Thesis: William Golding uses Lord of the Flies to develop the idea that when man is removed from his normal surroundings, all morals are lost. In a sense the idea that man becomes a savage, is shown by the way Golding designs each character and the situations that he creates for the story. This represents the idea that every person is a savage inside, they just have to be exposed to the certain scenarios. I. Golding develops each character to show the distance from society the boys have. a.
Piggy i. Piggy lacks the looks of a leader, but has the leader mentality. ii. Piggy is unable to blow conch because he has asthma. iii. Piggy wears glasses, which is stereotyped as wisdom iv.
Although Piggy has committed savage type things, but is not characterized as a savage in this story. b. Ralph i. Ralph is well built, and a commanding voice and he wins the vote to become leader because of his physical attributes. ii.
Realizes it is necessary for them to achieve order immediately. iii. Boys come on island well dressed, and almost immediately take them off and go swimming symbolizing the beginning of this adventure. c. Jack i. Jack loses in the vote to Ralph and Jack’s bad side is immediately exposed when he tries to find faults in Ralph’s ideas and priorities.
d. Roger i. Exposed as the sadistic one and shows the reader how far the boys are from society. ii. Roger’s sadistic side shows the “thin veneer” that is broken. e.
How does Golding introduce Piggy, Jack and Ralph? Golding introduces Piggy as an intelligent and more matured boy: "Nobody don't know we're here - We may stay here till we die" Piggy, unlike Ralph, is more aware of the situation and is focusing on the importance of no adults on the island. Piggy is shown looking on the logical, mature side of the situation whereas Ralph, much like most of the ...
Simon i. Has interactions with spiritual figures and is the first character to find there is no beastie and is present to bring a peaceful side. ii. Simon has a nature spot where he spends time and it is shown that he has epilepsy, which leads to a key point in the book. f. Rest of boys i.
Believe now that they are on the island, they should have fun and not have any rules. II. Golding’s plot enhances the affect of the savage side of everyone. a. All adults are killed in the crash leaving the boys independent.
b. They fail to build shelters and therefore are exposed to natural dangers c. Jack changes all the boys outlook on how to live on the island i. Jack and his hunters do not keep the signal fire going, allowing a boat to pass by not noticing the stranded kids. ii. Boys choose Jack’s tribe because they are now uncivilized and have lost their important priorities on the island.
iii. The last scene created is Jack flushing the whole island with fire just to try and kill Ralph and in return the fire signals an oncoming boat to stop and pick up the boys. d. The beastie is used to show that although they have abandoned society, they are still young boys and have fears.
i. Simon finds out that there is no beastie and he realizes that the only beast that is present is the beast inside everyone. e. Simon “speaks” to the Lord of the Flies (Beezelbub) and it is not known if this is Simon has an epileptic attack or if he is talking to the devil. f. Piggy is killed and along with him being shattered by a rock, the conch shell which first represented order is shattered.
This shows the complete destruction of the little bit of order they had. III. The boys realize they must live off of the island, but now start to abandon all of the rules they have known. a. The boys allow their nails to grow and hair to become long showing the breakdown of an orderly society also. b.
Jack creates a tribe solely to get food, and Ralph’s has order. c. The boys first encounter a pig but their morals do not allow them to kill the pig. i. The second time they go to hunt a pig, they use strategy and have lost most of the morals they have from back home and kill the pig and be sadistic with the way they do it. ii.
... is unable to kill. There is still some humanity there The three boys rushed forward and Jack drew his knife ... once the crowd swayed towards the island and were gone following Jack. However, at this point they can ... you need an army for hunting. For hunting pigs. He is also becoming a lot more physically ... He doesnt even blink, when Simon faints Hes always throwing a faint. In Jacks opinion, he is so ...
The hunters kill a pig at one point and kill it just for the pleasure of seeing it die and not solely for nourishment. d. When Simon returns to tell the other boys he is killed in a spur of the moment killing by all of the children i. Boys are doing a chant and mistaken Simon for a pig and kill him ii. Even Ralph takes a part in this killing exposing even he has become savage like when he is removed from rules and restrictions.