He added, “kill the pig. Out her throat. Bash her in.” (pg.75) He becomes the embodiment of evil as the day goes by he is adapting to his surroundings. With the head and the threat only of the beast he manipulates power and unity to kill the pigs. In this case, “That was murder.” (pg.156) During this incident evil has taken over the boys and eliminated all if any of the humanity on the island.
Piggy was killed during a fight between the two gangs, one of the members known as roger pushed the rock on top of Piggy. “The rock stuck Piggy a glancing bow from chin knee...traveled through the air sideways from the rock... Fell forty feet and landed on his back. His head opened and came and turned red”. The death of a fellow companion should have at least brought some civilization to the island but since the boys degenerated to savages this wasn’t the case. The boys’ savage show that they are savages by how the pigs are killed.
Ralph was upset because the fire had gone out. “There was lashings of blood,” said Jack, laughing and shuddering, you should have seen it!”(69) This quote is an example of how the boys were violent throughout the book, and became progressively more deranged. The boys hunted and killed a pig, when Jack explained that the head of the beast was to be a gift to the beast. “Jack spoke loudly. This head is for the beast.
“They got our fire!” Rage shrilled his voice. “They stole it!” (169) As being said by Piggy, Jack and his tribe is going after Ralph’s fire because they do not have Piggy’s glasses; therefore, they can not create the fire. This sparks rage in Piggy and at that point he does not have any civilization in him all he wants is revenge. One of the final things that fire does to change the way the book is told in how people stray from civilization is the disaster and is shown in the big fire that saves them in the end. “The fools!
He looked about him. “We can build it just here between the bathing pool and his platform. Of course--.” (129) This shows that, the boys built the fire on top of a hill in hopes that ships would see the smoke from their signal fire. Ralph was a good leader and thinking of the time when they could be rescued. In addition, at the end of the novel Jack uses fire to try to kill Ralph.
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.
When the boys are dancing and chanting around the bonfire, they mistake Simon for the beast and brutally kill him with “no words…but the tearing of teeth and claws. In all the excitement at the bonfire, the boys show that they have become undomesticated since when they first got to the island. Their obsession with the beast has led to development of animal-like instincts, causing them to react in violent behavior in order to protect themselves. Lastly, the third death in the novel is heartless and intentional murder, proving that the boys have lost all sense of sympathy and have turned to killing to maintain power over each other. After Roger pushes Piggy down the mountain knocking Piggy to his death, Jack steps forward and begins “screaming wildly” and warns Ralph that if he doesn’t join his tribe, that “that’s what [he’ll] get”.
Why things are the way they are?” (Golding 143) When Simon encountered the pigs head on the spear he has a hallucination that the pig is speaking to him. This passage from the text confirms Simon’s speculation that the beast is possibly the boys themselves. It was all in their head about the beast and they became savages. When Simon goes to tell the boys what he has discovered, he is brutally attacked and killed. Later on the boys also kill Piggy while hunting him and Ralph.
Lord of the Flies is the perfect example of how fear is a deadly driving force. The boys demonstrate savagery and heartless actions as fear increases within them. When the boys arrive on the island, excitement and power overcome them due to the lack of authority. However, their actions reveal the insecurity that lies within each of them. Knowing they will need food to stay alive, the boys decide they have to kill a pig.
He also uses his strength to save a young girl from drowning. No matter what the monster does, he is always misinterpreted. The monster says, “Fatal prejudice clouds their eyes, and where they ought to see a feeling and a kind friend, they behold only a detestable monster” (pg.119). Felix and Agatha think he has come to attack their father, William Frankenstein thinks the monster is trying to kill him, and the man thinks he is trying to murder the girl rather than rescue her. The real turning point for the monster is when he is accused of trying to murder the girl.