Jack supports and agrees to the rules at first, but towards the end it becomes Ralph constantly reminding Jack about the rules while Jack blows them off. After simon's death, Ralph realizes that what happened was murder. (pg.172) In addition, Ralph feels guilty right up to the end of the book for Simons death. Jack however denies Simon's death, he plays it off as if Simon actually was the beast, just in disguise (pg. 177) and then completely forgets about it.
By this point Jack already started to grow his hunting group and therefore grow in power. Because of this, he realizes he has enough power to create his own group and split from Ralph 's. This also shows that Jack feels like Piggy 's opinion is so unimportant compared to his that Jack goes against one of the rules he originally
Jack gave them instant results manipulating them to follow him. He gave them meat from the pig and took them hunting which they were very fond of. This may be mistaken as Jack trying to be kind to the boys but it is really his way of manipulating them to gain their trust so that he can take advantage of them. It says on page.137, “I gave you food,” said Jack, “and my hunters will protect you from the beast. Who will join my tribe?” This shows that Jack is manipulating the boys by not giving them an option.
When Jack says this he is stating that everyone in the tribe will do as he says because he is the leader and they will follow him. Since he is the leader, they will not question him so the boys will set their beliefs around the beast. Jack makes the boys believe that the beast will not hurt them as long as they do what he says, this gives Jack more control over the boys. When Jack and his hunters go hunting, they find a sow and kill it. When they
This displays his control over their fear of the beast and this act uplifts Jack’s power status. Jack converts their fear into power and is able to win the view of the community. In the middle of the book, it is evident that both boys have different goals. This can be seen, when Ralph and Jack fight about which is more important, building protection/ shelter (Ralph’s opinion) or hunting for food (Jack’s opinion). The quote, “rules, rules, so many rules”, illustrates his approach to survival, which is to hunt for food, while having fun.
The Lord of the Flies, in my opinion, is a pretty messed up book now that you think about it. One of the boys in the book, Piggy, is a good example of a resilient person because he went through a lot. Throughout the book he is constantly being taken advantage of and being stepped over by all the other boys, like how they always steal his glasses away from him without permission for their own good. But, that doesn’t change how he’s always trying to put order in the group, he never gives up even after their chaotic acts of killing Simon. Honestly, if I was in that kind of situation, I would’ve given up on them a long time ago because they just seemed hopeless in the way of their actions.
Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” (Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse. This also proves the idea that nothing part of nature that is a living thing survives in the bunkhouse. At first, no one complained about the dog except for Carlson. Candy refused but then considered what Carlson said because Slim agreed with Carlson. Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do.
As part of human nature, we’re accustomed to following a set of rules to have an orderly and peaceful lifestyle. Usually, if those rules are disobeyed, destruction and disorder are bound to come our way. This act is prevalent in two stories, Beowulf and The Lord of the Flies, that were written centuries apart, but yet the concept of how ignoring rules can lead to the downfall of societies is common in both. Usually, a well-built society derives from a strong leader who has the characteristics of guiding people to do the right actions. Such an example would be Beowulf who is viewed as a God-like hero and is highly respected.
He tried many times to convince himself to find the courage to fix his past, leaving himself to find ways when it’s too late to redeem himself by going out of his way to search for his half-brother’s son. As a child, Hassan got raped and Amir was a witness of this. Their friendship fell apart because of Hassan’s loyalty and by keeping this secret, he got Hassan and his father, Ali to quit
He talks about how it is better to be hated than to loved if it will benefit you, “Here a question arises: whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse...anyone compelled to choose will find greater security in being feared than in being loved. . . . Love endures by a bond which men, being scoundrels, may break whenever it serves their advantage to do so; but fear is supported by the dread of pain, which is ever present” (Machiavelli, 60).