Lord of the Flies: Journal Entries

Lord of the Flies: Journal Entries

Civilization: The way the children acted in the later half of the book was far from civilized. They are easily encouraged to go against their previous way of living. From the beginning of the novel, the young boys have problem uniting. There are several efforts at trying to run the island in a civilized way, however everything falls apart really rapidly. Human beings are tempted quite a lot by their uncivilized nature. The majority of us know the difference between best and wrong, requirement and desire. It is unusual that although we know we are doing something wrong, we still do it.

Often, we seem to select our desires over our needs. At the end, the kids are broken up in to 2 people. One symbolises good and the other, evil, the smaller sized one being the great and the bigger one being the evil. In a manner the approach they govern the island is like our normal society nowadays. Everything is just taking place much quicker than it performs in real life. Governments do get overthrown and there are always wars going on between human beings. Right at the start, they democratically pick their leader. They commit themselves to follow the leader’s orders.

The system starts to collapse and the government, in the end, is overthrown. Others take control and there is war in between the 2 divided people. It symbolises our allegedly perfect system. At first the boys more than happy with Ralph as their leader, but in the end they are persuaded by Jack that he would make a better leader. This is since Jack can satisfy their desires and Ralph can’t. Ralph desires what is better for them not what they desire. At the beginning everyone appears to comprehend that, but is lead astray by Jack. Leadership:

A leader requires charisma and self-confidence. He needs also to have aspirations, objectives that he wants to accomplish. In this novel there are 2 leaders, Ralph and Jack. They both posses leadership skills, however Ralph appears to be better leader. This is because he appreciates the requirements of individuals and desires what is good for them. Jack on the other hand, just wishes to become the boys’ leader. Do whatever it takes. He does end up persuading most of them to join him near the end. The unique appears to symbolise considerably, great and evil.

I don’t believe that Jack is wicked, but is really misdirected. At first he doesn’t appear to care if Ralph is the leader, but then he suddenly reveals the truth. Jack wants power. Possibly he does not like taking orders from a more youthful young boy, or believes that considering that Ralph can’t hunt, he is not a good leader. He is consumed with the reality that he can hunt. He uses this to persuade the young boys to his side. Ralph also gets this feeling of pride from hunting when he hits the boar with a spear. He keeps talking on and on as if he achieved a heroic feat.

Ralph knows, however, that there are more crucial things than searching. Even when Jack hesitates of the beast, Ralph is uncertain if he believes in it. It appears to me that Ralph is more mature than Jack despite the fact that he is younger. Both Ralph and Jack have abilities that define them as leaders. Ralph simply utilizes them in a great way. Jack uses them to get what he desires, which is primarily power. There have many terrific leaders throughout human history, much of them wanting the good of the people and others simply hungry for power. Piggy:

Piggy is something very odd compared to the rest of the kids, physically and psychologically. He is an outsider. He is the one everyone makes fun of, specifically Jack. This is primarily since of the way he looks, not due to the fact that of what he believes. The majority of the time he isn’t even offered a chance to speak, and when he does state his viewpoint no one listens to him. Just Ralph out of all the boys recognizes Piggy’s intelligence. He attempts to protect Piggy and this is most likely one of the reasons the majority of the kids left him to sign up with Jack. Nobody recognizes Piggy for what he actually is.

They just see what’s on the outside. This is type of like our society nowadays. Individuals are discriminated due to the fact that of the method they look. He seems to be the “voice of the adult” on the island. The method he thinks is much various from the rest of the kids. Ralph, in the later half of the novel is rather keen on Piggy. He seeks advice from Piggy as if he was a consultant. In truth it likewise works that way. The leaders always have advisors or strategists to acquire guidance from. The leader for the most part is simply a token; it’s individuals behind him that do most of the work.

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