Spill the blood!” (174,175) Reasoning: No civil person would repeatedly state this phrase. This definitely represents savagery. It shows how bloodthirsty these boys are and then when they recite this while murdering Simon; it makes it even more gruesome. They’re so consumed in all the blood that they don’t even realize they had killed Simon until it is too late. • “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (235) Reasoning: This quote that was stated at the end of the book shows the reader and myself that the world of savagery only leads to murder and sorrow.
It is barbaric, awful and a terrible waste of human life. The rain is constantly flooding the trenches and turning the floor into mud, it is so bad that many of the men are getting open sores on their feet, they call it trench foot and they can hardly walk because of the pain. Life here is gruesome. Yesterday I saw my friend, Michael Phellps, die right in front of me because he had lost his gas mask and the enemy's gas was everywhere in the air. We couldn't do anything but watch him die, screaming for help.
I see men begging to have their feet removed, the flesh on their feet rotting away because of the chronic wet conditions in the trenches. I see the dozens of dead bodies of my fallen brethren accumulating in the trenches because it is too dangerous most times to give them a proper burial. I close my eyes today and still cannot escape the sounds of war–the constant gunfire, tank blasts, and the screams of men. I still see enemy soldiers overtaken by mustard gasses, blood streaming from their eyes and mouths and their desperate gasps for air. I remain inspired by my brothers, for we soldiers are able to keep our spirits high despite these conditions.
Another visual image is used when “many has lost their boots but limped on, blood shot” and “drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots” creates the mental image of men struggling to stay alive, half rotten and half alive and closer to death (5-7). Another sample of image is used when he begging’s to describe the terrain “dim, through the misty panes and the thick green light, as under a green sea, I saw him drowning” not only does he describe the gas gulping his fellow friends but he describes the death of a soldier when he becomes drowned from the gas and his own vomit and saliva (13-14) Owen also uses auditory image when describing the effects of the gas on one of his fellow soldiers “come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud” the auditory image of such death is compared to being ill with cancer and knowing you’re dieing (22-23). Another visual image paired with “gas! Gas! Quick boys, an ecstasy of fumbling” and but someone still was yelling out and stumbling” creates the image of chaos and confusion within the soldiers that are being attacked and infected with the poisonous gas (9-10).
There was a ship going by that passed the island and Jack and Piggy were arguing over this. Jack smacks Piggy on the head and his glasses are knocked off and one of his lens breaks. “I got to have them specs. Now I only got one eye.” (90). The lens breaking symbolizes destruction of the society.
VICTOR'S CURSE FOR OVERSTEPPING MORAL BOUNDS IN CREATING THE MONSTER. 'HIS BODY DREADFULLY EMACIATED BY FATIGUE AND SUFFERING' - '' i NEVER SAW A MAN IN SO WRETCHED A CONDITION'. 'MELANCHOLY''DESPAIRING''GNASHES HIS TEETH'- ALUSION TO BIBLE PROPHECY. P12 P14 'CONSTANT AND DEEP GRIEF' 'HIS MIND IS SO CULTIVATED'.P14 was in a 'dark tyranny of despair'. VICTOR'S THOUGHTS OF THE MONSTER RELAYED TO WALTON AFTER ALL HE'D BEEN
Oftentimes, this Protestant and Puritan divine had plied it on his own shoulders; laughing bitter at himself while, and smiting so much the more pitilessly, because of that bitter laugh” (Hawthorne 106). When someone is this emotionally hurt, they are automatically isolated. Dimmesdale beats himself with the scourge as well as starves himself. Dimmesdale also hears demons laughing at him all the time. All of this comes from him being isolated in the
Towards the end of the book, Lord of the Flies, an officer shows up on the island where the boys were living, “Ralph looked at him dumbly. For a moment he had a fleeting picture of the strange glamour that had once invested the beaches. But the island was scorched up like dead wood- Simon was dead- and Jack had… the tears began to flow and sobs shook him… and in the middle of them with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 202). Ralph was snapped back to reality and seemed to fully understand what had happened and what was happening. Before he felt almost normal about what had been happening but that changed.
Dear Mr. Astor: Everytime i hear your name i am still frieghtened. My soul trembles and the uneasy feeling of hunger comes rushing back. The sound of the grubbling stomachs still seem to haunt me, they have followed me even though the camps are long gone. Do you by any chance recall that day when I walked in on you and your precious "female friend", you appeared so desperate and useless. I could not help myself but laugh at you with disgust.
They lived in the trenches which were often water filled and rat infested. The smell of corpses and death was all around. Many of the doughboys were infested with lice or “cooties”, which was probably gotten from the rats. The sound of exploding artillery was heard and those who went “over the top” were often gunned down by German machine guns (The Western Front, 2010). For months these men lived in these trenches without baths, little food and knowing that death or mustard gas awaited them.