Perspective In Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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Imagine what a big group of boys would do if they were left on an island with no grownups. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the book describes Golding's perspective on how a group of boys would act if they were left alone on an island without grownups. Now even though some might agree with Golding, not all of his social commentary theories are possibly correct and most likely would not happen. There are many ideas in the book that can prove how parts of the story would not happen. Perspective also has a huge role in how we look at objects. The plane, long hair, Piggy's spectacles, and fire are four examples that Golding uses to support his theory of social behavior. To give an example, how is the plane able to fly off when …show more content…

As we know fires are important to survive. Even if you aren't stranded, you still need some sort of material to keep warm. Also from watching survival shows I have learned you can use fire smoke as a signal for help. Some fires can be started by a flame, rocks being rubbed together, sticks being rubbed together, and glass.The boys know that they need a fire to keep warm, send signals and cook food with. The boys do not know how they are going to start a fire. All they know is "you can't have no smoke without a fire" (129). They think about what they are going to use then they see Piggy's glasses. All of their fires are started by Piggy's glasses. In the book it seems that right when they have the sun shine through the glasses it catches the wood on fire. If you have ever made a fire this will sound silly because Golding makes it seem like the wood catches quickly on fire. Fire gives different meanings to different people but it will soon have a giant impact on the boys and the …show more content…

The fire gets so big that it starts to burn the whole island. As the island burns, it makes a smoke signal that signals a naval officer, coming to their rescue. As the officer is talking to Ralph he does not even act like the fire is a big deal. All the naval officer did was "[turn] away to give them time to pull themselves together"(202). If I was on an island and there was that big of a fire, I would run for my life to get to the water. The naval officer acts too calm in my eyes because they are supposed to help and get the boys away from danger. Instead of getting the boys off the island in a hurry to leave, he gives them time to basically calm

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