Continuing, the unintentional murder of Simon demonstrates the boys’ chaotic and careless behaviours. Each boy played a role in the murder of Simon. They were all very eager to kill the “beast” and were chanting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!
There were no words, no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (141). In this quote, it makes them seem like they are becoming animals and insane. It shows the boys’ inner evil. They all think they’re doing the right thing because they think Simon’s the beast, but really they are brutally murdering one of their members and
If we could only make barbs-“We need shelter”(Golding 52). Ralph just denies Jack the pleasure of an interest in the pig hunting and goes about being concerned for the safety of everybody. Further on Ralph gets invited in on the pig hunt, and unexpectedly he enjoys it and he too gets thrilled by the violence. Ralph is thrilled with his display of violence; “I hit him all right. The spear stuck in.
Underlines Jack’s lust for blood & killing. ‘He looked in astonishment no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger.’ The reader now starts to see how Jack is turning into a devilish figure. His new painted face can now tempt people to do things at his command. LOST ALL INNOCENT AND IS COMPLETELY SAVAGE. " Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill the blood' We first hear this when Jack as his hunters kill their first pig.
The head of the pig was on a spear as an “offering” to the beast. Close the end of the novel, it is obvious that there is no hope for the boys to be innocent again. They were trying to kill each and also, some got killed. In chapter 11, Roger rolled a boulder down a hill during a feud and killed piggy. In chapter 10, Simon tries to tell the other boys that the real beast is their own selves, while at the same time they are screaming, "Kill the beast!
The fear grows and engulfs even the bigger boys; Jack says, "You can feel as though you're not hunting, but-being hunted." Even Ralph says, "I'm frightened myself," this shows his weakness. This fear is the fear of the unknown; fear that they don't know what's going to happen to them, fear of themselves, and fear of the dark. Later in chapter 5 Piggy starts to realize they are not scared of the beast but scared of them, he says, "Unless we get frightened of people." The beast gets interpreted as a ghost or creature, also in chapter 5.
Deep inside every person lurks a savage and dark side. However, if never pushed to the brink of mental capacity and catastrophe, this darkness might never be seen. In William Golding’s Lord Of the Flies, the reader witnesses young boys brought to an untamed island, and they soon become very untamed themselves. Proof of this is found when the more fearful the boys become of the beast, the more savage they become. Also, they turn off their emotions, allowing them to kill their old friends and acquaintances.
I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?” (Golding 143). This once again causes a break in the group which turns the group against Simon because they all think that he is the Beast and leads to the boys killing Simon. This shows that the beast has destroyed the group to the point where the boys are now killing one another. It also brought them all to the point where one of them was willing to murder their peer.
Prince Humperdinck tries to make himself seem like a brave hunter, but as the story goes on the reader begins to question the validity of this statement. He is deceiving, greedy, and dishonest. He is extremely afraid of being called a coward. Even though he is a talented hunter, he uses his training for his own good. He hunts in his zoo of death, and tries to murder his wife just so he can start a war.
Stanley's animalistic personality is revealed many times throughout the play. His brutal and violent behaviour is shown through the way he treats people, through the way characters describe him, they way he intents to hurt stella and bring his sister in-law to ruins. Stanley portrays himself as a caveman rather than a civil human being. His actions are also uncouth, the first time we see him in the play he is bringing his kill home from the super market. He also yells out meat when he yells out to his wife stella.