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Golding's Style develops his Social Allegory Chapters 8 and 11. Sophie Bolin, Rachel Estrada, Avery Gonalez Mrs. Thibodeaux English I 1 December 2011. Chapter 8
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Sophie Bolin, Rachel Estrada, Avery Gonalez
1 December 2011
After hunting down the beast, Jack announces that it does exist. Jack claims that Ralph is a coward and should not be chief. None of the boys agree and he storms off to create his own tribe. Ralph becomes discouraged and Piggy cheers him up. Other boys join Jack's tribe and they go on a hunt and catch a pig. They stick the pig's head on a stick and leave it for the beast. Simon slips away from the camp and discovers the head, which proceeds to speak to him and claims to be the "Lord of the Flies". SImon faints.
Ralph is trying to start the fire without Piggy's glasses. All of the boys in his tribe realize it's hopeless so they charge over to Jack's tribe. When Jack sees Ralph, they begin to argue. Piggy then tries to intervene. Roger shoves a boulder in Piggy's direction, killing him and crushing the conch shell. Ralph runs into the jungle. Jack tortures Sam and Eric, forcing them to join his tribe.Summary
"Truculently they squared up to each other but kept just out of fighting distance." (Golding 177)
Here Golding is describing Ralph and Jack before they begin to fight.The use of the word "truculently" describes the boys fierce and brutal attitude towards each other.
"Jack's voice went up, tremulous yet determined, pushing against the uncooperative silence." (Golding 126)
- Golding used the words tremulous yet determined to describe Jack's voice to show his emotions. And the "uncooperative silence" expresses the unwillingness to listen on the part of the audience.Use of Unique Word Choice
Piggy is the smartest boy in the group and his glasses represent the power of science and intellectualattempt in society.
The Signal Fire
The signal fire represents the boy's wanting to be rescued and brought back to civilization
"There isn't anyone to help you. Only me. And I'm the Beast... Fancy thinking that the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you? I'm apart of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why are the things the way they are?"
The Lord of the Flies says this to Simon during his vision. these words confirm Simon's thought in chapter 5 that the beast is only in themselves. this also shows Goulding wanted you to think about inner savageryUse of Unique Word Choice
"You pinched Piggy's specs," said Ralph, breathlessly. "You've got to give them back."
"Got to? Who says?"
"I say! You voted me for chief..." (Golding 176)
Here Jack is arguing with Ralph and Jack's decision to go start his own tribe shows how he that he is only focused on hunting. He is being immature and selfish.
- "Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment,leaned all his weight on the lever...the rock struck Piggy... the body of Piggy was gone."
Roger pushes the rock and kills Piggy, which shows how savage the boys had become; how selfish, inhumane, and unloving Roger really was.
Piggy is tired of Jack bullying them aroung so he finally decides that he is going to step up and tell him something.Golding uses direct characterization to develop his characters...
In chapter 8 when Simon has a conversation with the Lord of the Flies it foreshadows his violent death.
In chapter 8 the Lord of the flies tells Simon "Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!" Golding is talking about the beast inside of us and the internal conflict humans face with the evil that lives inside of everyone.
In chapter 11, when Jack and Ralph brawl this leads to piggy's death, Sam and Eric's capture by Jack's tribe and eventually their rescue because in chapter 12 Ralph runs onto the beach trying to escape the consequences of fighting with jack and runs into the naval officer.
-Piggy is the archetype of a wimpy, dorky kid that all the other kids make fun of.
- Simon is the archetype of the kid who tries to make peace.
- Ralph is the archetype of a leader, and someone who seeks good.
-Jack is the archetype for troublemakers, and people who only think of themselves. He also tried to rise above the power of others and was rebellious.