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Lord of the Flies The first chapter of the novel, The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is successful in determining the characters, concerns and language for the remainder of the book, additionally bringing in the major themes of the novel; unpleasant nature of man and good verses bad. In addition of the themes that show up and stay very important throughout the novel, In Chapter One, Golding demonstrates the deserted island as a location where the abandoned boys have an option between going back to a sophisticated condition of humankind or living in a savaged way. The first chapter of the novel confirms that the boys have no civilization and no concerns. "Hunt Catch things...until they fetch us" this quote that has been said shows how most of the boys have no concern on how will they go out of the island and how will they survive on the island. Chapter One foreshadows these events by representing the boys as scared and rude in the face of independence. ...read more.


You'll call the others" This shows how the others depend on Ralph and are excepting him as a leader. Whereas the majority of the rest of the boys in the beginning are concerned with having fun, and avoiding work " wacko" "smashing" are quotes that evidence how the others are taking the matter of being on the island as fun, Ralph thinks about building huts and considering techniques to take advantage of their opportunity of being saved. In the start of the novel Ralph's disrespects Piggy which s the first example of inequality on the island, and it foreshadows the unpleasant injustices to come. Piggy is demonstrated as the weakling in the group being overweight and undergoing from asthma "I can't swim. I wasn't allowed" this is a quote that describes how piggy is suffering from asthma and how he is different from others and cannot do everything most can do, But Golding also symbolizes him as the intelligent voice by making him wear specs. ...read more.


with the directness of genuine leadership" it demonstrates how he is not ashamed of telling the boys his nickname that Piggy requested to not inform anyone. He also says "Better Piggy than fatty" which indicates how he is a bully towards the boys by symbolizing a human being with a pig. Another theme that has been superior is one vs. group. The young men would rather achieve their personal wants than make as a logical civilized environment, which needs that each person work for the betterment of the group. As a result, the theme of one and group are characterized by Jack and Piggy. Jack wants to enjoy his self on the island "I was choosing a place" this usage of "I" indicates of how he only thinks of his self, while Piggy desires to protect the group "It's a shell. I see one like that before" "We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting" this indicates how Piggy is concerned to have the benefit of being a group and rescuing them from the island, a target they are able to accomplish only by working together. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 | Page ...read more.

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