In the story, one of the boys named Jack starts picking on Piggy and calls him “Fatty”. The boys in the group laugh and mock Piggy. The text says that Ralph shouts, “ He’s not Fatty” , “His real name's Piggy!” This causes even more laughter and embarrassment for Piggy. Since Ralph said this, Piggy now feels betrayed because Raph is the only one who actually cares for him.
“Ralph” the fat boy waited to be asked his name in turn (Golding 9). The fat boy anticipates the same amount of interest in Ralph but gets little to no response, only when the fat boy declares to Ralph he doesn’t care what the others call him. If they don’t call him what they use to call him in school, that being the name “Piggy” (Golding 11). “Ralph shrieked with laughter. He jumped up.
Willie Jay is the antithesis of Dick: Willie Jay encouraged Perry to strive to his fullest potential (although Willie Jay did not think that was much, based on his condescending attitude towards his lack of education). Dick attempted this, he “ had always encouraged him, listened attentively to his talk of maps, tales of treasure, but now-- and it had not occurred to him before-- he wondered if all along Dick had only been pretending” (Capote 100). Perry noticed that Dick did not actually respect him.
Piggy, the only one with glasses is an outcast, not only because he wears glasses, but also because he is a “fatty”(17). Jack and Ralph do not even let Piggy finish a sentence without saying “Shut up!” which creates the feeling of pity towards Piggy and the feeling of hatred towards the other boys. Piggy also suffers from “ass-mar” giving the boys another reason to verbally harass him for his lack of fitness. Despite his problems, Piggy being the kind and generous boy continues to help start a fire by carrying branches up the mountain.
Simon is brave when he talks to the Lord of the Flies in his imagination: “‘You are a silly little boy,’ said the Lord of the Flies, ‘just an ignorant, silly little boy.’ Simon moved his swollen tongue but said nothing. ‘Don’t you agree?’ said the Lord of the Flies, ‘Aren’t you just a silly little boy?’Simon answered in the same silent voice.”” (Page 143).
Analysis of Piggy in Lord of the Flies Though physically vulnerable and socially inept, Piggy stands as the voice of reason and is the last sense of rationality and innocence among the boys. Though Piggy shows signs of low self esteem and is frequently made fun of, he is intelligent and good natured. Though he acts as Ralph’s advisor and is the most intelligent of the boys, he is often overlooked and his comments are often disregarded. Piggy represents intelligence and civilization, but also is a symbol of reason and innocence. Piggy may well be one of the most important people among the island, but is suppressed by the others, who never realize what great significance he has.
One obstacle that I can relate to “The Scarlet Ibis” is that almost all younger siblings have the innate desire to mimic their older sibling. They want to look like them, act like them and most importantly require their approval. This part of the story, “Then I'll leave you here by yourself," I threatened, and made as if I were going down” (2.10). Doodle wanted to please his Brother and demanded his approval due to that, with fear he ended up touching his coffin. I have a younger sister, we share games, laughter, and fights.
The boys true colors in a way come out slowly but surely, yes the environment is not helpful but William Golding is try to show you men are capable of horrific things. In the Lord of the Flies William Golding throughout the book is trying to show you that society should recognize man is evil. Body Paragraph #1: These boys are full of fear they 're human it 's expected but not all the fear is about being scared of the island. In the middle of the book Simon starts making the other boys think about who the real beast it and what they have become he says “Maybe there is a beast... maybe it 's only us.”
He can hold it when he's speaking.’” (Golding 36), which gives everybody a chance to voice themselves and support Ralph voluntarily. This strategy of gradually building a positive reputation prior to giving orders to the boys highlights Ralph’s ability to gain authority, whilst acknowledging that he is not superior to any of the boys. This is in comparison to Jack, who falls prey to the excitement of proving his hunting capabilities to the boys, using it as an excuse to lead the boys, which essentially serves as the cause of the chaos the island falls into. He eventually even destroys the conch, symbolizing his role as a catalyst in the loss of democracy, and thus
When he discovers the Lord of the Flies, it actually speaks to him, because the Lord of the Flies represents evil, while Simon represents holiness and good. The Lord of the Flies asks Simon “aren’t you afraid of me?” and instead of folding, Simon fights the evil, and shakes his head no (Golding 143). He can also see the corruption of his fellow peers, and the civilization leaving the group. Simon takes the beast as man, man that was once “heroic and sick” but is not corrupt and savage (Golding 103).
There were many characters in Lord of the Flies that I felt were applicable to my personality. Some were smart, some were responsible, some were timid, and some were tremendous bullies. Personally, I feel like I am the most related to Simon and Piggy. I most closely relate to Simon, because he is quiet and timid, but also compassionate and insightful. He was able to figure out the mystery of the beast before any of the other boys could, making him the wisest of them all.
Christ is a perfect figure of light and goodness. He showed the world what love could do during his ministry on earth. Simon’s characteristics make him an analogy to Christ. His love, compassion, and service to others portray him as a Christ figure in Lord of the Flies, as well as his similarities in his experiences.