Lord Of 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 a rich boarding school if they were flown from place to
place. They discriminated against the "littluns" and Piggy because
they were unable to help and saw them as useless. Many felt the need to be in a
higher position than the other. Yet they