In the book Lord of The Flies, William Golding conveys his beliefs on human nature through the egomaniacal character Jack Merridew. Jack reveals that humans must forfeit their identity to conquer their fear. Through the course of the book, Jack changes who he is to conquer his fear of failure. His name reflects these perceptions of who he is and how others view him. As ‘Merridew’, he is the successful chapter chorister and head boy.
His lack of foresight in his leadership role results in the neglect of critical responsibilities, poor decision-making and a weak society, which then allows for the rise of Jack’s fascist regime. While the ultimate goal of a parent is to provide the best possible upbringing for their children, when children become too reliant on the support of a parent, they become a dependent mirror of the parent – as Ralph became the mirror of his father. Society commonly associates father figures with stereotypically masculine traits and mindsets, such as quick-acting, never-fearing, and dominating personality types. Ralph’s close alignment with his father suggests that he also emulates these traits. In conversation with Piggy, Ralph believes “when [his father] gets leave he’ll come and rescue [them],” (8) in effect using his father a crutch.
The Evil Within In The Lord of the Flies, Golding questions the innocence of man. When a few boys get stranded on an island Golding shows the effects that truly push man to the edge; however the contentious question of the root of their madness. The boys go through plenty from arriving on the island to finally escaping the darkness that the island has made them become. Many critics argue the source of the madness of the boys, whether it remained there forever or developed with an environment. Some argue that the boys were always mad but always restricted by an authoritative figure.
However, the satisfaction in his civilized society rapidly deteriorates, and Ralph can no longer uphold the civilization which provided security to the boys. The power struggle proceeds to chaos, an ethical war between the civil mindset in which these British boys were raised, and the savagery which lies within. Moreover, the island erodes the morals and principles of the boys to reveal the darkness of their intrinsic nature. The role of leadership therefore falls on Jack’s shoulders, as he provides an outlet for these boys to express this shift in their morality. His leadership is embraced by the boys, even Piggy and Ralph, who opposed his cruel and unusual leadership were “eager to take a place in this demented, but partly secure society.“ (pg.167).
When It Comes To Leaders In The Lord Of The Flies-- Ralph Is Better In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of boys crash on an island. After the crash the boys find one another and Ralph (one of the boys) is declared leader via voting and the opponent, Jack, is not too fond of the outcome. Jack starts his own lot, and majority of the boys go because Jack is fun; he may be more exciting, but Ralph is a better leader. Ralph earned the role of chief before his character is fully shown, but he is in the rightful position. Ralph is a better leader because he thinks about each of the boys and does his best to get them of the island.
The reader learns how every human is in control of their own actions and feelings and that although they may be influenced by other people, they only fear what they let themselves fear. In other words, they control their future. In the case of Lord of the Flies, the boys’ lack of control over their emotions and specifically their fear resulted in the killing of Simon. In conclusion, Golding’s use of rhetorical devices has a significant impact on the development of one of the major themes. The reader comes to understand that they must remain in control of their emotions because the events which occur in Lord of the Flies should not ever occur in real
Lord of the Flies is a passage into the very existence of humanity. The very last part of the book is full of rage and violence. The violence could be blamed on the lack of vital nutrients the boys where facing but more likely the motives of Jack and his party is related to the emotional impact of their stay on the island. The impact of the island and lack of adults lent to the overall outcome of their stay. Starting out the group of boys were scattered around the island and in tiny huddles of boys.
The principal reason can be attributed to violence. Secondly, but still significant, the boys selfish actions and fear help cultivate the environment necessary for societal control. Lord of the Flies teaches its audience how a group of boys stuck on an island can start a society just as in any other community. However, these societies are just as prone to violence, deceit, and corruption regardless of where the society is. Individuals within various communities and societies act as threads within a quilt--uniting us all with a common
There 's no rules of any sort on this island these boys landed on they are free to do whatever they want whenever they want. 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.” Pg.
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
The book, “Lord of the Flies”, by William Golding feature two main characters, Ralph and Jack. Ralph and Jack are the same as in they are the only leaders on the island but mainly Ralph is in charge. As the story progresses Jack becomes more focused on hunting and killing while Ralph is more focused on being rescued and making sure the other boys are getting their work done. Ralph consistently does the right thing and this quickly starts interfere with Jack’s selfish and irritable ways. The two constantly butting heads is the main cause in why the boys are struggling to survive on the island.
At first, all was well and Ralph stepped in as leader of the survivors. He tried to lead the boys using his knowledge of the adult world and basic necessities, but all did not last for long before Jack started to change, not only himself but the boys as well. He became the leader of the savages who had lost their innocence, having to hunt for themselves and provide for themselves. They saw the brutality that was necessary to survive in the world. When they arrived at the island all the boys were innocent, not knowing what to expect on the island, not sure what to do.
While trapped on an island full of little boys, some characters have to step up and take point while others are mere confidants who are mistreated and abused. Just like the real world, many people are left out and rejected but they still hold a place in society. Piggy, a young boy on the island, is treated poorly from the very beginning but yet he is known as the scientific, rational side of the civilization portrayed in Lord of the Flies. He quickly becomes Ralph’s confidant but serves a greater purpose in the book by giving rational insight and bright ideas on survival and also someone to pick on to increase insecurities and self power. Piggy served as Ralph’s lieutenant from the beginning to the end.