Lord of the Flies: Killing of Mother Pig

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1. Quote's that graphically describe the killing of the mother pig

1.1. "The spear moved forward inch by inch and the terrified squealing became a highpitched scream."

1.1.1. The mother pig was in a lot of pain.

1.2. "She blundered into a tree, forcing a spear still deeper; and after that any of the hunters could follow her easily by the drops of vivid blood."

1.2.1. The mother pig was hurt badly.

1.3. "Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife."

1.3.1. This shows Jack was very cruel because he would sit on top of the mother pig and stab it.

1.3.2. Sow means an adult female pig.

2. Why is it so graphically described?

2.1. The killing of the mother pig was so graphically described to show how cruel Jack and his hunters can be.

3. Symbolism

3.1. The killing of the mother pig symbolizes the frustration of Jack and his hunters living motherless on the island.

4. What does it say about the characters, the novel, and civilization as a whole?

4.1. The graphical description of the killing of the mother pig shows how cruel Jack and his hunters can be. One of the novel's main points is to show how evil someone can be. This also shows that one of the only ways to get food in their civilization with these kinds of conditions is by hunting.