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Lord Of The Flies Themes


This was shown in the novel by how the boys, when they first arrived on the island, began to organize their new lifestyle by building fires to try to summon help and by building shelters. By the end of the novel they had abandoned this form of civilation and began to spend there days fighting between the two groups, that is between Ralph and Jack. As a result of this primitive and violent behavior, two were killed (Piggy and Simon) and another was lost in the fire they lit that burned one side of the mountain on p. 53; but that was because they were careless about the way they kept the fire going. Some of the themes in the story were a result of there nature as children, such as the way ...

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had control of the group but Jack still had a small part of authority over the choir and most of the children that were smaller than him. This was not enough for him though because as the novel continued he slowly took over and by the end he had everyone in his group (the savages) doing his bidding which included hunting the others down to kill them. One other theme is Ralphs concern for the group and their escape from the island by using the fire. The reason that they were rescued was because of the smoke from the fire that Jack had lit to capture Ralph. He believed that without the fire there is no chance of being rescued so from this we can determine that Ralph doesn't want to stay on the island. His other problem was Piggy who he had to defend from the others and look after because of he problem with his eyes (He was unable to see without his glasses), he seemed to look after Piggy more than anyone else, maybe because he was the first that he met on the island or maybe because ...

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the truth about the beast (mainly because it was dark and the others couldn't tell who it was) and he didn't realize to be wary when he approached the group at Castle Rock that beat him to death thinking that he was the beast. Jack a) Jack wanted to be in control of the island and the children and he also disliked the type of leadership that Ralph offered and also because Ralph was smaller and weaker than himself and he was in control. b) His leadership was fairly ruthless as he didn't like people that disagreed with him (Ralph) and he sent out everyone to capture him. But Jack also believed that the group should have fun and feast whereas Ralph wanted order and work. Piggy a) Piggy ...

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