There are no parents, which cause the boys to turn on each other, and they’re completely surrounded by the silence of nature. The environment in which the boys live in affect them and the way they acted more than any internal factors. The first environment factor is that there’s no adult figures on the island. So who’s to stop one of the boys when they get into a fight or when they start to do something they know is wrong? The only adult like figure on the island is Piggy.
Willy has no parents to learn from so he learns the things all by himself and nobody teaches him what to do. It is not his fault for having a wrong dream. At least, I think that he is better than people who have no dream. He did strive for his dream and tried to make it comes true. However, he was too stubborn to accept others’ opinions and this leads to his tragedy.
Therefore, Golding succeeds in effectively portraying the interests and attitudes of young children in this novel. When children are given the opportunity, they would rather envelop themselves in pleasure and play than in the stresses of work. The boys show enmity towards building the shelters, even though this work is important, to engage in trivial activities. Af ter one of the shelters collapses while only Simon and Ralph are building it, Ralph clamours, "All day I've been working with Simon. No one else.
If Willy was a little more aware of his son's situation, his true character, Biff may have realized sooner that he was not "a leader of men." When asked whose fault it is that he never accomplished anything, Biff answered "...I never got anywher... ... middle of paper ... ...r looked up to was nothing more than a "fake", and Biff lost all reason to his life. Everything that Willy taught him was destroyed on that one night. Every rule, every piece of advice, was nulled by that one act of adultery. Willy Loman tried his best to be a good father.
In other words, a kid’s self-worth is formed only when those around him tell him through words and their treatment of him that he is worthy, desired and capable. Bullying does exactly the opposite. It creates identity crisis (Dombeck,2007). Secondly, having been mistreated for a significant period of time, the physical health of the boy decreases. He refuses to indulge in any form of sports as it required dealing with people and because of the concept of Learned Helplessness i.e.
When people finally started to defy him his bubble popped and he realized no one was ever on his side, unfortunately he did not learn his lesson early enough. Willy was left all alone, he had no one that could help him, and if they could they did not want to. People finally let Creon and Willy know that they are not gods and that not everything can go their way or how they
Ralph knows that the littleuns are afraid and they need shelter to feel more secure. They work together for a while, but as the time goes on the smaller boys want to go play. They slowly lose all their help until Simon and Ralph are the only ones left to work on them. Ralph knows that this is a necessity and keeps bringing it up at the meetings. Jack, on the other hand, is doing nothing but causing chaos.
He does not display authority or apply a task to anyone, so the boys have to find their own things to do, so he does not seem to have the qualities to make a good leader. However, the fact that his main priority is to get rescued and build shelters to survive, and that he tries to keep the island civilised shows that his ‘common sense’ is developing. Similar to most other boys, Ralph enjoyed the absence of adults on the island and the island itself. Everyone wanted to have fun, but Ralph also wanted to be rescued so understood the importance of the fire. By the third chapter Ralph feels depressed because he cannot convince the boys of the necessity of the shelters.
Biff feels an extreme pressure to be idolized He always tried to show his dad how great he is, although he showed this through ways that were morally wrong, as well as illegal. Biff never learned how to do anything for himself. He always have people helping him with everything. No one realized this would ultimately ruin Biff's life. Biff doesn't learn how to work hard to take care of himself.
He never really stressed out on what hard work and education can get you in life. He was teaching the wrong morals which led to the decline of his sons success. Willy was never able to know his own father resulting in the way he treats his children, which would be a reason why he failed as a father. “Deprived of affection as a child,he smothers his own sons with love, and oppresses them with the nakedness of his hopes for their success.”(Carson,92). Since he was never shown the affection that he wanted as a child, he doesn’t want to deprive his sons with that idea so he put his hopes and dreams out for them so they had an idea of what they should do to make their father proud.