Piggy is by far the most logical ,intellectual, and adaptable of the older boys and the best for the task; however , he lacks a commanding presence which is the foremost trait that is necessary in leaders. He was the only one on the island who foresaw things and used that knowledge to try to prevent malevolence from taking over. Unfortunately, among the boys, his asthma and physical condition made him less respected. Piggy had the intelligence of a true leader, and I believe that the boys should have listened and taken his advice seriously. He is the scapegoat of the story because he is physically weak and defenseless, but he is also the wise
177) and then completely forgets about it. Jack slowly loses his morals as a civilised human being as he adopts the mindset of a savage. Ralphs greatest conflict is keeping the fire going so they have a chance at being rescued, or letting the others do what they want and staying as a well liked chief. Ralph chooses the fire over himself because he understands that in the long run, its better to be hated and rescued than to be slowly go insane stranded on an island. Jack focuses his descisions on his wants over other needs.
When the other boys hear the conch, they gather” (Novel for Students 176-177). This critic is stating that even though the boys are stranded on an island they can still work together to survive. The novel states, “They obeyed the summons of the conch, partly because Ralph blew it, and he was big enough to be a link with the adult world of authority…” (Golding 59). This quote shows that the boys on the island saw the conch as a sign of authority and the meaning of being civilized. The conch shell also is a major symbol of power and respect in the novel.
‘We mustn’t let anything happen to Piggy, must we?’” (117). When Simon speaks up and says he’ll go. Ralph turns to look at Jack, clearly ticked off. This part of the text shows how Jack is already not too fond of Piggy and Ralph is annoyed about Jack’s sarcasm because he believes he’s right and values Piggy. In summary, Lord of the Flies is a novel about a bunch of boys who get stuck on a deserted island and have the proper resources, and Ralph and Jack have different ways charge to control it
After all he has gone through; Ralph now always looks at life with a positive attitude. He always says, “Savagery and humanity are part of any given individual. These feelings are delicately balanced and the smallest change in this balance can have spiraling effects.” After the incidents on the island, Ralph understands how even the kindest, pure-hearted individuals can turn into primitive animals if conditions arise. He has learned these lessons the hard way and he wants his two little boys to know this as they grow up. Ralph believes it is important that they know that people are not always what they seem to be.
“Running away won 't help.” Johnny was right. Ponyboy had people that loved and cared for him...they just didn 't know how to show it!” In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, proves that no matter what type of Social class you are; Greaser or Socs, family is most important and will help you get through the difficult parts in life. Ponyboy, a greaser, was one of the young boys that was matured throughout the book because of his hardships. Ponyboy 's relationship with his older brothers, Darry and Sodapop, is a key factor in how Ponyboy matured throughout the book. An example of Ponyboy almost maturing from the influence of Darry and Sodapop, is when their parents were killed in a car crash.
Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother. Brothers only motivation is to make Doodle like other kids to avoid himself from self embarrassment of having a brother who is disabled and going through a battle of his own ego. Meanwhile the story continues brother is selfish, careless and prideful throughout the story. One trait brother showed is being careless. He is careless because he is constantly reminding doodle how he is disabled.
Ralph putting his foot down and being stricter, “because [he’s] chief,” just causes them to disagree with him more. Because Ralph’s attempt at forming a democracy fails, he tries to be more controlling, but this just further causes the boys to disobey him and forget about the goals that are the most important for them all. Because Ralph is not able to successfully establish a direct democracy or convince the boys to be interested in the common good, as Rousseau believes is necessary for a functional society, the result is that Jack seizes power to form his own tribe of savagery, the boys fall into corruption, and the general will is completely lost. Thomas Hobbes’ view on human nature is more pessimistic, arguing that humans are intrinsically evil and should allow strong governments to keep them from descending into violence (Robison), a view that seems to mirror Goulding’s. Because the boys eventually stop accepting Ralph as their leader, the power-hungry Jack takes over and the island falls into a state of chaos.
Utopian worlds always backfire because people crave their own individuality.In Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver, the leaders of the community control the citizens by keeping them ignorant and avoiding uniqueness. The Elders of the community try to keep the people from making decisions because they believe that it will make people's’ lives easier. At the age of 12 The Elders assign all the citizens jobs and a young boy, named Jonas, is given the honor of being selected the new receiver. During The Giver the Utopian world that the people live in fails because people naturally crave individuality. Throughout the novel, The Giver, The Elders of the community try to create a perfect world where people aren’t exposed to the negative parts of life.
For instance, as Ralph is accentuating Piggy’s assets, he explains, “Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains” (71). Each boy in the group has little respect for Piggy and thinks of him as an outsider, yet Piggy continues to stay true to himself and finds small ways to help the group, which always involves his high level of thinking. Piggy knows better than to participate in the savage acts with other boys, which helps him maintain his sanity up until his gruesome death. Moreover, in a large discussion with all the boys, Piggy reflects, “Which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” (259). The main reason as to why Piggy is not respected by the other boys is due to his disapproval of the harsh conduct displayed by the rest of the group, which causes him to share his own thoughts and opinions even though they are never accepted.
What if I told you, having an alternate timeline where Charlie had never become smarter is the better choice? In my opinion, having Charlie stay as the little dumb goofball would be more beneficial for him. When his brain started regressing, his smartness started to deteriorate and so did his memories. The operation even made him forget the most obvious things such as his name and where he lives (“A policeman had to take me home.”). Furthermore, the worst part is that he is well aware of this happening and is watching himself decay each day knowing he cannot escape the inevitable.
Throughout the novel The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding Piggy’s ideas are pushed aside. Piggy is an intellectual character who has the potential to make life easier for the boys on the island. Yet, he is constantly pushed around due to his physical differences from the other boys. Piggy has poor eyesight, asthma, and weight problems. Piggy represents the rational world.
The boys on the island do not like Piggy because they do not like what he has to say. When Piggy talks to the boys, he usually puts the happy atmosphere of the Island to a somber one. When the boys first get to the island they are somewhat happy about being on the there. They think that their friends and family are going to rescue them someday. When Ralph calls a meeting in chapter two regarding the rules of the island Piggy says some pessimistic things regarding being rescued.