He accidently killed Stilson in the beginning of the book without knowing until chapter 15, because he kicked him so many times. He did not mean to, he just wanted to win and make them stop harassing him. Ender always feels like a killer after he kills someone, even when it’s not on purpose. For Ender, he doesn’t want to be a killer because he doesn’t like killing people and he thinks that it will make him like Peter. Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter.
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.
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).
At the beginning, they try to set up a small society similar to the adult's and elect Ralph as a leader. Each elder boy has his own post and responsibility. Everything seems fine at first until the emergence of the beast - the fear grows up in the children's minds and changes everything. The hunters, with Jack as the chief become savage, kill Simon and Piggy, and finally try to kill Ralph. The beautiful island becomes a hell at the end of the novel.
This is due to it really being a conflict, and conflict is one of the major themes since almost every event or action in this book revolves around it. After Jack fails at his first attempt to kill the pig, he quotes “next time…” This is foreshadowing future slaying, pig hunts and his savage killing. The consistent pig runs and tribal dance shows the groups change into savagery and the loss of civilization on the island. This impacts the novel because in any situation where one is stranded and needs help and to be rescued, it is most important the people stranded remain civilized and work to achieve the group’s goal, which is obviously rescue. With the ruin of civilization all order on the island goes completely down the drain and no longer exists and it now becomes a struggle to survive and later pursue the intent of being rescued.
But this is proven false. He is not hunting for food but for his own self-satisfaction: His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink. He is unable to think about anything other than the hunt as his mind is ‘crowded with memories’ of the hunt. He is exhilarated by the thrill, excitement and danger of killing the pig. His
William Golding’s tragic novel Lord of the flies is a story about a couple of boys who get stranded on an island. Depending on good or bad choices will determine their survival in a life or death situation. It took place on a remote island near England during World War 2. In Lord of the flies, the symbols the conch and Beelzebub help convey Golding’s beliefs that it takes fear and order to run this world of ours. One of the most significant symbols in Lord of the flies is The Conch that serves as a sign of order and authority.
Later on towards the end marks the downfall of society and intellect when they get shattered by Jack and his minions. Jacks knife is also a symbol. His knife symbolizes murder and evil. Having the knife made him feel like he needed to use it and he sought to complete its purpose by killing an animal for food. When he did kill a pig, he was filled immense pleasure and he grew in love with the feeling of killing.
Jack’s inner savagery begins to show almost right away. He wants to be rescued, like all the boys, yet he wants to be able to kill a pig. He wants to be able to get away with killing another living thing without punishment from elders. The fire is another comfort to the boys, and it is a means of a small, yet secure part of civilization, a hope that they could be rescued. “We can help them find us.
Aeneas's not-so-nice side reveals itself again in Book 10 and Book 12, when he kills various guys (including, finally, Turnus), who are surrendering and begging him for mercy. OK, so you were really angry that Turnus killed Pallas, but still, don't you remember your father telling you to "spare the conquered"? Is that really the example you want to be setting for your son Ascanius and the countless generations of Romans who will come after him? That was the non-technical sense in which Aeneas is a tool. Interestingly enough, the technical sense makes the non-technical sense seem not as bad.