Tunnel Vision In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Tunnel vision is a common flaw that many humans struggle with. You may think your idea for improvement on a project is best, but when it isn’t, it hurts people. Jack had severe tunnel vision. He was only focused on one thing, fire. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about boys that were in a plane crash on a deserted island with no adults. They all turn away from civilization and create their own opinions on what is wrong and right. The fire to Ralph was very important. He made sure it was kept up and was confident they were going to be rescued. This eventually led to the demise of the island because this was not Jack's goal, and set out to ruin Ralph because of it. Ralph’s tunnel vision deterred him from seeing everyone’s point of view and that ultimately led to the destruction of him and the island. Ralph first displays his fault of tunnel vision after the killing of the first pig. Jack …show more content…

Several times he brought everyone back to civilization by reminding them about the importance of the fire. It gave him, and some others, purpose on the island. The fire was a really good symbol of the hope to be rescued. Ralph was basically the only one that wanted to be rescued. "You hunters! You can laugh! But I tell you the smoke is more important than the pig, however often you kill one. Do all of you see?" He spread his arms wide and turned to the whole triangle. "We've got to make smoke up there--or die." (Golding, 61) Ralph influenced many people to also have hope. Piggy and Simon (without Ralph) would have easily just gone with Jack and nothing would have happened. Jack wouldn’t (and didn’t) even have the intellect to connect fire with rescue without Ralph. Jack could care less about the fire, unless for cooking his meat of course. Ralph keep everyone on track as long as he could. His tunnel vision worked for good by elongating the process of turning

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