The men believe this because they are terrified of the dragon, but believe that Thror and Thrain will save them from it. The men then elaborated on this, adding happiness because they knew that Thror and Thrain would bring just that. 3) The Master of Laketown tends to be quite doubtful when it comes to the arrival of Thror’s grandson, but welcomes the adventurers into his homes all the same due to the excitement of his people. This tells the reader that even though the Master of Laketown has a somewhat set mind, he tends to go with what the people think rather than his own decisions. Due to
He can hold it when he’s speaking.”(33). At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, everyone follows Ralph’s rule that he who holds the conch may speak, so the conch represents authority, but as the novel progresses, the boys on the island begin to fear the power struggle between Ralph and Jack, and at this point in the story the conch begins to represent a coercive power due to the fear the power struggle strikes in the other characters. The boys are forced to take sides between Jack and Ralph and a feeling of trepidation is produced. The conch is also an excellent symbol because it represents the mental and physical
Amir, the main character of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, is a boy who longs for the admiration and acceptance of his father. Baba and Amir cannot have the relationship Amir desires because of the characteristics and expectations of each other. Amir wants to have Baba all to himself, Amir is weak in Baba’s eyes and Amir is not how Baba envisioned his son. All in all, Amir just wants to be respected by his father. Amir wishes to have his father all to himself, he wants to spend time with Baba without anyone else.
Ralph exclaims to the group that he must have been dreaming as you can “only get them in big countries, like Africa, or India”. After repeated confirmation that there is no ‘beastie’, the older boys agreed, and among some of the little one was the “dubiety that required more than rational assurance”. From early on there is a contrast in beliefs about the beast between the boys. Soon after this conversation, speculation about the beast begins to appear between the boys as they become more fearful of it. This is the first sign that the boys are becoming savages, especially Jack, as he proclaims that “if there was a snake we’d hunt it and kill it”.
Unsure of what to do with the enemy soldier, Little Jess’s moral compass is tested. The young man tells Little Jess he owns no slaves and his perception of whom the enemy is alters. Even though he believes helping Roy is making him into a traitor, he continues because he likes the young soldier who never laughs at the wonderments and wishes Little Jess could never tell his older brothers. After Roy is healed and had left to travel back home, Little Jess feels as if his sins are going to make him combust. Thinking that if he goes to a Methodist meeting his sins will be washed away and he would be revived, Little Jess attendees the meeting only to just look in then leave.
When Piggy dies, Ralph feels like a part of him is missing when he makes decisions and creates thoughts. “We can use this (the conch shell) to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us-“He beamed at Ralph (Page 16) After the group of boys create a small government and elect Ralph as chief, Piggy became an impact on Jack’s character. Jack does not like Piggy because he supports and stands by Ralph.
From the beginning of the novel, piggy has a connection with the conch, it symbolises civilisation as the boys used it to maintain order in the meetings. Piggy clung onto the comfort of the conch. When Jack separated from Ralph’s leadership and formed his own tribe, piggy still prolonged faith in the conch and its significance of power and the right to be heard, however piggy and the conch both fall governing in the death of them thus symbolizing the death of intelligence and the right of authority, leaving Jack in complete control. The conch allowed piggy the right to be heard which he was not usually able to do. This shows that piggy tries to prevent the boys descending into savagery with his intelligence and he is very vocal, perhaps aggravating the other boys, especially Jack, ‘you’re talking too much, shut up Fatty.’
For Piggy and Ralph, it represents the moral influence of Old life in England. When Ralph sees a boat passing and notices that the boys that were supposed to be tending to the fire abandoned their post to hunt with Jack, he is furious. After the boat leaves and the fact that the fire is now out sinks into him, Ralph loses all his bearings and is at a loss as to what to do next. The fire was the only thing that tied them to the civilized world, and now without it, that tie has been broken. The Beast, the “Lord of the Flies”, is seen by the boys, as a real object on the island that frightens the boys.
We can see that he has gained power through this as he uses the ability to get others to do what you want them to do. Jack is a dictator type of leadership, he values his respect from everyone.The dictator in Jack becomes leading in his personality, during when the boys have seen the beast in sight. The boys panic when they tell everyone, but Jack uses his rhetoric words to blame it on Raplh. He argues back that ‘ he’d never got us meat’ which emphasises that his hunting skills could make for an effective leader.If jack was becoming a dictator leader, it would mean that the people would follow his orders without a question meaning that there are less arguments. His importance has lead to him ordering his hunters to forget about the beast so that they wouldn’t have any nightmares.
Their father, Bully, pats them on the shoulder and laughs along with them, proud that one day, his sons will be just like him. William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies answers the question asked by many school officials and parents alike: When, if ever, does teasing and goading cross the line into bullying? Through the misfortunate adventures of Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and the other boys on the island, it is revealed that teasing and goading turns into bullying the moment the victim starts feeling powerless. According to Tara L. Kuther's article "Understanding Bullying", the bully and victim relationship blooms from an "imbalance of power" where the victim finds it hard to "defend him-or herself" (Understanding Bullying 51). Once the Victim feels belittled, the line separating teasing and bullying becomes crossed.