The boys on the island had the opportunity to choose who they wanted to become their leader. Later in the novel, the majority of the boys chose to switch and follow Jack because they wanted to hunt and kill pigs. Jack had led them all to become savages and to obliterate their civilized side, however, in the end, it was up to each individual boy if they wanted to continue to follow Ralph, a civilized leader, or to follow Jack, a savage leader. Jack’s tribe is filled with a bunch of savages, who are trying to kill the “beast” on the island, but instead of killing the beast, they accidentally kill one of their own boys, Simon. Jack tries to cover it up, “‘I expect the beast disguised himself…’
In Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, a group of boys’ are forced to live on an island without law and order. Therefore, many of the boys experience a savagery phase on the island, causing them to constantly resort to violence over an issue. These boys primarily consist of Jack’s tribe in the novel. Through the boys’ use of face paint and Jack’s tribe killing people and animals, the reader learns that masks are used to disguise people who aspire to commit evil acts and become savages.
Despite the advancement of civilization and society’s attempts to suppress man’s evil side, moral wickedness proves almost impossibly unstoppable; contrary to culturally embraced and forced views of humanistic tendencies towards goodness. It has been proven time and time again that each individual is susceptible to his natural, innate instincts. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the theory of original sin
What does it take to survive a deadly plane crash on a seemingly deserted island? The boys have to fight for survival and remain civilized during their stay at this island. The thought of not being rescued caused conflict within the group of British schoolboys. This conflict led to the murder of the smartest kid in the group. In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”, Jack is responsible for Piggy’s death for many reasons: Jack disliked Piggy because he was different, Jack became leader of a new group based solely on his hatred for Piggy, and Jack was jealous of Piggy’s relationship with ralph.
The man and the boy encounter many difficult obstacles which make their journey difficult in the apocalypse. The man makes a quick decision and has to kill a man who threatens the life of the boy. The naked people kept in a basement against their will forces the man and the boy to realize the importance of being careful while searching through houses. The man convinces the boy to go on without him because the man cannot watch the boy and let him “carry the fire”(234) on his own. Ultimately, the man and boy conquer many obstacles which each teaches them lessons.
People are not always who they think they are, they change according to their situation. Even the most civilized man can become a complete savage. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a novel about a group of British kids who get trapped on an island after their plane is shot down during a war, struggle to be civilized. The leader, Ralph, and his sidekick Piggy try to maintain law and order but it didn 't go as well as they imagined when they started to discover the savage inside them. In beginning of the novel the author uses the glasses to represent technology, knowledge and civilization.
Piggy is a boy who is picked on as soon as he gets on the island. His weight makes him an easy target, and his lack of contribution to the group frustrates many of the boys. For the most part, he was protected by Ralph, the leader of the island. However, he becomes a casualty when Jack takes control of the island. After taking over, Jack and Ralph fight while Piggy stands off to the side, blind as a bat due to Jack stealing his glasses.
Schoolboys lose their innocence Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence by Mason Cooley. In the book Lord of Flies , schoolboys from England crashed on an island , near the Pacific. Their innocence starts to slowly drift away as the longer they stay at the island. The boys tried to keep their connection to the adult world , but the boys were losing hope. The schoolboys lost their innocence by killing a mama pig , killing another school boy named Simon and hunting down another school boy named Ralph, to the point of almost killing him.
Ralph moves out of the way, but Piggy, without glasses, cannot see it coming and the “rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee” leaving him to die (Golding 181). In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a plane crashes on an island, leaving a large group of boys stranded with no adults. Ralph is chosen to become leader and Piggy becomes the brains behind him. Another boy named Jack slowly takes power over Ralph and creates a new tribe that paints their faces and lives more savage-like, rather than more civilized like Ralph. They hunt pigs, getting very violent and aggressive.
The untouched, pure island was corrupted by man when the boys came, and this made it the young boys leave their marks, thus killing its beauty. In other words, since the boys came the island’s perfectness was left in utter chaos because of their actions. For example in the article “Game Metaphor” in Golding 's Lord of the Flies, it states that “ The boys in Lord of the Flies consider most events as games... whereas in reality these are all key elements in the disintegration of the island.” This proves that the boys going hunting or even leaving the fire unattended, means the destruction of the island. In addition on page 201 in Lord of the Flies, it says “A flame, seemingly detached, swung like an acrobat and licked up the palm heads on the platform.
Why things are what they are?” (Golding 143). Soon as the law and order disappears, the beast in us stirs and is awakened. The nobel prize winning classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding occurs during a time of war, when a plane carrying a group of british boys is shot down and crashes on an uncharted tropical island with no adults. Quickly the boys have conflict between the protagonist Ralph and the antagonist Jack as they try to make a civilization like the one they had at home but that fail.
In Lord of the Flies there is a war between civilization and chaos. The side of chaos is Jack’s side and the civil side is Ralph’s side. Jack’s side has no hope for civilization, there is just chaos because all they want to do is eat, sleep, kill and repeat. In the end chaos takes over the island, but there is hope for civilization.
Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island. Throughout the book the group of civilized boys try to govern themselves with tragic results. Golding says the beginning of his novel Lord of the Flies theme is an attempt to prove the flaws of society is due to the flaws of human nature, not the defects of any form of government. When looking at Vlad the impaler and his monarchy I think Golding’s idea is True, If given the right environment and freedom humans seem to let the flaws in their nature out.