Thirdly, Roger is unable to maintain his civilized behavior due to the fact that there are no more rules. Therefore, through the uncontrollable hunting, the conch’s lack of use and Roger’s loss of civilized behavior, the boys will result to savagery. In the novel, the purpose of hunting progressively changes upon the young boys of the island, from survival to savagery. In the beginning, the boys find it hard to hunt due to the fact that they have not adapted to their new environment. For example, Jack is not able to kill the pig “because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh” (Golding 41).
He let the boys vote for “Chief”, a serious issue that at the time since there was a small bit of controversy. Ralph also showed democratic ideas by making sure to hold meetings and communicating, while also letting everyone share what they needed too. When a person wanted to speak they had to have the conch in their possession in order to be able too. Ralph used democratic ideas to keep order and
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.
Troy’s emotional warfare with himself unfairly holds Cory back from his obtainable dream. Troy would not let Cory play college football because of his own past experiences. Troy states, “I decided seventeen years ago that boy wasn’t getting involved in no sports. Not after what they did to me in sports” (Wilson 1535). As a result of his failure to make it to the baseball major leagues, Troy reflects his defeat on Cory, telling him he’ll never succeed because of the “white man”.
Jacks priorities are very different to Ralph, he feels like doing, later, to take power away from Ralph and lastly, to get rid of anyone who opposes him. Once Jack losses the vote to Ralph as leader of the group (Golding 19), after he loses the election to Ralph, he becomes quick to oppose everything Ralph plans to do. He states that his job is going to be to hunt pigs so he could provide the boys with meat and himself with something to pass the time and oppose Ralph’s ideas. Jack does whatever suits his interests an example of this is when the signal fire goes out and Jack only cares that they killed a pig. Ralph is the opposite of Jack, he believes in leading with a democratic style, which gives people freedom of opinion, as well as equality to all group members.
when the boys first arive on the island, Ralph finds a conch shell that he uses to not only bring order, but to gather everyone that survived together. the conch sell also gave others the power to let other talk and to contribute to the rules of the island. hut's are built to proved selter and safety and a signal fire was forged to get the attention of any passing ships in call for a rescue. Ralph ideas is liked by everyone and
Ralph accepts Piggy’s excuse that they were ‘only on the outside’ and therefore were not entirely apart of what happened to Simon. Piggy and Ralph are unwillingly to accept that the evil they see in Jack also is in them. Golding is implying that savagery is a more basic human instinct than civilisation. After all, we are taught to be civilised by the rules of society, we are not born with perfect moral values. Jack reacts to Simon’s death by telling the tribe that they attacked the beast, but he says that it can’t be killed.
His importance has lead to him ordering his hunters to forget about the beast so that they wouldn’t have any nightmares. This is illustrated when he says ‘Jack paused cradling the conch’ This suggests that he wants to have things his own way and is mostly concerned about himself Jack is presented as a violent and impulsive character. He tries to assert power and authority over the boys with threat and violence and he is selfish, only thinking about what he wants at
Jack becomes successful in gaining power because he rules by fear and with intimidation and brute force. Even the army of hunters fear Jack when he “beat Wilfred”(176) for no apparent reason. Although Jack’s irrational decisions appease the little ones, his actions hurt the boys’ chance of rescue. As time passes on the island, Jack’s own bloodlust prioritizes itself before the need to be rescued. In order to protect the little ones from the beast, he makes an offering “for the beast.”(151), creating the basis of a religion.
The Hunger Artist decides to extend his fasting, however he dies unsatisfied with this lack of accomplishment. The Hunger Artist is not satisfied with food and therefore is not hungry for food. After his forty days of fasting had ended, “he was supposed to stand up straight and tall and go to eat, something which, when he just imagined it, made him feel nauseous right away (pg. 3).” The Hunger Artist did not believe he was capable of moving back to his regular life after forty days. He could not think about putting any food into