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Lost and Lord of the Flies Presentation

Comparison between characters.

Shelby Fuhr

on 16 April 2010

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LOTF and LOST: Comparing the characters JACK PIGGY Piggy relates to Sayid... ...because they are both intelligent and practical. Piggy in the Lord of the Flies suggests many practical ideas that would have helped the island be more civilized, such as the sundial and a list to write down all the survivors names. "We could have a sundial each. Then we should know what time it was" (Golding 68). "I expect we'll want to know all their names and make a list" (Golding 5). Sayid shows how practical he is when he brings up the idea of using the plane's transmission to get a signal. This would help them get rescued. Sayid and Piggy both think of things that will benefit them in the long run. Piggy relates to John Locke in the sense that... ...they are both insightful. Piggy showed a lot of insight, especially about the meaning of the conch. He understood the importance of the conch and constantly reminded the other boys of its meaning and intentions. John realized the importance of Michael finding his son's dog in order for them to bond, so he recovered the dog for him, and let Michael return the dog to Walt. This shows how understanding John is. "The conch, I got the right to speak" (Golding 45). Piggy relates to Jack in the sense that... ...they are both civilized. BY: SHELBY FUHR Piggy remains civilized throughout Lord of the Flies. He always tried to do what the adults would've done in their situation. An example of this is when he suggests to Ralph to use the conch as a way of getting the boys together to hold cooperative meetings: "We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They'll come when they hear us" (Golding 12). Piggy knew how to put a hole into the conch in order to conduct a noise. This shows his level of intelligence. Jack shows how civilized he is when he helps set up camp and assign responsibilities to people. He also helped injured people without being asked. Jack and Piggy both respect everyone and don't judge or insult. This shows how civilzed they are. Piggy relates to Kate in the sense that... ...they are both rational. Kate often kept in consideration the things that needed to be done and thought clearly. An example of he being rational was when the plane was descending and the policeman was knocked out. She quickly unlocked her handcuffs and attached the oxygen to the policeman before attaching her own. Kate also dedicated her time to helping Sayid locate a signal on the transceiver, which shows that she was thinking of the most important ordeal at hand. Piggy also kept a clear head throughout his time on the island. He kept good sense of what was most important at the time. For instance when he insisted that shelter was mandatory: “The first thing we ought to have made was shelters down there by the beach” (Golding 45). Sayid also shows his level of intelligence when he explains how the transmission works and calculates how long the french lady's distress call was running for. Piggy also shows how rational he is when he continues to remind Ralph about how keeping a fire going will help them get rescued: “The fire is the most important thing. Without the fire we can’t be rescued” (Golding 156). Jack relates to Sawyer... because they are both stubborn, selfish, and rude. Jack was never on the same page as Ralph and Piggy. He strongly believed his way of survival was correct and that he should lead: "I ought to be chief because I'm chapter choirister and head boy. I can sing C sharp" (Golding 18). Sawyer was also very stubborn. He felt as though his opinion was most important. For example when they were going on the hike to get bars for the transmission, he wanted to decide when they were high enough up the hill. Jack shows his selfishness many times throughout "Lord of the Flies". One memorable moment was when Jack and his trive bombarded Piggy and Ralph's hut, and stole Piggy's glasses. This is incredibly selfish because Jack is taking away the one thing Piggy relies on to see, in order to have fire. When in actuality Jack could've just asked for some fire from Ralph. "From his left hand dangled Piggy's broken glasses" (Golding 186). Sawyer displays selfishness when Hurley finds his secret stash of food that he stole off the ruins of the plane. At the time food was very scarce and Sawyer had enough food to share, but he refused to be generous. Jack is a very rude and offensive person. He constantly makes fun of others and interrupts people. He mostly made fun of Piggy: "You're talking too much. Shut up, Fatty" (Golding 17). Jack also was rude to Ralph a lot. This was mostly due to jealousy of him wanting to have the leader position. Sawyer displays many ways of being offensive. One way he uses often is he gives everyone nicknames. Most of the time these nicknames have hurtful meanings (For example he calls Sayid "Ali", making fun of his race). Another way he is rude is he accuses people of things they did not do, and often gets into fights. Jack relates to John Locke in the sense that... ...they are both dedicated and rugged. Jack is very dedicated, especially when hunting. In "Lord of the Flies" Jack refuses to give up when he fails to catch the boar the first time, and feels that he needs to prove his worth as a hunter (this can be read from pages 48-50). Since John Locke's injury that paralyzed his legs, he has been told that he can't do certain things. This makes him very angry and more dedicated to proving people wrong. An example of this is when he is told that he can't go on the Australian walk-about. Both Jack and John Locke are very nature-friendly. They have a natural way about themselves that make them comfortable with their wild side, as well as their hunting side. This makes them very rugged. Jack was also very dedicated when it came to making the boys turn on Ralph and joining his tribe by using bribery. For example, both John and Jack are skilled in tracking, hunting, and killing. They both supplied boar for the rest of the people on the islands. Works cited Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber and faber, 1954.

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