Wednesday, February 8, 2012

pg. 31 (FEB 8)

Golding put this moment in the book to make sure the reader knows that, even though Jack is a big, mean guy, he himself is also scared of their situation. The other boys on the island would most likely do the same thing if they were put in the pig situation.. This part in the book also shows how innocent all of the boys were in the beginning, compared to the end. In the beginning, Jack couldn't even kill a little piglet when it was caught in a curtain of creepers. In the end, however, it got so bad that two boys on the island were killed. All of Jacks followers became saveges towards the end of the book. On page 31, it said that Jack slammed his knife into a tree trunk after the pig got away and Golding mentioned that there would be no mercy next time, and there wasnt.

1 comment:

  1. Good analysis of the passage. Next time, remember to tell me what elements/techniques you're looking at. I like that you distinguish between how Jack appears and how he feels; this is an important use of the author's narrative voice. What do you think is the effect of knowing that such a duality exists?