Lord of The Flies Ralph Description

"Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable flesh. The desire to squeeze and hunt was overmastering."
The government and power on the island has eroded to the
point that even Ralph, as calm as he usually is, became
overwhlemed with the power of hunting and savagery.
“There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand
that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the
beast stirs.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
"I chose this picture because i think it
represents what the boys were like on the
Henry David Thoreau
"Because the rules are the only thing we've got"
Laws and rules are supposed to keep things functioning
properly and keep everyone safe, but without them the
boys will revert to savagery.
"...in his contribution to the good of society..."]
The boys are referred to as a society and in society
contribution is vital so that it can survive and
A good example proving the need of contribution from individuals to be a
successful community is the failure of the boys to complete this on the island.
Normally the only people who work throughout the day for the good of the children
on the island are Ralph and Simon. Therefore, it is one reason why their community
Round the squatting child was protection of parents and policemen and the law
The boys take the idea of society and government with them to the island without
realizing it because of how long they have lived in their society. The world of adults
still live within them and they feel the guilt of doing something bad because of what
they learned and when they were punished before they were stranded on the island.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act
responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the
"the small boy held out his hands for the conch & the assembly shouted with laughter; at once he snatched back his hands &started to cry. Let him have the conch! shouted piggy Let him have it."
This quote represents politics and government by showing how the boys
establish who get to speak. At their meetings the peron who holds the conch is
the designated speaker. The way the boys go about their meetings resembles a
democarctic style of government.
"For Piggy, the conch is an instrument of order and democracy. The conch
symbolises the right to speak, the same rights for all and the right of life and
intactness, but only if the powerful people on the island (Jack) believe in such
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