In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, because of three defining moments, Jack changed the most out of all the boys. The first of the moments that changed him occurred in the beginning of the novel on page 23 when Ralph was chosen to be the chief of the boys instead of Jack. Jack was upset at not being chief, but he still took a position of leadership by making the choir boys the hunters and volunteering to be in charge of them. Ralph says “Jack’s in charge of the choir. They can be-what do you want them to be?’’
Humans, according to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, are selfish by nature. In his landmark work, Leviathan, he explains the importance of a strong government in society. According to Hobbes, without a strong system of government people would revert into a primitive state; war would run rampant, the natural law would not be abided, and those once tamed by society would become evil. William Golding based his novel, Lord of The Flies, on a similar idea. In this novel, many characters digress from civility into savagery.
“Lord of the Flies” reminds us that there is a biological difference between females and males. Jack and Ralph try proving to one another and the boys why they should be the leader. “‘Shut up,’ said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. ‘Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.
Rainsford becomes the new general of ship trap island. There are many theories to explain why this is true like he is more violent throughout the story and he is very similar to General Zaroff. Rainsford becomes the new general of Ship Trap island because he becomes more violent over the course of the story. “ ‘Do not make me condone cold-blooded murder,’ finished Rainsford stiffly.
Simon Who is sweet, kind, helpful Who loves time to himself, helping the other boys, and cheering the other boys up Who feels stressed, hopeful, and sometimes scared “You’ll get back to where you came from.” Who needs time alone, to better express his opinions, and to find a way to get off of the island Who gives hope, help, and inspiration “What I mean is… maybe it’s only us.” Who fears public speaking, the Lord of the Flies, and the evil of mankind Who would like to see the other boys be able to get off the island Who shares his time with the people who need his help Who is seemingly the only character who doesn’t fear the beast “I’ll go if you like.
Throughout the centuries knowledge can be in various ways be claimed to be the key component to developing a strong civilized society. This can be demonstrated in the novel Lord of the Flies, throughout the novel, this certain concept of knowledge is present, especially when the group of boys decide to use perhaps one of the most symbolic objects in the book, the specs that belonged to Piggy to create a fire that was used to signal any kind of ship or plane. “‘Piggy! Have you got any matches?’ … ‘His specs-use them as burning glasses’” (36).
“He snatched his knife out of the sheath and slammed it into a tree trunk. Next time there would be no mercy,” (Golding 31). “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages,” (Golding 42). (Ch)This is the turning point for Jack in the novel.
Society and humanity can be sweet, sweet things, until they inevitably go sour. At least, this is how William Golding portrays the two in the book Lord of the Flies. Throughout history every conflict, big or small, has been based on disagreements. These disagreements are society's fatal flaw because it is nearly impossible to please everyone. Golding depicts society and humanity as brutal through murder, chaos, and the boys whimpering in the end.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
The quote found in chapter six of “Lord of the Flies” impacted me greatly because Jack desires to violate the order set by Ralph which was adapted in order to maintain balance between the young men on the isolated island. Also I became amaze by the manner in which Jack wanted disrupt the balance that have been able to accomplish by Ralph. In this quote, one can observe the symbolism of the conch which is power and authority. However, Jack have the ambition to break or overpower the force of authority the conch illustrates. Furthermore, one can also predict that in the future Jack will break the order set by Ralph since from this moment he is not believing that everyone have equal rights of giving their word.