he's motivation was to keep everyone safe, and stick threw it till the end. Ralph not only is a hero, but truely the only optimistic person threw out the story. The other children of the island elect him as the leader of the island because of he took control and tried to bring order amunst the others. examples of ralphs attempts to bring order to the island include, the conch shell, piggies glasses, buliding huts, fire, and establishing roles for the other islanders. when the boys first arive on the island, Ralph finds a conch shell that he uses to not only bring order, but to gather everyone that survived together.
However, by the end of the novel when the conch shell breaks at a confrontation between Jack and Ralp, this exemplifies the complete loss of order and democracy. Simon liked to have time by himself to avoid the bickering between the other boys. Simon found a clearing away from everyone else and eventually stumbled across the beast that everyone in the tribe was so terrified by. Simon ran to tell the tribe that the beast was just a dead parachutist. However, while Simon was trying to explain that the beast was not real he was mistaken for the beast.
Leadership within Lord of the Flies Throughout the novel Lord of the Flies there are many different themes. One of the most important themes that are shown throughout the novel is leadership. The novel is about a group of boys who get stuck on an island after their plane is shot down during World War Two. The boys soon find out that there isn’t anyone on the island but them. The lack adults on the island also results in the lack of a leader.
The basic plot of the movie begins with the boys ending up on a island in the middle of no where after a plane crash. They elect Ralph as the leader of their "tribe" and slowly, the boys settle down and become organized. This order made by Ralph angered Jack, who is now the chief hunter, and he rebels against Ralph with his own tribe. After this, everything goes downhill and they become savages except for Ralph's tribe. After the members of Ralph's tribe get killed, Ralph becomes next in line because he is the only one left.
Unlike Cast Away the major theme in Lord of the Flies is civilization vs. savagery. Ralph and Piggy attempt to remain civilized however Jack and the hunters slowly turn into savage beasts with no concern for rules. The setting and the way the characters survive in both stories is quite similar. In Lord of the Flies their plane crashes stranding them on a tropical island similarly a plane crash is the reason Tom Hanks is stranded on a tropical island. Their islands differ in the fact that the boys island is more of a paradise rather than a prison like the island in Cast Away.
Fear, a factor in the collapse of society In the book, The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a group of boys, all of whom are around the age of six to twelve; need to survive a plane crash and land on a deserted island. They find themselves stranded on the island and have no figure of authority to neither order nor guide them, the boys set up their own society. Holding on to the hope of a rescue, the boys will need to survive, co-exist, and organize themselves as to avoid conflict and to hold on to some sense of civilization and sanity. With no actual figure to hide behind, the primitive instincts of mankind are easily awakened and fear quickly destabilizes the society. Fear is a negative emotion and base instinct which is most commonly felt when one is confronted by something one does not understand and leads to irrationality, abandonment of morality and embracement of chaos.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British school boys who become stranded on an island after a plane crash. They live in paradise until human nature takes over and democracy fails which makes many of the boys turn savage and fight amongst each other. Golding uses literary elements to show “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, which lures him to evil ways.” The first literary device that proves this quote true is motif. Jack and his hunters became obsessed with the act of killing the pig because they were obsessed with the act of savagery and brutality. They weren’t just killing for the survival and/or by the fact that they felt threatened by the pig.
Ralph shows useful human qualities as a leader by having attention to boys' society. He knows the boys need stability and order if they are to survive on the island. Jack does not treat the boys with dignity and importance as Ralph does. Ralph understands that the boy like for example Piggy, have to be given respect. He creates rules and a simple form of government to achieve this order of being accepted.
These events illustrate the boys’ attraction to a civilized existence. Golding uses the conch as a symbol of democracy and order through the rules the boys establish. The rules are a form of law and order to rebuild civilization on the island, therefore the conch is used as a symbol of authority because in a structured civilization rules are respected and enforced by authority. Ralph uses the conch to call meetings and give everyone a fair chance to speak, thus further developing the conch as s symbol of order and democracy, “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking” (31).
The Beast…at first, the Beast is an unknown creature who watches the boys over the mountain almost god-like. It seems to be the only problem in the boys island society. But this “Beast” image couldn’t just be something imaginary, oh no. This image manifested into a late parachutist from the skies above. This image places the corpse on a tree, and tangles the cables of the parachute, making the parachutist the puppet, and the “Image” the puppeteer.