The head of the pig was on a spear as an “offering” to the beast. Close the end of the novel, it is obvious that there is no hope for the boys to be innocent again. They were trying to kill each and also, some got killed. In chapter 11, Roger rolled a boulder down a hill during a feud and killed piggy. In chapter 10, Simon tries to tell the other boys that the real beast is their own selves, while at the same time they are screaming, "Kill the beast!
Spill his blood! Do him in!” (168). By becoming so carried away and building up such desire to kill, the boys mistake Simon for the beast and murder him instantly. Finally, the boys’ savagery is also portrayed in the murder of Piggy. Nobody was allowing Piggy the opportunity to speak his mind, disregarding any of his opinions.
Underlines Jack’s lust for blood & killing. ‘He looked in astonishment no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger.’ The reader now starts to see how Jack is turning into a devilish figure. His new painted face can now tempt people to do things at his command. LOST ALL INNOCENT AND IS COMPLETELY SAVAGE. " Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill the blood' We first hear this when Jack as his hunters kill their first pig.
When Jack killed the pig, he cut off its head and put it on a stick, which was found by Simon. Simon was known for going unconscious for a short period of time; he was just about to go unconscious and had a vision of him talking to the head of the pig which was covered in flies. (This is how the book got its name) The pig’s head, tells Simon that the beast isn’t something they can kill; it’s the evil inside of all of them, “’Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!’ said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. ‘You knew, didn’t you?
Throughout this adventure Jack changes from a well mannered choir boy, who was scared to kill a pig, to a savage hunter who leads his band of hunters to kill everything in site. Jack was a load and strict choir leader and always seemed as if he would do anything to be leader, while Ralph was not severe or even very load, but he always wanted what was best for the group. Ralph uses the conch as a symbol of order and it is opposite to the pigs head (the lord of the flies) which attributes to the killing and sheer brutality of the hunters. Jack is the perfect example of a boy whose dark side took over when he was no longer bound down to a civil
Jacks priorities are very different to Ralph, he feels like doing, later, to take power away from Ralph and lastly, to get rid of anyone who opposes him. Once Jack losses the vote to Ralph as leader of the group (Golding 19), after he loses the election to Ralph, he becomes quick to oppose everything Ralph plans to do. He states that his job is going to be to hunt pigs so he could provide the boys with meat and himself with something to pass the time and oppose Ralph’s ideas. Jack does whatever suits his interests an example of this is when the signal fire goes out and Jack only cares that they killed a pig. Ralph is the opposite of Jack, he believes in leading with a democratic style, which gives people freedom of opinion, as well as equality to all group members.
Piggy’s name suggests that he will be a victim of the beast. Not the beast the boys on the island fear, but the beast within the boys themselves. The author is saying through Piggy that because they kill and eat the pigs they become the beast. Ralph prays to the adult world to send them something from the grownups: a sign. His prayer is answered by a dead parachutist, a casualty of war from the fighting going on in civilized society.
However, he loses the battle against savagery fairly quickly, starting with his obsession over killing pigs. At first, Jack only killed pigs as a source of food but afterward, he actually enjoyed the violence and rush of excitement it brought him. Golding vividly described the slaughtering of a pig led by Jack later on in the novel; "[t]he spear moved forward inch by inch and the terrified squealing became a high-pitched scream. Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands" (123). When Jack kills, "madness [comes] into his eyes" (47).
The character of Jack in Lord of the Flies serves to highlight the uneven cruelty and power distributed through society. His character depicts a battle between good and evil, this theme is one that was influenced by Golding's own experiences in World War two. Jack represents the breakdown in society and how the “blood thirsty”, savagery in human nature can cause the fall of man and lead to autocratic tribalism. Jack’s craving for power is made evident right from the beginning of the novel. when the boys decide that they “ought to have a chief”, Jack jumps at the chance with “simple arrogance”, and states that its because he is “chapter chorister”, and can “sing C sharp”,so in other words, for no valid reason at all.
This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves. He even refuses to listen to the wise words of the blind prophet who tells him, "a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong. The only crime is pride"( Line 35). His arrogance leads him to believe that he is the only one with wisdom and his love for power causes him to choose what will keep him in power over what is right. Arrogance is a vise that people deal with on a daily basis.