Piggy's Savagery

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William Golding’s Lord of The Flies depicts a world of violence accompanied by a gradual degeneration of the boys into savagery. From the innocent schoolboys who landed on the island, the boys undergo a transformation that resulted from their isolation from civilization. During their meeting, the boys decided to use the beach along the rocks as a lavoratory. However, the littluns started to defecate everywhere, even near the fruit trees from which they eat. This shows that they are regressing into savagery. The boys’ change in appearance also depicts their regression. When they first killed a pig in chapter 4, they start acting uncivilized with their clothes off. Jack has also painted his face indicating that he’s becoming a savage and is…show more content…
Jack, together with Maurice and Roger, attacked Ralph’s group and stole Piggy’s glasses in order to make fire. Piggy, enraged about what Jack’s tribe has done, went to the Castle Rock to confront him. Since he didn’t have his glasses, Piggy was nearly blind and didn’t see Roger pushing the boulder from the fort. It hit Piggy and pushed him over the cliff onto the rocks below. Along with Piggy’s death is the destruction of the conch. This symbolized that law and order has ended. Roger’s actions further proved to the readers that he has become a savage. After Piggy’s death, Jack forces Samneric to join his tribe. Roger tortured them until they finally gave in. Jack also punished Wilfred, one of his hunters, without any reason. This shows that Jack is leading a fascism type of leadership. As the savages hunt Ralph, they set the whole island on fire in order to trap him. They have obviously lost all sense of reason and are only intent on doing one thing, to kill Ralph. They ruined the whole island which was similar to the Garden of Eden when they first landed, and turned it into the Flames of Hell. In conclusion, the events in this novel tell us that humans are savages by nature. We are all capable of becoming a beast and that the beast is within all of us. Golding shows that without rules, evil overpowers everything. When left on our own, like what happened to the boys, humans

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