Their young mindset tempts them to see the worst. They act upon their poor thoughts.The boys argue where the beast comes from and when Simon suggests it comes from the water, the boys laugh and make fun of him. They then continue to argue and eventually Jack splits with his hunter followers to go find out for themselves. Jack felt the need that if he proved whether the beast was out there, that maybe he would be able to gain some of the respect he thinks he deserves. Simon, being one of the wiset boys, said, “Maybe there is a beast...maybe it’s only us…” (Chapter 5, page 80).
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies demonstrates how Ralph’s use of his id gradually overrides his use of his ego as time passes on the island due to the innate instincts in humans. Golding uses the fire, conch shell, and Ralph’s hair to show how Ralph transitions from primarily using his ego to using his id more often to finally having his id take precedent over his ego and superego. When the boys are first stranded on the island after the plane crashes, Ralph emerges as a leader for the boys, partially due to his strong display of his ego. After Jack, Ralph, and Simon have explored the island Ralph calls a meeting where he says “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak,” exhibiting how the conch represents order(33). By saying that
Piggy’s Logic In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, Piggy is the most rational boy on the island compared to the other children. As a logical person, he can control his emotions and he is able to analyze situations with a clear thought process. His way of thinking is based on logic as well, and he expresses his feelings accordingly to the issue at hand. However, the boys, unable to comprehend Piggy’s words, decide to ignore him. Piggy’s personality nevertheless further enables him to resolve conflicts the boys may face on the islands.
If there 's a beast, we 'll hunt it down! We 'll close in and beat and beat and beat-" (p.114) once again jack is sepaking of thr beast again, he is convincing the boys that there absolutely is a beast and that he can protect them by hunting it. Meanwhile piggy dose not belive there is a beast, jack continues to shove the fear of the beast down everyones throats and manipulating the boys so he can gain more power and control over the
Initially, the boys were assigned to tasks that help the group’s well-being such as shelter building, gathering water, or in Jack’s case, maintaining the fire. He soon abandons his duty and goes off to have fun through hunting, causing the fire to go out and prolonging their stay on the island. This situation shows the initial benefit an individual can gain from selfishness, but at the cost of society’s advancement. Although he didn’t get any meat from this trip, he still got to enjoy the “brilliant world of hunting, tactics, [and] fierce exhilaration”(), while the other boys did boring yet important tasks. Through his denial of his critical responsibility, he creates a class distinction within the boys’ society where he is the “one percent” that is able to pursue wealth and prosperity, while being supported by the “working poor” (the other boys).
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows the progression of absolute power, and how ambition can take over one's mind. Stranded on an island after their plane crashed, the boys create their own democracy with one absolute ruler, just like many other governments throughout history. The boys voted Ralph as their ruler, but Jack slowly starts to take some of Ralph’s power, and eventually usurps him as their chief. Lord of the Flies suggests that absolute power is corrupt, and that humans are overly ambitious in wanting to take power from the person who has the most of it. Just like any large group of people, the boys decide that they “ought to have a chief to decide things” (Golding 22).
Civilization means to be a part of a culture, to have a leader who takes power, and to be apart of orderly society. In the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Simon is the most civilized boy on the island because he has the most positive outlook out of every boy on the island, he is insightful of what and where the beast is, and, he is the first to realize most of the problems that occur on the island. Simon has the most positive outlook out of every boy on the island. Simon insisted multiple times that the boys would get rescued, even when Ralph strongly doubted the possibility. Simon also tried to keep the peace between all of the boys by assuring them that everything is ok, and that there is nothing to be afraid of.
When the boys crash on the island they come together to find that they need some leadership to be able to stay alive. At first Ralph shows that he really is capable of being a good leader. Ralph says, “We’ve got to have some rules and obey them. After all we aren’t savages” (32). Ralph understands from the start that they need some rules so that they kids don’t turn into savages.
Simon’s departure suggests that he does not have a grasp on how others can deal with the stress of surviving on a deserted constantly, while he cannot. Simon, therefore, feels more fragile compared to the other boys. Fearing that the other boys think he is “batty” (111), Simon tries to mask his weakness. Unlike the
Anything an author writes can have a deeper meaning and it is the responsibility of the reader to decipher it to help bring personal connexion between them and the characters. In the novel Lord of the Flies, as the boys enter this journey of self discovery brought to them by the plane crash. The author, William Golding, uses new circumstances to help the audience connect by showing the characters personalities through reactions. For example, when they find out that there are no other adults that survived the crash Ralph responded with his organizational skills by wanting to know everyone’s name. This shows Ralph is a smart character who is likely to be more considerate towards others.