What is island life? what do you think of island life? My opinion of island life is a a place were you do what you want to do and with you you want to do it with.The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding and movie Castaway (2000) is directed by Robert Zeneckis. He similarly explores what happens to mankind when left stranded on an island without civilisation, rules and order. In Lord of the Flies a group of boys are left to themselves after experiencing a plane crash, leaving them alone on an island. Golding shows that evil desires, the basis of human nature is revealed when left to oneself. In Castaway it different compared to Lord Of The Flies because in castaway there is only on person stuck on the island while golding has a dozen.Composer achieves their unique perspectives by exploring civilisation, characterisation and through the theme ‘survival’.
In Lord of the Flies, Golding shows how humanity initially begins civilised, however due to humanity’s evil desire, civilisation slowly deconstructs. When the boys arrive on the island, Golding uses characters like Ralph and Piggy to establish law and order. He introduces that ralph is the leader then Ralph introduces the conch.The conch is a shell which you can blow in, Ralph introduced law that whoever has the conch can talk and everyone has to listen. But then a rebel comes in named Jack and breaks Law and order down and he starts his own group which ends up killing Piggy. This shows that civilisation isn't easy to have. You can have civilisation one minute then the next will be a fight.
In castaway Chuck tries to stay civilised, He gets a volleyball from a package and names it Wilson which reminded him of Kelly. He stayed alive by living in a cave and using the three packages he found that contained A Volleyball, Ice skating shoes,a dress and a plastic boat that he got from the plane and gave him survival from the ocean and sailed him to the island. Then he uses the boat for a shelter from the rain which he places next to the beach. The ice skating sharing shoes were useless at first but then he realised that he can use them to sharpen stick or to open coconuts. Chuck also used the shoe lace of the skating shoes to stop blood flow after cutting his leg.The dress was not used much it was only used as a fishing net to catch small fish which Chuck did not like the taste of the small fish especially since they were not cooked.
Robert Zeneckis introduces The old watch is the most thing that is mentioned in the book. It makes him remember that he has to alive to see Kelly again. The watch does not work it is only used for Chuck to remember Kelly and the moments he had with her.
CHARACTERISATION- Lord Of The Flies
My opinion on characterisation is import because it introduces the characters and what they are like and there influence on the book.The main characters in Lord Of The Flies is Ralph, Jack and Piggy.