“Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.” In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies he uses figurative language to create themes of “loss of identity” and “loss of humanity.” In chapter one Ralph and Piggy find a large conch shell. They realize the shell can be used to summon the boys together. Ralph describes the sound made by blowing into the conch as “mooed like a cow.” This type of figurative speech is found throughout Lord of the Flies.
When Simon hallucinates and hears the pig head talking to him, it foreshadows his death by explaining who the beast really is. The “Lord of the Flies” is the bit of savagery in everyone and claims its first victim as Simon, the most kind-hearted and innocent of the
John T. Edge for sure did not leave until he ate those pickled pig lips. Pickled pig lips? That is just flat out nasty, but it made for an amazing profile. This profile was saturated with detail just as those pickled pig's lips were saturated in pickling juice. I like how the author set the scene in the first paragraph but then skipped backward to tell you how he got to where he was, with pig lips sitting in front of him.
His men get turned into pigs. But before Odysseus gets turned into a pig himself, Hermes comes to him and gives him an antidote so that he is immune to her potion. Without the help of another god he would've turned into a pig himself. I do admit that he is clever himself, but I don't think he could've survived without gods helping him. When he is trapped with a Cyclopes, he manages to escape by getting him drunk and shoving a stick in his eye.
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). They find this cruel act funny and exciting. Their humaneness is disappearing and they are taking pleasures in the most twisted things. Moreover, the disappearance of their humaneness leads them to killing people. Piggy went to talk to them in a civilized manner but they ended up killing him.
…You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?” (Golding 143) When Simon encountered the pigs head on the spear he has a hallucination that the pig is speaking to him.
Summary • Ralph insults Jack; Jack walks off • Go on hunting; targets a mother pig • Pig’s savage • Simon’s weird imagination 5 New Vocabulary Words • Cynicism (Noun) – disturbed state of mind • Obscene (Adjective) – being offensive • Laden (Adjective) – Very heavy • Skewered (Verb) – criticizing a person harshly • Vexed (Adjective) – being annoyed 7 Comprehension Questions • Why does Jack walk off? • What does Jack do with Pig’s head? • What is Simon doing? • What did Jack announce? • Why is Ralph forgetting everything?
When analyzing the second question “Did the little pig cry ‘wee wee wee’ all the way home?” He comes across more straight forward and skeptical creating a sarcastic feel. The way it can be looked at is that the dialogue was meant for the narrator to build trust and was straight to the point about who he was representing and what he was selling but then in the second half of his statement, created an uneasy feeling as if being asked an irrational question that had no real meaning or purpose to the
When Jack and Ralph first encounter the pig tangled in creepers, Jack has the opportunity to kill it but he hesitates. “They found a piglet caught in a curtain of creepers...The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be” (Golding 27). When Jack pauses in front of the pig, he is still trying to act like he would in society. He felt sympathy for the pig because he was not custom to killing animals for food. As Jack spent more time on the island,
Ralph was upset because the fire had gone out. “There was lashings of blood,” said Jack, laughing and shuddering, you should have seen it!”(69) This quote is an example of how the boys were violent throughout the book, and became progressively more deranged. The boys hunted and killed a pig, when Jack explained that the head of the beast was to be a gift to the beast. “Jack spoke loudly. This head is for the beast.