Christopher Boone, the autistic teen who narrates the story The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, is a character I personally found very interesting. Some of the characteristics that make him unique as a person are also the characteristics that allow the story to progress in a suspenseful and unique way. The fact that Christopher cannot empathize with others, requires order, and is incredibly perseverant is essential to the development of the story. In his inability to empathize with others around him, Christopher causes himself a lot of unintentional trouble. It leads to a lot of confusion when he talks to a great number of the people he encounters throughout his journey to find Wellington’s killer.
The battle was between the only good left on the island (represented by Ralph) and the evil of dictatorship. The boys had turned into lawless animals, and were going crazy. The boys were so uncivilized, one boy forgot his own name. “Percival Wemys Madison sought in his head for an incantation that had faded clean away”. Ralph had tried to have a list of names, but Jack didn’t even bother.
Most importantly, Jack's disrespect towards the other boys makes him fearful to the others, and therefore the boys feel obligated to follow his orders if they want to avoid consequences. "'The thing is --- fear can't hurt you any more than a dream. There aren't any beasts to be afraid of on this island.... Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!" (Golding 82).
Since the boys are still relatively young when they crash on the island they lack a certain level of adult maturity; without any sort of adult authority figure, they are more inclined to be out of control. One thing Simon realizes towards the end of the novel is that the beast and the fear and evil it represents is actually a product of the boys’ own minds. This shows that it is not evil which is inside them, but a manufactured evil and fear towards a figure - in this case the “beast”. At the end of the day, they are still boys and the evil which Golding talks about is really just the boys’ minds corrupted by the island and the beast inside them. At the beginning of the novel the boys assemble and decide on the sort of society they want to build.
In the movie "Lord of the Flies," there is an excessive amount of contrasts with the book. The basic plot of the movie begins with the boys ending up on a deserted island after a plane crash. They elect Ralph as the leader of the "tribe" and little by little, the boys settle down. This order made by Ralph angers Jack, the chief hunter, and he rebels with his own tribe. After this, everything goes downhill and they become savages except for Ralph's tribe.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about surviving on a deserted island after a boarding school charter plane got shot down in the midst of WWII. The only survivors are the young boys who are then stranded on the island to fend for themselves. The boys, like Jack, Ralph, Piggy, and Simon, make their own government in the beginning but then struggle to keep the order. Eventually the group brakes apart and order is symbolically gone within the boys as they turn savage because of the beast within them. The boys seem to lose all control of the tribe and of themselves.
His one and only friend ‘Missus Radinski’, doesn’t believe the ‘woolvs’ exist, up until it’s too late. Alone, Ben must go out into the streets and confront what he dreads the most. The thrilling picture book aims its target audience at children. Ben experiences a whole disconnection to the outside world due to his great fear of the ‘woolvs’ therefore he does not belong. Your perception of an environment can influence your experience of either belonging or not belonging.
Jack says that the “beast” escaped, and they did not kill him. Jack denies it when a boy asks if they slayed the beast. Stanley asks, “’But didn’t we, didn’t we--?’ He squirmed and looked down. ‘No!’ In the silence that followed, each savage flinched away from his individual memory. ‘No!
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.
The Worst Beast In a person’s life, decisions affect everything they do. The struggle between good and evil can complicate everyday choices. When a war breaks out and a group of boys are left to survive on an island all alone, they are faced with several tough decisions. Each of the boys must make a choice that could affect everyone on the island. In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, the character Piggy proves his leadership abilities by his reasoning, concern for others, and trying to keep peace.