We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat - !” (Golding 91). Through this line, Golding emphasizes the hold hunting has taken on Jack, and the emotional state that is slowly driving him insane. Jack longs to rebel from the rules, and he thinks that hunting can solve every problem on the island. He is no longer a civil, young boy, but rather,
And we were going to keep the fire going...’” (150), we see Ralph not only asserting his democratic and fairly gained power, but also trying to refocus the boys on their long term goal of rescue. Jack’s first manipulation over the boys is by focusing on killing the pig to eat as food. In the quote, “‘He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat...He just gives orders and expects people to obey for nothing.’” (126), Jack is manipulating the
His group goes as far as killing Piggy. The killing of Piggy declares an end to civilization on this island, where savagery takes over, and the evil internal conscience has consumed the good within them. In the beginning, the boys sought to work together to make a just society, a society where they could add knowledge that they have gained from their previous culture. Violence starts to take place when Jack and his hunters take on the job of hunting for food. The society built off of civilization starts to fall apart when jack starts his own group, which leads him to inflict pain on others.
"...they savored the right of domination"(P.33). This is when Jack and Ralph first trek to the peak of the island and start to realize that by having control over the other children, they basically have control over the island. B. "I was chief and you were going to do what I said. You talk but you can 't even build huts...then you go off hunting and let out the fire..."(P.93).
He believed that he should’ve been the one true leader of all the boys on the island, and he ruled with absolute authority and an iron fist showing no mercy to anyone. While Ralph appealed to reason in order to get cooperation from the other boys. These differences between the both of them caused the split up into the two groups and also would cause the death of Piggy because of him sharing the same views as Ralph. Piggy also argued with Jack over every little thing and in the end, Piggy would end up paying for being against Jack instead of being with him by losing his life. He also murdered Simon with the assistance of the other boys except for Ralph and Piggy.
Before chapter 2, Jack was afraid to kill the pig. But, after the littleluns said that there was a beastie, he initiated the plan to hunt and kill the beast. This quote portrays how the beastie somehow started the savage instinct in Jack because even though he knows that the beast does not exist, he is still determined to kill it. Additionally, they went more wild when some boys have claimed they saw the beast. “This head is for the beast.
When the storm comes, “A wave of restlessness set the boys swaying and moving aimlessly” and “the littluns began to run about, screaming.”(P187) Jack demands that savages do the ceremonial dance just as they do it before killing pigs to achieve a sense of security. Even “Piggy and Ralph […] found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society” (P187). However, Simon appears for his decision of sharing his discovery about the beast at this time, and this is absolutely inopportune. All of the boys, include Piggy and Ralph, brutally beat him to death. After this assembly, The boys are officially divided into two groups -- one is lead by Ralph and the other one is under Jack's control.
Jack’s new tribe is carefree, fun, and they all hunt whenever they want. He has no rules in place, and it is total chaos. His tribe hunts animals and leaves part of the animal for the beast. His tribe grew from belief in the beast, and he lured them with meat, fun, and no rules. He leads his tribe to savagery and becomes their king.
The repetition used throughout Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies develops Golding’s theme of how savagery is shrouded within civilization, by demonstrating the boys slow progression into monsters as they spend more time on the island. On page 118, the boys are dancing around in their hunting circle and repeatedly chanting “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!’” (Golding 118). Their use of force and incessant jeering about murdering the beast is important in exhibiting how the boys have, for the time being, forgotten their fear and have focussed solely on fulfilling the urge to kill that has risen up inside of them.
The boys often dance around it, chanting, and becoming animals. After chanting the boys are inhuman and let their inner evil out, nearly killing people. After a chant, Robert is the poor victim to one of these inhumane crazes. The text demonstrates the inhumanity in this quote, “The circle moved in and round. Robert squealed in mock terror and then real pain.