Sigmund Freud, an influential psychologist, theorized about the use of defense of mechanisms. These mechanisms are triggered when one is faced with stress or a difficult situation. One of these defense mechanisms is regression, where one will regress back to psychological state that comforts them. In the book The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph, Jack, and a whole crew of boys are subject to great stress and harmful situations. The boys were on a plane fleeing the terror of war, when their plane was struck down and crashed on a tropical island.
In the Greek tale of Icarus and Daedalus, Icarus and his father, Daedalus, are imprisoned in a high tower and the only way to escape is by flight. Daedalus crafts wax wings and warns Icarus about flying too close to the sun, or else his wings will melt resulting in a possible death. Then Icarus flies too close to the sun and his wings get wrecked, thus, causing him to fall to his death (Greeka). Icarus, pushing his luck, disobeyed his father’s warning and it resulted in his death. Additionally, when Montag is standing in front of his house, Captain Beatty says, “Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he’s burnt his damn wings, he wonders why (Bradbury 107).
What would you do if you were stuck on an island? In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, English schoolboys find themselves in this exact situation. The boys, with their ages varying from six to twelve years old, get into a horrendous plane crash in which no adults survive, and they must fend for themselves on a mysterious uninhabited island. The boys attempt to organize themselves and establish a civilized way of life on the island. Led by Ralph, the boys set rules, hold assemblies and assign jobs.
In the novel Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen the main character's name is Brian Robeson. He tries to survive in a plane with a pilot who just had a heart attack. When he was in the plane he was scared knowing that if something happened to the plane he could die. The text states on page 15,¨He had to fly it somehow. Had to fly the plane.
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.
He steals the woman’s ring and the man’s watch. His parents take the ring and watch from Jared and then leave him to buy more drugs. As they do, Jared ventures off to the plane for the final time where he believes he is ascending above the clouds in the plane. Due to the actions of his parents and how life around him play out, Jared does anything to escape his life through the imaginary projections of his make-believe world that he puts himself in the same danger as his parents. Jared feels like his real life is too painful to live in which gives him the cause to try to escape to the woods/plane so he can be in his make-believe world.
At the beginning of the war, many accidents were due to mechanical problems with planes, bad weather and errors in navigation. Louie called the B-24 that they flew on a “Flying Coffin.” “Flying the B-24, one of the world’s heaviest planes, was like wrestling a bear” (Hillenbrand 55). On Thursday, May 27, 1943, Louie, his friend Phil and Cuppernill were headed to Honolulu for their day off. Before they left, a lieutenant flagged them down and told them there were going a mission to search for a missing pilot. Although the guys insisted there were no planes available, the lieutenant had them take the B-24 Green Hornet.
“A Sign… From the World of Grown-ups” (Doc. D), has further explanations as to why the beast is able to be currently defined as a representation of war. Such as, “So, as the stars moved across the sky, the figure sat on the mountain-top and bowed and sank and bowed again...” This excerpt is based around a parachuter who past away by being shot on his voyage back to land. Sam and Eric, two of the young men on the island, found this parachuter and its movements from the strong, whistling wind. They automatically assume the figure of the dead body is the beast.
They party and play around while together but when the time comes they’re always ready to do what needs to be done. At the end of 1942, his team is sent to complete a bombing run over Japan. The trip wasn’t easy as the plane barely makes it back. Louie’s life in the army wasn’t going to be easy and chapter 8 proves that true. The men who he gained close relationships with and highly respected him were involved in a plane crash over Pearl Harbor.
Imagine being stranded on an island in the 1930s when your 12. Your with a group of boys that you don't know and there are no adults. How would you act? The Lord Of The Flies is a book about a group of british boys that were on a plane that crashed in the middle of the ocean on an island. It was during World War 2 and no adults survived the crash.