Or when the fire went out, he had to figure out how they were to keep it going, and who was going to keep it lit. And when the boys were fighting, he had to think of a way to bring them back together. If only the other boys in the tribes would have done their part, everything would have gone perfectly. But for the most part, Ralph did the best job in doing what he needed to do and he helped out so much by problem solving and coming up with great ideas to help out everyone in the sticky situations that they faced on the
Deerslayer starts out just like the Early Americans lost in nature, though just like the great Rousseauian philosophy that nature is good and similar to the Early Americans Deerslayer goes from a lost soul to finding his niche in society. Overall, the origins of Deerslayer play a vital role in him becoming Cooper’s idea of the perfect American Hero, and help him transition into his manhood. Deerslayer’s believes a true man acts with courage, and he does not act as a fool or a coward. For, example Deerslayer only believes a man can kill another man if both sides can fight; this contrasts from the beliefs of Hurry Harry. This shows that Deerslayer symbolizes a true man because he does not act like a frivolous child eager to kill; he has logic and wants justice to prevail.
Knowledge vs. Ignorance Sabrina de Sousa Mrs. Hamel English 102 February 2012 Knowledge vs. Ignorance In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the main character Guy Montag has figured out, with the help of others, that in his society the government is doing everything in their power to prevent the people from reading books and gaining ideas, which in the governments eyes, ideas only lead to problems. “It was a pleasure to burn,” (3). Montag kicks off the novel in the beginning by telling us that he is a fireman, and in that society, and his job is to destroy knowledge, by burning books as well as boosting ignorance.
In the early parts of the novel the signal fire is an important part of the boys’ lives since it is the only thing that can possibly get them rescued off the island. “The fire is the most important thing on the island… is a fire too much for us to make?” (Golding 80) This fire is the boys’ main priority because they want to be rescued and return to society. When the fire extinguished, later throughout the novel, it was a sign of lost desire to be rescued and acceptance to the savage live on the island. In other words, the burn out of a signal fire is the equivalent to losing sight of a goal. At the end of the novel, when the fire went chaotic and started to burn up the entire island, it was the destruction that arose from it that rescued the boys off the island.
When the boys arrive on the island, unaware of the environmental circumstances, establish things in a civilized manner. Environmental circumstances are the combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organism. The boys decide to have a chief in order to "decide things"(22). Ralph wins the majority of the vote and he assigns Jack, and his group of choir boys as hunters and gatherers. The hunters and gatherers job is to gather food and light the signal fire, which can help them reach civilization.
It was always there. I can see it.” The boy’s definition of carrying the fire seems to be if you are “good or bad”, which is very important to him: “I dont know what to do. I think you should come with me. Are you one of the good guys?” Even though the boy is all alone and aware that he will probably die if his lonely situation remains, it is still important to him to make sure that he is on the good side. The boy's opposite of carrying the fire and being “one of the good people”, is eating people: “And you didnt eat them.
With the rifle, suddenly, he didn't have to know; did not have to get close to a fool bird to kill it—didn't have to know how it would stand if he didn't look at it and moved off to the side” (186 ). Showing that Brian has truly changed his lifestyle, he rejects the rifle. Brian becomes determined to finish this journey successfully by being aware of his surroundings and fighting with only his wits and the hatchet. In this moment that we, the reader, realize that Brian has grown-up. However, will his perseverance be enough to survive this devastating life threatening journey?
If Jack and his hunters would have been taking care of all of their responsibilities instead of just hunting all day, if they would have just been watching the fire they could have gotten off the island before anybody could get hurt, before it was a game of life and death. Hunting continually distracts the boys from their responsibilities, and it distracts them from what should be their main priority, getting off of the island. “‘There was a ship.’… Ralph brought his arm down, fist clenched, and his voice shook. ‘There was a ship. Out there.
The “fire” is not only perseverance and love, but also each other. “Carrying the fire” is just another way to say that both need the other in order to survive - the father would not be able to live without the boy, and the boy would not choose to live without the father. Mentioned multiple times throughout the novel the phrase “carrying the fire”, is used to describe their strength and perseverance. The father and son never gave up. They kept moving and eventually made it to the coast.
When Jack leaves the tribe and takes most of the kids, Ralph knows that they need to make a fire somewhere else but on the mountain. When Piggy comes up with the great idea of making the fire near the pool everyone for the first notices the intelligence of Piggy. This is shown when Piggy comes up with a wonderful idea, “Only Piggy could have the intellectual daring to suggest the fire…” (Golding 129). Even though Ralph has not really valued Piggy’s thoughts in the past, but now Ralph finally notices Piggy’s intelligence. Bringing the fire near the pool is very helpful because now they will not have to go to the mountain.