When the boys crash on the island they come together to find that they need some leadership to be able to stay alive. At first Ralph shows that he really is capable of being a good leader. Ralph says, “We’ve got to have some rules and obey them. After all we aren’t savages” (32). Ralph understands from the start that they need some rules so that they kids don’t turn into savages.
Simon was killed by the cruelty exhibited within Roger and all of the other boys on the island. Roger even became a killer on the island when he murdered Piggy. Lots of horrible things happened while they were stranded. Whether it was because they were forced to be in each other’s company, or because there weren’t any adults to enforce the law, the situations that unfolded could easily have been prevented if everyone behaved like simon. Unfortunately, everyone is unique.
He is challenged by this devilish beast; “Aren’t you afraid of me"(143)? Because Simon understands that the true beast is the boys fear that turns them into savages, he simply shakes his head. As Simon returns from his hallucination he sees the man in the parachute that brought fear to the savages. Simon again tries to tell people the truth of the beastie, but falls short. Because the group of boys don’t understand fear, they sadly rip Simon up thinking he was the beast.
Piggy’s Logic In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, Piggy is the most rational boy on the island compared to the other children. As a logical person, he can control his emotions and he is able to analyze situations with a clear thought process. His way of thinking is based on logic as well, and he expresses his feelings accordingly to the issue at hand. However, the boys, unable to comprehend Piggy’s words, decide to ignore him. Piggy’s personality nevertheless further enables him to resolve conflicts the boys may face on the islands.
Civilization means to be a part of a culture, to have a leader who takes power, and to be apart of orderly society. In the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Simon is the most civilized boy on the island because he has the most positive outlook out of every boy on the island, he is insightful of what and where the beast is, and, he is the first to realize most of the problems that occur on the island. Simon has the most positive outlook out of every boy on the island. Simon insisted multiple times that the boys would get rescued, even when Ralph strongly doubted the possibility. Simon also tried to keep the peace between all of the boys by assuring them that everything is ok, and that there is nothing to be afraid of.
Even their leader of the society joined in on this cruel act, but Simon was the only one that looked out for Piggy when no one else would. Another example, is when he helped get fruit for the “littluns”- the younger kids - and was one of the few that actually worked on the huts. His hardworking and caring actions demonstrate that Simon has an exceptional and admirable personality. Clearly, Simon has changed in the most positive way out of all the characters, which is remarkable to see since most of the characters’ qualities that are being expressed are not helpful but rather
"The fair skinny boy"(pg 7-9) with nice long hair called ralph is now the leader by his side one of the bigguns; he is fat with glasses he portrays intelligence and wisdom his name is piggy. The book says "the fat boy waited to be asked his name in return but his proof of acquaintance was not made." (pg. 10) While in power ralph elects jack as the head hunter and his choir as mini hunters to appease his approach to being the leader after humiliation when he tried to immediately force his leadership. In the beginning, Ralph and jack were in co-ordination they both wanted to set rules for the society in progress.
Letting the reader clearly imagining this tropical oasis the boys are stranded on. He also presents themes prevalent in everyday adolescent life such as a desire to be respected, in addition to challenging authority. Lord of the Flies is a classic because it's a timeless parable about human nature, given a beautiful environment, people will still want leaders, form hierarchies and will find reasons to fight each other. What makes it so shocking is that it's a book about children, who are generally portrayed as innocent and well-meaning in literature, though Golding felt that children are no different to adults, because human nature is
Ralph makes very cautious and smart decisions for the island, like building the huts on the beach, and making a signal fire. Ralph exclaimed, “ We can help them find us, we must make a fire” (38). Ralph said this, so that ships from the water can see the smoke from the mountain, and hopefully come and rescue all of the boys on the island. Literary critic Paul Slayton’s article states that “Ralph does not seek the leadership role, he is elected, because his older, attractive in appearance, and he lastly possesses the conch shell” (Slayton). He takes this leadership opportunity, and turns it for the better, and demonstrates courage, intelligence, and diplomatic skill.
When Simon goes to warn the boys about the beast, he is killed by them all. The true savagery and civilization are in the boys, all of them. The beast says that it is within the boys, and it warns Simon if he went to the other boys it will be there. It was not lying as it was there, and it killed him. The savage and civilized boys are the beats themselves they have all been scared, they did what a beast would do, which is attack and
Control is an important recurrence in the novel, as it shows we find comfort in knowing we contain the ability to establish structure and manipulate things at our own will. Without control, we do not have a sense of stability and we become lost; we find ourselves controlling something merely for the structure that power gives us. The conch is the first form of power, as it unites all the boys during assemblies. Ralph is the first to blow the conch, and that is how all of the boys find each other. The comfort brought from the authority of being summoned, as small of an authority as it may seem, had great impact on the boys.
This is a main reason Jack is hated among the boys and Ralph is a more effective leader because the boys actually listen. "His mouth was tight and pale. He put back his hair very slowly.....He forced his feet to move until they carried him out onto the neck of the land" (Golding, 130). The boys go looking for the beast exploring parts of the island they have never been too, trusting in Ralph’s command. "I 'm chief," said Ralph, "because you chose me.
“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” (Andrew Camegie). Lord of the flies is set after a crash landing on an island where there is no adults, no authority figure, just a group of young boys. William Golding shows the duality of leadership between two of the boys, Jack and Ralph. Based off the duality of leadership that takes place, Ralph is a better leader than Jack because of his priorities on the island. From the beginning, Ralph installs a sense of order on the island and looks out for all the other boys on the island.
They are both good characters, in Lord of the Flies, but in different ways. Ralph is elected the leader of the group of boys, and Simon is just a follower of Ralph. As the novel progresses, we see the difference between their motivations of goodness. Ralph was born a leader. Ralph behaves and acts according to moral guidelines.