beast. The skull symbolizes a type of religious object with phenomenal intellectual power, urging the boys to forsake their need for civilization and structure and fall into their savage and ferocious impulses.
In the novel, the murder of Simon is the result of over excitement from the boys while participating in Jack’s dance and chant. Simon emerges from the forest with news that the beast isn’t real and in the heat of the moment the boys attack him and do not realize they’ve killed Simon until it is done. Piggy’s death however is caused by Roger dislodging a large boulder and hitting Piggy in the head. Due to a lack of any form of government or a judiciary department, these crimes go unaccounted for as far as we know. Simon’s death warrants that the boys deserve to serve a minimal amount of time in jail because they believed it was a beast not a man.
The deep emotional struggle bullies face is evident in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Without adult supervision on the island, the boys must guide themselves through their weaknesses. They act out as uncontrolled, dangerous boys to cover up their insecurities. By acting as strong, ruthless killers, the boys look stable and invincible to the others. In order to appear strong, boys in Lord of the Flies exploit the weaker boys and conceal their own insecurities.
“Hunting people is not murdering”. This shows General Zaroff 's problem , he hunts humans like animals . Most dangerous game is a short story where General Zaroff sets people up to land on his island , where he keeps them captive and kills them . General zaroff should be prosecuted for hunting humans . He kills innocent people , he sets them up so the people can land on his island and he feeds his victims to his dogs .
When we compare this to when they are in the war Xavier does not enjoy killing but respect his enemy in some form, but Elijah on the other hand is a rootless killer moving through trenches slaughtering and plundering. He is running around and collecting his trophy’s, he have now reached a stage that he almost does not eat any food and basically lives on morphine to get through the day. One could discus that he is now so mentally unstable and that he is more like a wendigo and that his physical appearance starting to reach similarly height of that monsters that kills and eats other humans. In some twisted way, we can almost read that Elijah is feeding of Xavier’s terror, he knows that Xavier’s family have a long line of Wendigo killers, but yet he pursues and bullies Xavier with jokes about eating human flesh. This would help us find explain why in the end Xavier kills his friends, surely it is not the only reason but one can wonder that in grand scheme do really Elijah comprehend how cruel his prank was on his