The Theme Of Order In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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Order Order is what keeps the world alive. Without order, there would be a lot of conflicts and which would mean the end of the world for everyone. In the novel, there were a lot of obstacles in the boys' way and because of all the pressure of dealing with these obstacles, the boys could not deal with it anymore, causing the order to break down. These obstacles include a power struggle between the ”Huge Ego” Jack and the “Simple Minded “ Ralph, allowing some of the people to have too much freedom, causing them to go savage, and the start of Jack’s new tribe- which created a divide among the boys. In the novel, there is a huge power struggle between the “High Ego” Jack and the “Simple Minded” Ralph-they are polar opposites- where Jack’s…show more content…
When the beast is mentioned, Ralph fails to retain order by not calming everyone down, proving that he does not have the to be a person that everyone listens and looks up to. The reason is that in the novel when one of the Litton said: “... the beast comes out of the sea.” The last laugh died away. Ralph turned involuntarily, a black, humped figure against the lagoon. The assembly looked with him,”(Golding, 124) the follower usually does what the leader action is and in this scene it looked like Ralph believe what the littlun was saying because he actually got curious and look at the water, which makes the other boys follow his action, which makes the order start to break This relates because if Ralph had denied that there was a beast, the boys would think the beast is not real. This is because of how they do everything in England where they would listen to an adult or in this case, a leader and they would follow the action of the adult and in the novel, they followed the order of Ralph, which causes the boys to be scarce, and if the boys are too busy think about the beast, they probably think more about the beast than the order of the island In addition, when Ralph wins the vote he tells the boys “‘Jack’s in charge of the choir. They can be what do you want them to be?’ ‘Hunters’”(Golding 30). This relates because by giving Jack this much power, he is giving…show more content…
Also, Jack steals Piggy's glasses and reveals that Jack would do anything to get an upper hand on Ralph. To prove this, when everyone is scared, Jack manipulates their fear so he can be the new leader. He manipulates by saying “I’ve got the conch. I’m not talking about the fear. I’m talking about the beast.’ Be frightened if you like. But as for the beast—’” ”(Golding 117). This relates to the claim because by stealing the glasses -the only way to make fire)- it confirms that the two tribes are enemies and that the boys have to pick a side, which causes the order to break down. Everyone chooses to join Jack’s tribe, but are too scared of re-electing Jack as leader proves that they have not totally become savage. To prove this, when the officer finally comes to the island and asks “‘Who’s boss here?’”.(Golding, 289) Everyone on the island listens to the officer which means that they are not all swept into the darkness, still having manners when an adult comes to the island. This relates to the claim because it shows that when the officer comes, he is able to see the divide in the group and starts crying because he sees darkness that has overtaken the island and how he cannot fix it. The breaking of the conch shell and the death of piggy represent the lack of direction.To prove this when the boys were hunting
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