William Golding’s book “Lord of the Flies” represents man’s struggle with authority, by creating a variety of characters with different points of view he is able to portray what happens when there is no one around to enforce the “law of the land”; Ralph is one of these characters, he represents a civil society with rules and laws to follow, he is intelligent and has more common sense than most of the group knowing that by building a shelter and starting a fire they would increase their chances of being rescued. In the end the group of boys turn on him (except for Piggy and Simon who both die in brutal ways) and it becomes fight or flight for Ralph as he is now alone on the island before ultimately running into the soldier.
Piggy influences the novel in several ways. Although he was not much of a leader, his virtue benefits the boys. He is intelligent and mature, therefore he was able to indicate the true nature of humanity and the evil that is inside each of
The conch shell plays a big part in Ralph’s authority and order. His leadership skills, along with the conch by his side, is what made the other kids on the island listen and idolize him. Golding glorifies the power of Ralph and his conch shell in order to represent control, which is important to the ongoing order and regulation of the boys throughout their time on the island. Without the shell, there would be no order among the lives of the boys on the uninhabited island. In addition to Ralph promoting the power of the conch, Jack also agrees and emphasizes that in order to run a society, there must be a strong and rational set of rules that needs to be followed.
As humans, people will face many difficulties throughout their life. In the science fiction novel, Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card, the main character, Ender Wiggin, faces complications when he is selected to go to Battle School for training. Many of these hardships are caused by deep affection while other troubles are created because of his separation from the other students at school. However, these obstacles do improve Ender mentally, and it is depicted that these bumps in the road strengthen the protagonist physically in the long run, too. Throughout the book, Card uses love and isolation to demonstrate that life struggles are beneficial to a person’s life which creates a unique and relatable reading experience.
Jacks blood lust is starting to affect the group and the others chances of being rescued from the island. Without the fire, they would never be rescued and it would not have be good because the group would have become worse. Ralph would follow these rules and he just expected others to pull their weight. When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it. when he first hunts a pig, he starts to get in with the group and gets very excited.
However, children of Nazi soldiers were a large group of children who were affected by the war, but in a very different way. They were sheltered from what was happening in the war. They were taught to believe that Hitler was an honorable, smart man with a goal to make Germany better. After the end of World War II, children of Nazi soldiers knew what type of politics and hatred their parents had supported and contributed to. “Imagine what it must be like to grow up as a child of a mass murderer” (Evans, 2016).
Admittedly, Atticus Finch is an unrealistic character, because he is an adult who is believing in completely false statements. “Way back about nineteen-twenty there was a Klan, but it was a political organization more than anything” (147). However, Atticus is shown as a realistic character, because he has both positive and negative traits. He tries to see the best in people, and teaches his children to “climb into his skin and walk around in it”. Additionally, he also has negative traits, shown when he allows his children to be put in danger.
Letting the reader clearly imagining this tropical oasis the boys are stranded on. He also presents themes prevalent in everyday adolescent life such as a desire to be respected, in addition to challenging authority. Lord of the Flies is a classic because it's a timeless parable about human nature, given a beautiful environment, people will still want leaders, form hierarchies and will find reasons to fight each other. What makes it so shocking is that it's a book about children, who are generally portrayed as innocent and well-meaning in literature, though Golding felt that children are no different to adults, because human nature is
Beasts are mainly described as wild animals. The boys have been acting like beasts for the duration of the novel, they behave and act very similarly to what one would expect a beast to act and behave like. While Simon is having a verbal battle with the lord of the flies, they say, “You knew, didn 't you? I 'm part of you? Close, close, close!
The boys that crash landed on the desolate island in “The Lord of the Flies” were very unique. Yes, they all had their similarities, but most of them had very contrasting appeals and ideas. For example, Jack and Ralph were very opposed to each other. Jack wanted to do nothing but hunt and have a blast. Ralph took a more sensible approach and stuck with the basics.
Ralph, Jack, and “The Littluns”: The Game Changers As soon as Ralph blew the conch, gathering the boys around him, they decided to keep order by establishing a system in the hopes of having a chance to be rescued. A power struggle between Ralph and Jack had split the votes, but in the end, Ralph was crowned as chief. This society seemed as though it was solid under Ralph’s genuine leadership, but with differing opinions and views of what was really important, this society treaded towards rough waters. The author made a point to the reader that each character had a specific job in helping the civilization:
Next, I chose Piggy’s glasses because it represents the power of science and intellectual endeavor in society. The representation is evident from the very start of the novel, when the boys use the lenses from Piggy’s glasses to spark a fire. I chose this quote because it shows how the most logical person, Piggy, is still relatively calm when everyone is stranded within the island. I chose that visual because that’s that glasses look like.
He is extremely smart, a very important quality for a leader. Intelligence is important in a leadership role because the people that are lower ranked look up to the leader to know all of the answers during a crisis and just in general. During the meeting that Ralph assembled he made a good point about the fire. “We can help them find us. If a ship comes near they may not notice us.
During William Golding’s time, World War II was coming to an end after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Golding, horrified by “mankind’s essential illness” and capacity for evil, wrote the novel Lord of the Flies to depict how the struggle to survive can birth the beast in society, which, unfortunately, can cause the destruction of civilization. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses political allegory to illustrate how power dynamics change when people revert to a primal id state. To start off, Golding uses a conch to symbolize democracy.