The boys aren’t mature enough to realize that they are stuck on an island, nobody knows where they are, and they are probably going to die there. All the boys other than Ralph, Piggy, and Simon are completely oblivious to the fact that they need to be rescued, or they will die. All the others care about is having fun, hunting, and acting like a little tribe of savages. Hunting is what’s most important to most of the boys. If Jack and his hunters would have been taking care of all of their responsibilities instead of just hunting all day, if they would have just been watching the fire they could have gotten off the island before anybody could get hurt, before it was a game of life and death.
This shows that when a once huge symbolism of power loses its significance, mayhem takes place. Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric march over to Castle Rock with the conch to try and get Piggy’s glasses back, and maybe restore some peace. Ralph calls an assembly with the conch and no one listens to him. Ralph and Jack get into a brawl and Jack nearly stabs Ralph with a spear. Jack orders his tribe to grab Samneric and tie them up.
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!
This head is for the beast. It’s a gift. The silence accepted the gift and awed them. The head remained there, dim-eyed, grinning faintly, blood blackening between the teeth.”(137) This quote shows that the boys believed that they had to give sacrifice of the pig head to the “beast”. This idea that the boys killing for the beast goes back to them becoming violent in the first place was their unknown fear of the
This ended when Jack leads the boys in an attempt to hunt Ralph. By then, the last remaining traces of civilization were gone, but Ralph's death is prevented by a naval officer, who is disappointed by their savage nature. In the end, Jack ceased to acknowledge that he was chief and responsible for "having a war" (Golding 201) when a grown up is there. Therefore, Jack is the perfect example of the worst aspects of human nature when left alone by
The Good and Evil Within Piggy and Jack are two very different people in “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. They are different in ways like how Jack loves hunting for the bloodlust while Piggy wouldn’t hurt a fly and Jack only looks out for his hunters while Piggy looks out for everyone, but the biggest difference is how evil Jack turns out to be and how good Piggy is. All Jack wants to do is hunt and it is affecting him to the point where he completely changes who he really is “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger.”(63). Jack would rather hunt and kill animals and build fires than building shelters. Jack slowly over time becomes more and more crazed from the bloodlust.
Similarly, Mole refuses to listen to Rat's reasoning, and hence almost drowns himself and later almost gets himself killed in the Wild Wood. For a while, Mole is defined more by childish pride than by humility, though this pattern shifts almost entirely by the end of the novel. 2 Explain how Toad’s personality causes him to pick up and then quickly
First he is the leader of the hunters, but that is not enough for him. Then he builds up his own group, but Ralph’s being chief still tortures him. His hatred towards Ralph goes so far that he seems to be afraid of him. The only “solution” for Jack to free himself is to kill Ralph. This final plan shows a grave lack of humanity and character in
They start doing diminutive things like not using the coconut shells to carry drinking water, not watching the fire, speaking without the holding the conch at meetings and how there was a desire to hunt. They all wanted meat from the hunters, although there were numerous fruits on the island. Golding implies how the boys were acting like animals by their dancing and chanting of “ ‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!’ ” (187).
His father merely became angry and burn Quentin's magazines and Ken-doll as to remove the images from his mind instead of trying to figure out why Quentin had them in the first place. And, on a more serious note, Quentin hid away his failed ZOMBIES (and kept mementos from them) instead of dealing with the consequences of rape and murder. Hiding away imperfections never has a good ending. Either someone will find out, or it will all be revealed in one big burst from containing it for too long. In most cases, it usually never good to