In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding extensively displayed what he viewed as the true nature of mankind. Many of the characters that were introduced to carried traits that ultimately prove his point the nature of mankind. Golding believes that people are naturally destructive and unhinged beasts. In the book, many of the boys eventually abandoned all of their manners they were taught for a barbaric lifestyle because they were stranded on an island without any adult supervision to maintain order. If viewed through the eyes of Golding, this is just the boys releasing their true nature after having society cage these emotions for so long.
The boys were so fixated with their chants and tribe that they don’t see the damage their doing, and savagery and evil soon take over. The end of all good and intelligence occurs when, “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee.” (181) and Piggy died. Both Piggy and Simon represented intelligence, and they were both killed by savages. In order for savagery to win, much like in society, they needed to get rid of the good and the intelligence. A difference between the two boys is because of his appearance, Simon was more accepted.
“We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy,” (Ellen DeGeneres). There are all of these ideals of having an equal and happy society; however, there will never be one because of our differences in many different areas. Some of these areas can be found are in the differences of class, gender, and education. An examination of “Ponies,” “Honor to Us All,” “Lamb to the Slaughter,” and “Flowers for Algernon” reveals that people make others feel inferior to them because of the differences we have.
The suicides, however, rejected this gift and in turn were turned into trees. Trees cannot move freely; they go where the wind blows or where the earth shifts. They are completely at the will of the one who owns them. A child could come and throw rocks and sticks at them, and in the case of the suicides, the harpies could set fire to their branches, yet they could not yell and move to ease the pain. All they can do is endure the punishment they brought upon
‘Funny how the people who desperately want to change you are the least likely to change anything about themselves’. That is one of my favourite quotes that demonstrates the harsh and unfortunate realities of societal control. Whether it be with leaders in society, media or ordinary everyday people, stereotypical and authoritative restraints are placed on everyone. My report demonstrates how and why control is used to oppress others. The texts I have chosen as examples are ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Whiplash’.
My thoughts on Boo radley giving gift that would turn up in the Radley trees for the kids was quite creepy and curious as to why he would do that. Until Atticus the father of Scout and Jem proves that Tom Robinson is innocent and Bob Ewell beat Mayella, but the all white jury finds Tom guilty and he dies trying to escape. So later on Bob Ewell threatens Atticus and attacks Scout and Jem on their way home one evening. Boo Radley appears and kills Bob Ewell, and saves the children. My thoughts as i described him as Creepy before, Had changed my whole perception of him because I knew he was just looking out for Scout and Jem.
Justice should always be upheld because without justice there is no way to live peacefully without constant fear of being wrongfully accused and punished out of the blue. We know the villagers act without justice when they attack the monster. “He is pursued by the ignorant villagers, who think he is evil and dangerous because he is ugly and makes ugly noises.” The lack of justice is shown through the reason they attack which is based on his appearance. They also don’t even try to communicate with the monster to gain a better understanding of the situation which means that they chose to stay ignorant. Ignorance should be avoided in judgement and the choice of judgement is what can decide one’s fate and that decision of fate shouldn’t be left to people who do not truly know the situation beyond their own
Baker disputes the symbolism of this image “The sow’s killing and erection symbolizes the release from the blood taboo”. This quote proves Jack’s group is ultimately untied from society. There is no outside force like parents, policemen or laws from the normal society to stop them. They are completely savages. Baker also mentions “The dripping head is an image of the hunters savagery”.
The Saturday Boy, An Inspiration To All! According to Common Sense Media, “The Saturday Boy is a deeply felt story of a boy unmoored. Powerful emotions are at play, but author David Fleming uses restraint to great advantage.” Some people may dislike The Saturday Boy because the plot is sad and gloomy, however, the plot contributes to the feeling of the characters and shows that losing someone is not easy. The Saturday Boy is a very inspirational book that teaches the reader to be the bigger person and never give up. The Saturday Boy is really good because of its mood swings.
Because of his lack of human appearance, society making something bad awake inside him rejects the monster. He started to take revenge of his creator by killing the people of the town and the ones that he loved. All of this would have been different if victor would have pay attention to the monster. To have a successful invention one must have responsibility and take care of
Golding addresses Simon as the beast to portray the boy’s perspective. The killing of Simon shows that the boy’s fear prevented from discovering the truth about the beast. Their fear was so powerful, that even the harmonic character of Simon and the truth that he bore were destroyed. If people become isolated from civilization, the beast inside of us can break the bonds from society and unleash evil within using the power of