The excessive control demonstrated by the boys undoubtedly supports the idea that humans are innately evil, and it is also shown in many other ways such as how the boys mistreat each other. The Lord of the Flies proves the point that mankind is evil through the way that the boys mistreat each other. For starters, mistreatment is shown in the very beginning of the book when Jack says to Piggy, “Shut up, fatty!” (Golding 17). Jack is insulting Piggy while many of the boys mistreat and insult each other. Also another example of how mistreatment is shown in the book would be when Samneric betray Ralph.
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).
When Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse Five, every scene had an underlying message that he was trying to convey to his audience. Since his book pertains to World War II, there was sure to be copious scenes of violence and quite a bit of gore. However, these violent scenes are meant to be provoking and cause a reaction in the reader. Vonnegut uses Billy's experiences in the WWII to show the horrible truth about war: it is senseless, with one bloody, macabre incident after another. Also, Vonnegut wants the reader to learn to accept things and to understand that change is inevitable.
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).
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.
The fact that the pig went from being ‘in maternal bliss’ to ‘dim-eyed and grinning faintly’ is also terrifying, because they took something innocent and turned it into something wicked, which is essentially what happened to them. The point that tells the reader that the boys have completely lost their innocence and civility is the brutal, but accidental, murder of Simon. They let their fear warp their vision and ultimately killed their friend because of their ignorance to what the beast actually was. The flashes of lightening and chanting work the boys up
When a child is abducted and then released or escape it is hard for them to reinstate within society because they don’t have that same trust. ‘”The abduction of children has destroyed the lives of thousands of children and their families”’ said Becker (“Uganda Child Abduction…”). ‘Child soldiers don’t always understand the risk of the battlefield, and they are usually more tolerant than adults to harsh living” (“Child Soldiers”). Some children even join military groups willingly. This could be for a number of reasons, such as being from a poor family or them feeling like they are not getting enough attention at home.
Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.
In this essay, I will be including and explaining the real facts and figures of what happened in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a time of devastation and corruption. It was a time of cruelty and it was terribly inhumane. The Holocaust and its supporters tried vainly to make the world perfect, but only succeeded in killing millions. The Nazi’s and Adolph Hitler spoke against Jews even before the start of World War II, they blamed them for
For example, he talks to Simon and predicts that the boys will kill him later. This shows that Beelzebub wants to mess up the boy’s mental thinking, so they can become savages. This is because it represents that we all have an inner demon, even the kindest people we know can be heartless. Furthermore, piggy