Sector 36 “Ow! Crap!” A jolt of electricity had struck Ralph in the neck right where his implant was, it was a routine thing so it wasn’t as much surprising as it was painful. Ralph waited for his instructions from Sector 01 telling him to go back to work, but they never came, so he waited and waited for hours upon end for the instructions thinking there was just a longer delay than usual, but still, they never came.
Identify the author’s purpose (supported with text evidence). The author’s purpose is to make the statement that deep beneath all of us there is an element of evil. He used innocent schoolboys and by the end of the book three kids were dead and only one kid which was being hunted down ( Chapter 12) was sane by the time they were being rescued. Choose three characters (major or minor) and provide a brief commentary on each.
I. 1. The need for civilization: P.40 “Ralph and Jack looked at each other while society paused about them. “Ralph spoke first, crimson in the face.” "Will you?" “He cleared his throat and went on.”
The Interludes: “Does He Meant That?” (82) “One Story” (185) I agree with Foster’s Ideas although it's a bit confusing to comprehend and imagine a writer take days on writing a paragraph, page or sentence. It makes a bit of sense though because you often see writers publish pieces in a years time or maybe even more. It would make sense as well because the writer or the author has been educated in writing, literature, and etc.
I think that one of the most important ideas of this chapter is how Jack was wearing the mask when he was hunting the pig. I think that this is important because I think that it symbolizes that Jack was not himself when he was hunting the pigs. This can be shown by this quote: “He [Jack] capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” Another important idea of this chapter is the fire going out again.
Passage 1: “Where’s the man with the megaphone?” The fair boy shook his head. “This is an island. At least I think it’s an island.
In the duration of reading the novel, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, my collection of dialectical journals reflect on what I learned and understood through important events, small details and characters. First considering the choices I made when reading and completing assignments, I chose passages that are easy to connect to because being an individual of a young spirit and mind similar to the childish survivors, I felt close to the characters’ emotions and actions of ignorance, insecurity, pride and fear. The dialectical journals also influenced my reading of later chapters by expecting an increase of failure than success. Ralph’s continuation of failing to unite the survivors together to create survival resulted in a hopeless
Chapter 1. “Ender walked around him and kicked him again… Stilson could not make a sound; he only doubled up and tears streamed out of his eyes… ‘You could probably beat me up pretty bad. But just remember what I do to people who try to hurt me.’ ” (7) Ender’s main objective is to extend his existence, because of this, he forgets his humanity and continues to inflict pain on Stilson.
Visualization - Chapter 8 - At the start of this chapter I can imagine the boys assembling on the hot, white, sands of the beach for a meeting. The sun is more powerful than ever and leaves anything it touches with a peeling sunburn. The waves crash against the jagged rocks and seagulls squawk in alarm. As the meeting goes on, a fight erupts from Ralph and Jack and ralph wins.
Chapter 1: Ralph-has leadership and is smart, since he came up with blowing the conch when there is a meeting and went exploring on the island. In the future I think Ralph will continue to show his intelligence and be a great leader. Piggy-Piggy seems very nice and is eager to become friends with Ralph and is very trusting. I think Piggy will be made fun of since they found out from Ralph that his name is Piggy. Piggy seems to be an outsider since he wears glasses, has asthma, and is overweight.
At the end of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the children whose actions were chronicled in the book committed atrocities like murder and torture. Regular children somehow did things worse than anything that they ever could have imagined back at home. This begs the question of what prompted what once were normal children to snap: the circumstances or something that was inside of them all along. The answer in my mind isn’t as simple as one or the other. A winning combination of both spurred average boys into becoming killers, because without something dark being triggered in some of the boys, no one would have even thought about the horrible things that ended up happening.
Leadership is something that stands out. Good leadership is always important. You always want to follow the strongest person in the group right? Well in the book called “Lord of the Flies” Ralph is a better leader than Jack. Some reasons include Ralph has a goal or clear vision of being rescued.
Ralph is first introduced as the fair boy who is a natural born leader. He applies Piggy’s intelligence to think of a way to summon the other survivors on the island. Ralph follows through with Piggy’s idea and uses the conch which emits a loud sound that can be hear through the island. The sound eventually lures the group of boys towards them. His leader instincts are best portrayed when he’s able to side with Jack after offering to share his power: “The suffusion drained away from Jack’s face.
Throughout the book we witness the power struggle between Jack and Ralph, we watch as Jack undermines Ralph's authority and gains control of the boys on the island. Jack's leadership is powerful, he understands how to coerce others into following him and is exceptional at controlling his crowd. Take for example him leading the crowd of hunters, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood” (Golding 56).