Although he is a minor character, Giles Corey plays the role of an anti-hero, who not only displays probably the biggest act of bravery in the whole play, but also demonstrates the fact that although the judges were “learned and all-powerful”, a high education and obsession for power cannot silence the tenacity displayed by such a truthful character. At the beginning of the play, Giles had a proclivity to say things that he didn’t understand were accusatory and ends up becoming this sort of villain-like character, but through a turn of events, he ended up becoming an unlikely hero. As Giles is introduced, Reverend Parris and the others are discussing the situation with Betty and what might be wrong with her, and Giles unknowingly says “Is she going to fly again? I hear she flies.” (Miller, 150). He didn’t mean to accuse her of being a witch, he
Continuing on page 93, “He can’t hurt [Ralph]: but if you stand out of the way he’d hurt the next thing. And that’s [Piggy].” Piggy is going on too say that Ralph could be the only leader, because Jack hates him, but he can’t do anything about it. If piggy were to speak up he would get beat. Piggy lives in fear of Jack knowing if he ever speaking up he could get hurt. Piggy stays quiet and selfish to protect
Ralph said, “Without fire we can’t be rescued. So we must stay by the fire and make smoke.” (126). These two different qualities of a good leader should be combined to make one good leader. Good leaders should establish rules and govern by those rules. This means having fun, but also taking action and punishing people when they break the rules.
Odysseus became an even better leader, since he knew that if he told them this they would stop helping him and leave. Although it may seem like he is being selfish, Odysseus needed their help in order to get home, so he didn't say anything. If they were going to die anyways why tell them now and have them leave, then not tell the at all and them not know. Another way this information made him a better leader was when he stated, “I told them nothing, as they would have done nothing. They would have dropped their oars again, in panic, to roll for cover under the decking” (Homer 708).
He showed the aspects of “he is dependent upon endless affirmation from others in the form of approval, flattery…the more desperately he clings to the belief that he is his idealized image, the more violent the hatred” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 110~p. 111). Also he showed his tendency of “He must in his own mind feel superior in some way – regardless of any particular drive to excel” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 101). Some of the actual strengths and accomplishments that Sooyang had was not able to achieved. By eliminating his surrounding people that opposes to him, he was written as a cruel king of Chosun dynasty.
This shows Jack’s personality. He says that the English are best at everything this shows that he is arrogant, that he thinks he’s the best. This also shows that in the beginning, Jack did want there to be rules to govern them. This Quote is said by Piggy. He says that there is no beast of anything to be afraid of unless they are afraid of people.
When Ralph notices the boys are losing hope of being rescued, to keep the fire going he says, “The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going? Is a fire too much for us to make?...We’ve got to make smoke up there-or die”(Golding 80-81). Ralph makes a great point in his opening assembly speech. The fire is the only hope that they have at living a normal life.
Without Friar Lawrence, Romeo would be hopeless. Romeo isn’t good at decision making and he knows it. Romeo’s personality of a being a fantasist, being impulsive, and being selfish often lead to this crummy decision making. Friar Lawrence, however, is excellent at planning and making decisions. Although time in his profession undoubtedly helped him learn how to plan and make good decisions, Friar Lawrence’s personality also contributes to these skills..
Merridew is the one character who tends to make it harder for the rest of the characters in the novel. Jack never can agree with the entire group, unless in consists with hunting or being in power, which this says a lot about his personality. In the novel Jack ends up letting the fire out. Infuriating Ralph because he seen a ship off the horizon going a different direction. The ship did not see the smoke to rescue the boys from the island because Jack was more worried about hunting a pig instead of maintaining the fire while the others worked on other things for the camp.
The author also reveals the growing tension between the civilized group and the savage group in three parts of the story: when the signal fire is let out and a boat passes by the island, when Jack leaves the civilized group to create his own group, and when the savage group steals Piggy’s glasses to make their own fire. If these things had not happened, the climax of the story would not have happened. The first part in the story that shows the tension between the two groups is when Jack and his group let the fire go out, making a ship to pass by without a smoke signal letting the group of boys to miss a chance of being saved. This part is important because it shows the first conflict between the two groups in the story. Ralph’s priorities are to build shelters and keep a signal fire going to be able to get rescued, Jack’s priorities are to find meat for the group and have fun.
If a ship comes near they may not notice us. We must make fire” (Golding 38). Now Piggy is extremely smart which would make him a great leader but he doesn’t know how to stand up to Jack. That’s an issue because in order to make decisions for everyone you have to be able to defend your decision and not let people influence it, especially not let one person influence
I believe that partially everyone was to blame for what happened on the island but most importantly I believe it was mainly Jack and Ralph. The reason why I think Ralph is to blame is because he kept the fire as one of the main priorities and wouldn’t really shut up about it and I think that if he did focus as much as he did on the fire with shelter, attaining food and water then they wouldn’t have divided. The other reason I believe Ralph is to blame is because he only enforced that someone would have to keep the fire in control and didn’t coerce the boys into making shelters. I think Ralph is to blame for what happened on the island because he was cocky and didn’t really want to listen to other boys. I think if he toned it down a little bit,
Being a “Jack of all trades” is often perceived as a bad thing, and if you lack direction in life it certainly can be. But if you have direction, and know what you are doing, being a Jack means that you sacrifice being the master of only one thing, to become good at all things. I find it much more valuable to be good at many things than just being the best at one thing. Researching the quote “Jack of all trades, master of none”, I found that the it doesn’t actually end there. Instead the quote is actually: “Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one”.
If the group is unorganized and rowdy, the team as a whole will not be able to complete their tasks, such as maintaining the fire and building their huts. Piggy reminds the group the authority the conch has over them, stating that, “‘I got the conch,’” and stressing to the others of “‘[his] right to speak’” (P.44). Piggy reiterates how important the conch is, or should be, to the group, and that the symbol should be respected in order to ensure their meetings are more