Lord Of The Flies: Piggy, Ralph, Jack Essays and Papers

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Lord Of The Flies: Piggy, Ralph, Jack

Lord Of The Flies is possibly one of the most complex novels of the twentieth century.
This complexity and depth is evident when the characters are compared to the psychological
teachings of Freud. The book shows examples of this psyche in the characters Jack, Piggy
and Ralph and how they change during their time on the island.

Towards the end of the eighth chapter it became very apparent that Piggy and Jack both had
two very different ideas on how they would survive. Jack thinks that hunting and having
fun is key, Jack is more worried with instant gratification and doesn't worry about what
will happen off the island he worries about having fun and living on the island. Piggy is
only concerned with keeping the fire lit and getting off the island. Unlike Jack, Piggy
believes more in thinking about the future, how they will be saved and how they can endure
the time they are on the island. When the fire goes out Piggy cries out at Jack, who was
in charge of the fire, " You and your blood, Jack Merridew! You and your hunting! We might
have gone home." This shows the extent of Piggy's will to be rescued.

As a result of these major differences Jack decides to head down the beach and build a new
tribe. He tells the others on the island that with his new clan "we hunt and feast and
have fun…" (Chap. 8 p140) by announcing this he appeals to the childish more uncivilized
collection of the kids. The boys recognized that Jack was a stronger and more
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