'Lord Of The Butterflies': Character Analysis

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“Lord of the Flies” The novel “Lord of the Butterflies” written by William Golding is about a plane shot down over a deserted tropical island. When they landed there were two boys, Ralph and Piggy, who discover a conch on the beach, and Piggy realizes it could be used as a horn to gather the other boys. Once assembled, the boys had an idea about electing a leader and leading a way to be rescued. They choose Ralph as their leader but another boy named Jack wanted to become leader. During the time the boys were exploring the island, there was a part when the littleuns discovered that there was a “beast.” When Jack found out about it, he took the chance to manipulate the boys to take control of them. Ever since then, Jack was trying to persuade…show more content…
Ralph and the others start getting desperate and Jack is starting to manipulate the boys. “Things are breaking up. I don’t understand why. We began well; we were happy. And then -- ...Then people started getting frightened,” was what Ralph said. It was then when it got worse. Piggy who at that time was holding the conch die when a bolder fell on top of him because he didn’t have his glasses. All hells break through. A quote that supports this is on page 181, “…the conch exploded into thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” This quote supports on the destruction of the conch. This made civilization among the boys extinct and Ralph left with Jack’s mind to kill Ralph. Once Jack had some type of control, Jack provides attention and wants to have fun. Instead of listening to Ralph about building a shelter and being told what to do, Jack decides to tell the boys to come and hunt with him. Not only are they going to have something to eat but have fun and kill Simon. Simon in this novel was one of the boys who disappeared during the fire. He was hiding through the whole struggle and was the only person who knew for sure that they weren’t a beast. Not only that but during the time that he wasn’t with the boys he started hallucinating and overheats. One of the reasons why they killed Simon was because he said, "What I mean is... Maybe it's only us."... Simon became inarticulate in his efforts to express mankind's essential illness. Everything is going well with Jack and he then decides to go hunting for the

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