“Power is dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best.” When the young boys first gathered after the crash, they were civil, mostly well behaved boys until the need for power took advantage of them. Two crucial symbols from the novel are the sow’s head and the conch shell. Each of these symbols represent power however, their powers have different meanings. Consequently, the demand for power thrived on their souls and drove them to their breaking points.
This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos. The main characters, Ralph and Jack, constantly contradict each other and fight for the loyalty of the younger boys and power. The author, William Golding, created this book to portray the potential evil in every human. These boys in particular are not inherently wicked but most of them do get caught up in the fantasy of having ultimate control which leads to the boys being unable to live amongst one another. The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book.
(Golding 67) By using this quote, Golding explains the major distinction of a rich environment in which the boys had come and lived in as compared to living on a deserted island. He also expresses how it affects and changes the actions of the character. In all the boys, Ralph is one of boys who changed the least by comparing his character in the beginning and in the end. In the beginning, Ralph is a boy, full of hope of being saved, who used the conch to call meetings to converse about the many roles the boys should take on. By the end of the novel, Ralph lost all hope and was ready to be killed just before the officer
Ever so big. He saw it”(Golding,35) Innocence was the first one to see the beast, not an actual animal, but the beast that exists inside every human, and every boy on the island. The boy could not comprehend what he is seeing, so there, the idea of a beast on the island was born. Innocence means freedom from sin or moral wrong. In Lord of the Flies terrible things happened, starting with the fire that killed many littluns.“The boys looked at each other fearfully, unbelieving...Beneath them, on the unfriendly side of the mountain, the drum-roll continued”(Golding,46).
There are many things in the world that could make a society better. Many people look down on some adults because they don’t think that kids and young people could make a difference in society. They laugh when a young person say that we want to make a difference because we have to stereotype that we just go out and smoke, take drugs, and never want to pay attention to the society. Many grown ups do not think that kids cant do it, they just want their kids to be normal and go to school just like the other kids. Young people came make a change in society by their Jobs, Community Services, and voting.
Inherent Evil Without the laws that are currently enforced today, would humans revert to becoming savage animals? William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, takes place on an isolated island where a group of young boys between the ages of six and twelve must learn to peacefully live with one another. However, anarchy within the tribe breaks up the group, and the boys show their true, evil nature. Correspondingly, the article, “The Social Hierarchy of Preschoolers,” by Po Bronson shows that as a young child, some kids may show hostile behavior, but the way they act is completely normal because over time they will naturally adapt to those around them. Human nature is based on the belief that that evil is inherent in all beings because even
13: “I can tell Caballo doesn’t like what’s going on. He’s pointing at us and talking with his friends.” Why is Caballo upset by the singing children? He grouchy and never had a happy moment as a kid Ch. 14: “It’s his big chance to get him back, be the hero of the camp. I understand how he feels.” What is time earlier in the book when Julian wanted to be a hero, and how did that turn out for him?
Through the character of Larsen, the reader sees the exploitation of children who are considered weaker when there are no limitations to morals or a sense of ethics to their actions. With the children only being there for the benefit of others, Larsen is willing to lie to the parents about his intentions with the children and cuts off any contact or ties with society. He has no interest in helping the children, but only in helping himself to further his career and make himself known to the world. Greg reinforces this mentality of Larsen's when he states, "A mismatched bunch of post (most of us) pubescent misfits, with super high IQs and sub-zero social skills, locked away in this cozy coastal retreat...Because some thought we might prove useful" (Caswell, 1992, pg. 9).
However, being a child star made him unable to social well with other kids in school, so he was bullied. In the end, he started using drugs and involved in gangster fights as a gateway to his life. After being caught once, director Hsu Hsiao-ming and producer Hou Hsiao-hisen gave him the role as a brand new start for him. So what he acted in the film was exactly himself at that moment. Every curse and violence move in “Dust of Angels”, were his expression about how desperate, angry and hopeless he was.
Adults seem to overlook the fact that they were young too once, and everybody makes mistakes. From time to time adults jump down young people’s throats for making mistakes. However, they fail to remember that when they were young, they made mistakes too. One big disadvantage is Peer Pressure. Many adults and even some young people themselves bully other young people into accepting their worldview.