Using false feelings of superiority as a way to mask inner feelings of inferiority is a seemingly effective method to use when trying to appear more authoritative than is true. However, what begins as “false feelings” quickly escalates into genuine arrogance. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack’s superiority complex and need to be in control revealed the inner savagery of the boys, which eventually caused the downfall of their community. Jack 's egotism is clear to see from the first meeting, yet Ralph still manages to overshadow him. Golding sets the tone for Jack’s character straight away through Piggy 's "intimida[tion]" at Jack 's "superiority" (26).
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.
Golding illustrates the chaos on the island through the actions of the boys and their digression from civilization. Is man evil by nature, or is man evil because of the way they were raised? Though many disagree, man is born with evil in the eyes of society. This is why there is evil in the world and why there is war among
Another cause of internal conflict is one’s moral cognition. In the novel “Lord of Flies”, the main character Ralph’s inner conflicts are mostly caused by his sense of morality. In the earlier part of the novel, while the boys decide to elect a chief, Ralph suggests others to vote by majority rule. As the novel states. “Ralph raised a hand for silence.
A person’s true colors are seen when they come across times of great challenges and conflict, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King. This quote best fits the plots of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. In Hamlet, Prince Hamlet struggles to keep himself sane while acting insane to avenge his father murder. In the Lord of the Flies, Ralph and Piggy try to keep peace and order on the island while jack resorts to complete savagery. The Characters in both novels struggle and show their true nature when they are put through hardships.
In the beginning, the elected leader Ralph attempts to keep the boys civilized and maintain order with rules and assigning jobs. From the start Ralph’s adversary, Jack, considers the rules an abomination and would rather hunt and reform to savagery than remain civilized. During their time on the island, Ralph and Jack are at a constant state of disagreement, and their conflicting opinions escalate causing disaster. Then the boys get out of control and try to kill each other by setting fire to the
Jack 's development is illustrated through the themes of a lack of empathy, powerlessness, and dishonesty through a variety of literacy devices in order to demonstrate the detrimental effects of a dysfunctional family setting. Wolff looks upon his younger self and lack of empathy he displayed, reflecting upon it through characterisation, structural techniques and amplification. Furthermore, with the usage of characterisation and motifs used throughout the novel, Wolff displays the powerlessness that one experiences in a broken home. Jack’s deceptive and mendacious personality form a large part of the novel, contributing as one of the most important themes. As Wolff looks upon this in retrospect, he employs characterisation, diction, and contrasting
William Golding’s book “Lord of the Flies” represents man’s struggle with authority, by creating a variety of characters with different points of view he is able to portray what happens when there is no one around to enforce the “law of the land”; Ralph is one of these characters, he represents a civil society with rules and laws to follow, he is intelligent and has more common sense than most of the group knowing that by building a shelter and starting a fire they would increase their chances of being rescued. In the end the group of boys turn on him (except for Piggy and Simon who both die in brutal ways) and it becomes fight or flight for Ralph as he is now alone on the island before ultimately running into the soldier.
Jack lost his sanity and civility and this changed him in more ways than imaginable. Jack was a natural leader when the boys first came onto the island, but as time continued he became a horrible dictator. On the first day on the island, Ralph and Jack competed for chief of the island. Ralph won. Jack was unhappy with this result, but it didn’t yet throw him into a spiral of craze and anger.
“You are free to make whatever choice you want, but you are not free from the consequences of the choice.”-Ezra Taft Benson. This quote by Benson relates to the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. The characters in the novel don’t make good life choices and in the end, they pay for the mistake. Paul Fisher’s parents make bad decisions with treating their two sons. In the story, their choices affect Paul by causing him to have low self esteem, fearing his brother and feeling isolated.