The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

624 WordsFeb 4, 20183 Pages
Optimism is an emotion that inspires hopefulness and confidence about the future. Optimism propels people and novels forward. Optimism is a driving force in the novel “Lord of The Flies” by William Golding and the novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. In the novel “Lord of the Flies”,one of the most important emotions is optimism. Without optimism the boys would have no hope that they would make it off the island. At the start of the novel things are not going the boys way, their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere and they do not know what to do. The boys are in a state of chaos and they need a leader, the leader will soon be known as protagonist of the novel, Ralph. Ralph is elected by the boys and he is optimistic about the boys survival on the island."I'm chief," said Ralph, "because you chose me”. [] Besides Ralph the other 2 main leaders are Piggy and Simon. Piggy is the brains of the group but Simon is something else. Simon is pure and genuine, he believes in the good of all of the boys on the island and that they will survive. “You'll get back to where you came from.” (7.15) Ralph and Simon are the two optimists in a time of peril and without them the group would not be able to function. Another important example of optimism in “Lord of The Flies” are the usages of signs by the boys. The boys use these signs to help ease the reality of what is really happening on the island. Ralph decides the boys should make a signal fire to signal air and ship traffic

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