The Lord Of The Flies By Sir William Gerald Golding

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Lord of the Flies 10-12This week I was supposed to read, in the book Lord of the Flies, chapters 10 through 12. While I was reading there were many things that were running through my head. First off, when I started reading I was thinking about why the boys would rather go to Jack’s camp rather than Ralph’s because Jack was mean to them, he had no respect for them at all except for himself. This was just one of the many different questions speeding through my head.In chapter 10 is talks about the day after the attak on Simon and how no one wants to take the blame. The next morning, Ralph finds that only Piggy, Samneric, and some littluns remain in his camp. Brooding over the previous night’s events, he points out to Piggy that they murdered Simon. Piggy objects to the use of the term “murder” and doesn’t want Samneric to know that he and Ralph were at least somewhat involved in the deadly dance. Samneric don’t want to admit their own involvement, either.I think that someone needs to fess up and take part of the responsibility because a boy was just killed for goodness sake and everyone is trying to cover it up by pointing fingers. That won’t do any good for Simon. The real person who needs to take control over this situation should be Ralph but he is too scared to do anything about what happened the night before.Jack begins acting ever more like a cruel dictator to his own tribe members, having one of the boys tied up and beaten for angering him. He plans a raid on Ralph’s camp to get fire for another pig roast and tries to convince his uneasy followers that they had beaten but not killed the beast the previous night. The beast had come to them in disguise, he asserts, in utter denial that they had killed one of their former group. While I was reading this I was thinking that Jack is trying to brain wash his members to do whatever and think whatever he says to do. They need to get out and leave Jack or he will end up having more of his followers killed or beaten because of even the smallest things.Back at Ralph’s camp, the boys decide to let the fire die for the night rather than collect more wood in the dark. Because Jack and his raiders can’t steal burning branches, they attack Ralph’s group and steal Piggy’s glasses. I think that this was just a stupid move on Jack’s part because they don’t need his glasses. They just wanted to take them to taunt Piggy and make his life more miserable. I wish that these boys would just grow up and start taking some responsibility for their own actions.Ralph calls an assembly at Piggy’s urging, wherein they decide the four remaining biguns will ask Jack’s tribe for the glasses back, reminding them of a signal fire’s importance. Samneric express a real fear of approaching the other boys who have now become complete savages. This scene was a really good one because I saw Ralph grow up a little because he was finally doing...

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