Extreme circumstances provoke precarious acts. As man attempts to survive, he forgets his moral code and reverts to instinctual behaviors. The boys in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies prove this: As the story progresses, their inner evil is evident through their savage actions and their moral behaviors are lost. In the beginning, the group of boys struggle to maintain a democratic environment. The longer they live on the island, their society turns chaotic: No one obeys the regulations set into place and most of them do not take their predicament as serious as they should.
The boys felt it and stirred restlessly.”(36) Even though there is no evidence to support the idea of a beast, simply the fear of a beast or something unknown to them on the island causes them to become scared. Fear of the unknown in the boys continues to build up which causes them to think differently after a period of time on the island. This is seen when the author writes,"They lay there listening, at first with doubt but then with terror to the description the twins breathed at them between bouts of extreme
On the island, the boys do not have the benefit of civilization, so they revert to human nature and instinct for survival. Even though Simon warns them about the evil inside them, their actions still reflect their inherently bad human nature. As the time on the island goes by, the boys kill Simon and Piggy, along with a mother pig, and a well-timed rescue is all that prevents Ralph’s death. Even if people can act good, there is still greed, selfishness, and evil within everyone. It is only through the influence of civil society that the worst of human nature is kept in
Isolated and alone, you have to make the right decisions to help the group survive. Without authority figures around to help make decisions, you’ll have to think for the group. In William Goldings, Lord of the Flies, young British boys are secluded on an island where they must learn how to survive in an unknown environment and with each other. The boys make games of hunting and killing each other while their humanity slowly erodes and they become more beastly. The boys’ proper British morals slip away with their new found freedom on the island.
Mom, this is your son hector and I hope you one day read this so you can hear about my adventures of being kept in a horrible camp for bad boys. Here it isn 't even the work they force us to do that upsets me the most, it 's the emotion they put you through. The kids call me names like idiot, worm, mole, and other saddening things. There is one ince friend here and he tried teaching me how to read, but these people think digging is more important than Learning words that I used to make this! So, they completely shut us down, that moment triggered something in me!
The island falls to savagery under Jacks rule, where some boys won’t ever make it off the island, while others will be so changed they forget their own name. As the book unfolds to worse and worse tumult, the reader
In Heathcliff’s childhood, he was treated as servant by Linton and Catherine, but now he has is own servant. In addition, in his childhood, due to his dark skin, he was never been accepted by his adobpted family. He was also called the “gipsy”, “wicked boy”, and “villian”. His growing of selfishness and dignify can define his class has been totally changed. However, Heathcliff’s violent acts, and threats support the fact that he can be a real beast.
The Lord of the Flies is a novel that presents to us the story of a group of boys who are stranded on an island, almost completely isolated. These boys, who have absolutely no adult supervision, must figure out a way to survive and/or find help to get them off the island. However, many different complications arise, which makes it harder and harder for them to focus on survival. The most prominent of these is the beast, which appears throughout the course of the whole novel. At first, the boys have a meeting to discuss how the group of boys will be generally organized.
Being deserted on an unknown island can cause any individual to experience a variety of emotions all at once; from fear, to anger, and then excitement. To make matters worse, the boys had a whole new lifestyle and concerns that they must cope with, added on top of their overwhelming emotions. For instance, the boys suffered from lack of nutritious food, unsecure shelter, lack of security, and adult supervision. According to Ralph, many of the boys’ are frightened because of the situation there’re in, which is causing them to have constant nightmares (Golding 52). Clearly, trying to cope with these lifestyle changes and concerns can
“I’m frightened. Of us.” That quote (p.140) was spoken by the main protagonist, Ralph, in Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding after Ralph’s friend, Simon, was killed by the “animalistic” actions of the other boys. Golding explores a whole new world of fiction in his unique twist and style of writing. The novel, can really make us ponder on what really the young boys were thinking and therefore acting upon during their unexpected “vacation” to a deserted island. The boys’ age varied from six to twelve and they all made poor choices, even the oldest of the boys, throughout the whole plot.