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.
While most are building the fire, Piggy supplies them all with a fruit feast (118). 5. When Jack and his tribe go out hunting, Roger stabs and kills a sow, and then they reenact the piglet’s death (119). 6. Jack later converses with the pig’s head about the nature of the beast, and says that the head will be a gift for the beast (122).
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
Spill his blood! Do him in!” (168). By becoming so carried away and building up such desire to kill, the boys mistake Simon for the beast and murder him instantly. Finally, the boys’ savagery is also portrayed in the murder of Piggy. Nobody was allowing Piggy the opportunity to speak his mind, disregarding any of his opinions.
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!
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.
There are six main hunts shown and as the hunting proceeds the boys lose their identity as the little children in England. As the hunts become something more of a pleasure for the savages they begin to bring themselves closer to the savage side of human nature. Towards the end of the novel, the boys become unrecognisable. One of their first attempts of hunting, as Jack tries to kill the sow he cannot bring himself to see blood yet. This shows that Jack still has the pressure of civilisation and rules from when he was in England.
He starts out wanting to help and contribute to the group, and by the end of the book, he slowly changes for the worse. He transitions into a demigod. His way of behaving is neither disruptive nor violent at the beginning of the book, but he does show the desire to hunt and kill a pig. The first time Jack is presented with killing a pig he couldn’t, “because of the enormity of the knife and descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.” (P. 27) Later on, he says, “We’ll get food, hunt, catch things...until they fetch us.” (P. 30) This shows that he cares, and wants to help and contribute to the group.
However, he loses the battle against savagery fairly quickly, starting with his obsession over killing pigs. At first, Jack only killed pigs as a source of food but afterward, he actually enjoyed the violence and rush of excitement it brought him. Golding vividly described the slaughtering of a pig led by Jack later on in the novel; "[t]he spear moved forward inch by inch and the terrified squealing became a high-pitched scream. Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands" (123). When Jack kills, "madness [comes] into his eyes" (47).
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.