Or animals? Or savages?”(68). The boys lost respect for him when he didn’t decide to have “fun” on the island with them so they ran to the “fun” leader Jack. Even though Jack changed more than Ralph, the boys didn’t lose any respect for him because he didn’t change back and he scared some of the boys into joining him like the twin; Sam and Eric were forced to join Jacks’ group or they would have been hunted just like Ralph was at the end of the
When the boys get stranded on this island they must take care of themselves and try to get rescued. As the boys climb this mountain to get home they face new challenges which resulted them to descend into savagery. With these new challenges of killing the pig for the first time, them breaking the conch, and deaths of Simon and Piggy they to descend into savagery causing them to lose their innocence. After the boys crash landed on the island it was only a matter of time before the boys descend into savagery because lack of leadership, need for survival and loss of innocence. Their first goal on the island was to have fun and get rescued but throughout their stay, they get further away from that.
With that sacrifice, however, many things go unplanned. In Lord of the Flies, the children’s fears themselves, along with death and decivilization, are represented by a sow’s head, or the Lord of the Flies. Every kid on the island has a view of the beast. But is the beast just the kids themselves? Some see it as an actual figure, while others know it is just a fictional fear they have.
In the novel, the boys decide to ignore their responsibilities, such as keeping the signal fire going to be rescued or making shelters for all the boys to stay in. They do what they wish and Ralph becomes angry and takes action. Due to the negligence of the keeping the fire going, they lose their chance of being rescued. RalphHe decides to gather all the boys and gives them a small “pep talk”. He yells at the boys and makes sure they re-establish and follow the new rules: “‘All this I meant to say.
In the beginning of the story the young group of kids crash on to an island and they start to set up a civilization with no adults. As the book goes on the kids start to lose control of themselves and they start acting like animals. Finally, in the end of the book William Golding, clearly shows that the kids are no longer civilized and that they have no morals anymore. So it is now shown that change is a part of life and no matter who it is or how old he or she is, it is bound to
The Outsiders by DOMINIK O’NEAL In the book “The Outsiders”, Ponyboy goes through a lot. From being sick to watching people die. Ponyboy is a Greaser but he isn’t like the rest of the Greasers. He would rather watch a movie or read a book than go to a rumble like the rest of the Greasers. After what Ponyboy goes thru in this book, you shouldn’t be surprised if he has changed later as a person.
Simon is known for using his hiding spot as a place to clear his mind. In the events where i would be left on an island i would want to have a place to think away from everyone else as well. I think this is the reason simon says so calm compared to the boys, he has a piece of mind. With that in mind, Simon is by far the most upset boy in the book when the pig’s head is put a stick in my opinion. Simon closes his eyes and doesn’t even want to look at the pig.
Savages Sweep Society “‘Just an ordinary fire. You’d think we could do that, wouldn’t you? Just a smoke signal so we can be rescued. Are we savages or what?’’’ (170). The novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, takes place in the midst of the Cold War, when some boys find themselves stranded on a deserted island because their plane crashed, with no way of returning back home, which leaves them only with hope.
Notice how people change their behavior when someone is or is not watching them. Lord of the Flies displays how the behavior of children changes when there is no authority figure there to watch them. Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a novel that illustrates a pivotal moment of the protagonist. Ralph, the protagonist, reaches his pivotal moment the day after the death of one of his companions, Simon, on the deserted island he is stranded on. That is when Ralph realized how fast humans can descend into savagery and how evilness can be take over people when presented into different situation.
The group of young boys on the island and the teenagers in the arena faced some similar problems, such as lack of food and how to obtain it, as well as a glaringly obvious opposition of the characters against something else, commonly referred to in Lord of the Flies as, “the beast”. While the beast was many things in Lord of the Flies, mostly just imagination and fear, and the beast in The Hunger Games was every other competitor inside the arena, there can be no dispute that the characters could not escape their own beast, and instead had to fight it head-on. Both stories contain such dangerous situations that the reader often feared for the protagonist’s life, even when they could clearly see there was still book left to be read. Dangerous situations like the ones presented in these stories are horrific, but they serve as a nice warning of the dystopia that could become of our world if humanity become