This group of boys can choose to make whatever kind of society they want, and in the end they commit multiple murders and nearly destroy the entire island. None of the boys, except Piggy, is very interested in doing the smart things they need to do to keep from disintegrating into chaos; instead they do whatever they want. That does not disturb me because I can understand it. None of the boys hesitate to follow Jack, the man who wears face paint and gives them meat, despite the fact that he is not a particularly good person or an effective leader. The boys are lured (and later coerced) into becoming part of Jack's tribe.
There are six main hunts shown and as the hunting proceeds the boys lose their identity as the little children in England. As the hunts become something more of a pleasure for the savages they begin to bring themselves closer to the savage side of human nature. Towards the end of the novel, the boys become unrecognisable. One of their first attempts of hunting, as Jack tries to kill the sow he cannot bring himself to see blood yet. This shows that Jack still has the pressure of civilisation and rules from when he was in England.
The way he brings across "his" kids towards all the meetings and the way they are dressed make him seem as the leader or dictator. The way he cries out that he will be the chief and how he will be the lead hunter makes us feel as if he is the antagonist, which I believe he is. The fact that Golding makes Jack the only child on the island with red hair causes him to seem different to everyone else. The red also signifies anger and rage, which are the traits of Jack. The way Jack picks on Piggy so much is because it makes him feel powerful but also makes him seem like a bully, which is Golding's intention.
Idea of the Beast -builds fear inside the boys -creates conflict in the community because Jack’s desire to hunt. Jack wants to catch the beast and win over all the boys on the island because it would show his control and leadership ability Another big factor of things falling apart is the 'Beast', which represents fear. The idea of the beast was first put forward near the beginning of chapter 2 when one of the little boys asks, "What are you going to do about the snake-thing [?]" to Ralph, who denies the existence, but just because you ignore or deny something doesn't mean it goes away. The fear grows and engulfs even the bigger boys; Jack says, "You can feel as though you're not hunting, but-being hunted."
How do the boys feel about it? Beastie is a creature that boys say they have seen. The boys are very scared of it, and the littluns even have a nightmare about it. Old boys, even Jack believes there is a beastie. But he tells the boys that he will hunt it down.
This “bad boys” will do whatever it takes to keep their rebellious reputation. As the boys are about to get into a fight with a boy they mistook as their friend Tony, the narrator goes for “the tire iron [he] kept under the driver’s seat” in order to fight. (398) The narrator admit she hasn’t been in a fight since the sixth grade yet feels the need to prove his masculinity by grabbing the tire iron and hitting the greasy characters in the head. As soon as he lays the greasy character out, the narrator feels on top of the world. All three boys begin to develop a higher sense of pride knowing they defeated this guy when at first it looked like they were going to lose.
The fear of the unknown was introduced to the boys as the “Beast”, what the boys don’t know is that the “Beast” was just the dead body of the pilot. The fear factor has brought many conflicts to the boys such as splitting the group of boys into two tribes; and it had also causes the boys to make misjudgments, and one of them involves the murder of Simon where they mistakenly thought that he was the “Beast” after he found out that the true identity “Beast”. Unfortunately, Simon’s misfortune was not enough to put an end to the misjudgment among those that are still
If we could only make barbs-“We need shelter”(Golding 52). Ralph just denies Jack the pleasure of an interest in the pig hunting and goes about being concerned for the safety of everybody. Further on Ralph gets invited in on the pig hunt, and unexpectedly he enjoys it and he too gets thrilled by the violence. Ralph is thrilled with his display of violence; “I hit him all right. The spear stuck in.
Also, according to defendant Ralph, Jack was hungry for power and control. Jack used threats, food, and “fun” to gain control of the boys and start his own tribe until Ralph had no more power, and control and unity was gone. In addition, twins Samneric stated that after Piggy was murdered, Jack ordered two boys to kidnap them. Even in his own testimony, Jack seemed to frame himself. He admitted to stealing control and chiefdom from Ralph, and he admitted to bullying Piggy.
He starts out wanting to help and contribute to the group, and by the end of the book, he slowly changes for the worse. He transitions into a demigod. His way of behaving is neither disruptive nor violent at the beginning of the book, but he does show the desire to hunt and kill a pig. The first time Jack is presented with killing a pig he couldn’t, “because of the enormity of the knife and descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.” (P. 27) Later on, he says, “We’ll get food, hunt, catch things...until they fetch us.” (P. 30) This shows that he cares, and wants to help and contribute to the group.