Loss of identity is a predominant theme of the novel. In the beginning of the novel Lord of the Flies, the most important/significant character is Ralph ,an innocent young boy who is focused on being a motivating leader, but he didn't know what he was in for. At times he was over ruled by Jack and the other boys on the island who all became savages and uncontrollable. Ralph starts out as the calm, mellow protagonist who organizes the boys by setting rules such as the conch. He starts to take part and witness violent acts such as the boys on the island hunting pigs.
This is, of course, a subjective question, and your teacher undoubtedly wants to hear your thoughts after reading the novel. For me, the actual events in William Golding's Lord of the Flies are not as disturbing as what they mean. Golding says he wrote this book in "an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature." To do that, he places these proper English schoolboys on a deserted island with no adults. This group of boys can choose to make whatever kind of society they want, and in the end they commit multiple murders and nearly destroy the entire island.
The boys struggle to come to terms with the reality of being trapped on the island without any grownups and therefore expect the usual punishments that were expelled upon them during their lives prior to the crash. Another sign of morality was shown when Jack struggles to kill his first pig “ . . . because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh .
| Realism | 12 | 66 | “…I felt just the way any other boy would’a’ felt when I seen that wreck laying there so mournful and lonesome in the middle of the river. I wanted to get aboard of her and slink around a little, and see what was there. | Realism is expressed here, because Huck is acting just like any other normal boy his age would. When he sees an abandoned ship, he feels the urge to act like a pirate and search the boat for hidden treasures. Although Huck may seem different from the readers eyes, this quote shows how he is just a normal boy who is very adventurous.
After the members of Ralph's tribe get killed, Ralph becomes next in line because he is the only one left. At the end, a rescue occurs by an adult who saw their fire, and the boys become children again. One thing the movie lacks are the boys finding each other when the conch is blown. Also when Jack is out looking to kill Ralf, the book talks about how anonymous boy found Ralph hiding but the movie shows how some boys find Ralph hiding but they do not rat him out. I think they did this to show more of a loyalty to Ralph.
All Individuals Have a Natural Capacity for Brutality In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a group of young boys are stranded on an island and must learn to cooperate with one another to survive. The characters are civil at first, but as the shackles of civilization start to fade later on start to become beasts. Because William Golding was distraught over the brutality of World War II, he develops this theme throughout the story. The boys’ inclination towards violence in Lord of the Flies illustrates that all individuals have a natural capacity for brutality. Roger is one character who unleashes his inner brutality after being once confined by the expectation of society.
For a group of young boys stranded on a deserted island we can see how frightening it would be to watch this. As the book develops we can see how Jack becomes a meaner and more aggressive character and his goal to become chief comes clear to the reader. From the first moment Jack and the protagonist Ralph do not cope. Ralph representing democracy and order against Jack, which illustrates tyranny and savagery. At the time for the order boys to choose sides mostly choose the freedom and disorder by joining Jack.
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.
In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows the truth behind human nature by giving an example of how quickly people lose their touch with civilization. Hobbes explains his views on human nature, which tie in with Lord of the Flies. William Golding fulfills Hobbes’ ideas about man with Lord of the Flies in the moments when he progressively shows the boys begin to lose their humanity, when he describes the growing conflict between Ralph and Jack’s need of being the leader in their new society, and when he shows how the boys live in constant fear of death because they don’t know anything about the island they are living in. To begin with, William Golding supports Hobbes’ views of man by showing how gradually over time, the boys lose their humanity because there is no common power on the island. Hobbes writes about people destroying themselves and each other if there is no common power to keep the people in check.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, British schoolboys are stranded on a tropical island. In an attempt to recreate the culture they left behind, they elect Ralph to lead, with Piggy by his side to help make decisions. Jack also becomes a leader. One-by-one, Jack lures the boys from civility and reason to become the hunters. Throughout the novel many character traits were experience.