Lucas Yap (31)AndJonas Yap(32)Lord Of the fliesChapter 12Cries of the hunters
Contents PageTimelineChapter AnalysisSettingCharacterizationSymbolismThemes
Time lineThe chapter starts with focusing on Ralph, showing his injuries and the state that he was in after being attacked by the savages. He makes a trip to Castle Rock as no fire; no smoke; no rescueHears the savages doing their tribal rituals with the chant Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill the blood!Claims the stickwhich the Lord of theFlies were on and usesit as a weapon.
Time lineHe sneaks to castle rock and meets Sam and Eric, who refuses to join Ralph but gave him a piece of meat and told him about Jacks plans the next morningRalph falls asleep in the thicket and hears one of the twins getting tortured the next morning.Boys tried to fight through the thicket for Ralph but it was to no avail.
Timeline(cont.)With exhaustion, Ralph collapsed on the beach, to see a navy officerJack tries to smoke Ralphout of the thicket by settingthe jungle on fire.Ralph abandons the thicket andlooks for a place to hide with pursuersnot far behind.
Timeline(cont.)The savages are jerked back into reality and realises their faults and started to cry out of sorrow and remorse. End of LOTF
Chapter 12: Cries of the HuntersChaos reigns on the island: Loss of sense
They had smoked him out and set the island on fire --pg 242
The fire must be almost at the fruit trees what would they eat to-morrow? page 243
Quote I Savages running wild, doing everything as they wish, destroying the forest with fire just to kill Ralph
Quote 2 Boys had not acted rationally, even to the extent of endangering their own lives.
Chapter 12: Cries of the HuntersRealization of logical thinkings importance in civilization
There was no Piggy to talk sense. There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch --pg 241
ExplanationWith Piggy gone, there was nobody to give sensible comments and in fact, without the presence of reason and logic, civilization was unable to prevail over savagery.
As a Result Ralph was unable to prevent Samneric to go over to Jack, leaving him all alone
Savages running wild, savagery reigns over the island
SunlightThe sunlight was slanting now into the palms by the wrecked shelter pg 227
slanting sticks of sunlight were lost among the branches
Sunlight showed how sunlight (symbol of hope) were lost as Ralph advances towards Jacks end of the island. Creates a mood whereby theres a change in mood from a place with sunlight (civilization) to a place where sunlight is lost. (savagery)
StarsThe vivid stars were spilt and danced all ways page 231
Again the stars spilled about the sky page 232
Represents the uneasy moments when Eric shook his head, Sam shifted uneasily
A mood where Sam and Eric could not express the dull pain of these things, like stars spilt and danced all ways , it was difficult to pick their thoughts together to express the pain.
RalphState of denialNo. Theyre not as bad as that. It was and accident page 227
Truth- Then there was that indefinable connection between himself and Jack; who therefore would never let him alone; never. page 226
RalphSliding in and out of trust in SamnericDistrustTerrified that they would run and give the alarm, Pg 230Trustso keep them away from it page 233
SamnericA part of savagery, a small element of civilization.
Still young, not strong enough for strong savagery such as Roger and JackCares for Ralph
SamnericAssociated with Savageryseemed nothing more that a dark extension of the rock. Pg 229
- The twins are described to have lost their identities with the savages, being an extension/part of the castle rock which symbolises the savagery community.
SamnericNot truly SavageMemory of their new and shameful loyalty Pg 230Twins were not truly savage , dragged into savagery.
You got to go, Ralph. You go away now Pg 230 You two arent painted. Pg 230
SamnericNot strong enough for Extreme influence of Savagerythey made us. They hurt uswe couldnt help it
Twins were forced into savagery by Jack and Rogers violence agaisnt them.
Jack and RogerViolenceUsage of violence against the twins, to use them against Ralph. Immediately after this, there cane a gasp, and a squeal of pain.
One of the twins was there, outside the thicket with Jack and Roger
Both quotes can be found on page 236
SavagesComplete loss of identity and senseThey were all running, all crying out madly. Pg 245
Return to civilization- the other little boys began to shake and sob too Pg 248
Navy OfficerBrought back law and order of the adult world to the studentsRalph is now conscious of his filthy appearance Pg 246
Irony when the world of the adults were in a state of chaos , state of war, with the navy officer expected more from the boys with them being British
I should have thought that a pack of British boys--- would have been able to put up a better show than that Pg 248
SymbolismCastle rockIt represents the savagery on the island with the place roaming with savages with their usual chantingKill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Pg 225
SymbolismEmpty ShelterShelter had represented civilizationNow, symbolises how everyone have left the shelter of civilization to the side of savagery.
he couldnt stay here all night in an empty shelter by the deserted platform Pg 227
SymbolismStick of the Lord of the FliesThe stick that was once used for means of savagery and bloodlust, used for Ralphs defenseSymbolises last stand of civilization
held it as a spear between him and the white pieces. page 228
SymbolismFire Fire used as a means of savagery (smoke Ralph out)Wild fire symbolises how quick the wrath and uncontrollable savagery the overtakes the islandCouldnt a fire out-run a galloping horse? page 243
SymbolismInjuries sustained by Ralph Showed that civilisation was badly damaged by savagery. The bruised flesh was inches in diameter over his right ribs, with a swollen and bloody scar where the spear had hit him. Pg 225
SymbolismThe navy officer Represented ultimate strength of Law and Order, and also civilisation.
A semicircle of little boys, their bodies streaked with coloured clay, sharp sticks in their hands, were standing on the beach making no noise at all. pg 246
This showed how powerful law and order was at it managed to defeat the beasts of savagery inside the children and shake them back into civilisation.
Symbolises the fall of civilization in the story.
Thicket might actually be a summary of the entire story whereby Civilization was strong at first, but weakened by constant savagery (smashing of gigantic rocks) was eventually destroyed.
The rock bounded on, thumping and smashing towards the beach page 237
He wormed his way through the thicket towards the forest, keeping as far as possible beneath the smoke. page 239
Lost of civilisation. RalphHe saw two littluns and, not having any idea of his own appearance, wondered why they screamed and ran.
This shows the lost of civilisation as personal grooming is no longer of importance, which makes Ralph seem like ungroomed and uncivilised.
Civilisation and its Rules VS Chaos and IrrationalityNavy OfficerWhen the navy officer rescues the boys, he is saving them from the Beast (representing savagery) on the island. However, he is also bringing them back to the outside world where humans are even more savage and have destroyed each other with nuclear weapons.
Civilisation and its Rules VS Chaos and Irrationality
Almost at the verge of taking over civilization- someones legs were getting tired and the desperate ululation advanced like a jagged fringe of menace and was almost overhead Pg 246
Leadership/PowerJack and Roger
Ruthless towards Samneric, just to force out information from them, results in hurting them.
Rituals and Mob PsychologySavagesThey use ululations (tribal means) to communicate
Loss of identities, referred to as Savages
Another double cry at the same distance gave him a clue to their plan page 240
-End-Are there any questions?