He can also not swim, as he had never learned how. Ralph is also ignorant. When Piggy informs Ralph that he has asthma, Ralph responds with “Ass-mar! ?” (9) Ralph is a natural born leader, while Piggy is a follower and lazy. When everyone was doing work, Piggy would just stand around and get mad at them when they were not doing work.
On the contrary, Preston is able to change while remains savage. Jack is also similar to Frank in his desire to kill. Another similarity is how Piggy and Gill are both character that are picked on, however Gill is never beaten up, only teased. Next, both of these stories deal with the loss of innocence, yet in different ways. The boys of the island loose their innocence by becoming savages and loosing their morals without laws or parents to enforce
They are threatened by him, and are scared to go on his property. They find Boo as a character for their amusement, and one with no feelings whatsoever. This is very childlike. Scout also had the immature habit of getting into fistfights that started by the slightest provocation. When Jem had told Scout to stop beating on Walter Cunningham, he asked why she was fighting him in the first place all Scout had to say in response was “He didn’t have any lunch”(Lee,22).
Yet, it is very clear that the novel is greatly inferior. Harry Hook does not quite capture the character of Piggy, fails to include important symbols, and lacks the emphasis of order. First off, the movie portrays Piggy as a whiney and generally useless character. However, the book shows a very different depiction. Piggy is one of the first characters introduced in the novel, and he is described as "the fat boy", which encourages the reader to like him and sympathize towards him, even if nobody else does.
Some people, like Simon, understand this concept and he says: ‘Maybe there is a beast... maybe it’s only us.’ Other people, like Ralph, do not want to believe that there is a dark side to humanity and in Chapter 2 he constantly shouts: ‘but there isn’t a beast!’ Golding successfully gets across his message that there’s ‘darkness in man’s heart’ by the frightening way he describes several events in the book. The killing of the mother sow is an extremely shocking event in the novel. When it describes that ‘the great bladder of her belly was fringed with a row of piglets’ it shows how savage the boys have become and how much they have changed, especially Jack, because at the beginning of the novel he had difficulty killing the piglet because of ‘the enormity of the knife descending and cutting in to living flesh’ and now ‘practice had made Jack silent as the shadows.’ The quote ‘wedded to her in lust’ shows us that they specifically want the female pig and won’t rest until they have her. The scene is extremely graphic and the notion of what they are doing is terrifying. The fact that the pig went from being ‘in maternal bliss’ to ‘dim-eyed and grinning faintly’ is also terrifying, because they took something innocent and turned it into something wicked, which is essentially what happened to them.
He doesn’t know any better and could possibly end up doing something really bad because of this feeling. Mrs. Joe also continuously mentions how Pip is lucky that she has brought him up ‘by hand.’ One day when Pip was asking questions about the marshes, Mrs. Joe loses her patience and yells at Pip, saying, “I tell you what, young fellow, I didn’t bring you up by hand to badger people’s lives out. It would be blame to me, and not praise, if I had. People are put in the Hulks because they murder, and because they rob, and forge, and do all sorts of bad; and they always begin by asking questions.”(Page 13) This places a lot of guilt on Pip, making him feel like he shouldn’t ask any questions at all. To tell a little kid not to ask so many questions is a terrible thing.
Throughout their stay on the island, Jack demonized Ralph, making him look like a dictator, and slowly drilling into the heads of the kids that he was the bad guy, despite the fact that the little progress made was really Jack’s fault. Also, Ralph didn’t really make it clear enough to the kids that what Jack was doing was wrong – most kids thought that they were just having harmless fun, but he didn’t make them see that (especially when Jack let the fire go out) if they sided with Jack then they would never get off the island. Jack may have been a powerful dictator, but he was also a coward – he couldn’t stand up to Ralph himself until he had the technological advantage of a spear, and the military advantage of army size over him – only in the end, when he literally had the power to burn down the island, did he dare to face Ralph’s moral influence head on. Ralph should’ve taken advantage of this and acted
After all bullies usually only pick on people they know they can make feel bad to make themselves feel good. Ishmael didn’t feel good about himself, he hated his name he hated hearing the story of how he was born. Ishmael squirmed every time he heard his mother and father tell the story of how he was born and where he got his name from. At school Ishmael spent most of his time, as he says “making himself as small a target as possible” to avoid the bully Barry Bagsley and all the names he called him. Names like Le Spewer, Fishtail Le Sewer and Manure.
“Cultural differences lead to misunderstandings, as people move from one culture to another, particularly when the same behavior has different meanings in the new setting.” The !Kung never appreciate the animal shared by the hunter. Their custom is they always make joke on the hunter and criticize his catch: “to them, the kill is always too small or too old or too thin”, “they say things like, ‘Oh, this is awful! What a worthless animal! Whatever made me think that this Tswana rascal could hunt!’.” The !Kung do such thing because they do not want any arrogance to appear in their society: "Yes, when a young man kills much meat he comes to think of himself of the chief or a big man, and he thinks of the rest of us as his servants or inferiors. We can't accept this.