As the story develops, it is clear that order is necessary to be rescued. A group of the boys were designated to tend to the flames to signal any potential saviours, yet they ignored this order completely and ultimately lost an opportunity to be rescued. “‘ I was chief, and you were going to do what I said. You talk. But you can’t even build huts - then you go off hunting and let out the fire-’ He turned away, silent for a moment.
Machiavelli argued that the adopted principles of private morality would not be necessarily adopted by the leader’s followers. Ergo, it would be a disadvantage for the honorable person to pursue virtue, especially in real world situations. If the leader is, therefore, to be deemed successful, they must discern when and how to do what no other virtuous person would do. In the present day, private morality is of little consequence to the survivability and success of a leader. What really counts is how much blame or praise the leader receives from fellow individuals.
Golding was unfamiliar with Montesquieu’s concept of common good. During the film Ralph commands Jack and the hunters to make sure the fire does not die. Jack, of course, does not follow Ralph’s command and leaves the fire to burn out (Lord of the Flies). What Jack does not know, or does not care to know, is that the fire was to attract nearby planes. Finding a way out of the island and being rescued is their number one priority.
London wants readers to understand that the man didn 't need just warmth and fire but he needed to build this fire where it wouldn 't be doused. Through tone, theme and characters, in "To Build a Fire", Jack London reveals the man 's struggle against nature and how mankind in general no longer trust their instincts to think beyond the surface of life and its situation to survive in a world where man in less significant than the forces of nature. As the reader first begins the story they will
Jack then blows the conch and tells the boys that Ralph is a weakling and wants to a the leader, but the Ralph still remains as the leader. Jack is fed up and tells the boys whoever wants to leave Ralph's group with him can. Ralph now doesn't know what to do, but Piggy quickly reassures him by telling him that they should make a signal fire closer to shore. On the mountain, Jack makes himself chief among the boys that moved with him. Roger kills a sow and they put the sow’s head on a spear.
Simon’s selflessness is best described in the line “you are good when you strive to give yourself” (Gibran) . But, “yet you are not evil when you seek gain for yourself.” At what point is the line crossed between being too egotistical? Jack and Roger obviously ignored the pressures, or “rules” that the society that they had been forgotten by to further advance themselves at a cost to others, and it eventually became a part of their life, like a game to them. We get early implications of what is to come when they abandon the smoke fire (Jack and his group) and go to hunt pigs and when Ralph asks them why they left their post, they instead give him a play by play on how they almost killed a pig. The key word there is “almost”.
As the group doesn’t know much about the beast, Jack uses the power of the unknown to create a false image of the beast such as the time when Simon was mistaken for the beast. Simon was killed on that feast and though Jack’s tribe believed that Simon was the beast, Jack made them think that ‘“He came—disguised. He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat. So watch; and be careful.”’ (Golding, 160) Jack declared it when he and several of his members went hunting and needed some to stay and guard. Jack uses the power of fear of the beast to make sure his members will not wander off while at guard.
From the short story readers can find that the bad natural environment killed the man. It is important for people to realize the power of natural. “Naturalism not only maintains that the environment is deterministic, but indifferent. The environment does nothing to help its inhabitants; in fact, it is coldly indifferent to their existence and struggle. In ‘To Build a Fire,’ the Yukon would
Ralph repeatedly urges the boys not to forget to feed the fire and to keep it burning all the time. Ralph emphasis the need of maintaining a fire by saying “the fire’s the most important thing. Without the fire we can’t be rescued. I’d like to put on war-paint and be a savage. But we must keep the fire burning.
He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3). What motivate Colonel Sartoris Snopes is a significant change in the story because he goes against his father desires about warning De Spain that the barn is going to be burned. He left his family behind and heard gunshot when he look back he saw the barn burning. Sarty deals with his decision is that he never looks back and is relieved that he does not have to live in fear. If Colonel Sartoris Snopes is place in another story he would react with doing the right thing that give him