* 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.
The character of Jack in Lord of the Flies serves to highlight the uneven cruelty and power distributed through society. His character depicts a battle between good and evil, this theme is one that was influenced by Golding's own experiences in World War two. Jack represents the breakdown in society and how the “blood thirsty”, savagery in human nature can cause the fall of man and lead to autocratic tribalism. Jack’s craving for power is made evident right from the beginning of the novel. when the boys decide that they “ought to have a chief”, Jack jumps at the chance with “simple arrogance”, and states that its because he is “chapter chorister”, and can “sing C sharp”,so in other words, for no valid reason at all.
All Individuals Have a Natural Capacity for Brutality In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a group of young boys are stranded on an island and must learn to cooperate with one another to survive. The characters are civil at first, but as the shackles of civilization start to fade later on start to become beasts. Because William Golding was distraught over the brutality of World War II, he develops this theme throughout the story. The boys’ inclination towards violence in Lord of the Flies illustrates that all individuals have a natural capacity for brutality. Roger is one character who unleashes his inner brutality after being once confined by the expectation of society.
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.
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. Simon liked to have time by himself to avoid the bickering between the other boys. Simon found a clearing away from everyone else and eventually stumbled across the beast that everyone in the tribe was so terrified by. Simon ran to tell the tribe that the beast was just a dead parachutist. However, while Simon was trying to explain that the beast was not real he was mistaken for the beast.
In Lord of the Flies, Golding uses different symbols to demonstrate the transition from society and order to chaos. Through the use of symbols such as the conch, fire, and beast, Golding reveals that humans when separated from society’s rules allow their natural capacity for evil to dominate their existence. The conch, a symbol of order and civilization, primarily holds the boys society together, but as they become savages, the evil within them emerges. The signal fire functions as an indicator of the boys’ connection to civilization, but when the fire rages out of control and is used for the purpose of destruction, the boys lose sight of civilization and accept their savage ways. The beast is initially an idea that frightens the boys, and later manifests inside the boys, and further develops the idea of evil inside humanity.
Becomes more malicious and gains more power, controlling the group. The group largely follows Jack in casting off moral restraint and embracing violence and savagery(except Ralph,Piggy and Simon); influential Jack’s love of authority and violence are intimately connected, as both enable him to feel powerful. How Golding wanted to make Jack look: Golding had very clear intentions for Jack Merridew. From the first moment we see him, he comes across as a very dominant and angry child. The way he brings across "his" kids towards all the meetings and the way they are dressed make him seem as the leader or dictator.
What is human nature? How does William Golding use it in such a simple story of English boys to precisely illustrate how truly destructive humans can be? Golding was in World War Two, he saw how destructive humans can be, and how a normal person can go from a civilized human beign into savages. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses the theme of human nature to show how easily society can collapse, and how self-destructive human nature is. Throughout the story Golding conveys a theme of how twisted and sick human nature can lead us to be.
Exposure to violence can breed violence even in those who oppose it. In the story, Lord of the Flies that is exactly what happens to the characters. Ralph loses his composure, Jack turns into a blood crazed savage and Ralph becomes part of the demented hunters. The aggressive atmosphere that thrives on that heinous island conquered the good character of the boys. 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.
Brandon Dunning Mr. Robel English 2 November 5, 2010 Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding, reveals the inner evil in human society. It shows that human kind is hopeless when it comes to evil and that it can take over anybody. William Golding did a good job showing how evil can gradually take someone over. For these kids stuck on the island it was only a matter of time before they turned evil and became hopeless. When the boys were deciding who should be chief and who should be hunters, the group decided Ralph should be the chief and the choir boys should be the hunters.