Thursday, April 28, 2016

Good People In An Uncivilized Place Blog

When good people are put in an uncivilized place, it all comes down to natural instincts. When it all comes down to it, people are naturally more concerned with their own survival rather than the good of others. It is like in the lord of the flies. Ralph was so intent on not being savage throughout the whole entire book. However, he was pushed to his breaking point when everyone started hunting him down. Then Ralph turned into just as much a savage, if not more, than the other boys. It very much depends on the person. Like in the Walking Dead you know that Merle is more more of a savage than Rick Grimes. In the end though, everyone becomes a savage because everyone has a breaking point where everything become too much and they need to become a savage or evil for their own well being.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mob Mentality in Lord of The Flies

In Lord of The Flies, a massive concept is mob mentality. The whole books plot basically relies upon mob mentality. Although mob mentality has made a destructive name for its self in the past with a number of protests; mob mentality can be beneficial to people and especially the people stuck on the island in LOTF. An example of this good mob mentality is hunting for the pig. When Jack and all of his followers jump on the pig and kill it, that was mob mentality. Jack alone wouldn't have killed that pig on his own, and especially not in such a brutal manner. This was beneficial towards the community because now they have meat to eat. However, turning 180 degrees from that is what they used the pig for. They took the pig, cut its head off, and piked it on a steak. What a barbaric thing to do!! From kids who are just twelve! Obviously, barbaric or not, no kid would've just cut off a pigs head and staked it! This was the mob mentality kicking in and the boys losing their sense of self control. These are the positive and negative aspects of mob mentality in Lord of The Flies.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lord of The Flies

"Flames were mastering the branches"-(98, Golding)

In this quote, the branches are being personified as Eric. This part of the book is when Eric sees the "beast" or realizes the dead dude in the parachute. Golding used personification here to really show the intensity of the moment. key words in this quote are flames and mastering. The flames represent the fear going through Eric at this time. This works perfectly in this situation because flames are harmful, aggressive, and lethal; all adjectives that people try to avoid because it scares them. Mastering also works perfect in this situation. Just image a plethora of bright orange flame completely engulfing a bundle of branches. The dictionary definition of mastering is to gain control of or overcome. That is exactly what fear does to Eric. Have you ever been mastered by fear? When your heat skips a couple of beats and you feel all around suddenly cold. Feeling as though you've just been revived from dead. Golding uses that personification for imagery. It really gave me that exact image of being completely mastered by fear.

This image represents the quote how I see it. With the branches being Eric and the flames being fear you can clearly see that the branches are completely engulfed, or mastered, by the flames. Another reason I like this photo is because of the different colored flames. To me this represents all the different thoughts and feelings going through him when he sees the "beast".