If given the choice, would it be prefered to have order and control or to have chaos and savagery. Most would depend on the controlled and disciplined environment, while others revolt to the chaotic and carefree roles. The survival for the boys in The Lord of the Flies relied on these two alternatives, but it was the attempt at creating a government that made them choose. And most lost something that would not be possible to gain back, the loss of innocence. Most youth are given role models to follow and learn from, the boys on the island had no role models.
The being that had blown that, had sat waiting for them on the platform with the delicate thing balanced on his knees, was set apart.” The sow’s head on the other hand, had a whole other meaning of power. It represented the power of evil and savagery. It symbolized all the evils and horrors of the world and frightened the boys a great deal. The conch gave them hope order and survival. The beast gave them anger, savagery, and death.
What would you do if you were stuck on an island? In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, English schoolboys find themselves in this exact situation. The boys, with their ages varying from six to twelve years old, get into a horrendous plane crash in which no adults survive, and they must fend for themselves on a mysterious uninhabited island. The boys attempt to organize themselves and establish a civilized way of life on the island. Led by Ralph, the boys set rules, hold assemblies and assign jobs.
Each boy in the book loses his innocence. Whether it be by performing acts that inflict suffering, such as Jack brutally slaying pigs, killing Piggy, and attempting to kill Ralph, or by being inflicted with pain and suffering, such as Ralph, who Jack pursued within an inch of his life. “And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend
The lord of the flies is a symbol in which signifies what stepping out of line results in. It is this head upon the two-headed stick which frightened Ralph so drastically that sent him into hiding. Also, the small boy, Wilfred who was whipped and beaten for no apparent reason other than to instil fear into the boys within the tribe. The boys amongst Jack’s tribe were so petrified by fear of Jack; and also Roger, that questioning his authority was beyond
Time goes on. Soon the boys find out how the island is changing them into savages, which scares them greatly. They desperately want to escape the island. Using Ralphs authoritativeness and Simons godly like presence, Golding inserts the idea of disillusionment that shapes their views on the environment. The Lord of the Flies is a prime example of how
When the boys had ralph as leader he wasn’t in control of the situation at hand. Ralph wasn’t a strong persuasive leader so the boys didn’t see him as a person to go too ,but as someone who is just barking orders. This just made the boys break rules ,and put themselves in danger. While jack was leader he wanted to kill ralph for being against him then the boys listened because he wasn’t persuasive but was a dictator. He abused his power as leader of the island.Jack wasn’t persuasive but was a power thirsting leader who acted for himself.
“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.
The deep emotional struggle bullies face is evident in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Without adult supervision on the island, the boys must guide themselves through their weaknesses. They act out as uncontrolled, dangerous boys to cover up their insecurities. By acting as strong, ruthless killers, the boys look stable and invincible to the others. In order to appear strong, boys in Lord of the Flies exploit the weaker boys and conceal their own insecurities.
Evil because of power, pride and Fear. Buddha once said, “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways.” In the book “Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding, the characters are British boys whose plane has been shot down and they land on an island. As they time goes by the group experiences changes in mental state and values and they go from civilized to savages. The boys perform actions that they may deem as necessary for survival but the way the actions occur show the evil and savagery. The evil within humans energies when one fears to accept their actions, has desire for power and pride People will do anything to experience the feeling of power, even things that are inhumane.