The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book. In the beginning, Ralph tries to establish order by letting the boys vote on rules and on him being chief. As chief, Ralph constantly micromanages the group of boys in order to sustain his power. When things don’t exactly go his way he tries to belittle the boys by reminding them that “[He is] chief..” and of the fact that they voted for him(23). Also, when the littluns (younger boys) start the rumor of a possible terrifying creature, Ralph gets angered and tries to prove his dominance by asserting that “‘..there isn’t a beast!’”(37).
In the novel lord of the flies the author made it obvious for the reader to see that there is a lot of social civilization going on. There is not an adult with them during their time and no one to really help guide the boys, therefore they need to vote and select a leader. Yet the young kids are out of their mind and have no idea who or what they need in a leader. They tried to get someone to maintain control and be in charge and they hope they call the right shots. The obvious choice was Ralph because he had something that Jack did not have and that will win the people over to Ralphs side.
When Ralph and Piggy are saying there is no monster Jack is yelling at the same time there is a beast and he will provide protection from it. For young boys whom some are no older than six protection from the big scary beast is very appealing. Even the boys who leave Ralph for Jack still feel guilty because they choose to not elect Jack they keep Ralph but then they slowly leave when Ralph doesn’t know. They know Jack is bad yet they still make the conscious decision to abandon Ralph’s leadership. This is point at which they go from boys to savages.
An overwhelm of emotions can cause panicking and stress including anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, loneliness, boredom, depression, and guilt (Stroud 45-51). As stated before, deal with emergencies first, then prioritize your next decisions. The way the boys acted towards each other helped and destroyed their civilization. At the beginning of the book, while Henry was occupied at the water’s edge, Roger begins throwing stones at him. Fortunately, Roger misses every rock he throws at Henry until Jack calls Roger over to him.
Jack uses fear and threats as a way to control the people that follow “his tribe” at first they were empty, but now that he and roger have killed piggy, they now have legitimate authority over the people that are scared of stepping out of line. Democracy has been dismantled by the situation they are in, where there is no real authority besides
Imagine being stranded on an inhabited island with a bunch of other kids and no adults. It could seem fun at first. But that feeling won’t last long, at least not in the case of Lord of the Flies. In an attempt to avoid the inevitable, the kids apoint a leader, trying to restore society’s rules and avoid chaos. In Lord of the Flies, the boys democratically institute a ‘chief’.
He knew that they never really were equal despite all the rules. He tried to conform to the society as a child but never could. He came to find that people should have their own individuality and learn to think for themselves. He knew the rules that they had previously had were wrong. There are many reasons why I think Equality will not adopt the rules of his old society.
Ralph and Piggy chose not to paint their faces and try to act like civilized people. Since Jack and his followers painted his face, he and his gang started to act more like animals than humans. As the boys adapt to staying on the deserted island, everyone’s physical, mental and emotional appearances change. Jack reveals his change of appearance and identity, “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger”. (Golding 67) By using this quote, Golding explains the major distinction of a rich environment in which the boys had come and lived in as compared to living on a deserted island.
He almost accepts that he is in the wrong and should be ridiculed. Amir wants to be himself, but society makes him look at himself different than he wants. As a child, all Amir wants is to impress Baba, but can’t, because Baba has certain standards, and longs to prove himself the way he wants, in his stories. His goal will never be reached if he does not conform to standards. On the bright side,
It is about a curious little white seal called Kotick that was born on the beach. One day Kotick discovers that there is a place in which every year the men came and kill seal to skin them. The experience is very traumatic for him, but when he talks about it with the other seals, the black ones, everybody suggest him to forget what he had seen and to remain in his place. Not convinced with the answers Kotick travels to other beaches so as to find a secure place for the black seals. In this story it is possible to observe that once more, the white seal is the one that is worried with the security of the back ones.