However, they start to only focus on hunting and the fire ends up burning out. When the fire burns out the hunters quickly try to rebuild it only to accidently light some trees on fire. Piggy then alludes to the idea that because of their recklessness that one of the boys is dead although, it is never said that he is dead just missing. As you can tell because the fire burned out, the boys lose sight of civilization, and a boy dies. When the fire is dead it is evident that there is more fighting in the book.
Fred first shows selflessness with his decision to find the bridge so the younger children wouldn’t have to endure the harsh cold as long. “Fred volunteered to go scouting. If he could find the bridge, he’d clear a path and then come back for the others. Fred was gone for half an hour while the rest of them stood around the dying fire” (Laskin 161). This action shows selflessness very well because Fred could have easily stayed behind and had someone else do the job instead, but instead he immediately volunteers to go into a storm that he could get lost and die in within minutes of exposure.
He fell through the ice and soaked himself from the knees down (London 83). The dog is well suited for the environment and has instincts to stay at the fire. It was imperative that the man must make another fire and dry his shoes. If the man would have been cautious and observant he would have been aware of the springs. Also, while making the second fire he was not aware of the snow covered tree.
Louie was taken off work duty because his is injured, but begs for a job so he can keep a higher food ration. The Bird forces him to clean up after a pig with his bare hands. Although pushed through this Louie was able to find small victories such as racing civilians which boosted his moral immensely. “He knew what would happen if he won, but the cheering and the accumulation of so many months of humiliation brought something in him to a hard point. He lengthened his stride, seized the lead, and crossed the finish line” (Hillenbrand 216).
Because he is not prepared, McCandless dies in a bus he finds. Chris had every intention of coming back to civilization, but sadly eats something poisonous and is unable to get it out of his system. Prior to eating the poisonous food, Chris tries to cross the river that he had easily traveled through in the spring. Since it is now winter, he is unable to do so and is forced to retreat back to the bus. Though the book focuses on McCandless, it tells brief stories of other men who have gone into nature and passed away as well.
“The flame flapped higher and the boys broke into a cheer” (41). So as long as the fire stays alive, their hope will not die. Later on, after they find the “beast” on top of the mountain, the fire dies. Ralph sounds like his hope is dying with the fire later on. “‘As long as there’s light we’re brave enough.
Ralph, representing civilization and Jack, representing savagery are now heading in different directions. Yet the responsibility of leadership falls on both of them. Some of these boy’s priorities turn away from the signal fire and onto the uncivilized life of the wilderness. Golding includes the human nature to change and adapt to a situation, showing how easy it is for something good to turn bad. On the other hand, Ralph and a few others try their best to keep their only hope of rescue, the fire burning, “Can 't you see we ought to--ought to die before we let the fire out?” (Golding 87).
Throughout the story, the duo are literally carrying fire, or at least producing it. Fire sustains them; it allows for them to cook their food, keep warm, and to play cards or for the father to read to his son at night. Fire is the foundation of civilization but in The Road, it is also the primary implement of the destruction of civilization. Maybe the significance of fire is carrying the seeds of civilization. If humanity were to return to the world, it would be through the “good guys” like the man and his son.
The internal conflict was expressed more so in the midst of the story when the main character started his hike up to camp to find the boys and he realized it was a lot colder than he thought. During this time he remembered the old man from Sulphur Creek who told him about the weather previously before and that he shouldn’t go alone. The internal conflict came at an climax when the man realized he could freeze to death since he was not able to start a fire and his method of beating his hands to spark a feeling of sensation didn’t work. He was at anger with himself when he realized he was at fault with this predicament he was in, and coming to an end he accept his fate of death and died lying in the snow. This story relates to the societal message that people need people, if the main character would have just had someone with him he could of survived and would’ve made it back to camp, but he decided to go alone and being alone is what ended his
Chris McCandless was a guy who thought it would be a brilliant idea to go out into the wilderness and live out there. He made many mistakes with living in the wilderness for starters he was very ill prepared, Chris did not bring enough food to survive and with that he had to find his own food. When Chris started to leave he decided he's going to get rid of all his money and so he burned some of it and gave the rest of the money to charity. Chris hunted little animals and then he killed a moose he ended up not preserving it correctly and he had to get rid of it because it became old and gross.For a guy to get a book and a movie written about his life and ultimate death, do you think that’s right? Throughout Chris’s journey he made mistakes that cannot be replaced.As Jon Krakauer said in the beginning of Into the Wild Chris McCandless even went as far as to burn his money.
The amount of skill needed to hike mountains, cross rivers, and survive deserts is crucial (Doc A). He was lost, and had to use a tree that had been struck by lightning and “he lit a branch in the dying flames”. “Each night he huddled in a hole that he’d dug”, so that he could be warm and not get frostbite. “He ate what he was available” and drank water store in hollowed-out horse-leg containers (Doc B). After doing all of those things that nobody else would think to do I think that it is safe to say that he has great survival skills.
The Legend of Takoda Sly Fox was always slipping away from his tribe. He was known for disappearing, often for hours at a time. The great chief and his father, NAME never knew where he was, but he knew his son was safe, although only 12. The boy was very skilled, he could make fire with just a few sticks, he could build himself a shelter, but he was known all through the tribe for his amazing bow-and-arrow skills. His father, of course, was the one to teach him all of this, for he had to know if he were to be chief one day.