Even the forest fire in the end of the story, that was meant to destroy, ended up being the boys key to rescue. In the beginning of this book, one of the most important parts is when Jack let the fire go out to go hunting. Although hunting is not necessarily barbaric or a loss of civilization, it is still what leads up to the loss of civilization. When Ralph realizes the power of the fire and admits that if everyone does not do their duty and cooperate in keeping the fire going, all hopes in contacting civilization outside are shattered. The fire is their
The speaker considers the age-old question whether “the world will end in fire” or “in ice” (1-2). Sparknotes.com states another age-old question: whether it would be better to freeze to death or burn (SparkNotes). Frost determines both “fire and ice” would achieve its purpose sufficiently well. He's talking about the power that human beings have to harm or destroy one another, foremost ending in “destruction”. Shmoop Editioral Team acknowledges the speaker's experience with romantic “desire”.
Water and Earth would become one part of justice because in reality, they all have abilities to defeat the power of the fire, so that they are most appropriate to be the helpers of the Air Bender. In the end of the movie, the huge waves of water scare away the Fire Nation and the huge waves may symbolizes the laws or some secret power of higher status people which could pose a threaten on the enemies. Apparently, many details in the movie reflect to people’s
Ralph considers that the main reason for the disorder on the island is Jack, the antagonist and representation of evil in the novel. There is a continuous conflict between the two boys. Ralph stands for civilized ideals, while Jack leads a tribe of savages and “organizes” primitive rituals. In the middle of the savagery, Ralph stays rational and hopes of rescue. There is only one occasion when Ralph falls into that same savagery; it occurs when he joins the ritual dance at the feast, the same feast where Simon gets killed.
Following the plane crash, the characters find themselves needing to establish a sense of order so that they may survive this extreme situation. They choose a leader; Ralph in LOTF and Jack in Lost. Fear is a prominent theme in both movies. Both the boys and adults struggle with the fear of the unknown. They are frightened of the darkness of the jungle and what they cannot see.
Heraclitus believed that the basic substance of everything was fire. To him, fire is the basic substance that causes transformation of things, since within fire there exists change and opposites. People can perceive the change with their logos, their reasons. For example, when we use fire to burn a piece of paper, we create smokes and ashes. The logos enable us to reason that fire causes the transformation of paper into ashes.
Unlike Ralph's peaceful, democratic leadership, Jack believes in violence as a way to rule. Jack uses anarchism, the absence of government, as his method of winning over the boys and convincing them to leave Ralph. When Jack is originally unsuccessful as convincing the boys to convert over to his own methods, he resorts to savagery in order to become successful in gaining power and sovereignty over the boys. Jack's disrespect, desire to hunt, and violent tendencies are all ways in which he gains and maintains power over the converted boys. Most importantly, Jack's disrespect towards the other boys makes him fearful to the others, and therefore the boys feel obligated to follow his orders if they want to avoid consequences.
The first symbol that is given is Piggy’s glasses “specs”. Piggy’s glasses represent intellect and reason. The glasses are essential when the boys discover that they could start a fire with the glasses through the sunlight. Golding described the fire having an incredible impact on the boys by saying “eyes shining, mouths open, triumphant, they savored the right of domination” (Golding 29). Later on towards the end marks the downfall of society and intellect when they get shattered by Jack and his minions.
Ralph’s idea of building huts expresses how he sticks with plans for the safety of the entire group. Ralph is always looking for new opportunities to increase the chances of finally being rescued. When Ralph and Piggy see a ship in the distance, Ralph took the initiative to run all the way to the top of the mountain, just to try and light the fire. Since it was Jack’s responsibility to keep the fire going, it was not much of a surprise when ‘’’Ralph brought his arm
Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.