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Characters and algorism in Lord of the Flies

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Characters and algorism in ?Lord of the Flies? ?Lord of the Flies? is the book that many compare with the popular TV serie ?Lost?. A plane crashing on an exotic island, where there is no civilization. The survivors must try to create a society, but they must find a way to be saved. In Lord of the Flies, we meet a group of children, ranging from cranky toddlers to 12-13 year olds who are trying to create a community. During the book they encounter a number of problems, first, selecting a leader. The choice is between two of the oldest boys, Ralph and Jack, in which Ralph gets majority. ...read more.

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Jack was also trying to be elected leader but lost. He is so jealous of Ralph throughout the book, and the duel between Ralph and Jack appears a number of times. Both are trying to get an advantage over the other. Jack is as Ralph, a clear leader type, and his name means "he who takes over." Jack comes to the island as choir conductor. Gisgis is a chunky kid, with glasses and powerful "ASSM". He becomes Ralph's adviser and right hand. Gisgis is the only one throughout the book are loyal to Ralph. In the book, one gets the impression that Gisgis is the smartest and most underestimated. ...read more.

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Jack and the hunters have been hunting and killing a pig. To sweeten the monster capes those of the pig head and put it on a stick as a gift. Simon is in the book in a kind of trance where he leads a dialogue with this pig head, inside his own head. The head trying to take everything from Simon of self-confidence, and to make him afraid. Golding has given the evil pigs head name of Lord of the Flies which I think is linked to the name of Beelzebub, which means Lord of the flies. In the New Testament, Beelzebub, Lord of the demons and being put on a par with Satan. This clearly shows that the use of algorism is an essential key to analyzing ?Lord of the Flies? ...read more.

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