Tiffany Sangphet Mrs. Aaron Honors English I 25 November 2014 The Values of the Island Boys Everyone in the world has personal and social values. Characters in novels are people who have values as well. In Lord of the Flies a group of boys land on an unfamiliar and uncivilized island that has no adult supervision. They meet up with each other and work together. They all want to survive so they all try to create an organized environment.“‘We’ll have rules’ he cried excitedly.
Two of the boys, Ralph and Piggy meets and discovers a conch shell on the beach. Ralph accepts idea of piggy and when they push air through the conch the sound make the other boys in the island to meets together. The boys are left to govern themselves, range in age that Ralph and Jack two older boys . They votes to put Ralph leader of them . Thus, he was the boy has a conch .The leadership was the key of all trouble faced them.
As he came up for air he saw the boys snickering at him and Jerry decided he must do this to impress the boys and have them like him. Jerry is not one who asks people for gifts or money but to him this was very important. So he asked his mother to buy him some goggles so that he could swim. After the boys would leave in the afternoon, Jerry would stay down there and work on his breathing and concentrating on going through the tunnel. When its Jerry’s last day of vacation he says to himself that it is the last day to do this.
Why did they choose you of all boys? Ralph: As I have mentioned earlier, I found a shell on the beach. Piggy told me how to blow it. The other boys followed the signal and we had an assembly on the beach. I still held the conch and there was something magical about it, so they chose me to be their
‘Then I’ll give him the conch.’ ‘Conch?’ ‘That’s what this shell’s called. I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking.’’’ (33) The the group of boys are trying to work together to come up with a way to keep things organized while they are on the island. If they do not come up with a way of organization, they could easily not survive as long as they need to, to be rescued. With the conch representing a “talking stick” there will be no arguments about other people’s opinions because they do not have the power to talk without the conch.
Whilst the boys don’t have money or goods to trade, they do have the conch, and the boy who owns the conch is the boy who is wealthiest on the island, and therefore the boy who is able to control the other boys. The fact that Piggy ‘what intelligence had been shown was traceable to Piggy’ (p.18-9) seems to be unimportant to the boys, suggesting that intelligence is not the winning factor in electing a leader. Golding carefully selects Ralph as the
When Piggy dies, Ralph feels like a part of him is missing when he makes decisions and creates thoughts. “We can use this (the conch shell) to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us-“He beamed at Ralph (Page 16) After the group of boys create a small government and elect Ralph as chief, Piggy became an impact on Jack’s character. Jack does not like Piggy because he supports and stands by Ralph.
In the movie the boys come all together on a boat to the island and are familiar with each other. The filmmakers probably did this to show how joined they are in the beginning of the book and civilized. I think that the book's opening is more effective because it shows how Ralph and Piggy already have a connection even before the group comes. Another thing the movie lacks is that the beast is a dead parachuter who gets caught in the trees. In the movie, the beast or "monster" is the crazy pilot who ran away and hid in a cave.
When Huck Finn live with his father, he, “Fished and hunted and that was what we lived on” (Twain 115). In order for Huck to eat, he must use the environment he lives in to obtain food. Also, Huck was getting used to living with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson until his father kidnapped him. While living with his father, “It warn’t long after that till I was sued to being where I was, and liked it” (Twain 115). Huckleberry Finn enjoys living a lazy, comfortable lifestyle, without responsibilities and studying.
Lessing often writes about personal and social turmoil and about the growth of individuals in a changing and often hostile environments. Now I’d like to dwell upon the story. Let me give you the reconstruction of chief events of the story. The story Through the tunnel is about a boy named Jerry, who pushes his limits to discover who he really is. He spends his summer vacation at the seaside with his mother, and one day she lets him go to a nearby the rocky bay, where he found a gloomy and dark tunnel through the rock After seeing some elder boys going through it, he decides to try too, but fails.