The boys become crueler after the killing of Simon takes place; killing a boy that was in their tribe and withheld the truth of the Beast contained no logic and destroyed Ralph internally. Ralph's leadership starts to fall apart at this moment due to the fact that his emotions are taking over him; he feels scared from the idea of murder, never being able to get home, and the beast. Ralph was not a leader at this time because he was not able to control himself and with that, he did not stop the boys from destroying Simon and the logic within him. The decision all these boys made together fully took away the whole importance of logic and their emotions took full control of them. Their ideas of fear are mostly shown at meetings called by the conch.
Society often chooses to believe that all humans have a conscience, and that all people know the difference between good and bad. Life is full of events that cannot be controlled or planned. Sometimes the twists and turns of life will blur the line between good and bad. Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, tells the tale of a group of boys who survive a plane crash that lands them on a deserted island. The boys must adapt to their situation and try to remain civilized.
Boo Radley transforms from appearing as a mysterious and reserved monster to being recognized as a real hero because of the events concerning his uncertain past and the slow, yet sure build up of trust to where he finds the confidence, and capability to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell’s attack. Rumors spread quickly throughout Maycomb, and one of the most mysterious and alluring is the one of the monster, Boo Radley. Few people know the truth behind Boo’s reasons for his seclusion-- most of those such as Atticus Finch refuse to speak openly on the matter, especially in front of the children. Because many do not know how accurate the myths are, they assume his life story,
I can see it.” (McCarthy 279). The true meaning of trust and carrying the fire has been revealed with these words. The boy, who always tried to help people, is the one who must preserve basic human decency and keep hope alive in a world where none exists. Every moment between the boy and man, every interaction with “bad guys” on the road led to this moment. The trust that the two characters built up of the course of the novel, allows the boy to carry the fire and hopefully salvage the long lost civilized natures of a pre-apocalypse
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
Percy is a little ashamed that he has gone from the only son of Poseidon and a hero of camp half-blood to the brother of a monster, but in spite that he does care for Tyson. Tyson has to deal with a lot of disdain and inequality such as bullying him ignored him , from the students at the school he attends with Percy, from the other monsters, from the half-bloods at camp. But he is unlike any other monster, he has a really pure heart. He didn’t feel ashemed of his brother eventhough his face is cylopes. He loves Percy, loves his father and believes when he prayed to Poseidon for a friend he was led to Percy.
Lord of the Flies is a passage into the very existence of humanity. The very last part of the book is full of rage and violence. The violence could be blamed on the lack of vital nutrients the boys where facing but more likely the motives of Jack and his party is related to the emotional impact of their stay on the island. The impact of the island and lack of adults lent to the overall outcome of their stay. Starting out the group of boys were scattered around the island and in tiny huddles of boys.
Ralph is a better leader because he thinks about each of the boys and does his best to get them of the island. Ralph is a better leader because he takes all of the boys into consideration. When some of the boys were not found Ralph repeatedly asked about their whereabouts: “‘Where’s everybody?’ Piggy sat up. ‘P’raps they’re lying in the shelter .’ ‘Where’s Samneric? ‘And Bill?”(212).
Through Golding’s book, Lord of The Flies, he shows us, the readers, that little disagreements and fights can cause a massive breakdown. Golding suggests that there was not an actual democracy on the island. They were just kids who ended up on an uninhabited island,
In Lord of the Flies, Simon represents the superego. From the beginning of the book it is apparent that Simon is different. While discussing Simon’s disappearance, Ralph tells Jack “He’s queer. He's funny.” (55). The other boys are unable to understand Simon because they don't have as strong a moral sense as Simon.
The book, “Lord of the Flies”, by William Golding feature two main characters, Ralph and Jack. Ralph and Jack are the same as in they are the only leaders on the island but mainly Ralph is in charge. As the story progresses Jack becomes more focused on hunting and killing while Ralph is more focused on being rescued and making sure the other boys are getting their work done. Ralph consistently does the right thing and this quickly starts interfere with Jack’s selfish and irritable ways. The two constantly butting heads is the main cause in why the boys are struggling to survive on the island.
Some of the smaller children, when they first land on the island, begin to dream about a “beast” that haunts them in the night. When this is brought up at an assembly, Ralph rejects it, as do the other boys. Simon pipes up and suggests it may be “only us”. After this idea is challenged by the boys, Simon tries to explain, yet he “became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s essential illness” (Page 89). The beast is metaphoric of the crude feral nature within every human, though naturally more prominent in those who act on it willingly.
In the novel "Lord of the Flies", the boys attempted to create a working society with hunters, a chief, where everyone could be safe, and more importantly feel safe. This society though didn 't work out; there were too many outlying problems, like Jack wanting desperately to best Ralph, or Roger being a secret sociopath, or the fact that throughout the entire book they were terrified of some beast, which was really just them all along. In "Lord of the Flies" the boys are so blinded by terror and excitement that they don 't take any time to clear their heads, think, and realize that what they have been doing is completely wrong. In the book one character, Simon, realized that the beast that they had been scared of the whole time had really been them, and when he tries to tell the others what he has discovered, they beat him to death with spears before anyone can hear or understand what he was trying so hard to tell them. In the book one of the characters, Ralph, says "Things are breaking up.
Spill his blood!’” (168) Jack’s tribe, overcome by their inner savagery, without thinking kill Simon thinking he’s the beast, this shows that the boys on the island have lost the part of civilization inside them. Piggy 's murder was also unjustified but also done with intent, “Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across that square, red rock in the sea. His head open and stuff came out and turned red, piggy’s arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig who had just been killed.”(201) This death is different than the other one, in that they were fully aware of what they were doing and killed piggy anyway with no remorse. Inhabiting the island for the amount of time the boys have been there has caused the boys to revert to savages who resort to
In Lord of the Flies there is a war between civilization and chaos. The side of chaos is Jack’s side and the civil side is Ralph’s side. Jack’s side has no hope for civilization, there is just chaos because all they want to do is eat, sleep, kill and repeat. In the end chaos takes over the island, but there is hope for civilization. Chaos wins in the story because when Roger kills Piggy, it symbolizes the corruption of all the boys.