How Savagery Takes Over George R.R. Martin once said, “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” William Golding demonstrates that every person has savagery inside of him in his novel, Lord of the Flies. In this novel, Golding shows us that civilization is lost and savagery begins when the urge to kill takes hold of us. William Golding’s character development of Jack and motif of weapons help develop his point. As Jack’s moral character deteriorates, it brings his savagery to the surface, allowing the remnants of civilization to be forgotten.
But it is the other way. The beast wants simon to leave forever because he was the one that was brought common sense and knowledge that evil was taking over. So the boys, that had already crossed the line, let the beast take over. And when they did that, they killed simon. So it just goes to show that just by crossing the line, it is hard to get back across.
The pig head tells Simon about the evil that is inside the boys, and that they are capable of greatly evil things. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!”said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with
Throughout history and literature, symbols have been used to represent the bigger picture or main ideas. This allows the reader to illustrate the symbol in their head and have a much better overall understanding of the book. A number of times during Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he uses symbols to illustrate the boys’ destruction and fall from order into savagery. The regression of the boys’ civilization is evident through Golding’s symbolic use of the conch shell, the signal fire and the beastie. All are critical for expressing Golding’s overall message.
He then manipulates him into killing Cassio which doesn’t favor him well. Instead he was led to downfall as stated in this quote,” O damned Iago! O inhuman dog!” (Shakespeare 229). This explains of Roderigo’s downfall to Iago using him the whole time as a personal bank. In conclusion, Iago has shown much of his greatest manipulative skills through these three male characters Othello, Cassio, and Roderigo.
The Creature shows the theme, because he represents passion himself; all of the creature’s actions were incredibly passion driven and all lead to some sort of destruction. Victor was the most self destructive character because his passion for knowledge and later his passion to destroy the creature lead to the destruction of himself. The creature’s and Victor’s want to destroy each other was fueled by their mutual hatred, in the end they both had the same destructive fait. The theme of passion leads to destruction can be seen in Frankenstein and also real life, one may see the destructive powers happen to people around them in
Jack can take control because every boy on the island including Ralph and Piggy have evil inside themselves. This is seen when they take part in the brutal murder of their friend Simon. Jack controls the boys by fear mongering. Jack had the ability to turn off morality and turn into a killer. When Ralph and Piggy are saying there is no monster Jack is yelling at the same time there is a beast and he will provide protection from it.
He figured out that they fear the beast because it exists within each of them. This shows the beast symbol has grown throughout the events to make us realize the depth of it. Where the symbol doesn’t end here as readers we know that the beast isn’t real. However, the Lord of the Flies turns out to be the beast. He symbolizes the evil and violence that potentially exists in the heart of every human.
However, chapter nine is so much more than just the plot of a story. In chapter nine of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs animal imagery, natural imagery, and diction to convey the theme that fear has the power to bring out the evil that people never knew they had within. Animal imagery is simply how Golding uses animal like characteristics to describe the humans and relate them to each other. While the boys are brutally murdering Simon, Golding describes the way they kill Simon as if they were actual animals. In this chapter, Golding refers to Simon specifically as an “it” or a “thing” and even “the beast”.