Lord Of The Flies Chapter 1 Analysis

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In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, in between the wars, a plane poised to evacuate a group of Briton school boys is shot down on a deserted tropical island where two boys, Ralph and Piggy can discover a conch shell on the beach. Away from the usual ways of life, Piggy readily realize that the couch could act as a horn to summon the other boys. Who upon their assemblage set on a journey to recruit their leader and to come up with ways through which they can get rescued. In chapter one of the opening skinner’s box, a good part of the chapter is about Slater’s account on Skinner sizing her daughter to stop crying as he demands to be held though out the night. In a detailed account on how this is achieved the baby is placed in a box…show more content…
His traits hugely contrast that of Opening the Skinner’s Box chapter one which is centered around compassion and being mindful of others. Additionally, it is centered around creating a working relationship with values. Most of the discussion is the lovely relationship that Skinner’s daughter is developing with her father. The father in turn devices an operant application that will help make the life of her daughter more comfortable. Through the early bonding period with her father, the daughter has developed affection towards the father, whenever she speaks of him, there are tears of love and memories and that clouds her emotion. She’s so defensive of her whenever there are attempts to criticize him on every aspect of his traits or work. Jack, on the other hand, do not value any form of friendship and compassion towards the group that he should be working for, all he cares for is exercising control and manipulations to fuel his egocentric…show more content…
According to the book, fear is only that guides the rational behavior of the boys during the time they spent in the desert. Such ranges from questioning the curious situation and the way it physically hindered their actions. The dominant circumstances were when they were faced with the civilized fear of the consequence of their stay in the desert since they were young children consequently there were fears for being lost in power, rejection and being in the minority. Out of all these, at only 13 years Jack demonstrated that he had control over the fears and will occasionally use this trait to reign terror over his peers. From the Skinner’s book, there is a section that affirms that most of our suffering are not only of wars, crimes and other forms of suffering that may surround us but they are hugely owed to the byproduct behavior (Skinner, 24). Most of the fears that we develop at certain points of our lives may not be from our minds but our behaviors. Living alone from the desert hunting and having to stand for one another, the children behavior developed some form of fear that made their lives in the wilderness
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