Whereas only three boys in the novel named Piggy, Simon and Ralph, stay true to themselves amongst the chaos of their rule-free society. As a result, the three boys are forced to endure isolation and abuse and are dehumanized by the other boys. Firstly, the boys in the novel who remain true to themselves become isolated from the rest of the group. The first victim of isolation is Ralph, the authoritative protagonist of Lord of the Flies. At the start of the novel, he is idolized by the boys for his natural sense of authority, and is elected chief because of this.
The freedom of the island allowed him to further develop the darker side of his personality as the Chief of a savage tribe. Ralph started as a self-assured boy whose confidence in him came from the approval of the others. He was kind as he was willing to listen to Piggy. He became increasingly dependent on Piggy's wisdom and became lost in the confusion around him. Towards the end of the story when he was kicked out of the savage boys he was forced to live without Piggy and live by himself.
He turns to the Ooms, creatures in the sauna, for comfort, he feels that they are the only ones he can talk to and trust. When he is at camp, he runs away and takes his radio with him so that he doesn?t feel alone. My second character is Laurence Teft, a shy, scrawny defiant fourteen-year-old boy. Teft is overwhelmed by his parents high standards for him that he seems to almost always fail to meet. He feels as though he is always disappointing his parents and becomes very angry, then he expresses his frustration violently.
Furthermore, Simon is brave ... ... middle of paper ... ...I’m like Ralph But cannot do anything I’m just babbling Piggy is the only one who says what boys have to do instead of just playing. However, he is disappointed that they don’t listen to him, and even many boys become frenzied and harass him harshly. Even at the end of the book, readers don’t know what Piggy’s real name is. If I were Piggy, I would be really angry and think how life might be I had good health and good eyesight. Jack despises Piggy because of his asthma and appearance.
However, his ideas are constantly rejected by Jack because Piggy is one of the few rational enough not to follow him blindly, and therefore needs to be silenced. Simon, like Piggy, lacks in physicality and is short in stature. Piggy may be the smartest boy on the island, but Simon is the wisest. He is very kind and uses much of his time making sure the youngins are safe. He is portrayed as almost a Christ-like figure in that he is the spiritual leader among the boys, and is the only one to realize that the beast they fear is not real, and it is just the fear inside them.
However, with Jack and Ralph and the rest of the boys, they all seemed that all hope was lost. They had been stranded in the island for months, hoping that one day, someone will find them and return them home. Ralph was the most panicked person in the group simply because he hadn’t cut his hair and it was growing. He also did not shower at all, and he did not shave or eat as much simply due to the lack of surviving. He had given up on the hope for rescue, until in chapter 12, he, along with Jack and the rest of the boys, were saved by an officer which saw the destruction and the vicious bodies of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...e for me during my time in West New York.
This sends the boys into disarray. By the end of the novel the boys are outright savages and have forsaken all rules set by society. The boys are civilized at the initiation of the book. They are following the rules as well as keeping the peace. An illustration of these civil acts is the conch shell.
But Simon is different, he did not lose his sense of obligation, he remembered everything he was taught at home and did not go forget it like the other boys. With Simon’s good mindset and remembering how to be civilized he would make a good leader. Simon has very good traits such as being kind and compassionate to others. He is very knowledgeable, clever, and honest, but Simon’s downfall is th... ... middle of paper ... ...h the boundary between good and evil. He struggles with being good because he is the only character that represents good.
Soon after landing on this island, the group of boys elects Ralph as their leader. Ralph looks the part of a leader, but does not have the awareness of what is going on like Simon does, or the know-how like Piggy. So the three bond together and try to make the best of their situation. But, Jack is always challenging Ralph's authority. He ends up creating a lot of problems for them, and inevitably killing both Piggy and Simon.
The freedom of the island allowed him to further develop the darker side of his personality as the Chief of a savage tribe. Ralph started as a self-assured boy whose confidence in himself came from the acceptance of his peers. He had a fair nature as he was willing to listen to Piggy. He became increasingly dependent on Piggy's wisdom and became lost in the confusion around him. Towards the end of the story his rejection from their society of savage boys forced him to fend for himself.