That hatchet was the key to it all. When he threw the hatchet at the porcupine in the cave and missed and hit the stone wall it had showered sparks, a golden shower of sparks in the dark, as golden with fire as the sun…” highlights the aha moment. The sparks had given it away, and Brian had a faint idea of how to use his knowledge to his advantage. Fire was critical, and without it Brian would have starved, died. He cooked with it, boiled water.
To begin with, the Fire plays a more important role than the Conch because it continues to effectively develop the plot. Ralph becomes infuriated when he discovers that Jack and the other boys left the Fire unattended to hunt. After Jack comes back with a successful kill, Ralph immediately confronts him and says, "There was a ship out there. You said you 'd keep the fire going and you let it out" (74). Ralph expresses his disappointment in Jack and implies that they missed possibly their only chance to be rescued.
This encourages the rest of the boys to become hunters since they too want to feel the sense of power that Jack appears to have. This quote shows that after a certain amount of time humans began to change and reveal their “true” selves. Jack begins to portray a darker character who enjoys destroying those around him. This change from being an uptight choir boy to a savage demonstrates that men are inherently evil since no one taught Jack to act this way. Instead he is the one who is encouraging those around to become more like him.
Well the other boys reacted to this badly and a ¨war¨ broke out. Jack said some mean things and Ralph said some mean things and Simon said some mean things and they all were related to Piggy, but what I don 't understand is that piggy was the only one who was actually doing the right thing he was the only one with the specs and he started the fire and helped them to get rescued because of him, without Piggy the boys would still be on the
He continuously caused inconvenience towards mostly all his actions.on page 64 in chapter 15, they communicate that,”Byron got caught lighting matches again and it looked like this time Momma was going to do what she always said she would. She swore to him though that the next time he got caught starting fires she was going to burn him.” He had a mind only one could imagine. Maybe since he was young and fierce he thought he could do anything without anyone ever even going to suspect he was doing anything suspicious or outrageous. In other words, he sure did have one flippant mouth on him it was like he was abusing the 1st amendment using all those foul words.He was one to express anything that came to mind. In chapter 7 on page 89, Momma and Byron debate,”Why on earth would you do this,Byron?
The first symbol is Piggy’s glasses which break because of all the chaos. The second symbol is the fire which grows and turns the boys into beasts. Lastly, there is the conch which shatters and symbolizes the falling out of order. Overall, the change in word choice William Golding uses is necessary because it changes the tone of the novel by letting the reader know that the boys have completely changed into
Montag’s emotions could be clouding his judgement and the way he is processing everything, he may have been thinking irrationally. Montag was justified because he could have been protecting himself. Montag had to burn his own house along with the books he was going to use against the firemen. Beatty also tells montag that he was under arrest after he was done burning his own house down. According to Bradbury, “Beatty said, when your finished you’re under arrest” (Bradbury pg.
Jack’s gruesome chant shows that he has already turned into a savage because it wasn’t necessary for him to sing such vile words, but he did it anyway. 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
William Golding 's allegorical novel, Lord of the Flies, investigates two important themes; the importance of civilization and the dangers of the evil that lurks inside all of us. In the beginning of the novel, the boys were stranded on the island with no parental guardians, and the exploration begins with how they will survive. Ralph believed that if they kept a fire going, they could have a chance of being rescued. Insecurities lead to the boys believing that there was a beast. The beast symbolizes the instinct of being savage, which Simon later stated that “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only in us.” Simon says this after finding The Lord of the Flies or the pig’s head on a stick sharpened at both ends.
Later, the ideological differences between Jack and Ralph prove too great, and Jack sets fire to the island in his bid to kill him, “smoke...seeping through the branches in white and yellow wisps, the patch of blue sky overhead turned to the color of a storm cloud” (152). The moment that Ralph opposed Jack, he became an enemy, no matter that he and Jack had worked together before. Jack’s own bloodlust also sabotaged his goal of never returning to their past lives since it alerted a passing ship to their presence. In essence, Jack wasn’t a destructive character, but rather a leader who compromised his morals to a point where he had almost
Fire became something to fear, and this fear was how firemen, like Beatty, became so powerful. Fire also symbolised parts of Montag. Like a roaring fire, Montag was fierce, uncontrollable, and quite destructive. Acting spontaneously, Montag’ let’s his passion guide him when he pulls out the book in front of the other housewives, and when he burns Beatty to death