Lord of The Flies In-Class Essay In the novel “Lord of The Flies” by William Golding, there are two prominent themes, leadership roles and the loss of innocence. In the novel a group of british school boys end up stranded on a deserted island as a result of a plane crash. As the two main characters, Jack and Ralph start fighting for leadership, the younger boys lose their innocence trying to decide who to trust and follow. One theme that stands out in Lord of The Flies is the use of leadership roles. When the boys crash landed on the island an older boy named Ralph found a conch shell.
At the end of the story, the reader can indicate that Ralph has lost his innocence by the quote, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 261). Being under a dictatorship can demolish any kind of sanity one has. Now Ralph has realized what power and manipulation can do to one person. He never intentionally plans on becoming a savage, and unfortunately, he misses his dignity. In response, Boyd comments, “It is rather the coming of an awareness of darkness, of the evil in man’s heart that was present in the children all along” (Boyd 27).
And that ghost were evil spirits and were sent to disturb the lives of the living. Hamlet is still a hero, even though he often overthinking about a situation and lose his chances. Being driven and guided by his father ghost, he made the best out of the situation that he did not prepared for, and had his goal was accomplished. His path was uneasy. So what he made a few mistake, it just shows that after all, he is still a human
Power struggles, hostilities over territory and avarice have contributed to the fall of many civilisations, dating back to ancient times. So, when a group of seemingly innocent schoolboys crash land on to a desert island, the sole survivors of the collision in William Golding’s, ‘Lord of the Flies’, the breakdown of any sort of acceptable social order is inevitable. Golding effectively uses a series of symbols to demonstrate the decline of civility among the group of boys, and also to document the chaos that ensues between the survivors, which serves as a lesson to us all; even the kindest of souls can hold a sinister spark. Golding uses the conch shell as an icon of social stability, brotherhood and mutual respect. Ralph, the enthusiastic, captivating leader, and Piggy, a rather pathetic figure, knowledgeable yet disregarded by the rest
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.
Both the Outsiders and Lord of the Flies deeply explore the idea of dealing with differences. The Outsiders is a story told from the view of Ponyboy; a young, kind greaser. Pony’s life completely changes when he and his friend Johnny Cade are jumped by a group of Socs, and Johnny kills the leader of the group. The Lord of the Flies, although different, has some close similarities. The Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of children whose plane crashed on a remote island where they are forced to survive.
William Golding’s fictional, British novel, Lord of the Flies, presents a character that serves a two-part function as a “scapegoat” and a certain commentary on life. During WWII, a group of British boys are being evacuated via plane when they crash and are stranded on an island without adults. As time progresses, the innate evilness of human nature begins to overcome the savage society of young boys while Piggy, an individual representation of brains without brawn, becomes an outlier as he tries to resist this gradual descent of civilness and ends up shouldering the blame for the wrongdoings of the savage tribe. Up until his untimely death, Piggy is portrayed as the most intellectual and most civil character in the group of stranded boys. Right from the beginning, Piggy realized that “[they] got to do something,” (8) and he recognized the shell Ralph had picked up as a conch.
The transformation of Jim’s character is so great. Jim’s emptiness and hollowness of his character has been completely bombarded from what he has witnessed and felt. Although the wider message of ‘Fly away peter’ is a story of how Jim’s innocence was stolen from him in a deadly manner it is also a message of how the main protagonist Jim, changes his way of living for his development and survival. “Jim saw that he had been living, till he came here (pre-war), in a state of dangerous innocence… He had been blind.” (pg. 103).
This action not only sobered George up, but it also deflated his self esteem. He would rather be engaged in a fight with Ed because that would show that Ed Handby thinks of George as an equal. But instead, “Three times the young reporter[George] sprang at Ed Handby and each time the bartender, catching him on the shoulder, hurled him back into the bushes”(189). The dismissal of his grotesque came only when Ed Handby left with Belle Carpenter and he began to realize and feel ashamed of what he had done. The most important realization he made was that he was not yet a man, and paradoxically, that realization made him more of a man than he was
“A society that is not founded on mortality falls apart and becomes easy prey to puritan cults such as Islam that on the surface, promote family values and morality,” Ali Sina. In 1954, William Golding published his novel, Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies is about this group of boys who get stuck on an island with no adults due to a plane crash. There are conflicts between two different leaders, Ralph and Jack, that causes separation of the group of boys. In the end, the boys are rescued by a naval officer who saw the smoke from the burning island.