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Lord of the flies

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on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Lord of the flies

Allegories
Leila Awad & Jordan Martin Moral: Religious: Ralph; everyman, with hopes of salvation: “We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” (Ralph,38) Ralph continuously repeats that in order for hope of salvation they must make smoke with the fire. Many of the children do not notice this but it is Ralph continuously reminds people how important the fire is till the end. For Ralph hope faith of rescue never completely dies even though for most it does. Piggy; demeans intellect: “I know there isn’t no beast-not with claws and all that, I mean-but I know there isn’t no fear, either… Unless we get frightened of people.” (84) Piggy has a thought of the real beast being themselves. Showing that everyone having a dark side to them. In the end Piggy is right because everyone at one point turns into savage resulting in three deaths two of them some do not regret. Simon; can’t understand spiritual truth: “Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. There was blackness within, a blackness that spread… Simon was inside the mouth. He fell down and lost consciousness.” Simon is the only boy in the whole island that doesn’t turn into a savage at all. Simon is also the only person that sees everything clear. Simon is like a prophetic character, but this personality eventually got him mistaken by the beast and killed. By Simon dying, hell fires and the savagery advancer because there is no one left who knows and sees the beast in everyone. Piggy; intellect: “We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us---“(17) Only Piggy knew how to make the conch work, and what it could do. So then Piggy uses his brain by telling Ralph to blow the conch so other boys or anyone on the island can come to them. Social: Ralph; (government) tries to balance Jack (power): “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking.” (Ralph, 33) Ralph tries to make a democracy so everyone can have a say in assemblies. Ralph is chosen chief so he tries his best to make shelters, find food and water, and most important make a fire so they can get rescued. Even though Jack lost the first election of being chief, but Ralph is fair and makes him the leader of the hunters. Ralph tries to make a government by having rules and assemblies which through the book is no longer followed or heard. Piggy; technology: “His specs-use them as burning glasses!” (Jack, 40) Piggy’s glasses are one of the most important item in the entire book. Without them Ralph could have not made fire, Jack could of not cook the pig, and most importantly set the whole island on fire resulting in their rescue. Piggy’s glasses are useful but are also the cause of his death. If Jack never stole Piggy’s glasses he would have never gotten smashed by a rock. Over all Piggy’s glasses are essential in this book. Simon; humanism: “Simon paused. He looked over his shoulder as Jack had done at the close ways behind him and glanced swiftly round to confirm that he was utterly alone.” (Narrator, 56) Simon is the only boy on the island whose character remains the same throughout the book. Simon is showed in the book like Jesus because he loves nature. Simon doesn’t talk much but he knows who the beast really is (the boys on the island), and can see how everyone really is. Simon also tends to leave the group once in awhile and goes to his hiding spot where he likes to be alone and comfortable away from evil. English Boys>>> Savages
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