Fire In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, fire is the central object during the story. Fire demonstrates the logic and desire of rescue within the boys. When Jack took Piggy’s glasses and the fire could no longer be ignited, their humanity started to diminish. Then the lack of fire continues to illustrate how the mindsets of the boys are becoming more blood thirsty as they continue to be stranded on the island. When Ralph comes to the conclusion that they need to continue to create a fire to signal help and get rescued, Jack replied “If it’s all the same I’d like to catch the pig first…” When Jack decided to choose hunting over the prospect of returning home, it makes it clear that jack is the representation of man kinds’ deviation to pursue their pure instinct. At first the fire is placed on the mountain, and afterwards on the beach, to allure the attention of civilization that will rescue them. Fire becomes an allusion to the boys’ relationship with civilization. In the…show more content…
When Ralph concludes that the fire has the ability to save the boys from the island, he stresses the importance of the fire. As long as the fire is over sought, the boys show a wish to go back civilization. When the fire is under sought and dwindles, the boys lose sight of their wish to be rescued, because they have accepted their barbaric lives on the island. Ralph continued to remind Jack to keep the fire going. He replied; "Rescue? Yes, of course! All the same, I'd like to catch a pig first-" He snatched up his spear and dashed it into the: ground. The opaque, mad look came into his eyes again. Jack’s focus was killing the pigs. When he slammed his spear into the ground and decided to hunt instead of rekindle the fire, his eyes turn opaque and crazy. His eyes transforming are the results from his barbaric desires. When he envisions himself hunting, the fire, and rescue is not a
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