Jack sees all the weaknesses in Ralph’s way of order. When the boys no longer respect the conch everything takes a turn "the conch had been two of the few representations of civilization and common sense on the island " (Saidi,Hasan). Without the conch there are no rules and no way of order. “Jack was the first to make himself heard. He had not got the conch and thus spoke against the rules; but nobody minded” (Golding 87).
The adults would have kept the children in ... ... middle of paper ... ... and some died! In conclusion, there were obviously many problems on the island in William Golding’s story, Lord of the Flies. The first thing that went wrong on the island was that there were no adults on the island. Without adults on the island, the kids have no one to give advice, and no one to keep them in check. The second thing that went wrong on the island was that there was no good form of government on the island.
Survival is the best theme in this novel simply because of the lack of tools and the laziness of the people throughout the book. These themes show how great and wonderful this book is, and if you read it thoroughly, you will understand the perils and the adventure of Ralph, Jack and the rest of the boys in Lord of the Flies. To begin, survival is the key in every ones mindset. You only live once as most people say. However, with Jack and Ralph and the rest of the boys, they all seemed that all hope was lost.
The first impression Piggy creates in a reader’s mind is that of physical weaknesses--his slightly plump figure, poor eyesight, and untreated asthma. Physical appearance and good athletic ability are characteristics that make up a likeable boy on the island, therefore Piggy automatically becomes an outcast. However, Golding makes up for this disadvantage by endowing Piggy with enhanced intellect. Throughout the novel, he illustrates law and order--he wants everything to to happen precisely and accurately. For example, with the use of the conch, he was able to stand up for himself, without thinking about his figure or athleti...
Piggy continues to whine about the childishness and stupidity of the group.” (38). The reason why this shows them ecstatic about being on the island on their own is that they don't have to worry about safety ... ... middle of paper ... ...ng all the time of what food they might eat, why is this person picking on me and we're going to be rescued soon. So in conclusion,the Lord Of The Flies has many figurative meanings opposed to just a literal meaning. They could mean a variety of things like in the story the island, conch and triangular meeting area would normally stand for everyday objects. But they could also represent the bases of life and what is really need to live.
By the end of the novel, Jack usurps Ralph to become the general leader, in which position he shows how barbaric and cruel he can be. Whereas Ralph and Jack struggle against each other, Simon represents a kind of innocent and spiritual human. Simon had been a member of Jack’s choir, but unlike the other choir members he chooses not to hunt animals. Rather, he would like to help Ralph to make the shelter. 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.
Also, because of his asthma he cannot work, so while Simon and Ralph are working, he is in the bathing pool with the little'uns. This does not look fair in the eyes of any twelve year old. So naturally, Ralph and some of the other boys somewhat resent Piggy. Piggy whines a lot in Lord of the Flies, for instance, on page 41 whenever they take his specs away he cries about it saying, "Give me my specs! Jus'... ... middle of paper ... ...ny chance of being rescued, and so the fire doesn't matter to them in terms of deliverance.
Free will is a less superstitious belief that people who are usually self-reliant and focused have; they believe they can do anything they want to do. Jim Butcher has an interesting quote that contradicts Arthur Schopenhauer’s beliefs who stated we cannot do exactly what we please to do. “God isn't about making good things happen to you, or bad things happen to you. He's all about you making choices--exercising the gift of free will. God wants you to have good things and a good life, but He won't gift wrap them for you.
Ralph does not specialize in any area of human behaviour, except maybe for having common sense (building shelters, climbing the mountain to see if it is an island) and Jack can be seen as his opposite. At the beginning, clearly Ralph feels that Jack is an ally, a companion; not a rival for leadership, "Ralph found himself alone on a limb with Jack and they grinned at each other ... that strange invisible light of friendship". The chosen leader of the group, Ralph tried to lead the stranded boys into some kind of order. The authority of Jack and the sensibility of Piggy easily sway him. When Ralph first meets Piggy, he sees him as a lower person who should be ridiculed.
Newt appears to be a person who does not care what everyone else thinks and always strives to be an individual. I think that the satire alone in Cat's Cradle is enough to encourage humanity to make a better world. Vonnegut makes things seem funny in the book that really are not funny in real life, such as an atom bomb, a father who ignores his child and everyone else, and an island where people are hung for practicing a certain religion. The book is amusing, but it made me think about what the world would be like if it really was that way. It would be horrible, and definitely nothing to laugh at.