First of all, in Lord of the Flies, William Golding demonstrates selfishness from the theme of power. Power is one of the factors that can make people express their selfishness. In Lord of the Flies of William Golding, boys decide to elect their leader who will earn the power to control the group of boys. At the beginning of the story, Ralph is chosen to be the leader of the boys, while Jack is appointed to be the leader of the hunter. Jack and his hunters think that they are the special group of boys because they have the most significant duty.
In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, one of the main characters, Jack, struggles to get along with Ralph, the leader of the group of boys on the island. Jack constantly challenges Ralph’s authority and only cares about hunting food for himself. Not only does Jack challenge Ralph’s authority, but he also decides to take the fire for himself without regarding anyone else. Rather than compromising with Ralph about who gets the fire, Jack takes it for himself. According to Freud’s Theory of Personality, Jack’s actions are motivated by his id as shown by his lack of caring about the rules and the other boys on the island.
Behavior or Culture The novel The Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding follow the adventure of a group of boys that became stranded after what they assumed to be a plane crash. The british boys stranded on the island fight to survive on the with the helpful leadership from one of the older boys Ralph. The boys experience a power struggle over who could control the island, Ralph or Jack, which severely transformed the social structure within the island society. Ralph and Jack in The Lord of the Flies their behaviors show that their attitudes can change the culture. Ralph’s behavior through the novel shows that his attitude changed the culture oftenly.
Merridew is the one character who tends to make it harder for the rest of the characters in the novel. Jack never can agree with the entire group, unless in consists with hunting or being in power, which this says a lot about his personality. In the novel Jack ends up letting the fire out. Infuriating Ralph because he seen a ship off the horizon going a different direction. The ship did not see the smoke to rescue the boys from the island because Jack was more worried about hunting a pig instead of maintaining the fire while the others worked on other things for the camp.
But my heart was heavy. I was aware that I was doing it grudgingly." (Page 107 night) Eliezer is battling a war in his head whether to let his dad die and go on without him to save himself but he loves his father, so he gave him what was left of his soup. He also gave his dad a cup of hot black coffee. Elie took a drink and gave him the rest even though elie would have loved to take it himself.
Without law and order, the boys on the island were forced to live in a reality without adults and authority and had to think and survive for themselves. In Lord of the Flies savagery is shown many times throughout the book, most of the savage acts that take place in the novel are very similar to the way they would unfold in modern society under proper circumstances. In the book social imbalance seems to be the clear victor. It is clear that in this book, savagery is
Ralph initially has high ethos because the boys incorrectly vote him for chief as well as logos in his argument for the fire, but by the end of the book the boys, and even the reader, are prepared to join Jack’s dominant hunters. Once some of the boys join Jack in the life of savagery, Roger affirms that Jack is “a proper chief [because he is] going to take [them] hunting” (Golding 159). The word “proper” is synonymous with qualified, and his followers believe he is most qualified to be leader. When Roger articulates that
What types of images are used in conjunctions with the character? What do they symbolize? Jack’s role as the id in Lord of the Flies is arguably the cornerstone of discord among the boys. Jack’s appearance throughout the novel never entails anything beneficial to the boys. His appearances are often associated
After being stranded on an island with no sign of rescue or grownups, the schoolboys need some form of government or leader to rule them all. The first day they discover they are not alone, the boys elect Ralph, one of the older boys, to lead them. He believes they need authority, in place of the grownups. Otherwise, chaos will break out, as it does later on. Golding’s Lord of the Flies serves as a perfect illustration of Hobbes’s philosophy on the brutish, selfish nature of man and, therefore, the need for a strong government.
At first, the civilization is still intact with boys but as the novel progresses on, the boys develop a savage trait and their sense of civilization begins to dissipate. Jack and Ralph’s opposite mindsets are shown in the novel like the right to speak during meeting, when the group hunts pigs, the struggle over Piggy’s glasses, and finally with Simon’s death. Jack felt that without rules, a person is free to do whatever he desires, which exposes their true nature and it is almost if he does not know the difference between rights and wrong. Savagery and civilization is the common theme for the novel and as these two strong forces clash so do the boys. Ralph’s attempt to civilized the island is overtaken by the savagery that Jack holds.
When the boys are first on the island, they elect Ralph as leader even though Jack repeatedly states he should be in charge. “I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple arrogance, “because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing a C sharp.” (page 22) Jack is self absorbed from the beginning and becomes upset when Ralph is elected leader. 1: Because the boys are unsure of how to behave without adult supervision, they attempt to recreate social order by electing a leader to make decisions. From the start, the boys’ child-like instincts pose a threat to their society.