Correspondingly, once no longer held back from their old society the boys begin to love the power they have and this is highlighted through the ritualistic killing of the sow. As they all are participating Ralph hit the sow with his spear repeating three times excitedly that “he hit him all right. The spear stuck in. He wounded him!” (7.113). If Ralph, the protagonist who represents order and civilization, finds injuring a defenseless animal fun it reinforces how these animalistic tendencies within are an instinct. As the frenzy continues Roger soon impales the sow moving the spear slowly “inch by inch” until the “terrified squealing became a high pitched scream” (7.135). Here Roger displays psychotic tendencies by finding pleasure in this savage behavior. Through Roger, Golding solidifies the idea that without civilization watchful eye the boys can enjoy themselves. Shortly after Jack begins to giggle “flicking them while the boys laughed at his reeking palms” (7.135). The boys are no longer grossed out by the idea of the blood like they were when they first went hunting. Now, they like it going as far as covering each other with it. Again exaggerating how amusing they find the situation when in reality it is horrific. Lastly, the boys continue to make light of the situation by “stabilizing the thing in a phrase which was received uproariously. “Right up her ass!”” (7.135). By continuing to joke about it they find this situation entertaining. In reality, the reason the find these brutal actions funny is because without society these boys can no longer discern wrong and right. Instead, the lines have become blurred making it easier for them to find enjoyment in their actions that seemingly come naturally.


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