In the book Lord of the Flies, Golding Williams portrays a story about civilization and Savagery. The story starts when a plane full of school boys being evacuated from England is attacked in the air by enemies. This plane falls into a tropical Island in the Pacific Ocean, and only boys between the age of six and twelve survived the crash. Ralph and Pig find a counch, and with Pig’s idea, Ralph blow the counch and a huge sound calls the other boys that were in the Island and they gathered onto the beach. Ultimately, a choir comes to the beach led by a boy called Jack.
Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is a novel that tells the story of a plane full of English schoolboys, evacuating the ongoing war, crashing near an island, leaving them marooned. With there being no adults or supervision the boys are left to fend and survive on their own. A boy by the name of Ralph is picked as their chief and he organizes fire and shelter. Another boy by the name of Jack, who is leader of the choir boys that were on the plane takes that group hunting. Over the during of the novel, the hunters become savage especially under the influence of jack.
There are multiple symbols within Lord of the Flies, however, the fourth chapter mainly focuses on Piggy’s spectacles, fire, painted faces, and long hair. It is Piggy’s glasses and their reflection that causes the boys to first create a fire on top of the mountain. Without them, the boys may still remain in the dark before finding an alternative way to spark a flame. This makes the spectacles a key survival tool. Therefore, the spectacles represent the progression of technology on the island and the ability to mold nature to man’s will.
Ralph still gives Jack the job to hunt and keep the fire on that will get them rescued. Once they forget to keep the fire on and right then there is a ship, but it did not see them. Piggy gets upset with Jack, and Jack breaks one of Piggy’s glasses. After this Jack and his hunter cruel starts acting like savages, and do not care about the rules. One night when Sam and Eric are on watch they see something fall down from the sky, they think its some kind of beast.
Ralph tells Piggy “let the fire go then, for tonight,” (164), showing that he has stopped caring about getting home. Throughout the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the leader of the fight to keep and maintain the fire, but he is starting to give up hope and lets the fire die. Lastly, fire symbolizes hope during the end of the novel. Jack and most of the other boys have turned on Ralph and want to “hunt” him. They decided that the best way to get Ralph to come to them on the beach was to light the whole forest on fire so Ralph would be forced out to the beach.
Human Endurance and Its Shatterable Civilization The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a warning to all about human’s natural instincts and the flimsy idea of society’s civilization. After the schoolboys’ airplane crashed on the island with no surviving adults, it was up to them to create a system or government of some sort to prevent absolute chaos. In the beginning of the novel all the boys’ had their sense of civilization still intact. As the reader can see throughout the book, Jack, Ralph, and Piggy are symbols of how dominant human instincts can easily take over the weak rules of civilization. Jack’s innate viciousness overpowered his sense of civilization a little after he arrived at the island.
When Ralph and his people were being attacked, "Two figures rushed at the fire and he prepared to defend himself but they grabbed half-burnt branches and raced away along the beach" (Golding, 140). Jack's tribe cannot make fire without the help of Piggy's glasses, so they run to Ralph's camp and steal some of their fire. They are eating not because they are hungry, but because they killed a pig. The boys are completely oblivious to the fact that fire is their only hope of rescue and their using it for fun and hunting. A little bit after Jack and his people invade Ralph's camp out he exclaimed, "We hunt and feast and have fun" (Golding, 140).
No matter how hard man tries, he is bound to destroy nature even if it is unintentional. In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a group of young boys are involved in a plane crash and become stranded on a deserted island after an attempt to escape from the dangers of World War II. When the boys first arrive on the island, it is peaceful and untouched by mankind, but over time the boys slowly damage the purity of the island as they begin to make fires and start a civilization. They work together and scavenge the island for resources in order to ensure their survival. In need of rescue, the boys gather materials such as sticks and tree bark to start a fire for smoke signals, but soon learn that the fire is dangerous to nature if they are not careful.
Are the berries he finds poisonous? Slowly, Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage--an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane”(Paulsen). Unlike the man in To Build A Fire this boy was nowhere prepared to take on the journey of living in the woods alone, he had no background knowledge and everything he had to do was off of gut feeling, he was never sure. However, the boy was resourceful just like the man and was able to find ways to further prolong his living. The man in the short story made sure the dog went first so he would know when the ice was too thin, the boy in this story had things help him along the way like the tornado and porcupine.
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He also enjoyed being at the firehouse with his father and Uncle Benny. On September 11, 2001 two planes hit the World Trade Center. After the plane hit there were airplane parts such as a tire laying in the street. Lucas and his father hid in a store when one of the towers fell down. Thematic Connection: I think the connection in this book was to value family.
Brian suffered having to watch his pilot die of a heart attack. He also had to steer the plane and try to find a spot to land. Brian landed in the lake and the plane sank. Brian tried to make a fire but all he could get was sparks. So Brian added tree bark and blew on the sparks to make a strong fire.
After befriending Stanley and Simon, (seen in Pg. 2) he was appointed leader by majority vote. Little did he know about the sworn enemy he has just made. The first tact he thought of was to make a fire, as a signal to other stray boats of planes to rescue them. Ralph saw the fire as hope, since it died out when no one helped, and when it thrived when everyone worked together.
Fire was used for cooking, warmth, and burning forests or scaring predators. It is both protective and destructive, it can also symbolize human knowledge, industry, and success, but at great cost. But in Lord of the Flies, William Golding has described reversed examples perfectly. Fire was discovered by a Stone Age man who saw the first fire after the lightning strike on the trees. He was intrigued and amazed by the fire, then started to be curious about it.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a well known novel that is prominent for its story line, which symbolise many significant means. The novel was published in the wake of World War II and was set to play as a backdrop to the atomic war. The novel begins with a group of English schoolboys who are in a plane and their plane crashes on a stranded island, after arriving they immediately create working system by electing Ralph as the leader, Jack and choir boys become the hunters, and Piggy serves as an advisor. Not only do the boys form groups, they create a fire to rescue themselves, along with using the conch to maintain order and unity. As time progresses, the boys have numerous encounters with what the little one call the “Beastie”, many