Jack, the leader of the hunt, found the pigs, and he instructed the other hunters to kill "the largest sow of the lot. She was black and pink; and the great bladder of her belly was fringed with a row of piglets that slept or burrowed and squeaked" (Golding, 124). This was savage-like and merciless because they killed a mother. The hunters continued to show their brutality throughout the hunt by following the pig and torturing her through most of the day. "The sow staggered her way ahead of them, bleeding and mad, and the hunters followed, wedding to her in lust, excited by the long chase and the dropped blood" (Golding, 125).
Hunting gives Jack an adrenaline rush which he very much enjoys. He talks about the experience of killing a pig during one of their assemblies: “‘There was lashing of blood,” said Jack, laughing and shuddering”(69). Jack starts enjoying these violent acts of killing and falls deeper into savagery. He takes his group down this dark and violent path even further. Robert and Roger talk about Jack going to beat up one of their tribe members, “‘He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up.’”(159).
He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come too.” Being angered because Jack’s tribe stole Piggy’s spectacles and because no one was listening, Piggy goes off to Jack’s side of the island with Ralph and the twins to show who’s boss around here and to retrieve his glasses. Once arriving there, Jack and Ralph have a mini battle. As this goes on, Roger tries to interfere, and ends up killing Piggy with an extremely large boulder. Piggy’s death signifies that all intelligence on the island has ended.
The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, mistreatment, and murder. In The Lord of the Flies the boys on the island prove that humans are innately evil through excessive control. At the very beginning of the book Jack tries to control his choir, making them hunters. Jack said to Ralph, “I’ll split up the choir-my hunters that it,“ (Golding 42). Right here Jack already tries to imply that his choir is more savage than the rest of the boys by calling them hunters.
There is the theme of violence and brutality running throughout the novel Lord of the Flies. It appears very early in the novel in a form of a game when Ralph “machined-gunned Piggy”, and lasts until the very end when Jack and his tribe are trying to kill Ralph. So through Golding’s use of language I am going to analyze the scene which I think is the most frightening moment of violence and brutality in the novel - Simon’s death. Golding uses imagery to present the boys’ violent and brutal act in killing Simon. “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock.
He is resentful of the success of others, and has attitude problems. He is the first to kill the chickens too, just like Jack killing the pigs. After Jack and a couple other people got done beating up Roger, acting like he was a pig, he then said “That was a good game.” (115). Jack did not care about others, he only cared about himself. Greg from Kid Nation was just like that, after he found out that they gave a gold star to someone who the council thought did the finest, that’s all he wanted.
Real-world Connection • In this chapter Jack kills the pig very roughly. He doesn’t care about the pig and even the pig eventually knows that he won’t live anymore because of extreme savage. All Jack cares about, is that he wants to kill the pig no matter and wants to pure his manhood. This is same with animal too. When lion tries to kill his prey he doesn’t care what the other animal would feel.
Things get so bad one of the boys are killed because they were acting out their hunt of a pig. Apart from Ralph, Simon, and Piggy, the group largely follows Jack in casting off moral restraint and embracing violence and savagery. Jack’s love of authority and violence make him to feel powerful and exalted. By the end of the novel, Jack has learned to use the boys’ fear of the beast to control their
The theme of the loss of innocence is first exhibited when the boys in the novel are encountered with the task of killing a pig and they begin to paint their faces to keep themselves hidden from their prey. The pig’s ultimate symbolism begins to show from this moment onwards in the novel. As they attempt to capture the pig, they are apprehensive when it comes to killing the pig, but as they build courage they also begin feeding their irrepressible, barbaric nature. As they finally seize their first pig, they introduce their incantation, “Kill the pig[…] Cut her throat […] Spill her blood”, which is in essence blood thirsty and terrifying. (Golding 69) Though he chant may have been born out of their frustration of constantly being eluded by the swine and finally being successful, as time goes on the chant becomes more of tradition when they take an animal’s life.