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.
His fingers become covered with a yellow stain and people think that he is hygienically unclean. He forces Toby to do the paper round but exploits him and does not give him his money which angers Toby (221); he has to pawn his rifles. He is referred to as a “sissy” because he initially he does not want to fight Arthur. He abuses him because he discards the almost-empty mustard bottle (171) and when Dwight strikes him despite his finger injury, Rosemary finally knows she must remove Toby from the household.
He became absolutely obsessed with hunting and killing pigs. At first it really was just to feed all of the boys, but more towards the end of the story it was for the please of killing the pig to feel powerful and pure primeval. Allowing Jack to become this kind of monster was another mistake that the boys made. Because once he changed other boys started to follow until it was just Ralph and Piggy by themselves and all other boys were in Jack’s tribe. Of course then Piggy was killed.
Lennie’s physical strength is an extreme form of physical harassment. One example of the lack of intelligence of Lennie is when he speaks to the dead pup, “Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.” (Steinbeck, 85). Steinbeck uses these examples to foreshadow the eventual death of Curley’s wife.
Admittedly, as sympathetic and understanding as readers are for Lennie, Lennie is still a danger to other lives. In many instances in the book, Lennie accidentally kills many lives but does not realize the significance of his mistakes. Lennie is a man with the mind of a child with an unequal match of formidable strength, hence committing murder without meaning to do so. In the scene when Lennie kills Curley’s wife, he has the same slightly panicked reaction as when he killed the rat and puppy earlier in the book. Readers then realize that Lennie doesn’t understand the difference between killing an animal and murdering a human, therefore putting other lives at risk.
Even though he has been selected as chief of the island, his voice was gradually becoming useless. The followers fancied an achiever like Jack, not just a speaker. Ralph's most important objective was to go gome, but the boys were too caught up killing pigs to realize that the fire had been left uncared for. Infuriated that the chances of being rescued vanished, the leader demands an explanation for the lack of responsibility. But at that instant, Ralph realizes his leadership lacks contron as he "...watched them envious and resentful" (Golding, 79).
William Golding shows this using one of the characters named Piggy. Piggy is the overweight kid who has asthma, wears glasses, and is way too smart for his own good. Since Piggy has so many flaws he is seen as an outcast and when he shows who he really is, he is brutally murdered by Roger, another boy on the island who doesn’t like Piggy. Not even in Lord of the Flies is anyone perfect, which is why in the novel two kids die. Comparing the quote by Nicholas Cage and Lord of the Flies you can easily see how you can always learn more from a flawed character instead of a perfect character.
This quote shows that the school boys are actually forgetting who they really are and worshiping the devil by sacrificing a pig. With this in mind Roger kills Piggy by pushing down a rock with, "delirious abandonment," (Golding, 180). After his death no one in Jack’s tribe had any remorse for Piggy nor Ralph, showing that they are willing to kill and enjoy it. Golding’s message by this, shows that when in total abandonment of Government and society, humans are willing to kill anything. In brief, the novel, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, shows that without adults on the island, the boys became vicious, disorderly, and evil.
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.
They try to tell Jack that if they leave the fire will go out, but Jack doesn't give them a chance to speak. Due to his poor decision making he extinguished a chance for the boys to be rescued. Something that set Jack apart from not only Ralph but all the other boys as well, was his transformation to savagery. Without a doubt he was the one who displayed the most cruelty towards animals and people. "'Kill the beast!