In class, we looked at the scene where the sow is killed by Jack’s hunters. As noted, the language is highly sexualised:
This language is considered to be “Freudian”, after the Viennese psychologist, Sigmund Freud, who believed that there is a language of symbols, which is most vivid in our dreams. In this section of the novel, Freudian language is very deliberately used.
Golding is trying to show that the desire to kill is primal – it is hard-wired into the boys, like the sexual instinct, and not something they have complete control over.