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.
In need of rescue, the boys gather materials such as sticks and tree bark to start a fire for smoke signals, but soon learn that the fire is dangerous to nature if they are not careful. The symbolic change in the fire from a representation of hope, rescue, and teamwork to one of death and destruction demonstrates that man can corrupt and destroy nature even when it is not intended. At the beginning of the novel, the fire unifies the children and gives them hope of rescue and survival. They are forced to cooperate as they realize that they will be stronger together rather than alone. The boys cooperate in their decision to build a fire once Ralph suggests: “We must make a fire.” (Golding 38).
Thirdly, the glasses: Piggy´s glasses represent the fire, because they are needed to make fire, thanks to the proyectation of the sunlight to the Wood. Finally, the fire: It represents their last hope to be saved from the island, as with the smoke they can be seen. Without it they can be lost there forever, and in this extract is shown its importance: “There was a ship. Out there! You said you´d keep the fire going and you let it out!” Said Ralph to Jack.
Ralph’s tribe worried about keeping the fire going. Ralph said repeatedly in astonishment, “You let the fire go out.” (58). Regardless of what they did, Ralph’s tribe was worried about surviving and being rescued. They were determined to be rescued. Ralph said, “Without fire we can’t be rescued.
Jack persuaded the other boys to make a fire to scare away the beast. This shows Jack’s willingness to secure power. When people have the opportunity to hold the “conch,” they are able to transform into severe savages, disregarding civilization’s moral beliefs. In general, this can be noticed in politics, taking into account that conservative parties regularly want to preserve hierarchy, not wanting to change social status, by imposing tax breaks for corporations and the elite. Specifically, at the start of the book, Ralph wanted the choir to serve under his command, but Jack persuaded Ralph to lead his own group.
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.
Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it. This is juxtaposed with Jack wanting to hunt yet again. Jack takes the boys and uses them to assist in killing the pig, but, coincidentally, a ship passes the island while Jack has the boys that were responsible for keeping the fire going (Golding 68). This once again shows evidence of Jack’s insistence on the need to hold power. He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him.
That the man is unable to eat without a fire despite keeping his lunch against his body again attests to the way his preparations are not enough to face this cold. This first successful fire establishes fire as a source of life and protection, important to the man’s survival in the story. The dog’s attachment to the fire shows that its instinctual knowledge is more effective in this situation than the man’s scientific knowledge. The lack of care between dog and man is further established: both are only focused on their own survival and wellbeing. A human companion would be a different type of support for the man.
In the beginning when the boys are first starting to live on the island Ralph proposes a bunch of plans that would have created a successful society amongst them had they actually been put into motion, such as shelters, jobs, taking turns, a fire, and rules. He looked at the big picture of what they could do and thought out of the box to try and solve their problems, however he failed to turn his ideas and plans into reality. “The first thing we ought to have made was shelters down there by the beach. It wasn’t half cold down there in the night. But the first time Ralph says ’fire’ you goes howling and screaming up this here mountain.
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The fire from the spilled gasoline that didn’t get on the ball was still there. For some reason Neil wanted to make it big. Clearly he didn’t know that pouring gas on an open flame is extremely dangerous, so he doesn’t hesitate and just does it. This makes the fire big and luckily the gasoline tank didn’t blow up in his hands. While he is trying to stomp the fire out, one of my friends comes running out with pretty much a shot glass full of water thinking that’s going to do the job.