Dialectical Journal For Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies analyses CHAPTER 1: In this chapter, we learn that a group of schoolboys were shot down from the sky (they were in an airplane) and they are stranded on a deserted island far away from home. Their first order of business is to democratically elect a chief for the group. They also figured out how they intended to survive on the island by creating rules and regulations for everyone to follow. In this first chapter we are also introduced to some symbolic objects such as the conch, the glasses, and the mountain, and the fire, but we do not yet fully understand their significance. Through the subtle hints in this chapter we can infer parts of our characters qualities. Each character symbolizes a different part of humanity. …show more content…

This only further proves my point that jack represents savagery in this novel. Due to Jacks overwhelming desire to hunt a pig he along with a small group of boys go into the jungle to try their luck. Because of Jacks carelessness, though the fire is extinguished and they lost a chance of being rescued. We also learn in this chapter that the fire symbolizes the hope they share a group, when the fire went out so did their hope, but when they relight it they regain some of their hope. Piggy being the “fat nerd” of the group his thoughts and beliefs are immediately shot down, its only when Ralph tells them to do the suggested task do they listen. In this instance this shows that Ralph is the hero (even though he may not seem like one) and Piggy is a type of side kick to …show more content…

By this point every child on the island has some belief that the beast is real and it is in the jungle. Jack uses this idea to ruin any hold on civilization the boys may have left. He leaves them worried and scared and the hold that Ralph had on them in the beginning fades quickly. He is longer able to control them or keep them safe from their nightmares. By the end of this chapter the boys slowly fade into Jacks group and thin only increases his savagery and furthers him from civilization. Jack increases their belief in the beast by impaling the pigs head onto a stick (we come to realize in later chapters that this head becomes the beast/ lord of the flies) and leaving it in Simons field. At the end of this chapter, Simon goes to his field to revel in the beauty of the jungle but destroying that beauty is the pigs head. At this point Simon begins to hallucinate and he sees the pig talking to him, unveiling his worst fears. This confrontation with the pig’s head is symbolic to Jesus’s confrontation with the devil after 40 days in the jungle (because of this I infer that they have been in this jungle for around 40 days at this

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