Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies '

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Everybody All Of The Time A saying that is used throughout the Norton Marching Band is “everybody all of the time,” which is to say if one person messes up once that causes more problems than just their own one mistake. If one was to miss one day of rehearsal there would be a hole and another individual would miss their dots because they had no one to guide off of. Golding believed that “everybody all of the time” was true in the sense of society. In his novel Lord Of The Flies Piggy, Ralph, and Jack have failures during the novel that cause other mistakes to be more significant. Proving that society fails due to the failure of the individual. Piggy fails three major times in the novel one causing his death and the civilization on the…show more content…
This enables Jack and his hunters to be able to live on their own away from Ralph, the conch, and civilization. Piggy’s final mistake was again caused by being passive and instead of acting on his own opinions he looked to Ralph saying “you call an assembly, Ralph, we got to decide what to do,” (Golding 156) when Jack stole his glasses. Ralph decided to go confront Jack and a fight broke out between the two, and Piggy wanted them to stop but did nothing. When Piggy finally spoke up it was too late and the tensions were too high and he was murdered, ending the fire once and for all. Jack and his hunters then turn on Ralph and society falls apart. Ralph makes two major mistakes over the course of being on the island. His first mistake is saying that they need to make a fire on top of the mountain instead of prioritizing and realizing they need to get a census. Everybody then runs up to the top of the mountain to help with the fire. The fire serves as a symbol of hope of being rescued throughout the novel, as the fire burns so do their hopes of rescue. Ralph’s mistake happens when the fire burns out of control and a “littleun” gets lost. When the fire burns out of control so does the boys new society, mirroring the growing tempers, conflicts, and chaos. After this mistake the boys are unable to work cohesively as a unit. Ralph’s second mistake happens when Jack challenges him to go check on the beast on top of the mountain Ralph
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