Situation and Setting

Lord Of The Flies

We noticed that the power of the situation was stronger than all the kids that were involved. The young boys do not have the mental capacity or maturity to survive on the island by themselves.

Is the power of a situation stronger than the character or personality traits of those involved?

To what degree do our surroundings shape who we are and how we are?

To the most part, our surroundings effect who we become and/or how we act. For Example: On p.21 of Chapter 1, Ralph cried, "He's not Fatty, his real name's Piggy!"            "Piggy!" "Piggy!" "Oh, Piggy!" "A storm of laughter arose and even the tiniest child joined in." In order to keep this from happening adults supervise their children, it is the adults responsibility to teach their kids respect, and teach them whats right from wrong. This shows that without adult supervision the children are immature and show no respect, they make fun and know they can get away with anything.

At this point with the children being alone on the island, they aren't taking the situation seriously.

While the kids are on the Island,  Jack declares himself as chief of the island. He automatically assumes that he will be the leader and one in charge. " Piggy notices an offhand authority in Jack's voice, as though ordering people around and being in charge, comes as second nature to him."

This video is a Jack Vs. Ralph but also shows a summary of the whole movie in just a couple minutes.

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