The fatal flaw is often the most important convention in any tragic hero story; Tony’s flaw is his complex and volatile personality. On one hand, he can be very violent at times, and he swears and insults people liberally. On the other hand he has his virtues which he sticks to without compromise. These virtues eventually lead him to his death (he killed the assassin to prevent him from detonating the bomb as the target’s car also had his children in it). Tony’s hubris is also heavily shown in this scene.
The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, mistreatment, and murder. In The Lord of the Flies the boys on the island prove that humans are innately evil through excessive control. At the very beginning of the book Jack tries to control his choir, making them hunters. Jack said to Ralph, “I’ll split up the choir-my hunters that it,“ (Golding 42). Right here Jack already tries to imply that his choir is more savage than the rest of the boys by calling them hunters.
Omaka English II Pre-AP, 7th Sep 27, 2014 The Loss of Innocence in Man Annie Lennox says, “Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion.” Lennox is referring to the covert animalistic, impulsive nature that lives in all humans. This statement reigns true for all age groups as an inherent reminder of human’s instinctive sense for cruelty. No matter how tame or how civilized, ranging from boys to men, evil lives within the heart of everyone. Therefore, in the novel Lord of The Flies, William Golding expresses the facial paint, rocks, and pigs as a symbolic representation of the lust for violence and how this internal instinct of savagery, if allowed to flourish, can lead to the decline of innocence in those who are affected. 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.
He is also a very jealous monster. His jealousy is towards God. He wants to be the one that everyone praises. He takes this out on everyone else by terrorizing them and killing them every time the sun goes down. A modern day hero would be a police officer.
There is the theme of violence and brutality running throughout the novel Lord of the Flies. It appears very early in the novel in a form of a game when Ralph “machined-gunned Piggy”, and lasts until the very end when Jack and his tribe are trying to kill Ralph. So through Golding’s use of language I am going to analyze the scene which I think is the most frightening moment of violence and brutality in the novel - Simon’s death. Golding uses imagery to present the boys’ violent and brutal act in killing Simon. “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock.
Finally his ability to tell people what they want to hear allows him to topple Ralph as chief. In the course of events Jack is responsible for the deaths of two boys. One is killed because he and his enfuriated tribe members cannot see clearly anymore. They cannot see Simon coming out from the forest, but an enemy who they think they must kill. The second murder he also allows to happen.
Families are full of love and hope but to annihilate that all is a complete act of putrid evil and hate. War gives illusional rights to these inhumane beings that these acts are a part of life which they aren’t. Natural death should be the cause of all these lives, not innocent murder. War is the reason these families blood has been spilt. After all these past events, the 1800’s wars, The Boer War, WWI, WWII and The Cold War, you’d think we’d all have learnt our lesson that war was destroying people, along with the world.
The right to bear arms has by far been the most unequivocal mistake our founding fathers have ever made. Guns not only perpetuate violence, but they set a precedent for impending violence all throughout the world. Violence that would not happen if it were not for the use of guns. Adolf Hitler, a man who has seen first hand the destruction of gun control has stated: "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing” Allowing people throughout the country to own a weapon will cause utter and complete chaos.
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).
Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.