Comparing Lord Of The Flies And Night Analysis

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In connection with 2 literary sources I’ve observed the will to survive when put in unbearable or abnormal conditions where you’re disconnected from your standard day-to-day life; can promote malicious behavior and test morals, ethics, and/or beliefs. Lord of the flies (1960) by William Golding and Night (1960) by Elie Wiesel both provide the basis for my observation. In both stories they’re involuntarily dumped into an unknown territory, blindsided by what is to come. Behaviors and actions begin to evolve into a grim and unrecognizable sense by the characters, a blurred distortion of their true selves .Through further research I discovered from Dr.Jann Suurkula’s “Top Leaders Must Be Tested” that there are two major patterns of brain behaviors…show more content…
Lord of flies was published in 1960 by william Golding ,the same year as Night . the story opens with a fair-haired boy named ralph rises from behind the rocks of a lagoon .he later crosses the path of a chubby boy with thick framed glasses that we’d come to know as Piggy . they examine their new inhabitants and come to the conclusion that there was a plane crash that has left them on this deserted island . they walk through the island with hopes to find the pilot of the plane , but have no luck doing so. they stumble upon a conch shell and piggy suggest ralph to use it as some type of blow horn to summon anyone who may have also survived the crash .He does so and emerges boys of all ages including jack and his choir group in their black robes. immediately there is presence and aura Jack presents to everyone that he is alpha . the boys decide to have some type of democracy by voting for a leader choosing between jack or ralph.The majority of the boys elect Ralph .Jack offer a position for him and his crew to to be hunters and gathers so he’d have some type of dominance still and exempt from the rulings of ralph. as time on the island passes without any parental or adult supervision the boys actions become less and less humane . a suitable example for this is when some of the boys decided to play game in chapter 7 called “Kill the Pig”. Robert elects himself to play the part of the pig , after some playful jabbing and poking emulating the killing of the pig the game turns…show more content…
In an article by Dr.Jaan Suurkula the characters actions and survival tactics in both literary sources are easily explained by two major patterns of behavior . in both novels they demonstrate SOB otherwise known as Survival-Oriented behavior which is brain operation that’s “controlled by the primitive areas in the brain” . Dr.Suurkula further explains how SOB is associated with deficient intellectual functioning causing weak judgement and foresight .in terms people with SOB have difficulties in assessing a stressful situation in a realistic way . In Lord of the flies they expressed that form of thinking by killing off Simon and Piggy when in they didn’t know how to handle their situations in a realistic way .Dr. Suurkula also analyze when the person becomes overwhelmed with SOB the person become emotionally unstable ,impulsive<,negative, Aggressive , irresponsible, very egoistic, self-assertive , and unempathetic . these feelings mirror Jack in LOF ; like when their game of “kill the pig” almost turned deadly and robert suggested they use a real pig next time Jack was empathetic to his feelings , laughed it off and said “Use a littlun” , also as jack starts to hunt more he becomes more numb to the killing of not only animals but also humans .the same goes for Elie in night , as his father was dying he became more numb and suppressed his emotions and loss empathy for the deterioration of his father . . greediness is also a trait of SOB and Elie showed his greediness by
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