In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, one of the main characters, Jack, struggles to get along with Ralph, the leader of the group of boys on the island. Jack constantly challenges Ralph’s authority and only cares about hunting food for himself. Not only does Jack challenge Ralph’s authority, but he also decides to take the fire for himself without regarding anyone else. Rather than compromising with Ralph about who gets the fire, Jack takes it for himself. According to Freud’s Theory of Personality, Jack’s actions are motivated by his id as shown by his lack of caring about the rules and the other boys on the island.
In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of boys crash on an island and have to survive the challenges of nature, and themselves. This book strips down how humans function in a society. It shows us that what really makes an individual powerful is their ability to manipulate, keep a cool head, and to be able to hold authority over others One of the more important factors that place a person in a position of power is the ability to manipulate others. This can be seen when Jack, one of the older boys on the island, manipulates
In the book Jack becomes more powerful as the book goes on, showing how the civilization of the children is slowly drifting away as they become savages to one another. Killing and feasting for kicks by Jack’s ruley orders. When Jack has a drive for power he doesn’t let anything get between him and it. He plays the role of a dictator, but doesn't want to play by the rules, everything that makes up a narcissistic ruler. In Lord of the Flies Jack plays a huge role in every aspect of the book symbolizing evil and
The group of young boys on the island and the teenagers in the arena faced some similar problems, such as lack of food and how to obtain it, as well as a glaringly obvious opposition of the characters against something else, commonly referred to in Lord of the Flies as, “the beast”. While the beast was many things in Lord of the Flies, mostly just imagination and fear, and the beast in The Hunger Games was every other competitor inside the arena, there can be no dispute that the characters could not escape their own beast, and instead had to fight it head-on. Both stories contain such dangerous situations that the reader often feared for the protagonist’s life, even when they could clearly see there was still book left to be read. Dangerous situations like the ones presented in these stories are horrific, but they serve as a nice warning of the dystopia that could become of our world if humanity become
“I’m frightened. Of us.” That quote (p.140) was spoken by the main protagonist, Ralph, in Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding after Ralph’s friend, Simon, was killed by the “animalistic” actions of the other boys. Golding explores a whole new world of fiction in his unique twist and style of writing. The novel, can really make us ponder on what really the young boys were thinking and therefore acting upon during their unexpected “vacation” to a deserted island. The boys’ age varied from six to twelve and they all made poor choices, even the oldest of the boys, throughout the whole plot.
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows the progression of absolute power, and how ambition can take over one's mind. Stranded on an island after their plane crashed, the boys create their own democracy with one absolute ruler, just like many other governments throughout history. The boys voted Ralph as their ruler, but Jack slowly starts to take some of Ralph’s power, and eventually usurps him as their chief. Lord of the Flies suggests that absolute power is corrupt, and that humans are overly ambitious in wanting to take power from the person who has the most of it. Just like any large group of people, the boys decide that they “ought to have a chief to decide things” (Golding 22).
Before Piggy dies, there is an argument between Jack and Ralph saying, " Which is better, Law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?" (Golding, 180) This shows exactly what I mean with Jack, he did not follow rules and it destroyed him as a person. Even the most simple rules in
Piggy is the ‘brains’ of the island which turns into people not listening to him and focusing on what Ralph says. Throughout the story, the boys try to figure out ways to be rescued off of this dark and evil island. The boys are also constantly fighting a ‘beast,’ but the only beast on the island is fear itself. Jack also starts to slowly draw more and more boys from Ralphs influence into his tribe of hunting and adventurous activities indicating the forces of evil and darkness. Throughout Lord of the Flies, different symbols convey the fact that human nature is purely evil; therefore the boys should adopt a socialistic parliament to try and eradicate the force of evil.
Time goes on. Soon the boys find out how the island is changing them into savages, which scares them greatly. They desperately want to escape the island. Using Ralphs authoritativeness and Simons godly like presence, Golding inserts the idea of disillusionment that shapes their views on the environment. The Lord of the Flies is a prime example of how
William Golding’s book Lord of the Flies is about a group of boys who got stuck on an island as a result of a plane crash. The boys have to decide whether they are going to focus on rescue, or hunting and having fun. One of the boys, Jack, solely wanted to hunt and have fun; leading to savagery and the fall of society on the island. Although there are many other words to describe him, the best word is callous because of how insensitive he is based on his negative emotional qualities and his involvement in conflict. Jack’s negative emotional qualities explicitly shows his callousness.