It also illustrates the relationship of Lenny and George, and the position of caretaker that George assumes-for example-when Lenny is worried that this will cause Lenny to lose the privilege of caring for the bunnies. George is the caretaker, Lenny the receiver, much like Candy's relationship to the lame dog. In addition to the other very good answers here, I encourage you to think not only of the characters, but of the "groups" which the pair represent, Lennie and Curley. Rene rightly points out that Lennie "doesn't know his own strength." The overarching point here is that none of the "underdogs" know their own strength.
Ralph’s ability to persuade the boys to behave civilly was most impressive until the boys slowly began to become savage. Despite Ralph’s strong morals he was still vulnerable to savagery. This is shown when he encounters the pig Chapter 7. This was a surprising change to Ralph in the novel, as it seemed like he could not control his excitement. Saying things like “I hit him!
And the next is that Ralph said my hunters are no good” (129). Jack is slowly turning the littluns away from Ralph and twisting his actions and words to show that Ralph is really the bad guy. Although this does seem desperate it does work on the littluns because at this point of time due to all of the fears, the role models arguing, and the mixed messages they are receiving they are very open to any opinion. It is evident that they do not want to turn on Ralph though when Jack is about to leave because they don’t want to be the only ones who do it, and Ralph still holds their super ego in place. “Hands up,’ said Jack strongly, ‘whoever wants Ralph not to be chief?’ …… ‘I’m going off by myself.
1. Both of these quotes are desperate attempts to deny the truth, refusals to recognize the horrible reality of the depths of the boys' descent into savagery. In Chapter 10, when Piggy insists that Simon's death was an accident, he is ironically trying to comfort Ralph, who at that point is hit with full awareness of what is happening. When Ralph repeats the words in Chapter 12, he is trying to reason his own way out of his awareness that the boys really have crossed the line into a state of evil he had not known even existed - "he argued unconvincingly...(but) the final unreasoning knowledge came to him...the breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like a vapor...these painted savages would go further and further". Although in Chapter 12 Ralph is speaking specifically about the deaths of Piggy and Simon, in a larger sense he is addressing the whole phenomenon of the tribes total degeneration.
The quote explains that life brings evil to the world of many others who don’t appreciate their life. The symbolism that the author developed in the novel was onions. The onion is a metaphor for racism, lack of opportunity, and the violent street cultures, which combine to keep young men like Eddie in a world of despair. Racism that many people face because the ignorant people who feel they can take over to those who don’t have the power of money.” Lack of opportunity of education that Eddie is going through for his brown skin keeps him from getting a steady of meaningful job outside the ghetto”. That quote meant that those three causes are what stop Eddie from going to college.
Connections/ disconnections are not always clear. * Shelter/Rescue vs Hunting * How feeling of one’s disconnection to people and place can result it total chaos, can reconnect people in other ways and how positive connections can be made by enforcing power. (eg. Jack not connecting with Ralph and Piggy or the fire; establishes connections with other, stronger boys leading to a sense of belonging, leadership and self-worth; masks = anonymity = chaos = disconnection for the non-hunters = not belonging to group = ostracised.
It almost leads us to question Henry’s morals if he is willing to kill infants. Although we assume that Henry is just playing up what will happen because he hasn’t lost control of them yet we have to play with the notion that Henry isn’t on as high of a moral ground as we thought even though it might be a just ground. This speech also uses a lot more detail to describe certain events than the other two speeches. He vividly states, “ the blind and bloody soldier with foul hand defile the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters:”(34-35). This is very detailed and horrific because he is saying he won’t be able to stop his soldiers from raping the women in the city.
Despite Piggy's clear thinking and appraisal of their situation, his contentious manner and rude dismissal of the younger boys unfortunately causes his ideas to be dismissed. Even more importantly, he is a cynic who can do nothing to comfort the others, instead instilling in them a sense of fatalism. Piggy, whose pessimism and sadness make him a likely martyr, is established in this chapter as a prophet whose words are not heeded until it is too late. Golding uses Piggy's advice as foreshadowing: failure to heed Piggy, however absurd he may sound, leads to dire
In doing so, we see how essential not only it is for Lennie to gain another friend in times of loneliness, but for Crooks as well. Being secluded from companionship like Crooks is, he becomes dependent on Lennie for moments like those to remind him that he is still a human being. Lennie, like George, also doesn’t want to risk losing a friend over something minor. When Lennie wanted some ketchup and he saw that he made George angry by continuously asking for what they don’t have, he immediately apologized and said “I wouldn’t eat no ketchup, George. I’d leave it all for you.
This shows that Jack has no respect for authority figures. As a result of Jack’s lack of respect for authority, he becomes very upset and begins his own tribe, by calling down Ralph and starting rumors. His tribe however becomes one of savagery and inhumanity. This result proves Jack has given up all respect and is rebelling by starting a new kind of authority, one of hate and violence. Jack is the embodiment of the rebel inside of every