Appearance In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Ideal appearance is largely affected and changed by what we see on social media. Evolutionary Scientists suggest we were, and possibly still are, drawn to mates that our brain perceives as giving the highest chance of genes surviving. However, the idea that is certainly still true today, is that our manifestation affects others in more ways than we might think. This theme is commonly shown in the novel, Lord of the Flies, where a group British schoolboys are stranded on a tropical island. In an attempt to recreate the societal structure they have lost, they elect Ralph to be the chief of the group, with the intellectual boy named Piggy as counselor. Another boy named Jack wants desperately wants to lead too. One-by-one, he lures the boys…show more content…
Once again, this is extremely prevalent in society, but also within the novel. This is shown later in the novel, after the boys have been stranded for several weeks. Jack is still attempting to gain followers, and therefore his power and influence on the island, and in order to do this, he gathers a bunch of resources to attempt to paint himself a mask. He, “made one cheek and one eye socket white, then he rubbed red all over the other half of his face. [...] He looked in the pool for his reflection. [...] He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger” (Golding 68). Jack is ecstatic about his new identity he has created for himself. He felt that he needed to change his identity in order to get across to the herd of boys his true personality. This example is less inclined toward the societal norm, but more toward his own personal norm he wanted to convey to the conglomeration. This is also shown multiple times throughout The Hunger Games. A couple days before the games begin, all tributes must dress up, and take a carriage down a kind of red carpet, where they line up one behind another, and try to impress the crowd as much as they can. When it comes time for Katniss to decide what to wear, her mentor advises her to do something different. So, she dazzled herself by dressing extremely abstractly, and putting on a never before seen show for the audience. Granted, it was her mentor’s idea to adapt, but it was Katniss in the end who made it happen and prevailed. She transcended herself and made herself known by changing her identity, even if it was just temporarily, to give herself at least an ounce of advantage and confidence going into the brawl. She changed what she thought she needed to change to exceed the standard given by the previous
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