Jack was the first of the boys to show signs of aggression, then it turned on his hunters, and then it took control of Ralph. Jacks show of violence made even those who opposed it, Ralph and The Hunters result in hostile conduct. Violence is like a weed; it spreads and chokes out everything around it. Violence can be the demise of all
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!
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.
* On the other end of the social system would be savagery, the total breakdown of the social system leaving the majority in serious danger. | When did the boys start to become savage? | - Jack is the first one who becomes savage he goes hysterical over killing a pig. - They boys suddenly painted their faces thinking they would become a true hunter. - The boys split into two tribes , one civilized and the other uncivilized.
You talk. But you can’t even build huts – then you go off hunting and let the fire out”. Had the fire been going the ship might have seen the smoke and rescued the boys. This makes Ralph very angry and a clear division is made between Jack and his hunters and Ralph. Because of the savage nature brought out from within the boys, they make an irrational choice to hunt rather than the reasonable choice of keeping the fire going.
Also, according to defendant Ralph, Jack was hungry for power and control. Jack used threats, food, and “fun” to gain control of the boys and start his own tribe until Ralph had no more power, and control and unity was gone. In addition, twins Samneric stated that after Piggy was murdered, Jack ordered two boys to kidnap them. Even in his own testimony, Jack seemed to frame himself. He admitted to stealing control and chiefdom from Ralph, and he admitted to bullying Piggy.
This tribe tortures and murders both humans and animals. They also neglect all of the rules that were originally set on the island. Golding uses the conch to symbolize civilization in the novel. When Jack gives the speech to the young boys in the beginning of the novel the conch shell was still useful in representing that they were still civilized. However, by the end of the novel when the conch shell breaks at a confrontation between Jack and Ralp, this exemplifies the complete loss of order and democracy.
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.
This worked well at the beginning, however, after the fire had been let out by the hunters, the boys started to disrespect the conch and what it stood for. This was a strong foreshadowing of what was to come. As soon after this, the tension and rebellion rose, Jack left ultimately taking most of the boys. During this time Jack’s tribe was highly disrespectful of the conch, at time it was even ignored completely by Jack and the others. After the tribes separated, Jack held a feast and making sure what he said was very clear, “The conch does not count on this side of the island” (Golding, 150).
In the end, the fire goes out and they miss their chance of being saved when the boat passed by. And once Ralph gets angry at the boys, they all come to realization that civilization will start to break down. If they no longer have an “organization” to keep the fire going, then in truth, civilization will crumble. The fire keeps the boys alive, to eat, and to be rescued. Being on the island too long has caused the boys to go insane, and forget about the rescue.