Movie Justice League
The theme of the struggle between civilization and savagery is an archetype to one of life’s larger themes - humanity is chaos.Humanity is constantly fighting and bickering.It is human nature to do so.Throughout the ages, humans and technology have evolved. Human natures have not. The darkness beneath their skin, the darkness lurking inside waiting for opportunity, is still there and always will be.In the movie Justice League, Lois Lane while writing an article states, “Darkness is not the absence of light. It is the conviction that the light will never return…Our darkness was deep and soon to swallow all hope…” The fear of being abandoned, stranded on the island without chance of rescue was the deep darkness soon to swallow all hope of being rescued.
In the beginning, it is seen that the boys chose Ralph as chief. Piggy primarily acts as Ralph’s advisor due to his intellect. He also represents Ralph’s conscience. In chapter 5, Ralph wished he had Piggy’s intellect.
“The trouble was, if you were chief you had to think, you had to be wise. And then the occasion slipped by so that you had to grab at a decision. This made you think; because thought was a valuable thing, that got results…. Only, decided Ralph as he faced the chief’s seat, I can’t think. Piggy could think. He could go step by step inside that fat head of his, only Piggy was no chief. But Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains” (Golding, 69).
During this chapter, Ralph begins questioning his leadership, but Piggy tells Ralph that stepping down as chief would allow the boys’ civilization to devolve into chaos and barbarousness.
Ralph’s control of the group begins to slip as Jack decides it is no longer in his interest to follow the rules.But when he does this his actions undermines the order and civilization of the group. Previously, in chapter 2, one of the littluns mentions a creature he called Beastie.As the story continues in chapter 5, the rumored beast is debated as what it could be. It is said, “Maybe there is a beast…maybe it is only us” (Golding, 89).This statement alludes to the darkness of the human heart, which is a constant theme of Lord of the Flies.
As time and weeks go by, the boys begin to lose sight of order and civilization, which causes them to descend into chaos and savagery.
“All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack had him by the hair and was brandishing his knife. Behind him was Roger, fighting to get close. The chant rose ritually, as at the last moment of a dance or a hunt. ‘Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!’ Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable flesh. The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering” (Golding, 100).
Ralph mostly maintains his civilized behavior, but he too begins to slips a little.
Chapter 8 was the beginning to the system of order and civilization breaking down. Jack decides that he is going to form a new group, which is predominantly composed of “biguns,” that leaves offerings to the beast after they hunt. Simon sees Jack’s group slaughter the pig and leave the head as an offering to the beast. While in the forest, he also has a delusion that the pig head talks to him. It can be assumed that it is actually his subconscious speaking to him. Ralph has another assembly to assess the situation and redefine what is important. He and his group struggles to figure out how they will adjust to the department of Jack and most of the “biguns.”