Throughout the story Piggy would tell the boys he couldn’t see without them and that he would be lost without them, and the boys took advantage of that. Piggy’s glasses were taken from him and ended up in the wrong hands. They were stolen from Piggy by Jack, who wanted to start a fire for roasting a pig, he also just wanted them so Piggy would be of no help. “‘Here - let me go!’ His voice rose to to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face,” (Page 40). This was the first time Piggy’s glasses were taken, to start the original fire.
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding demonstrates societies need for rules, restrictions, and leadership as the boys lose control when there are no boundaries. An article from CNN, “Who’s the Boss?” by David G. Allen conveys the importance of restrictions that parents must set for children in order to have them succeed in life which is demonstrated when the boys are left without any rules leading to violence and even death among the boys. “Who’s the Boss?” explains the unavoidable bleak and dark actions of the boys in Lord of the Flies when there are no adult figures. “Who’s the Boss” from CNN encourages parents to create rules and be the boss for their children which was severely lacking in Lord of Flies for the boys. Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley states, “A permissive parenting style leads to impulsive behavior, egocentrism, and poor social skills.” The optimal parenting style, according to Baumrind is “authoritative,” where a parent sets rules and expectations, yet still, encourage freedom in controlled environments.
If Piggy had not been sophisticated as he was, Jack and Ralph would have gotten into a fight. If anything happens to Ralph there would be no one to protect the powerless ones and Jack would have ruled with his violent ways. 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
He was scared that people would judge the way the boys have been acting and the people they have become from their time on the island without any adults. The amount of times Ralph has mentioned being rescued the reader would think that he would like to go back to his home and become more of a human again. But the reader can learn that Ralph is embarrassed of what he as well as the other boys had
Boo Radley transforms from appearing as a mysterious and reserved monster to being recognized as a real hero because of the events concerning his uncertain past and the slow, yet sure build up of trust to where he finds the confidence, and capability to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell’s attack. Rumors spread quickly throughout Maycomb, and one of the most mysterious and alluring is the one of the monster, Boo Radley. Few people know the truth behind Boo’s reasons for his seclusion-- most of those such as Atticus Finch refuse to speak openly on the matter, especially in front of the children. Because many do not know how accurate the myths are, they assume his life story,
When the other farmers clubbed the cold and helpless pheasants, the boys took a different approach at the situation at hand. Heynen also conveys overcoming naivety when he writes “they saw dark spots along the fence”. (1) The fence is a symbol of a wall that the boys have to climb over in order free themselves of the weight of tradition and expectation. It is also evident that it is human nature follow in the footsteps of what someone did before us, but sometimes there comes a time when you have to make your own decisions, and that is ‘going on the path less traveled by.’ Another way the author imparted overcoming naivety is by making a
And when do we go from loyal children to apprehensive adults? In William Golding's book Lord Of the Flies Freuds theory is shown by how the kids act as they turn from well behaved boys to bloodthirsty hunters with no desire to return to civilization. What is interesting from a Freudian perspective is their superegos have not fully developed yet. This causes the boys to be affected differently throughout the book. Ralph is the elected leader
Despite Huck’s constant teasing and mild abuse, Jim exhibits unconditional kindness towards Huck. Jim also proves to be a father figure, disciplining Huck and protecting him from seeing Pap dead in the floating house. He is not clueless and loving like a dog; in fact, Jim is one of the most intellectually and emotionally consistent and whole characters in the novel. Huck’s inability to express his care for Jim further reflects the stigmas held toward interracial relationships in the South and the flawed nature of the narrator, Huck. Jim and Huck’s existence on the raft provides a refuge from society, from the chains that bind Jim and separate him from Huck.
Other boys on the island had many little similarities and contradictions. Roger and Simon are the most distinctive characters. The similarities between the two are very limited. Like most kids on the island, they both had their inner struggles. They both try to appeal to their leaders (Roger to Jack, Simon to Ralph), although it seems that Roger only intended to rise to the top and Simon simply wanted to be a friend.
But as the book progresses he slowly turns into a bad leader who does not have control over the kids, when he gets frustrated and cannot control the kids to do their jobs. In the first couple chapters of the book , Ralph is acting like a great leader, one great decision that showed his ability to lead was the idea of whoever held the conch shell can talk, while everyone else had to listen to the person holding the shell. This was a great decision because it kept everyone under control while people are sharing their ideas. If this decision was not made then it would be almost impossible to have
Throughout the novel The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding Piggy’s ideas are pushed aside. Piggy is an intellectual character who has the potential to make life easier for the boys on the island. Yet, he is constantly pushed around due to his physical differences from the other boys. Piggy has poor eyesight, asthma, and weight problems. Piggy represents the rational world.