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).
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.
What would you do if you were stuck on an island? In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, English schoolboys find themselves in this exact situation. The boys, with their ages varying from six to twelve years old, get into a horrendous plane crash in which no adults survive, and they must fend for themselves on a mysterious uninhabited island. The boys attempt to organize themselves and establish a civilized way of life on the island. Led by Ralph, the boys set rules, hold assemblies and assign jobs.
Evil because of power, pride and Fear. Buddha once said, “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways.” In the book “Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding, the characters are British boys whose plane has been shot down and they land on an island. As they time goes by the group experiences changes in mental state and values and they go from civilized to savages. The boys perform actions that they may deem as necessary for survival but the way the actions occur show the evil and savagery. The evil within humans energies when one fears to accept their actions, has desire for power and pride People will do anything to experience the feeling of power, even things that are inhumane.
But however John is able to redeem himself, and change himself for the better. As once he was a immature selfish man he’s able to transform into a decent and more morally sound one. In the beginning of the play, John seems to only look out for number one, himself; he gives into times of temptation with Abigail and does not pity his wife and mother of his children when the affair is brought to light. In contrast, when he hangs, he does so for the sake of Elizabeth and his children. When speaking of his family, Proctor says, “I blacken all of them when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence” (143).
Atticus is strict to Scout and Jem so they will become good people when they are older. Atticus has to get strict with Scout, Jem, and Dill so they will stop messing with Boo Radley.” I 'm going to tell you something and tell you this one time: stop tormenting that man that goes for the other two of you”(Lee 59).This shows that Atticus can be strict if he needs to. Atticus is only strict with his children. Atticus has only been strict to Scout and Jem in the story. Atticus is a very selfless and kind person that likes to help people.
Go back to when you were about twelve years old. Now, imagine you are involved in a plane crash and are stranded on an island with other kids your age and the only decision you have to make is how you will act upon the situation. Would you let your emotions control you or would you express your adult instincts? In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies young boys are faced with this problem and just one character, Piggy, shows just what maturity means. Piggy is only twelve years old but his age does not do justice to his hidden, preeminent knowledge.
In the fourth chapter I can see how the characters have changed overall and how some of their qualities from the first chapter have stayed the same. To start off, Ralph has become extremely mature for his age with his leadership qualities, but his poor treatment towards Piggy has still existed from the first chapter. Furthermore, he also seems to be more serious about getting rescued and having rules within the group of boys. Since he became the chief, he has become more frustrated with the boys because they do not care about rules, and they think that no matter what, they will eventually be rescued. Despite his rudeness towards Piggy he has still changed into a better leader.
One of the biggest obstacles is the cannibals in this new post apocalyptic world, to the boy and the man they are described and called the “bad guys”. The code of ethics that the man and the boy follow isn't the as the “old world rules” where laws exist, government, and they have to abide by doing right toward others. The code of ethics they follow have to be chosen, and it is a path many don't chose in this “new world”. The man and boy are living just the two of them, not looking to hurt anyone else unless their lives are being threaten and even then the boy doesn't like to hurt others. The man does at time do some things that the boy doesn't like, and can look like he is turning out to become a bad guy, yet it is necessary steps to ensure their safety.
Basic structure and rules are common in society. The world is so used to having rules to follow and common morales keeping everyone in check that it’s unknown what life would be like without them. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, uses a conch shell and Ralph, a leader in the book, to symbolise the idea that without basic structure and leadership a civilized society will collapse. Control is a major component for a civilized society to function properly. Ralph tries to make sure this control is always present, but soon finds he is not able to.