Finally, right after Jack kills Simon in a frenzy, he says, “He came – disguised. He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat.” (Golding 160). Clearly, Jack and his mask
By refusing to use the proper name, Black Lives Matter, Perazzo demonstrates This use of anotomasia highlights the general goal of representing the hypocrisy and illogical nature of the activists of BLM. Perhaps the most immediately noticeable features of the text are the harsh tone and personal targeting of BLM which are ultimately the most powerful aspects of Perazzo’s article terms of how he represents the people of Black Lives Matter because of the clear resentment they convey. In the beginning, the author utilizes an attention-grabbing description of the movement as “The clown show known as Black Lives Matter”(1). The disrespectful diction used here ridicules BLM and reveals the author’s attitude right out of the gate.
His character provided knowledge throughout the whole book, although he is often ridiculed and ignored his insight helps the boys with their survival. "His head opened and stuff came out and turned red.' …'the body of Piggy was gone [after the wave carried it away]" (Golding 201), Piggy's head being crushed open symbolizes intelligence being destroyed and the quick disappearance of his body could represent the instant takeover of savagery. Ralph is alone leaving only savages on the island. These vicious boys ignore morals which only lead further into their
(Golding 129). The conflict that arrives when Jack blows the conch, which is quite taboo, as the conch had only ever been blown by Ralph before, shows Jack’s arrogance and disregard for the rules. His attempt to overthrow Ralph as a leader represents evil and savagery attempting to overthrow good and civilization. The final and most notable good versus evil conflict in the novel is the final hunt for Ralph, when he has no supporters left on the island, and Jack’s tribe is hunting him down. “He knelt among the shadows and felt his isolation bitterly.
They need the glasses to have a fire source for heat and a signal for help. In Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, the quote, “Life in nature is nasty, brutish, and short” is an exact short summary of almost the whole book. Since the boys lost their innocence, they were starting to become Leviathan and started to kill things and not care or understand the government and why we needed it. The Leviathan government doesn’t have the fire because they went their own way and want their own power and no norms except to just have fun and not care, but now realize that they need it, so they take the power from the norm/try to get help/sustainable government. This is exactly the loss of innocence in the reversed Prometheus.
As the conch explodes, and one of the main defenders of democracy dies, so does society. The boys have lost all sense of civilization and society and have turned completely “savage” in their minds. Now being controlled with fear by Jack, they have no choice but to follow his orders. Jack yells at the boys “I’m warning you. I’m going to get angry.
Ralph escaped and he is now examining all of the wounds he got from when he was fighting Jack. He is thinking about everything that has happened and all the deaths that have occurred. This quote symbolizes the theme because Ralph is thinking about how everything is corrupt and bad things have gone because there are no rules, because the conch got destroyed. As you can see, people that have power can make detrimental things happen. This proves that the conch shell is truly the symbol of Lord of the Flies.
At one point, all law and order came crashing down. " The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away" (Golding 82). The boys were turning to savagery, abandoning all thoughts of their past ways of life. The whole island is a jungle, which represents no civilization.
Just as the plane is shot down in flames, society can also break down in the same way. When the plane crashes into the island, the wreckage that it leaves behind symbolizes the chaos of the destruction of society. Since the boys rise from the wreckage of a collapsed society, each of their unique personalities shows how people could react during times of chaos. For example, Ralph clings to order, while Jack does the exact opposite by reverting to savagery. (MINOR 2 FOR MA)
When the conch was shattered, the system fell through and the island lost its order. The boys were lured in with Jack’s reckless and vicious actions, and began forgetting what was just: “At once half the boys were on their feet. Jack clamored among them, the conch forgotten” (52). Here we see half of the boys on the island giving into Jack’s temptation and releasing their integrity, while the other half clench on to what they know is right. The island is split with savages on one side and boys on the other, which creates balance.
After pondering how best to rule as a leader, legendary philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli considered that “People will be less likely to conspire against someone they fear than someone they love.” As a result he determined that it is “much safer to be feared than loved”. Throughout the course of time history has proven this to be true time and time again. From the ancient egyptians to dictators like Joseph Stalin, ruthless dictators have proven that fear is an excellent way to maintain control of a large group of people. This principle is shown in William Golding's Lord of the flies, when a large group of british boys is stranded on an island.