What Are The Key Characteristics In Lord Of The Flies

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Abrielle Wetherall Mrs. Tinervin English 2 13 Jan 2023 The Vitality of IB Traits In the real world everyone has setbacks and hardships that they face, how they react to them though really shows the person that they are. Throughout the story The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the boys faced an abundance of hardships and setbacks on the island. There had been people killed, the boys had split up, and the relationships they had among each other were not compatible. All of the IB traits are crucial for everyday life and overall make someone a superior person. Having these traits and contributing them all together would have been very beneficial to them and the outcome could have definitely taken a turn in a better direction. Three IB …show more content…

Thinkers use creative and critical skills in order to analyze and take responsible actions on complex problems. They exercise drive in making ethical and reasoned decisions. If the boys were more of thinkers they could’ve used their prior knowledge to take beneficial actions on the problems that occurred within each other and the island. It would've allowed them to be more creative with how and where they lived as well as making smarter decisions which would have impacted their community positively. In the beginning of the story the boys had trouble catching pigs for their meat and if they had acquired more of the thinker trait, then they would have thought of a more creative and easier way to kill the pigs. A quote from the text where one of the boys could have been more of a thinker to be better off getting meat rather than failing is on page 49 and it states, “He swung back his right arm and hurled the spear with all his strength. From the pig-run came the quick, hard patter of hoofs, a castanet sound, seductive, maddening-the promise of meat. He rushed out of the undergrowth and snatched up his spear. The patterning of pig’s trotters died away in the distance” Golding 49. All of the older characters are smart, young men so in that scenario if Jack had inherited that trait he would have been better off. But this is not the only IB trait that would have benefited the boys as they tried to survive on the …show more content…

Good communicators are able to express themselves in multiple ways and in more than one language. They are able to communicate confidently and creatively while also collaborating effectively and taking in/understanding the perspectives of other groups and/or individuals. If the boys communicated their ideas and thoughts to each other better it would have created a stronger community for them and built stronger relationships and bonds. Not only should they have communicated better, but they should have also taken in consideration each other's ideas. All of that would have made them into more of a family and less likely would have led them all to rebel against one another. At the end of the story the boys were not working together nor getting along because throughout the time that they were on the island they weren’t good communicators and they bickered often. Them not being well communicators caused many problems and they split up soon before the remaining were rescued. Jack states, “He just gives us orders and expects people to obey for nothing.” and then he states,” I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs” Golding 126. This shows him declaring that he is not going to be a part of the boys any longer. But there is one more IB trait that would have helped the boys survive, and it is the most important one out of

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