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 .
Although he’s a stubborn person, he can also be considered a pushover. For example, as Jack bullied Piggy, he just stood by and watched rather than helped him out. Also, as they were trying to hunt for the beast, Ralph got carried away along with the other boys and started acting wildly. When it came to defending his power, Ralph wasn’t able to convince everyone else. As Jack defied him, all he could say was “I’m the chief” or “I have the conch”.
When people are isolated from society, they can change dramatically. In William Golding’s Lord of the flies, the boys land on an island that isolates them from society, which transforms the boys from civilized school boys to savage murderers. The island creates many difficulties for the boys. Some of the conflicts are, a struggle for power, surviving on a deserted island and lack of authority. These conflicts provoke the boy’s development into savage murderers .
This is because all the boys tend to shout their ideas at one another. This was a sensible way, because it even gave the right to those who are discriminated. For example, Piggy and Littluns. 2) What does Jack’s view of rules indicate about him as a leader? 3) Why don’t the boys pay attention to Piggy?
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.
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.
Yes, it came to Al’s realization that he was losing his touch as a comic writer, but he would never fully admit it to himself. Instead of throwing in the towel, AL resorted to stealing the scripts from a deceased young comic named Davey Farber, whom was killed in World War 2. Al’s actions put his and Sammy’s job in jeopardy, even when Sammy was unaware of what he did. Al kept those scripts locked away in a desk drawer and his girlfriend, Connie, would repeatedly ask him why he had kept them. His response was for “a little sentimentality, and for old time’s sake.” His words are deceiving being that he really keeps them for inspiration, and possibly a back-up plan when he can be comical no more.
Like his good luck charm. It’s too bad that when Piggy needed it most, the savages were tired of having to listen to someone just because that someone said so, which eventually led to Piggy’s downfall. I don’t find it a coincidence that both Piggy and the conch went out at the same time. It’s almost like Piggy’s “Life line” was the same as the conch’s (As shown in the picture). The Beast…at first, the Beast is an unknown creature who watches the boys over the mountain almost god-like.
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.
Lennie has physical strength but has no control and understanding over it. When he tries to pet soft things he ends up killing them. Steinbeck never portrays Lennie as a killer as he never tries to kill anything in cold blood. Throughout the novel Lennie kills different things and always feels regret afterwards. In the novel George says ‘Lennie never done it in meanness.