Even though he has been selected as chief of the island, his voice was gradually becoming useless. The followers fancied an achiever like Jack, not just a speaker. Ralph's most important objective was to go gome, but the boys were too caught up killing pigs to realize that the fire had been left uncared for. Infuriated that the chances of being rescued vanished, the leader demands an explanation for the lack of responsibility. But at that instant, Ralph realizes his leadership lacks contron as he "...watched them envious and resentful" (Golding, 79).
The boys split up and it’s just Ralph, Piggy, and SamnEric so Ralph has lost his leadership through the whole pack of kids. In the beginning there was order and somewhat civilization. Order is what kept the boys in line and when Ralph lost leadership and respect with the boys; order was lost and things started to get very disorienting. Piggy brought the conch to a quarrel between two boy s and in the end it was shattered which means all sanity is lost there is no hope. The boys were heading down a destructive path and their morals; what morals they have
While the master plan to blind the Cyclops was incredibly successful, he did something severely wrong while leaving the island. Not knowing of the consequences that might occur, Odysseus shouted his real name to the Cyclops, which essentially caused him a great deal of trouble afterwards. ”Hear me Poseidon…Grant that Odysseus / Son of Laertes, / May never reach his home on Ithaca. “ (Book 9, 22-25) prays Polyphemus. Thus Poseidon further delays Odysseus’ trip and makes it just that much harder for him to return to Ithaca.
In this unimaginable position of sorrow there is nothing Creon can do to fix anything at all. Creon’s major flaw of stubbornness leads to pointless actions, which causes a series of suicides, and finally a tragic downfall. The tragic hero’s regrettable path and destination of sorrow without a doubt prove Antigone to be a Shakespearean Tragedy. But the fact that Creon displayed inability by refusing to face his mistakes and in return received true inability that forever disables him from escaping his guilt and ever becoming the king he once aspired to
“Hereby it is a manifest, that during the time man live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war…” This quote, from the 16th century philosopher, Hobbes, states that mankind is naturally evil. Moreover, Hobbes believes that without a leader, everything would be chaos. For example, in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, there are many prime examples of Hobbes’ theory. The novel’s plot involves a group of English school boys who become stranded on a deserted island, but arrive in a good state of mind. As the novel progresses, the boys become chaotic after not having a dependable leader.
Everyone on the island was turning into complete savages, other then him. He knew he had to keep civilized; he had to know his boundaries. In chapter nine, in Lord of the Flies the character of Simon was brutally murdered by all boys in a dancing riot, but piggy (157). He knew it was wrong, he knew what was going on, while all the other boys were taken away in the moment, that they did not even notice that they where killing one of there own dear friends. He had the knowledge, the brains, to know not to be involved in that heart twisting murder.
This ended when Jack leads the boys in an attempt to hunt Ralph. By then, the last remaining traces of civilization were gone, but Ralph's death is prevented by a naval officer, who is disappointed by their savage nature. In the end, Jack ceased to acknowledge that he was chief and responsible for "having a war" (Golding 201) when a grown up is there. Therefore, Jack is the perfect example of the worst aspects of human nature when left alone by
Ponyboy just had to see Johnny kill Bob and that was enough to make him lose his innocence. People like Randy and Steve just resent and hate the world so much that that would cause them to lose their innocence as well. Someone could lose their innocence just by thinking bad thoughts. S.E. Hinton definitely does not agree with William Blake’s poem: The Lily because in The Lily, William Blake is saying that innocence cannot be abolished or destroyed.
They have obviously lost all sense of reason and are only intent on doing one thing, to kill Ralph. They ruined the whole island which was similar to the Garden of Eden when they first landed, and turned it into the Flames of Hell. In conclusion, the events in this novel tell us that humans are savages by nature. We are all capable of becoming a beast and that the beast is within all of us. Golding shows that without rules, evil overpowers everything.
Towards the conclusion of the novel, Piggy, Ralph, and Samneric, go up to Jack’s tribe to get Piggy’s glasses back in a civilized manner, but fighting begins and, “Jack had backed right against the tribe and they were a solid mass of menace that bristled with spears.”(180) This scenario depicts the sudden decline of and almost complete loss of civilization. The tribe has their war paint on and assume fighting position instead of trying to talk the situation out, like civilized people. The once lovely, little British boys turn almost totally savage. Once the boys transform to complete savages, Ralph will have no one to help him. Piggy dies and moments after Piggy’s death, Jack, “began screaming wildly.