When Ralph notices the boys are losing hope of being rescued, to keep the fire going he says, “The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going? Is a fire too much for us to make?...We’ve got to make smoke up there-or die”(Golding 80-81). Ralph makes a great point in his opening assembly speech. The fire is the only hope that they have at living a normal life.
These ways of life are either reestablished or abandoned throughout the story. Not only do these conducts develop the characters, but they also provide the reader with a knowledge about different lifestyles during this era. Ben Gunn, an influential character in Treasure Island, is an important and intriguing addition to the story. Although Benn Gunn is a former pirate, he has always had a chivalrous behavior due to his upbringing. “ I was a civil, pious boy, and could rattle off my catechism as fast as you couldn't tell one word from another.” (pg 141) This is one example in the text where Gunn reminisces about his benevolence during his childhood.
He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut. The fact that Louie is throwing himself into being the leader of the tough situation and using his mental skill to comprehend ideas which could lead to a different fate shows how skillful he really is. As can also be seen in the text: "He snatched the cord, reeled the raft to him, and climbed aboard. He rowed to Phil and Mac" (Hillenbrand 4, 5). This also shows how important skillfulness is due to the fact that Louie found his solution to a problem and put it in action.
Human Endurance and Its Shatterable Civilization 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. Jack’s innate viciousness overpowered his sense of civilization a little after he arrived at the island.
A group of heros that showed an act of bravery and courage are the firemen and policemen during 9/11 in 2001. The two twin towers were full of smoke and flames, but the firemen job was to get as much people out as possible. They did not know if they were either going to die or live but they did not care because all that mattered was saving as much people as possible. When both of the twin towers fell, many firemen were still in trapped in there and those firemen will always be remembered for the act of their bravery and courage. These group of firemen stood out of the rest because they risked their lives to save people they do not even know, this is a real hero.
The glasses represented an example of mental power amongst the group and their survival on the island. Throughout the tragic event, the glasses showed both knowledge and understanding in representing Piggy's true identity and his mental power over the group. Furthermore, when the boys decide to use Piggy's glasses to start the fire again this foreshadows the idea of intelligence by proving to Ralph that he contributed to building the fire. "His specs-use them as burning glasses!" (Golding 40).
He showed courage within his daily life constantly. He made it a point and a continuous effort to raise his two kids Jem and Scout to grow up with a sense of pride. When Judge Taylor approached Atticus on the porch late at night in chapter 16, I knew he was only being appointed because Judge Taylor saw something in Atticus that made him fit to defend Tom Robinson. It takes a lot of courage to willingly defend someone who at the time was looking down upon because of the color of their skin. Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson.
The conch, a symbol for order, represents Ralph’s authority while on the island. The shell displays a “deep cream” color, portraying that discipline, generated by the chief’s power, is present among the boys (16). Ralph also proposes that the boys “make a fire” in order to alert passing ships near the island, a rational proposition that illuminates Ralph’s strong ego (38). The fire symbolizes rescue, a matter
The first fire is built to signal ships for their rescue; it symbolizes hope here. Once the fire is burning brightly, the boys “paused to enjoy the freshness of [the fire]... they flung themselves down in the shadows that lay among the shattered rocks,” (41). The fire comforts the young island inhabitants because it lets them relax with the hope of getting rescued. The boys on the island start to lose hope, even Ralph. Ralph tells Piggy “let the fire go then, for tonight,” (164), showing that he has stopped caring about getting home.
Ralph is a better leader because he thinks about each of the boys and does his best to get them of the island. Ralph is a better leader because he takes all of the boys into consideration. When some of the boys were not found Ralph repeatedly asked about their whereabouts: “‘Where’s everybody?’ Piggy sat up. ‘P’raps they’re lying in the shelter .’ ‘Where’s Samneric? ‘And Bill?”(212).
The most civilized character in the Lord of the Flies is Piggy. Piggy is really fat, has asthma, and is very smart. He takes care of the little kids and makes sure that everyone has shelter. Throughout the book he is always concerned with the fire because he knows it will be the only way they can be rescued (p 139). He also tries to make sure everyone gets rescued and wanted everyone to stay alive as long as possible.
Another example of respect was when Jack brought home the first kill Ralph saw to it that everyone was fed even if they did not hunt themselves. Passion was a characteristic that Ralph held throughout the entire book. He was passionate about being rescued. Ralph did everything in his power to keep a fire going to create a smoke signal, to inform nearby boats or planes that there were lives on the island in need of
Piggy’s glasses exemplified intelligence because Piggy used his glasses to create the fire that was needed for the rescue of the boys on the island. Once this symbol is abruptly broken, the intelligence is diminished within the society. These illustrated how a certain situation can have power over the psychology of those
Ralph behaves and acts according to moral guidelines. Ralph is capable of leadership, and accepts being a leader to the group. He strives from the start to create order among the boys and build a stable society on the island. However, we see that he shares the instinct of savagery and violence that Jack and his tribe embrace after hunting a stray pig. “Ralph was full of fright and apprehension and pride.” (Golding 113).
Ralph reminds the group that "[the] fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don 't keep the fire going?" (80). The signal fire is set as a reminder to Ralph to maintain the goal of being rescued and not being distracted by other things. Ralph as the leader of the group, finds a way to get rescued by explaining to the survivors that "[we] can help find them to find us.