It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble. Ponyboy talks to Randy about how things will always be rough all over, even if you’re rich and famous you will have hardships and tough times just like the people who aren’t rich. In conclusion, with understanding and love people can stop hate without causing more hate to
This dangerous image rubbed off into the character Jack, and this reveals to the reader how power that comes into the wrong hands can be a hazard to society. Not only being in this mindset is terrifying, but this is somewhat usual for us. Being influenced by your surroundings is common, however, one must know how to conquer this in order to thrive. The character Piggy tried to keep this mentality throughout the novel, this confirms how the danger of power can not only influence the people around one person but also could ruin someone’s self-worth. However, prevailing through this and establishing a model for oneself will make a community run afloat.
The characters are too caught up in mindless entertainment that it becomes all they care about. The media brainwashes them into thinking they are safe because the people want to feel safe. This leads the characters to create a false sense of security. This makes the characters ignorant about situation within their country. This creates a dystopian world due to the overall lack of knowledge or care about their life.
Oedipus' most prominent and significant flaws include his ignorance and his hubris. Throughout the tragedy, Oedipus’s ignorance of his birth and his entire fate drives the story forward and lead to great suffering not only for himself but for everyone around him. Oedipus’ ignorance of his parentage leads him to commit incest and his ignorance of his fate leads him to walk straight to it. While Oedipus’ ignorance is certainly a flaw as it does lead to great pain for everyone involved, Oedipus himself cannot be blamed for it and it does not represent his hamartia, or “fatal flaw”. This is because Oedipus’ ignorance exists solely as a tool for Sophocles to create the cathartic effect.
However, these various aftermaths are a result of one main outcome: power. By imposing fear, one becomes very powerful. However, the use of this excessive authority, causes one to be cruel and abusive. Through Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games, the atrocious consequence of fear can be observed. Indeed, both books display the awful consequence that may derive from fear.
At once the platform was full of noise and excitement, scramblings, screams, and laughter. The assembly shredded away and became a random scatter..."(Golding 91-92). Jack tells the boys what they want to hear; that they can behave in any way they want with no consequences, and therefore have no reason to sit and listen during assemblies. Golding 's use of the words "wild whoop," "assembly shredded" and "random scatter" emphasize his purpose in writing this scene(Golding 91-92). Jack 's disregard for the rules is one of the trademark characteristics that
First, a power struggle between the groups, then within the groups. EVIL tells us to put our own urges and needs above the safety and needs of others, no matter the cost. This was explained in detail when Roger throws the stones at Henry, ultimately, he threw to miss. “There was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life.
This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos. The main characters, Ralph and Jack, constantly contradict each other and fight for the loyalty of the younger boys and power. The author, William Golding, created this book to portray the potential evil in every human. These boys in particular are not inherently wicked but most of them do get caught up in the fantasy of having ultimate control which leads to the boys being unable to live amongst one another. The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book.
The boys on the island were free to act because they believed that the laws of a traditional society were not applied. For instance, a hostile boy named Roger, a symbol of the Devil or great danger, was throwing stones at his fellow groupmate, Henry. Roger intentionally did not hit Henry because “Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law” (Golding, 87). This shows that Roger truly has a sense of evil within him, but he cannot reveal his vicious behavior to the world. This supports that laws are in place to control the evil residing in humans.