I believe that partially everyone was to blame for what happened on the island but most importantly I believe it was mainly Jack and Ralph. The reason why I think Ralph is to blame is because he kept the fire as one of the main priorities and wouldn’t really shut up about it and I think that if he did focus as much as he did on the fire with shelter, attaining food and water then they wouldn’t have divided. The other reason I believe Ralph is to blame is because he only enforced that someone would have to keep the fire in control and didn’t coerce the boys into making shelters. I think Ralph is to blame for what happened on the island because he was cocky and didn’t really want to listen to other boys. I think if he toned it down a little bit,
Machiavelli said it best in his book The Prince, "It is Better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." The main characters of The Lord Of The flies by William Golding, Jack and Ralph, both share the similar goal of becoming leader. As Jack being feared and Ralph being loved, throughout the book you perceive that being feared as a leader maintains order, causes stability, and embodies a sense of respect. Love comes, and it goes. The fact that it's fickle causes it to be an untrustworthy ground to build leadership on. Throughout the book it is exhibited through many events that as a leader being feared lets you accomplish more and causes a loyal relationship with the people surrounding you.
After Ralph ran away, he was alone with no one to help him while he was injured. Ralph doesn’t feel safe anywhere since they group of savage boys could be anywhere to attack Ralph. After they group of boys decided to join Jack in his tribe, the group of boys turned into savages. Ralph is worried that everyone one will die on the island since Jack doesn’t know how to be a chief. Ralph can’t do anything anymore since he is no longer the chief and because everyone is turned against him. No one is safe anymore on the island since most of the boys had turned savage and is willing to kill if Jack orders them too.
Ralph and Jack had just met on the island due to the plane crash, signifying that they were strangers at the beginning of the story and all of them were forced with no choice but to become acquaintances as they were the only ones stranded on the desolate island. Their relationship started on a good note when Jack, Ralph and Simon decided to scout the island.
Simon met his fate, getting dismembered, Cato was cruelly devoured while Katniss watched, Rue was stabbed fatally, Ralph was ruthlessly hunted. These events all have exactly one thing in common, the brutality of children. Throughout the books Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games, many ideas about human nature have been brought forth, they have been shown through characters, like Ralph and Katniss, through objects, like the representation of fire, and through events, like the degradation of civility throughout the books. So, what is being said about human nature?
Ralph has a meeting to talk about how the group is not doing well. He talks about how he and Simon had to build the shelter for the boys because they had left their jobs to play. The boys weren’t committed with their jobs and that was what made Ralph upset. Ralph was building the shelter for the littluns because they were afraid of the beast. The littluns didn’t even bother to help Ralph build the shelter so he needed to have a meetings for the littluns to not fool around so they could do their work. He shows the group how bad one of the shelters were because there were only two people were working on it. This meeting was suppose to let the group know not to mess around
In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, one of the main characters, Jack, struggles to get along with Ralph, the leader of the group of boys on the island. Jack constantly challenges Ralph’s authority and only cares about hunting food for himself. Not only does Jack challenge Ralph’s authority, but he also decides to take the fire for himself without regarding anyone else. Rather than compromising with Ralph about who gets the fire, Jack takes it for himself. According to Freud’s Theory of Personality, Jack’s actions are motivated by his id as shown by his lack of caring about the rules and the other boys on the island.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a warning to all about human’s natural instincts and the flimsy idea of society’s civilization. After the schoolboys’ airplane crashed on the island with no surviving adults, it was up to them to create a system or government of some sort to prevent absolute chaos. In the beginning of the novel all the boys’ had their sense of civilization still intact. As the reader can see throughout the book, Jack, Ralph, and Piggy are symbols of how dominant human instincts can easily take over the weak rules of civilization.
This boy was only dreading his trip to his new private school 30,000 feet in the air before blacking out and finding himself stranded and alone in a deserted island. But within the short time span of five weeks, he’s innocence was taken from him. I am lucky to interview Ralph Bradshaw, age 12, after weeks of silence, of his deadly, horrifying experience in the stranded island he would call “Hell” itself.
Ralph is the chief of the tribe on the island. He has “fair hair” (page 1) and he is an attractive boy which is part of the reason he was chosen chief. His main objective is being rescued. If Ralph was not there the boys would of forgotten that they need to keep the fire light to be found. Ralph was the only one really focus on making shelters and signal fires. He is the only surviving sane person at the end of
By this, it is proved that one would not be able to understand a person until and unless they are familiar with life from their point of view. Miss Caroline was from Winston County in Northern Alabama and Scout and the rest of the class were from Maycomb County in Southern Alabama. Maycomb was described as and old town in comparison to the richer and more cultured Winston County. This leads to Miss Caroline not fully understanding the conditions the kids of her class live in proving as to why Miss Caroline was so shocked seeing a cootie in Burris’s hair while nobody else in the class seemed shocked, and as a matter of fact, behaved completely normal. Furthermore, another reason as to why this quote is true is because life experiences too play a role in understanding a person. While Miss Caroline is going around, looking and touching into lunch boxes she realizes the Walter Cunningham did not have his lunch with him and at that point, Miss Caroline offers him a quarter, so that he can go and buy a lunch. However, Walter doesn’t take the quarter because he knows that he cannot pay Miss Caroline back because he is poor. Miss Caroline doesn’t seem to understand this issue because she grew up in a richer area and she had not come across a problem
However, caring is a very unusual word for Ralph to use he quoted "No shirt, no shoes, no service," the reason for this quote is that he cares about the signs around the camp and shows that he really cares about the rule and regulations you have to follow. So far, his character shows a lot of courage and curiosity. Tim O’Brien quotes, “The man I killed,” meaning the man he really killed was so heartbroken. Only he knows the victim was too young to die and he really didn’t want to kill him but he had no choice or he would’ve put his peers in harm’s way or
In the world, power has played an important role throughout one’s life. From the monarchs to today’s government, it has always been present amongst them, so that they can take care and protect the people. However, one learns that this is not always the case. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of children stranded on an island decide to vote for a leader for order in the society. In this process, Golding argues that when one has power, it negatively affects relationships due to how one with power conducts oneself and how he treats others. (maybe briefly go over your arguments)
Psychological criticism looks at either at the psychological motivations of the characters in the book or of the authors themselves. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Jack felt the urge to hunt, and Ralph resisted that urge. Why did Jack give in, and Ralph did not? What is the difference between these two boys that makes them act so inversely of each other? Why do they both want power, but they get that power so differently? Ralph is motivated by a desire to keep order, although he himself slips into savagery at various times, and he generally looks out for the interests of everyone, attempting to build shelters, & to keep the signal fire going. Jack is motivated at different times by a desire to be in control and a desire to kill and