Cultural Assumption 1
Blog 1 - People should be fit and strong and if you're not then you get ridiculed
In English this term I have been reading the book Lord of the Flies, the book is about British boy aged 6-12, surviving on an island after their plane crashes. The boys starts a group called "The Losties" when they find out there is another group on the island called "The Others". One of the survivors Jack leaves the group and makes his own group getting other survivors, Simon says that "The Others" are not real and everybody disagrees with him so he is killed for that.
The cultural assumption that the author William Golding accepts and goes with instead of standing up for it and rejecting it. Ralph, the protagonist always ridicules Piggy, a character in the book, and calls him names. The cultural assumption that they follow is the skinny and fit kids ridiculing the fat and unfit kids and bullying him. This relates to William Golding's childhood because he was frustrated by kids and felt good bullying them so he relates in the novel by bullying Piggy and not letting him have a decision. This is extremely biased against Piggy, because he is only trying to help out. This is shown again in the book when the other boys ridicule and laugh at Piggy because of his asthma, lifestyle and when they tease him about his size.
I think William Golding made an obese and oversized character on purpose because the time in the 1950's when the wars were on and the men were trying to have the occupation of army and defence force. The people that were obese and unfit and didn’t make that occupation were seen as letting down the county and not being helpful.
This book is so interesting and I love reading it so far, I am also writing about a few more cultural assumptions in the book as I read through it.