Pride: Golding illustrates pride through Ralph and Jack's struggle for authority and leadership. Ralph portrays pride by defending his title as the tribe's chief against Jack's attempts to undermine his authority. Jack demonstrates his pride by continually bragging about his abilities as a hunter and constantly highlighting his accomplishments. ...
Pride: Golding illustrates pride through Ralph and Jack's struggle for authority and leadership. Ralph portrays pride by defending his title as the tribe's chief against Jack's attempts to undermine his authority. Jack demonstrates his pride by continually bragging about his abilities as a hunter and constantly highlighting his accomplishments. Piggy also demonstrates pride by challenging Jack during the assemblies and demanding that the savages return his glasses.
Envy: Envy is most significantly portrayed through Jack's feelings of jealousy towards Ralph. Jack envies Ralph's position as chief and goes to great lengths to challenge Ralph's authority.
Gluttony: The boys display gluttony through their overwhelming desire to eat meat. As leader of the hunters, one of Jack's goals is to attain more meat, which fuels his desire to hunt. Jack and his hunters are insatiable in their desire for meat and neglect their other duties in order to hunt.
Lust: Golding illustrates the boys' lust by portraying their passion for violence and excitement. The boys develop bloodlust after killing their first pig and begin to act like complete savages. In order to satisfy their primitive desires, they constantly hunt and harm others. Their bloodthirsty personalities reflect their lust for violence and excitement. The "rape scene," where Roger spears the sow in its anus, can also be interpreted to portray the boys' inherent sexual desires.
Anger: Golding portrays anger by depicting the boys' numerous arguments and physical altercations. Jack and his hunters constantly antagonize Ralph and Piggy, and their anger is displayed through their aggressive comments and actions. Ralph, Jack, and Piggy verbally express their anger and frustration, which results in conflict and corresponds to Golding's theme regarding humanity's inherent wickedness.
Greed: Golding illustrates greed through Jack's desire for authority and recognition, as well as the boys' appetite for meat. Jack's greed is portrayed in his numerous attempts to undermine Ralph's authority, and he even leaves the group to start his own tribe.
Sloth: Golding depicts sloth through the boys' refusal to complete the necessary tasks needed to establish and maintain a civil society. Instead of working hard and following Ralph's directives, the boys decide to lay by the pool, play on the beach, and participate in hunting expeditions.