According to the Milgram obedience study, it states “Some subjects are stuttering, laughing hysterically and inappropriately during the experiment.” In the experiment, subjects were to shock the other subject when they answered the question wrong, some laughed as the other subject screamed about the pain. Jack expressed his nature as he sought dominance of those not in their group. He slaughters pigs without hesitation, laughing as roger sticks the spear while the sow screamed in agony. At this point, Jack has been persuaded by evil through his internal conscience, he has lost the meaning of civilization.
Jack thrives for control. Numerous times throughout the novel, he attempts to turn the boys against Ralph, the original head chief. He controls the boys, kills animals, and aids in killing Simon and Piggy. Jack ultimately overpowers Piggy and Simon, by helping with their death, much like the Id can overpower the superego. Jack decided killing is a higher priority than getting off the island, he shows that when he says, “Rescue?
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies Jack transforms from a boy who 's determined to hunt and find food for the group of boys, to a power hungry savage who disagrees with Ralph. As Jacks chaotic actions increases, the reader will notice how fear and chaos will drive people to extreme behaviors. Jack is assigned to be one of the hunters on the island and he becomes obsessed with killing the pig. Golding sets the scene by writing “the madness came to his eyes again”... “I thought I might kill” (53).
Another example of violence creating a dysfunctional society in Lord of the Flies is when Jack and the hunters let the fire out to go kill their first pig. “I cut the pig’s throat,” said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it. “Can I borrow yours, Ralph, to make a nick in the hilt?” The boys chattered and danced. The twins continued to
This is the first step leading to quarrel is the taking of others property. Jack also “steals” Samneric saying “grab them” and to “tie them up” taking the “children” aspect of Hobbes principal literal. Lastly, Hobbes claims that “during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such war as is of every man against every man”. Which this plays out in the book as well. "We 've got to have rules and obey them.
After Simon’s death, Jack sends his hunters to grab Piggy’s glasses in order to light fire, and that breaks the tension between Ralph and Jack, finally resulting in Piggy’s death. At this point, Jack transforms into a blood-thirsty killer and targets Ralph. The twins reveals Jack’s plan to Ralph and say: “‘the chief and Roger－’ ‘－yes, Roger－’ ‘They hate you, Ralph. They’re going to do you.’ ‘They’re going to hunt you tomorrow’”(188).
Each of the groups, instead of acting as separate people, act as one. People have called this mob mentality. Mob mentality brings out the evil in man, as shown when Jack and the choir boys left to make their society, when they killed “the beast” who turned out to be Simon, and when all the
The Beast began as a figure in water and then became the “Beast from air”. Jack’s group of savage hunters made an offering to the Beast in the form of the Lord of the Flies – a pig’s head on spike. By the boys proceeding to do this, it shows how savage they were beginning to get – for not only making an imaginary ‘thing’ an offering but for killing a pig and placing its head on a spike, showing their vindictive, mutilative traits developing.
In extract two, Jacks bright blue eyes “seemed bolting and nearly mad”. His eyes show his determination to kill for food, as well as power. The symbolism occurs more and more as the plot develops, in order to show readers Jack’s transformation from an ordinary arrogant schoolboy into painted
One symbol that Golding uses is the killing of the sow by the boys. The killing of the sow symbolizes the terror human is going to bring to nature, it shoes how evil overpowers everything, and it resides nowhere but inside the human (Thapliyal and Kunwar). The boys taking their hunting to a whole new level after the kill the sow. They start to reenact the killing and make an event out of it. This takes a turn for the worst when the boys end up killing Simon because they mistake him for the beast.
Simon later encounters the Lord of the Flies (a pig’s head on a stick that Jack left as a sacrifice for the beast) who “speaks” to Simon while he is having a brain clot. The Lord of the Flies tells Simon that it is the beast, that it’s inside of everyone. “Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill!” (Page 143) it tells him, reminding Simon that to defeat the “beast”, or evil, within a person is impossible to physically accomplish. It’s as if everyone has a ticking time bomb of malevolence that is kept in check by our moral values and societal standards.
Spill his blood,” (Golding 152). The “steady pulse” of the circle they created gathered around Simon, and they all took turns “[striking], bit[ing], and [tearing]” at him, not even realizing that the “beast” they thought they were killing was one of their own, and the literal beast they were looking for was living inside them, driving them to do horrible things (Golding 153). Jack leads this murder. He influences the boys to hurt their friend, all because he is too wrapped up in hunting the nonexistent
He breaks moral code and ends up killing other characters in his rise to power. This is very similar to Napoleon, as he too trains animals to kill the other characters. This creates conflict and an uprising between the antagonists and the other characters. Golding uses the new symbol of The Beast to revel Jacks rising power. He uses the other characters fear of the beast to convince them to listen to him, saying “fear cant hurt you anymore then a dream”(Pg. ).
"Jack represents evil and violence, the dark side of human nature. " Out of all the characters in Lord of the Flies, Jack is the characters that sticks as having the strongest personality. Jack is ambitious. He has numerous examples of this throughout the book: Lord of the Flies.