Golding suggests that Ralph represents leadership and democracy on the island. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph was elected chief because “there was his size, and attractive appearance” (22). Ralph represents leadership, and a properly civilized young man. He demonstrates common sense, and wants to do everything he can do to keep the island civilized, and not turn to savagery, until Jack rivals his command. Ralph seems genuinely interested in the welfare of the community on the island.
The Forbidden Fruit Selfishness is an innate human trait that when left unchecked, can cause the fabric of society to unravel. This is demonstrated in the allegorical novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, where a group of boys wrestle with their primal desires while attempting to survive on the island. The most obstructive person to this goal is a boy by the name of Jack. Although the group quickly comes together and divides the urgent tasks of their new society amongst themselves, Jack strays away from his. He instead pursues his own desire and takes responsibility for his own survival, rather than placing it in the hands of the group.
The conch was used to summon all the boys together. Ralph participates in the bullying of Piggy, and he allows it to continue. Overall Ralph is an extremely respectful boy. At the beginning of the story, Ralph gives Jack authority and power, so there there is equality within the group. Also, Ralph never followed the idea of hunting, because he thought it was savage, but soon learns to appreciate hunting when a boar attacked the group, and Ralph kills it.
L.O.F- Character analysis: Jack Merridew Jack Merridew is a bull headed lead chorister at his former academy in England who obtains people's loyalty through control and sadistic rules in Lord of the Flies. What Jack Merridew does is he makes violence out of every situation and degrades people for a hoot. Furthermore, he acts as a dictator from the governmental standpoint for his thirst for power. He loves the sense of chaos and trouble. He is willing to do anything to have a good time and won't let anything stand between him and fun.
Golding sets the tone for Jack’s character straight away through Piggy 's "intimida[tion]" at Jack 's "superiority" (26). This suggests that he carries himself in an authoritative way. The boys are eager to appoint a chief to help maintain order on the island. When the opportunity arises, Jack insists that he is the most worthy because of his experience as “chapter chorister and head boy" (28). However, his urge to be in control is negated when the boys vote for Ralph, instead, resulting in Jack’s “mortification” (29).
Over time man’s attempts for survival have been distracted by his fear. The power of fear is demonstrated in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Golding illustrates the breaking of order that can result from violence and power through the symbol of the beast. Golding utilizes the beast within Jack to portray the control the symbol has over each character among the island. Lastly, Golding presents a warning against people’s natural ways explaining that men must stick to the bigger picture to avoid self destruction.
Siu Lee Kelvin Ms Ryan English 2 27 April 2017 Lord of the Flies through the literary purpose When freed from the moral manacles of society, humans ought to embrace moderate, disciplined lifestyles in order to avoid a fatal plunge into barbarism. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the war maroons the boys and separates them from the world and society. Jack is one of the boys who has a dramatic change. With time elapsing, he transforms into a vicious savage. In the novel, William Golding uses the change in setting to highlight the changes in Jack’s character.
The boys have officially decided that continuing hunting on the island is better than trying to get off the island which makes Ralph very angry. Jack seems very happy with the decision and doesn 't care what Ralph thinks which leads to even more separation between the boys (Chapter 6). Jack calls for meeting and insults Ralph and asks Ralph to step down from Chief position and the boys say no. Jack escapes into the forest and the biguns follow him and join his side. The littluns stay with Ralph and gather wood.
In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, he created this book about a group of proper british boys to show that even the most civilize of all can turn inhuman and go savage. Also being in the war helped Golding to see what people were capable of even if they were good at heart. The themes in Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, were influenced by his childhood, his experiences in the war, and his view of human nature. Golding’s early life influenced the theme in Lord of the Flies. He admitted the he was sort of a brat and a bully when he was little (“lambert”).
Piggy’s logical explanations are taught to the boys, but they won’t understand his words because his intellect overpowers the other boys. On the island, Piggy is quite vocal during the meetings, criticizing the boys’ actions. A situation when this occurs is during a meeting and he announces to the boys, “‘That’s what I said! I said about our meetings and things and then you said shut up-’...‘You said you wanted a small fire and you’ve been and built a pile like a hayrick. If I say anything,’ cried Piggy, with bitter realism, ‘you say shut up; but if Jack or Maurice or Simon-’” (Golding, 43).