Lord of the Flies-- Individual Distinction

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1. Jack

1.1. "His sandy hair, considerably longer then it had been when they dropped in..." (Goling 48)

1.1.1. This is Jack and hair symbolizes civilization and the longer it gets the less of civilization you have. Also it's very annoying to have longer, messy hair. The boys don't seem to notice but they will as it gets longer they will. It will get in the way of working metaphorically and literally. They can just use Jack's knife to cut it off. Even Piggy didn't think of that! Metaphorically this could mean disorder. IN the book how it reads that it seemed that only Piggy's hair wasn't growing longer.Piggy was the only one throughout the entire book that kept a sense of civilization.

1.2. "The circle of boys broke into applause. Even the choir applauded; and the freckles on Jack's face disappeared under a blush of mortification." (Golding 23)

1.2.1. Jack is mortified by the fact that he didn't get voted and that the choir is applauding. When you are embarrassed you tend to think mean thoughts like 'I don't like that person' or 'it's there fault'. I know that I have done that. Also Jack shouldn't be embarrassed may be a little angry. Angry because the choir betrayed him in a way. I think that he does feel anger and that could come back to hurt him. It could also hurt the other boys. Jack eventual department form Ralph is foreshadow in the beginning.Since Jack was the lead of the choir boy,he always felt like a source of power.power. That is probably why Jack stayed with Ralph toward the beginning and when he was tired of Ralph telling him what to he made his own tribe.

1.3. "Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" -Golding (114)

1.3.1. When this is said during the reenactment, it really shows how savage Jack is becoming. He's much more savage than anyone else on the island is showing and he took it too far with this reenactment. Killing the pig I think also represents killing piggy because i think golding named him piggy to represent that they like to kill pigs

1.4. "He let Jack lead the way; and Jack trod with theatrical caution though they could have seen an enemy twenty yards away. Ralph walked in the rear, thankful to have escaped responsibility for a time." (Golding 103).

1.4.1. Ralph's power is gradually being surrendered to Jack. Ralph has been worn down by the responsibility, and Jack is more than willing to seize that power. Jack has been striving to gain control, and when he got it, he made a show of how cautious yet brave of a leader he is. He really wants the respect of the boys. This just shows that jack is starting to become the main leader and ralph is slowly loosing power

1.5. "Jack cleared his throat again. 'I'm not going to be a part of Ralph's lot-- ... I'm going off by myself... Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come too.'" (Golding 127).

1.5.1. All jack cares about is being a leader. He knows that if he stands up against Ralph then others will follow him. He thinks he is a superior because he can hunt. By the end, everyone in Jack's tribe becomes savage and because Ralph never joined, they become fully savage against him.

1.6. "This head is for the beast it's a gift!"(Golding 137)

1.6.1. Jack is slowly losing his sense of reality.His belief and fear in the beast,which if a figment of his imagination is causing to not see what is real and what is not real. pigs head

1.7. "I was choosing a place,"said Jack."I was just waiting for a momment to decide where to stab him."(Golding 31)

1.7.1. It is ironic how in the beginning of the book,Jack was to afraid to kill any pigs.At the end Jack ended up killing Simon And trying to put Ralph's head on a stick. I believe that this also represents Jack's shift from rational thought to mere instincts. At the beginning, he was thinking about how to kill the pig, but by the end, he was simply acting without analyzing.

2. Simon

2.1. 'The candle bud stirred.Their green sepals drew back a little and the white tips of flowers rose delicately to meet the open air.(Golding 57)

2.1.1. Simon is more appreciative of the island then most of the boys. This, to me, shows how peaceful and different Simon is. None of the other boys would appreciate this beauty, or even have the patience to respect it.

2.2. "I'll go if you like. I don't mind. Honestly." Golding (117).

2.2.1. Simon is such an outcast from the others he's willing to go into the forest at night by himself. This shows that he's becoming more lonely ad farther away from the group. Simon also chooses to go into the forest by himself because he is constancy taunted by the other boys and he just wants to get away from all of it.

2.3. "The water rose farther and dressed Simon's coarse hair with brightness. The line of his cheek silvered and the turn of his shoulder became sculpted marble... Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea." (Golding 154).

2.3.1. This extremely powerful and descriptive imagery puts an aura of sacredness around Simon. It makes it seem like he is almost holy. It also shows contrast; to accentuate the horror that the boys committed. It really makes an impression of how they have brutally destroyed innocence. When Simon floats out to sea, it's resembles Jesus' death and how he was lifted to heaven.

3. Piggy

3.1. "That's right. Can't catch my breath. I was the only boy in our school what had asthma,' said the fat boy with a touch of pride. 'And I've been wearing specs since I was three.'" (Golding 9).

3.1.1. This boy (Piggy) has three potentially dangerous hindrances. He has asthma, needs glasses, and is rather overweight. In the jungle/island, those setbacks could be very harmful for this boy. But, he seems proud of being unique, though this uniqueness isn't the best for his ultimate survival. Golding put Piggy in because he knew that the reader was going to think that he was going to not help the boys and be a hindrance in the boys survival.He was actually very important ti the boys and had some very good ideas but, because they didn't like him , his ideas were ignored.

3.2. "Piggy held out his hand for the conch but Ralph shook his head" (William Golding 80).

3.2.1. Ralph now has control. Piggy is looked down upon because he is different and annoying. Even though Piggy helps the group a lot the boys don't respect him The entire time the boys were on the island, piggy wasn't respected by anyone. He was always put in charge to watch the littleluns and even when he had the conch, no one took him seriously.

3.3. Piggy for all his ludicrous body had brains (Golding 78)

3.3.1. Piggy really only has the brains. His body evens out his brain. I think Golding made his body weak and fat so that he wouldn't become such a big leader Brains vs. Brawn-- Piggy has the brains of this society. Sadly, the boys don't respect him. They don't listen to him, even though he is the one they should be paying attention to.

3.4. 'Piggy saw the smile and misinterpreted it as friendliness. There had grown up tacitly among the biguns the opinion that Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat, and ass-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination for manual labor." (Golding 65).

3.4.1. Piggy has been labeled as different, and he is looked down upon. The other boys laugh at him because of his differences, yet he remains oblivious. He is disliked because of not only his handicaps, but because he is extremely lazy. Piggy is "disinclined" to work, so it's not just that it's hard for him, he simply doesn't want to help. Because of that, the boys don't respect him. Piggy is made fun of and disliked by others just because hes over weight. The other boys are seen as a more superior then piggy even though piggy is the smartest.

3.5. "What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What's grownups going to think? Going off- hunting pigs- letting fires out and now!" (Golding)

3.5.1. Piggy and Ralph seem to be the only ones keeping their right mind. Both of them bring up being rescued, and their families a lot more than anybody else. Piggy is still thinking positive about everything and staying himself. He's fully aware of what's going on. Since Piggy is the on one who isn't savage,Piggy become even more savage and more of an outcast.While the boys are excepting the savagery,Piggy is the only who stays rational.

3.6. "The conch doesn't work on top of the mountain,'said Jack."so you can shut up.(Golding 42).

3.6.1. The boys take away Piggy's rights because they don't like him because he is different. Piggy was disrespected the entire time on the island all the way up to his death. Even his death was disrespectful.

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5. Other

5.1. British boys-you're all Britsh, aren't you?-would have been able to put up a better show than that (Golding 202)

5.1.1. Since the boys are British they were expected to behave better and to act civil. Instead they became very savage and aggressive and didn't represent Britain well at all. Piggy and Ralph were trying to keep this enforced throughout the whole time they were there. I wonder if the officer enforcing this made them stop and think at all about what had happened within the weeks they were there.

5.2. "Savages appeared,painted out of recognition,edging round the ledge toward the neck.They carried spears and disposed themselves to defend the entrance.(Golding 175)

5.2.1. Golding refers to Jack's tribe as the "savages".Jack and his tribe have lost all sense of civilization and are embracing their savage side. Golding changed their names to savages so it would point out the fact that the boys are very savage

5.3. "Henry was a bit of a leader this afternoon,because the other two were Percival and Johnny the smallest boys on the island." (Golding 60).

5.3.1. They already are valuing strength compared to brain or charm. Even these little ones want a strong leader which is okay but it makes me think that Ralph's charm isn't going to keep him chief. How do the boys sense strength? Do they look at muscles? Or is it how much food you can find? What? Maybe they choose the leader based on size. Since Henry was bigger than the other two, he was in charge. The "biguns" held the power because they were bigger. The boys wanted adult figures, so they looked to the oldest and biggest to lead.

5.4. "Tell us about the snake-thing."(Golding 35)

5.4.1. OH NO! You just know that the 'snake-thing' is going to harm the boys in one way or another. If it's real then the boys are going to fight it. If it's not then the boys should be fine but fear pretty dangerous too. The kids who's talking is going to die I think. He's not important enough to have a name but he does talk about a beast!

6. Ralph

6.1. "This wind pressed his grey shirt against his chest so that he noticed-in this now mood of comprehension-how the folds were stiff like cardboard, and unpleasant; noticed too how the frayed edges of his shorts were making an uncomfortable, pink area on the front of his thighs. With a convulsion of the mind, Ralph discovered dirt and decay, understood how much he disliked perpetually flicking the tangled hair out of his eye." (Golding 76-77)

6.1.1. I think this passage is a representation of Ralph and how he thinks of like on the island. Ralph is discovering the discomfort that is like on the island. He is recognizing that something big is about to happen and he might not like it. Also the whole shirt and pants thing kind of represents civilization and what they use to have and how they are losing it.