During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
In his novel, Golding shows how a group of British young boys try to survive in an island, after a plane incident, without civilization. Through the character development of Jack, Golding shows how one of the innocent young children on the island is transformed into a savage. Jack is developing into a savage, it is proven though many points in the novel that he is not civilized and he is given characteristics of an animal. Society, the place where there are certain rules and standards to find a person acceptable. However, there is no society on the Island; there are no adults to tell the boys what is acceptable and what is not.
While the truth of this statement is debatable, I believe that your actions are not what defines you; it is the society you belong to that determines your actions. Throughout the novel, Golding shows a progression in the boys’ behaviour from well-behaved, civilized English boys to evil, wild savages. Once the boys land on the island, they begin to become more crazed and less civilized. This is a product of the society they belong to, not the evil that is deep inside them. 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.
The first important theme is denial where each character showcase their denial of certain aspects of their lives. Willy has denial against himself and what he is because he wants to be big and known which he isn't but he thinks he is and so he denies the fact that he is just an ordinary human being. Also, throughout the play the characters keep contradicting themselves and it is seen a number of times especially with Willy. For example, in the first scene he states that Biff is lazy but then he goes on a line or two later to state that he is a hard working lad and that he is not lazy. This behavior is why he can not accept reality in order to ignore the present and re live the past.
When Cole is banished to the island, he is filled with a whirlpool of swirling rage. In the novel, Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen, Cole Mathews is a misled young man, who has a knack for getting himself into trouble. Raised by his abusive father and alcoholic mother, Cole’s personality is built upon a foundation of anger and pain. All of these unaddressed emotions cause Cole to commit crimes and bully other kids. With nobody to tell him otherwise, Cole convinces himself that neither of his parents want him.
In the novel, the boys are at an age where they are unaware of how things are to be run in a community, so this causes split parties. Golden uses the ideas of civilization and Savagery to describe innate evil in human nature. Though it may be obvious that order is superior over chaos for a society to be successful. 4B. 1. Who: Ralph and Jack 2.
The boy protects his father when his mother speaks badly of him. The young boy is naive and ignores the fathers lack of responsibility. This keeps the boys hope of becoming the idyllic father one day intact The relationship between the real father and his son is really controlled by expectations and the idyllic figure a father is to his son. We get the impression of the father´s lack of responsibility and capability of handling a child, through the mother’s comments on the father. The dad´s answers to the euphoric boy aren’t encouraging
Society is what keeps us from becoming savages, and the only thing that held back a small group of kids stranded on an island was the leadership of one boy. A twelve year old English boy by the name of Ralph in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding held together a small group of stranded boys on a deserted island. As it sounds, this was not an easy task, and he was challenged by defiant children that eventually refused to obey him. When someone is disconnected from society, he/she can slip into savagery, as described in this novel. Ralph, however, is resilient; first he assumes leadership, then, in a final act of weakness, fighting to keep it and bravely fighting for his life.
Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him. He then becomes very violent “He's like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.”(Gift for the Darkness, p.138) Jack challenges Ralph whom he calls a coward; Ralph had insulted Jack's hunters as "boys with sticks”. He wants to turn everyone against Ralph so they join his tribe and become hunters leaving Jack in charge and chief of the island.