During a meeting in Chapter 5, the boys consider the question of the Beast. They argue over where the beast comes from, what it is, and what it can do. While all the boys are bickering, Simon grabs the conch and says, “”What I mean is… maybe it’s only us.” (Golding 126) Simon is proposing something that the others boys have never thought about, that perhaps the beast is only themselves.
Fear is a strange thing, it starts out little and innocent, but if it is left uncontrolled it festers. In the book, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, people wonder, “What happened to those innocent, little boys?” and “Who is behind this new-found fear and corruption inside the boys?” It isn’t until the Lord of the Flies is introduced this questioned is answered.
“I’m frightened. Of us.” That quote (p.140) was spoken by the main protagonist, Ralph, in Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding after Ralph’s friend, Simon, was killed by the “animalistic” actions of the other boys. Golding explores a whole new world of fiction in his unique twist and style of writing. The novel, can really make us ponder on what really the young boys were thinking and therefore acting upon during their unexpected “vacation” to a deserted island.
Ralph decides that building a fire was the best option in case a ship came and sees the smoke, allowing the children to be rescued. However, Jack disagrees, he thinks hunting is more important, causing the evil within Ralph to come out again. Ralph while watching Jack being exhilarated about his bloody kill from a pig, Ralph becomes angry while arguing and Ralph states “ You and your blood, Jack Merridew! You and your hunting! We might have gone home--”(Golding 57).
Lastly “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.” (Golding, 1954, p. 75). All three of these quotes really show the large change the boys have made on the island, they started out as one big group with many rules, they make a huge transformation between killing pigs and eventually killing people.
Jack has lost his good reasoning. His good senses are replaced with chaos, disorder, and evil. With jacks evil actions the his savagery is really starting to show us that he is getting violent. Jacks use of hunting turns him into the most savage out of all the boys. Everything he did after this point made him into the young savage that he was in the end of the book.
Written in 1954 an extravagant novel follows the journey of a group of boys as they fend for themselves on a deserted island. In Lord Of The Flies, the author William Golding illustrates the boys as they try to form a makeshift civilization that falls when the absence of authority is apparent. The group undoubtedly faces many conflicts whether it be man versus man, man versus nature, or man versus himself. These challenges ultimately cause many disputes and deaths. Although the adventure of the boys is thrilling and action packed, William Golding camouflages his actual message that without proper authority to guide a civilization, that civilization will fall to human nature’s need for savagery and independence.
After all, we're not savages. Were English, and the English are the best at everything" (Golding 40). Jack was once a civilized British boy, but then he wanted to kill a pig. Jack is blood thirsty.
Looking deeper into the quote, we see that after Jack tells Ralph about how he killed the pig, the author states that Jack is laughing. The act of laughing means that one is enjoying something or that they find something amusing. In this section of the book, Jack finds killing a pig fun and amusing, and how there were “lashings of blood”. Jack could have taken a different route in killing the pig, but he just had to kill it this way. Jack’s behavior shows that he is just flat out
A man named William Beckford once said “It is a great evil to look upon mankind with too clear vision. You seem to be living among wild beasts, and you become a wild beast yourself.” William Golding clearly emphasizes a theme similar to this in his novel Lord of the Flies. Golding’s novel is about a group of British boys who crash land on an deserted island.
The savage emitted a heinous noise. He and his companions, refusing to blend with the ancient picture of boys in school uniforms, start yelling and running after a pig, haphazardly throwing twigs at it. On the other side of the resort-like island, where the savages live, the sun's smile scorches a small number of boys as they decide how to preserve what little they have left of their society. Society, the interactions and the network of different special connections between people, is the glue of human civilization. And here, plunged into anarchy, the society has become a crumbled former shell of itself.
William Golding’s most famous novel, Lord of the Flies, opens with a group of schoolboys stranded on an island, excited to be without adult supervision. By the end, the ones left are closer to savages than children, their innocence ruined. Golding wrote the novel after his experience in the Navy during World War II. The story takes place at the end of the war, causing the plane to crash and a group of young boys to be stranded. The novel is about the boys’ fight to survive and their loss of innocence.
‘Lord of the Flies’, written by William Goulding's; This is a Parable telling how a group of boys, stranded on an unmapped island want to be rescued after crashing a plane there. The lighting of a signal fire; which is Piggy’s idea; to attract passing ships but one boy, Jack interferes with their plans with the fire. Another boy, Ralph, the chief of the group confronting Jack, but Jack refuses to listen and tries to burn Ralph off the island. Then, the last second before Jack tries to kill Ralph, a man in a ship sees the fire and rescues them and takes them home where there is a war going on. How did this happen?
The Lord of Flies by William Golding has many symbols of evil, one of which is the sow’s head. William Golding uses the image of the sow’s head as a figure to lead the reader to understand the parallel of human evil and the evil that Satan represents in the bible. The sow’s head, represents savagery, innate evil in human beings, and a Satan figure. The image of it is a major symbol to move the reader along in the battle between civilization and savagery.