“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.
Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed. Candy is first introduced as “a tall stoop-shouldered old man”(18), indicating to the audience he is old. Candy also has a hand injury which prevents him to do as much as the rest of the men are able to, making him feel isolated to certain things. Toward the beginning of the novella, Carlson suggested to Candy that he should kill his dog due to its old age. Candy cried desperately “‘No, I couldn’t do that.
The Yooks who wear blue and butter their toast on the top side. So they began to have a war on who can make bigger and better weapons all because one side thinks the other side is wrong for how they butter their toast. This book is based during the cold war between America and Russia. The Zooks are always a step ahead of the Yooks and end up backing down and trying to make a better machine or weapon. Towards the end of the story, both sides make the town people go underground for the made a bomb like a weapon called “the bitsy big boy boomeroo” (Seuss, The Butter Battle Book).the story ends with them on top of a wall wondering who will end it
As stated before, Piggy is clearly the heaviest of the boys, and more than once, Jack called Piggy “Fatty”(21). In this way, Piggy almost immediately loses power and respect. You can see this when Ralph tells Jack Piggy’s name, but more so in Piggy’s reaction after the fact. Piggy ended up confronting Ralph about how he didn’t want to be called Piggy, but Ralph blatantly disobeyed and told everyone that Piggy is what he was called. In Ralph’s defense, he is “Better Piggy than Fatty” (25).
In fact, during the meeting the boys are “usually consider society as a whole when making judgments,” which is the 4th stage (Sanders). The “dance” that Jack’s tribe performs seems to correspond directly with a loss of morality. When Simon wandered into the feast when it was dark, they performed the dance and killed him without considering that he wasn’t a beast. None of the boys expressed very much regret after they realized what they had truly done. By the end of the novel, most of the boys had dropped down to the first stage of moral development, where the “focused on satisfying personal needs”
They used the conch to call meetings, take turns talking, and having everyone come together. The conch got broken the same day Piggy died, this was the total end of their unity, and their society. Jack had always been a jerk from the very beginning, but the longer they were on the island, the worse he became. His development from being stranded changed him for the worst. Ralph, Piggy, and the little ones, got more wisdom, got more
Sodapop curtis is a 16 year old boy who dropped out of school to get a job to take care of and keep a boy named Johnny Curtis in school because there parents died in a auto-mobile wreck. This novel is called The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. The Character Sodapop Curtis is stressed, handsome, and friendly. For example “...Both of them have too much energy, too much feeling, with no way to blow it off”(pg.14 Hinton). This shows Sodapop is stressed so the only way to get rid of it is to get in fights.
With over seven-hundred individuals sharing that cramped space in each building it is very clear to see why the spread of disease was a consistent problem. The brick barracks were not the only living quarters inside of the death camp. A large amount of stall-like barracks were installed in sub camps such as Birkenau. They consisted of cramped wooden bunks with only a single row of skylights allowing light to penetrate the dark space. Being stuffed like sardines into a can became a nightly ritual for most prisoners, nevertheless, sleep was the only thing keeping the martyr of exhaustion at
One of the books that deals with amnesia is a book titled "the maze runner". The book is about a boy name Thomas who wakes up in an elevator box and finds himself in a place called the glade. Thomas doesn 't have any memory of who he is and how he ended up in the glade. The glade is run by two guys name Alby who is the head leader and another guy by the name of Newt. Each month, a new guy who has no memory of who he is ends up in the elevator box.
Some of this work would include unloading trains of cement, searching through confiscated belongings of the prisoners, working in the workshop, building buildings, and building airplane parts. (5) This would usually take eleven hours of horribly cruel labor. (6) They would get 3 meals though. 3 meals that would barely provide enough nutrients for them. Approximately 1,300 calories were consumed per day.
The year is 1861. You are a young boy only 10 years of age,named Tommy, your parents both died from smallpox. Every day it goes threw your head why did I not get the virus and die with them? and now you face a new challenge, living on you own or going to a workhouse and work day in and day out and for what? Some nasty food and a Uniform that has been worn one hundred times before you, or you live on the streets and become a man at early age and fend for yourself, go out into the real world and live with some bad people, but they will treat you better than at a workhouse because they have been in your shoes.
With all of his previous followers turned against him, Ralph lost all of the power he once had. After seeing Ralph without any followers, you can see just how crucial they are too his leadership role. Another example of why leaders can’t be leaders without followers from Lord of the Flies, is Jack. In the beginning of the book, Jack also wanted to be a leader alongside Ralph. They held an election and Ralph won.