Book Analysis:

Lord of The Flies

Why is it that when people are placed in situations where sanity and reason are the keys to survival, people go crazy and end up ruining their chances to live? All that they needed to ensure a chance for their rescue was the fire. I don't see what is so hard about that. The fire gives off smoke, they then see the smoke as a signal showing inhabitants on the island, then passers-by will go and search for them. Plain and simple!

Why did you require us to read this book? I can think of one reason, being that no matter how old you are, morals and law are necessary for survival. Yet, I still believe that this book, despite its strong message, was weak and uninteresting.

What was so great about hunting? This obsession with hunting was what baffled me the most throughout this book. I honestly don't see what was so great about it, and why they let it interrupt their responsibilities. If they had not been distracted with hunting and just tended to the fire like they were supposed to, it's possible that could have been rescued earlier on in the book.

Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in! (Chap. 7, pg. 114) This line shows that they have pretty much lost it by now. It describes their loss of hope for rescue, and that they have developed a superiority complex. The rush they get from ending a life has made them go insane and clouded their judgement. As the book goes on and they say this line more often, wackiness follows.

Coming? (Chap. 7, pg. 119) Although Ralph was a good leader and had good intentions, he was still somewhat passive because he always gave in to whatever Jack said. He would let Jack walk all over him which was a factor in the biguns leaving his group and joining Jack's chaotic tribe.

No. They're not as bad as that. It was an accident. (Chap. 12, pg. 184) Despite the bad things they've done and the chaos that was spreading throughout the island, they were still just children. Innocent, naive, and unaware of the outcomes of their actions. They know that what they've done was wrong but they refuse to admit it, they dilute themselves.

The title: Lord of The Flies relates to the story mainly through Simon. We hear about him seeing and speaking to the Lord of The Flies and the pig's head in the book. He is the only character known to interact with the Lord of The Flies and is told by him that he holds their fates on this island.

Also, the title Lord of The Flies relates with the story through the children. They flutter around the animal carcasses the way flies would. The boys celebrate killing pigs by dancing about its carcass. Similar to the way flies swarm around a rotting corpse. Which would make Jack, the Lord of The Flies since he leads the boys in their wrong doings and gets the biggest rush from killing, and celebrates the most.

The scene opens with the survivors gathering and trying to act rationally by creating electing a leader and focusing on the most important thing, their rescue. This relates to the way the boys try to act civilized and just, yet they cannot escape the fact that they are still mere children. Susceptible to the dark side and not fully responsible. It describes how naive they are.

The physical setting of this story, takes place on an uncharted desert island in the ocean. Very similar to the tropical islands of the Pacific. It is very lush, verdant, and fruitful. The island is shaped like a boat. It contains a jungle and orchards that are at the low end of the island, which rise to a treeless, rocky mountain ridge. There is a warm water lagoon which the boys bathe in, and a natural platform of fallen trees where they would hold their meetings. Also, there is a castle at the other end of the island that rises several hundred feet above the sea.

The societal structure was democratic yet bias. All of the boys were from somewhat aristocratic societies since they most likely belonged to