Theme Of Survival In Lord Of The Flies

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Have you ever been put in a life or death situation? In this book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there was a plane with several boys aboard who have crashed onto a non-civilized island and they were put in that exact situation. They needed to find a way to survive, so they figured out how to make a fire, find food, and build shelter. In chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies, “Fire on the Mountain” is the title of the chapter considering the boys figure out a resourceful survival skill. The boys figure out that the only way to be saved is by building a signal fire. Furthermore, they gather as much wood as they can. “Ralph moved the lenses back and forth, this way and that, till a glossy white image of the declining sun lay on a piece of rotten wood. Almost at once a thin trickle of smoke rose up and made him cough” (Page 41). This quote exhibits that they made a fire to keep them warm and then later made another fire to signal airplanes passing over the island with the smoke. This survival skill was a great idea because Ralph used Piggy’s glasses to create the fire. In chapter 4 of Lord of the Flies Jack is very determined to…show more content…
"But we want meat!” said Jack. “And I work all day with nothing but Simon and you come back and don't even notice the huts!' said Ralph. "I was working too-" said Jack. "But you like it!" shouted Ralph. "You want to hunt! While I-" They faced each other on the bright beach, astonished at the rub of feeling. Ralph looked away first, pretending interest in a group of littluns on the sand” (page 54). This quote demonstrates that Ralph and Jack didn’t get along very well because Ralph wanted help building the huts and Jack wanted the rush of a hunt. However, this was another flaw in their society that was atrocious. It was wonderful they found how to make shelter, but awful because they would argue all the
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