By killing Simon, the boys became what they were fearing. The boys thought that the beast would come out of the woods and attack them. Instead, they attacked a friend and very few thought anything of it. The boys became beasts without realizing
This led to their panic turning into and fueling a tribal savageness. Lastly, the author said, “Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill” (152). This shows a use of dramatic and situational irony. It’s dramatic because the reader knows that the “beast” is Simon, but the boys do not because of their fear-induced savagery. It’s situational because when he was attacked, Simon was on his way to tell the others his discovery about the “beast” on the mountain, but they thought he was the beast and killed him.
Some of the boys moved at once, ducking their heads and hunched over. Others sat frozen, their eyes and mouths open wide Salva covered his head with his hands and looked side to side in panic.” (Linda Sue Park pg.5-6) This made Salva more brave because he had to leave his village due to war. He has no idea where his family is or if they’re even safe. Salva was very brave for being able to do this and keep walking farther away from his tribe every day. Another factor that made Salva more brave was when he had to watch his uncle be killed.
Unfortunately, most of the boys went to Jack which forced Ralph to go visit their camp to make them see reason. At the same time that this was going on, Simon, a gentle, kind boy, had been rushing back to camp, to tell the rest of the boys of his revelation, that the “beast” that they had been scared of, was really inside of them. However, covered in the blood, sweat, and the darkness of the night, when Simon entered the camp, the boys had began to see Simon not as himself, but as the monster. Consequently, they killed him with their bare hands and teeth, as if they were predators ripping into prey. The text states, “The beast struggled forward….at once the crowd surged after it… leapt onto the beast, screamed, struct, bit, tore.
and Mr. Whitelaw dig up hurt people from under the debris. Father hit a demon with his club lightly on the back of his head and fell to his knees, so then the demon refused to help father so he had to teach them a little lesson. All the rich and wealthy people only had their clothes and there lives which made father sad. The demon soldiers walked around looting places and people that didn't loot would get shot because they would think they would be looting. White Deer did not care about Moonshadow, Father, Mr. and Miss.Whitelaw and told them to” go stand in the bread line.” Moonshadow and his dad wanted to share food with the demons but White Deer was too selfish.
As the group doesn’t know much about the beast, Jack uses the power of the unknown to create a false image of the beast such as the time when Simon was mistaken for the beast. Simon was killed on that feast and though Jack’s tribe believed that Simon was the beast, Jack made them think that ‘“He came—disguised. He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat. So watch; and be careful.”’ (Golding, 160) Jack declared it when he and several of his members went hunting and needed some to stay and guard. Jack uses the power of fear of the beast to make sure his members will not wander off while at guard.
What can killing someone do to a person 's soul? Some think that death could have been avoided if the boys had just listened to what Jack had told them to do, but others think that death is inevitable. According to Webster Dictionary, savagery is described as “an act of cruelty and violence.” Ralph and Piggy had known from the start that Jack was going to cause trouble for everybody, and eventually lead the other boys to joining him in savagery. Ralph was the elected leader and told the boys that unless we stick together, nothing will go right on this island. None of the other boys, with the exception of Piggy, listened to what Ralph had to say which leads them to join Jack in the savage lifestyle which led to Robert almost dying, Simon getting murdered, and Piggy getting killed.
Being on the island everyone is contsantly faced with the fear of the unknown the younger boys need someone to protect them from the fears on the island. Although nothing manages to scare the boys as much as the beastie does. When a little boy with a mullberry birthmark informs everyone that he has seen a beastie. The older boys emitiatly belive its his imagination but even later in the novel the boys start to question the exsitance of the beast. After the killing of simion, jack is belives ut was simon disguised as the beast, and that the beast is not dead.
Jacks use of the beastie gives him power because the boys need to protection. Jack makes weapons for the boys in chapter 2 the group of boys were in a circle. One of them said they saw the beastie in the dark (Golding 36). When the boys heard of the beastie Jack knew he had power because Ralph can not build anything. After the beastie was in everyone 's mind jack and a few others went hunting for the beastie along for finding food.
Jack constantly reminds everyone that there is a beast, causing panic, fear, and even murdering their friend Simon when he attempted to tell them that there wasn't really a beast. During the brutal attack against their friend, the mood was violent followed by yet another horrifying mood when they crushed Piggy with a boulder. These murders eliminate symbols of wisdom and wits which are needed to survive against fear and