There were no words, no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (141). In this quote, it makes them seem like they are becoming animals and insane. It shows the boys’ inner evil. They all think they’re doing the right thing because they think Simon’s the beast, but really they are brutally murdering one of their members and
Although he’s a stubborn person, he can also be considered a pushover. For example, as Jack bullied Piggy, he just stood by and watched rather than helped him out. Also, as they were trying to hunt for the beast, Ralph got carried away along with the other boys and started acting wildly. When it came to defending his power, Ralph wasn’t able to convince everyone else. As Jack defied him, all he could say was “I’m the chief” or “I have the conch”.
The head of the pig was on a spear as an “offering” to the beast. Close the end of the novel, it is obvious that there is no hope for the boys to be innocent again. They were trying to kill each and also, some got killed. In chapter 11, Roger rolled a boulder down a hill during a feud and killed piggy. In chapter 10, Simon tries to tell the other boys that the real beast is their own selves, while at the same time they are screaming, "Kill the beast!
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.
Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill the blood' We first hear this when Jack as his hunters kill their first pig. This is a political allegory because Jack leads the group when they chant this and makes them usually say it every time they kill a pig, showing his dominant power. “next time there will be no mercy” Jack struggling between 2 sides, civilized side and the vicious, savage side within him. No longer can suppress the inner evil. ‘An Awesome stranger’- Focalisation is used by Golding here to give reader an idea of Jack’s point of view of the island- turning savage and primal degenerating (opposite of evolving.)
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!
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
The best example is Ralph and Jack, when they are willing to do everything to be the leader. Overall there is a big difference between them. In other words, Jack fails to realize the boys need security, stability and order in their society. In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies Ralph though not the stronger person, demonstrates a better understanding of people than Jack, which gives him better leadership. Ralph shows useful human qualities as a leader by having attention to boys' society.
Then the screaming will begin. I will be laying on the grown screaming and begging for the butcher to stop cutting my arm of. As you walk farther in a second victim will start to wake, grab you and beg for mercy, ask for help, and ask not to die. As you walk passed the second victim the butcher will pull down the next to trap everyone it. The butcher here’s this and runs over and kills his second victim and his third one started to wake and kill them.
This makes him more of a well respected leader because of how he handles his behaviors and showing his tribe how strong minded he is and how he will hold his ground if something bad were to ever happen. A leader should not care what others think about him because it impairs his decision- making and judgment. In Lord of The Flies, Ralph has a different style of leadership from the other boys. Ralph is a moral leader who is liked by many people. However, Ralph doesn't realize that to be a good leader, one must separate himself from the average person.