“Most people don't listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” (Covey). In other words, there are many conflicts in the world that drives people and things to respond with physical and mental actions. Few actions can be harmful towards anyone and could potentially increase the difficulty of resolving the conflict. However, with many types of conflicts in real-world problems and literature, many become a prime example of what the human or thing is capable of and soon becomes resolved. In the novel, The Lord of The Flies, written by William Golding; man vs. man, man vs. society, and man vs. self, are the conflicts between children that simulate the battles in mankind.
Meanwhile, Simon stumbles upon the pig’s head that the hunters left outside of his secluded hideout. He refers to it as The Lord of the Flies because the insects that swarms around the grotesque lump of rotting meat. He believes that it speaks to him telling him how foolish he is and that the other boys think he’s insane. The Lord of the Flies claims many horrific truths, such as being an undying beast lurking deep within each of them. Simon comes crashing to the ground in a fit much like a seizure and ultimately loses all consciousness. After he regains his senses, he wanders amongst the jungle finding himself at the peak of the mountain where he spots the dead pilot that the boys first concluded to be the wretched beast and realizes the truth. Next Simon hurries down the mountain to detail the other boys in his findings on the reality of their tormenter, the supposed beast. Simon rushes from the forest babbling about the dead body on the mountain. Under the impression that he is the beast the boys trap Simon
Early on, Ralph is the voice of reason for the boys and his decisions are made systematically and logically. With Jack’s continuous thirst to take the power over the group away from Ralph, Ralph begins to focus more on retaining power rather than remaining leader of the group. Ralph begins to believe that “[he] ought to give up being chief. Hear ‘em.” (Page 115). Jack has managed to make the other boys put self-doubt into Ralph’s mind. Jack manipulates the boys by Golding’s use of repetition and inclusive language. Jack wins the group over by stating to Ralph in an argument that ‘We’re strong-we hunt! If there’s a beast, we’ll hunt it down! We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat” (Page 114). The word ‘we’ is repeated and is used as inclusive language. Jack uses it to win the boys over into believing that he should be leader. Jack is trying to manipulate the group into thinking that he will do things for others when in reality he is only doing it for
Ralph first gains his power by simply holding the shell and calling the other boys to gather. As he holds an assembly of sorts, Jack tries to assert his power, stating that “‘I ought to be chief…because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.’” (Golding 28). Jack, however, fails when someone calls out that they
There is no given reason as to why, so, the boys believe that Jack is doing it simply because he can. Jack is able to show his authority as a chief and does this to fulfil his cruel needs. In chapters ten and eleven, Ralph and his boys go to the Reds, Jack and the hunters, side of the island. Limping along the edge of the water, the boys arrive to face the Reds. Once Piggy is dead, he and the other tell him that is what he will be looking forward to by yelling, “thats what youll get”, while showing no remorse he hurling a spear at Ralph. Once Ralph leaves, Jack tells the twins, “You have got to join my tribe.” Refusing, Sam and Eric say, “You lemme go..and me.” Jack responds with, “What d’you mean by not joining my tribe?” Eventually, they twins give in, knowing what would happen to them if they had not agreed. Jack and the majority of his boys, show their power to Ralph and the others in a cruel way. By doing this, it means that by using their power to their advantage, they can do anything by making the others fearful. While the twins are on guard duty, Ralph finds them, asking them to leave. However, the twins tell him, “You don’t know Roger. He’s a terror...And the chief...they’re both terrors.” The boys reveal that they are not only
The boys become more barbaric as the beast becomes their fear. The boys start to separate more and more because human nature gets the best of them. Jack calls a meeting and declares Ralph to be impeached as leader of all of boys. No one stands up to vote for Ralph to be impeached, so Jack storms away saying anyone who wants to go with him can, “I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs.. Anyone who wants to hunt when i do can come too” (Golding, pg 127). By saying this Jack was seeking attention. This is when Jack showed his power and starts to make his own tribe. Later in the book Jack has his first interaction with a pig, he does not kill it. It is the polite and courteous part of Jack that doesn't kill the pig. He
Ralph sits down in the bundle of creepers, waiting, trying to be silent. Around him you can hear the savage boys walking through the forest, searching for him. He hears someone right in front of him. Out of fear, he grabs his spear and points it towards the noise. The boy walks through the gap. Ralph is still hidden from the boy, and he prepares to strike. The boy stands in front of him, Ralph stands up, and wraps his arms around the boy's neck, and pulls back against it. The boy starts writhing, trying to escape. But Ralph has him in a good grip, and holds until the boy passes out. He hides the body under the bushes, then sits down again and waits. After about fifteen minutes, he hears two more people walking around. “Check those bushes!” Jack yells. Ralph knows they’re everywhere around him, but he is calm. He knows that for them to walk through and get him, they have to crawl through a small gap about one meter across. He sees a head go through, and start looking around the opening. Ralph gets ready to strike.
If the reader is in a completely new situation, how might they handle it? Different situations produce different reactions depending on the person. A person’s situation, depending on the severity, can affect and even change that person’s behavior; this is exemplified in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, recreated in Kid Nation, and partially argued against by critics of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
“Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.” We, my men and I, were all shouting proudly. I think it was the first time in this island, in more than a year, a smile came out my face. I have finally got this pig I so waited for. No one knows how important this is to me. Now, the other boys will finally realize how much better I am than Ralph. I’ll have power, and things will start to work out in this island.
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, one event that has significant importance is in Chapter Four, when Jack takes his hunters from guarding the fire and hunt pigs. At first, Ralph had seen a ship in the distance and tells Piggy and Simon, but he then noticed that the fire had gone out. He then went to find Jack with Piggy and Simon and found him with the rest of his hunters, dancing around a dead pig and chanting. Ralph was furious with Jack because he had let the fire go out and went to hunt pigs instead. He told Jack that there had been a ship in the distance and Piggy added that they could have gone home making some of the hunters wail with realization. “‘You and your blood, Jack Merridew!You and your hunting! We might have gone home’” (70).
While we are growing from children into young adults, especially in the ages ten to sixteen years, we go through many changes. For some people this stage is hard, but being alone and placed in an unknown environment is even harder. At this age brains are very immature and learning lots of new things. The way we respond to things is based on the way we were brought up and our natural instincts. The author William Golding explores change in The Lord Of The Flies through the boys on the island when they are there with no adults. The way the boys react to certain situations are because of their internal factors like how they prioritize and think about things differently more than the external factor or environment influence. Throughout the novel
The theme of Lord of the Flies is a vicious being can be made of anyone. One example of this is the murder of Simon. Another example is when Jack and his tribe raid Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric. This is an overnight attack planned to steal fire from them. A third example of this is the burning of the entire jungle to just scare out Ralph. It was the fire that got them rescued at the end of the book. And a final example is the laziness of the hunters. They realized that their ignorance and laziness was going to get them killed at the end of the book.
When Ralph is chosen as leader everything is fine until Jack has a new obsession.Ralph is a great leader who strives to escape the island, whereas Jack just wants to hunt. Ralph is more mature, caring and self-controlled compared to Jack.
As the book progresses on the conflict is still there seeing who maintain a better leader of the group. In chapter 4 Jack has had no success hunting the pigs he thinks this because they can see him, not smell him. He then had an idea to paint his face when Golding says, “...then he [rubs] red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal across from right ear to left jaw...the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.”(Golding 63) Jack painting his face with clay and dirt masks his identity from the others. When he is disguised he does not have to take account for his actions. When a person wears a mask no one knows who or what they are. Jack abuses his power by doing