Enter the world of an undiscovered island full of running children--the remaining survivors from a plane crash who struggle through their days figuring out how to get rescued. As time goes on the importance of being rescued is forgotten and selfish actions arise. The behavior of the survivors have more in common with psychological theories than just plain savagery. Focusing on three theories--the bystander effect, altruism and the social exchange theory, all connect with the novel and current human issues.
Lord of the Flies teaches us to not misuse our authority by showing us how to be good leaders. Neither Jack nor Ralph could be considered a good leader, but neither one of them are necessarily a bad leader either. They each possess qualities that could make them a good leader, but they each lack a few qualities as well. Jack lead his people based on a tactic of fear and fun. It appeared that he was
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a book about a group of boys stuck on a deserted island who try to organize their own society which results in a series of events and disasters. This book portrays many different personalities and characters that are important parts of the book. One of the protagonists, Simon, has a plethora of fine qualities such as kindness, intuition, thoughtfulness, and virtue. These qualities shape Simon into a Christ-like figure. Simon is shown to be an image of Christ through his tender-hearted nature, prophetic-like qualities, and understanding of the beast within the boys.
The Lord Of The Flies is a great book filled with events that have hidden messages. There are many allegorical connections that you can make in these hidden messages or symbols. The literary term allegory means a representative of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms. The most important symbols that make up an allegory in this book are piggy's glasses, the island, the beast, the adults and the conch. All the symbols in this story signify the world and Golding tries to find a way to compare or relate it to the real world.
Jealous, immature, aggressive, hostile, emotionless. Are these things you would look for in a leader? The majority would say no, but it worked on the island for one reason. In the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Jack led by intimidation and controlled by fear. He was corrupted by his own need for power. Jack’s conflicts with humanity and himself heavily contributed to his corruption and the downfall of the society on the island.
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.
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.
Today the world is so focused on how we dress and how we do stuff in the society. I am going to talk about leaders who are effective in today’s society but in the book Lord of the Flies too. I am also going to mention who I would have followed if I was in the book Lord of the Flies.
In the book, “Lord of the Flies”, there are many examples of symbolism that are seen throughout the text. Symbols in this story are objects or people that are giving a higher meaning, in the story. Symbols can be expressed in many forms therefore, can be interrupted in many ways. Three of the main symbols seen in Lord of the Flies are the beast, the Conch Shell, and Piggy’s glasses.
Stuck on an island with kids and an unknown “beast” what is it? The story of Lord of the Flies occurs during World War 2 on a deserted island after a plane filled with children crashed and where a new beast takes over . What is the beast? The beast in Lord of the Flies is constantly changing from fear to war then to savagery. So what is the meaning of the beast in the Lord of the Flies?
Leadership is something that stands out. Good leadership is always important. You always want to follow the strongest person in the group right? Well in the book called “Lord of the Flies” Ralph is a better leader than Jack. Some reasons include Ralph has a goal or clear vision of being rescued. Or that Ralph really communicates with the boys, and he is confident and dedicated to being the leader.
The character in the novel Lord of the Flies that represents the Id, is Jack. In the Psychoanalytic lens, the Id is defined as the basic desire, or the fundamental root of what each person strives for. Expressing several characteristics of the Id, Jack continually leads the reader to infer Jack is the Id. Additionally, Jack has an enormous desire for control and leadership. As well as a difficult time keeping his desire, “in the background.” Thus, often interfering with Ralph’s leadership and views. Frequently, Jack attempts to turn the boys against Ralph, only caring for his own desires. For example, “He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat. He isn’t a prefect and we don’t know anything about him. He just gives orders and expects people to obey him for nothing. All this talk—” (Golding 126). Jack shows an example of his furor demeanor and his irate temper. A second reason to support the idea is that Jack portrays his desires against Ralph. The id of Lord of the Flies does not view the world
In all ways Simon would have been the best leader not only because he cares about everyone, but he also puts everyone before himself. He even cares about the littluns. Proof of this is in the middle of page 56 Simon is described as “Then, amid the roar of bees in the afternoon sunlight, Simon found for the fruit they could not reach... passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands." I chose this quote because it shows how Simon goes out of his way to help out the littluns when no one else would and this makes the littluns look up to Simon and follow his role.
Great leaders have certain qualities, such as communication skills, having succor, and being focused, that no one else possess. Throughout Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, Ralph, the main protagonist and leader, shows multiple signs of his leadership skills. Jack, the main antagonist with his militaristic mindset, also shows some signs of leadership. The island that all the 8-12 years old boys are on, is deserted and requires a strong leader. Ralph possesses those certain qualities that allow him to be the best fit leader.
In the book Lord of the Flies, Simon becomes noticeably different from the rest of the schoolboys on the island. Simon is a shy individual and doesn’t speak often. He, unlike the other boys, enjoys being alone and independent while on the island. Although he comes across as one of the younger boys, he is one of the more disciplined, caring and mature; he understands what has to be done in order for them to survive and to keep peace between them all. Simon is the only boy on the island who sticks up for Piggy in countless situations throughout the book making him stand out in a positive way.