Another example of how Bruno was avoiding thinking about what was happening around him was when he said, “I expect we’ll have to wait here till it eases off and then I’ll get to go home” (Boyne, page 212). He was ignoring the reality, the facts, instead he is thinking ahead, about going home. This book has definitely showed me, we need to be more aware of the circumstances we are in. Innocence leads to tragedy. Before I read your book I often thought of the cruelty of the WWII and I could hardly imagined the world with people not protesting
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a story of civilization that quickly turns into savagery. The defects of human nature are displayed through a storyline of adolescent boys stranded on an island, fighting for their humanity and praying for rescue. This intense story has been adapted into movies over time, and Harry Hook created a version in 1990. Some could argue that this most recent film outshines the book itself, for example it did not spend too much time on considerably boring events and the visually appealing setting and sound added to the viewers understanding. Yet, it is very clear that the novel is greatly inferior.
Later on in the novel, Piggy is one of the very few boys who are not savages. He didn’t become a savage because he didn’t believe in it or feared it like the other boys. His scientific approach was clearly one of the best. Simon has changing opinions on the beast. At first, he thinks that there could be a beast, but because he is shy, doesn’t fully admit that.
Lord of the Flies as an Allegory to the Fall of Man Many times, we see that authors have used allegories in literature, not only because they supply good backbone and structure to create a story upon, but because they help to relay history to a younger generation in a way that is interesting and stimulating. This also serves as a reality check to an older audience that has strayed from the morals and values enshrined in the original story. More than any other, we see that these allegories are slightly abstract retellings of passages taken from the Bible. To be an allegory, however, a novel cannot simply draw a moral from the Bible, or any other work, and embellish upon it, but instead it must match in every symbolic way to the piece which it represents. This is the case in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies in relation to the Fall of Man depicted in Genesis 3:1-24 of the Bible.
Even the one who actually performs the Release does not know the real truth: “One for here, one for Elsewhere,” Lily chanted. “Do you actually take it Elsewhere, Father?” Jonas asked. “No, I just have to make the selection… Then I perform a small Ceremony of Release.” “And somebody else comes to get him? Somebody from Elsewhere?” “That’s right, Jonas-bonus.” (p136-137) In this way, everyone in the Community is shielded away from the real truth. Because fear and pain does not play a role on this utopian society, let alone death, the term “Release” was created to veil the true meaning of death.
He reinvents the idea of the child and creates it to be a concept that is essential to harbor throughout one’s journey through adulthood. Everyone possess an inner child. Lewis is able to support that through his older characters in his novels such as Peter, Susan, and the Professor. Peter and Susan for instance are disbelieving of Lucy’s tales of Narnia, claiming that they are lies and hoaxes. Peter and Susan represent the transition from child to adult.
Golding’s book Lord of the Flies is a warped representation of mankind (or should I say kidkind) and Ralph is depicted as the sometimes flawed but never-the-less good hearted leader who brings his group to triumph. Ralph is a boy of twelve years – he is fair, tall, handsome, healthy and vigorous. His look is said to be that of the typical blonde haired blue eyed boy. He is said to no longer display the obvious belly of childhood and what's more he is made to be ‘a boxer’. (Quotes – ‘The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock’ ‘he was old enough to have lost the prominent belly of childhood’ ‘he might make a boxer’) Prior to arriving on the island, it is known that he was a spoilt young man coming from the family of a privileged naval commander.
Character names are symbolic in relation to the themes loss of identity, power, human nature and isolation. Many characters such as Piggy, Sam and Eric, and the littluns lose their identity in the novel. When piggy first meets Ralph, he is never once asked what his name is. Ralph immediately views himself as the superior one, so he does not feel the need to ask for Piggy's name. Giving up, Piggy tells Ralph, "they used to call me 'Piggy'"(Golding, 9).
First the author shows the theme by integrating character’s actions throughout the story. Before Charlie becomes intelligent he wrote, “I want to be smart.” (Pg. 221) I think this quote confirms the theme because since he wasn’t smart he could have separated himself from smart people. As Charlie was reading a book called Robinson Crusoe he wrote, “I feel sorry because he’s all alone and has no friends.” (Pg. 229) I believe this quote reveals the moral because as he reads this book he find out Crusoe is all alone and isolated and even though Charlie doesn’t realize it yet he himself is isolated and lonely as well.
Bradbury’s diction is very creative. His word choice makes one wonder how he comes up with everything, but it all falls together in an artistic way. The way Bradbury strings sentences together is so unusual. In Fahrenheit 451, Beatty, a fireman, and Guy Montag, the protagonist, are discussing books. On page 62, Beatty says, “Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.” Using words such as “drear” and “torrent” makes Bradbury’s diction distinguishable from other authors, while also being captivating.