William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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In the first two chapters of the novel, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, a group of boys crash onto a deserted island, appoint one of the boys named Ralph as chief, and build a smoke signal while having numerous bickering sessions. William Golding writes these two chapters beautifully and with a lot of detail, which can get confusing at times. After reading the first bit of the book and getting to know some of the characters, I realized how calm and sure they were, mostly Ralph. If I crashed on a deserted island, I would be freaking out. I don’t think I would be swimming or exploring, I would probably be crying wherever I found myself or woke up. Also, when Ralph and Piggy found the conch, I thought they were very lucky. Piggy’s idea…show more content…
He, along with Jack, seems to abuse their power because Ralph is always telling Piggy to “shut up” and Jack is bossing his choir around. This makes me mad at them because they don’t seem to be thinking of how the other boys feel. I also want to scream at Piggy and toss him some courage because he seems like the smartest out of all the boys but is treated with disrespect. I want him to stand up for himself and tell Jack and Ralph to “shut up”. This makes me feel like Ralph and Jack represent the fortunate and pretty people in the world who misuse their power and treat the Piggy’s in the world who are unfortunate like a lesser person. Ralph and Jack are fortunate because Ralph doesn’t have asthma so he could blow the conch and he looks handsome and Jack was already the leader of the choir. Piggy is unfortunate because of his name, his asthma, and his size. The subject of power brings me to the topic of what the conch symbolizes. It symbolizes power because Ralph is the chief, a position of power, and he holds the conch. Also, whoever holds the conch has the power to speak, although Ralph can overrule that because he has the most power. Overall, the novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding is a very interesting and exciting book that I didn’t want to put down. Chapters

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