Lord of the Flies– Reaction Paper
!.?.!? The 1990 film, Lord of the flies, is a second movie adjustment of the classical novel of the exact same name composed by William Golding in 1954. The story has to do with a group of young American military cadets, most likely in their adolescence and adolescence duration, stranded on an island after their aircraft crashed on their method home. The Captain which is the only grownup who made it through the crash was totally hurt and eventually passed away. Ralph, though not the earliest however greater in rank as a Colonel, started an assembly by blowing a conch, was chosen to be their leader and presumed duty.
He sets some guidelines and jobs to take for their survival. They’ve experienced on how to survive without adults’ guidance and support. Nevertheless, by the time the Captain was assumed dead, it seems hope was lost and most of them turned from being disciplined military cadets into juvenile delinquents, taking the matter of survival into their own hands hence, make their own group as “hunters”. Ralph, the lead character in the story, is chosen as the leader and compelled to take responsibility for the lives of the cadets.
He then sets rules and designates tasks to do like building shelter, look for food and installing a signal fire to bring in ships or planes that will pass by for their rescue. Aside from the signal fire, there’s likewise the idea of the conch, which is utilized to call the young boys for their assembly and the tool for them to openly recommend or speak, whoever holds it. It suggests order, law and democratic power, which I believe is great however he does not have the wisdom in keeping the order of democracy. In my opinion, in military school that’s not the order of environment they matured with.
Seeing the whole motion picture, there are situations where older kids bullied younger boys, role playing the things that is happening in the military school which I feel that, whoever is aggressive appears more powerful and efficient in controling the higher fear to others holds the power. Helping hand in hand with him is Piggy, buddy of Ralph. He is smart, speaks what remains in his mind making him tactless at times. He, however, is the voice of reason, reasoning, and conscience in the story. Due to his physical appearance and peer pressure hence his name happens, teased by the twins, Sam and Eric.
They utilizes humor in peer relationship and obedience to get acceptance in the group, they are keen observer and later on left Ralph’s group. Simon, who is likewise a good friend of Ralph and Piggy, is the kind one. He is likewise clever, resourceful, keen, and sensible due to the fact that he didn’t quickly believe in the beast that assumed by Jack’s group without actually seeing the proof that there is a beast. He is the very first to now that there is no beast and when was about to tell it to the others, he was misinterpreted as one and was extremely eliminated by Jack’s group. Jack, the antagonist, is I think concealing behind his own worry and aggravation by being aggressive.
He enters a lot of trouble that is why he was sent out to military school. He remains in the stage of finding his identity on the planet or society and seeking approval, acknowledgment, and belongingness. I must state that he mistakenly thinks that power is the response to what he lacks. Moreover, hopelessness creeps in thinking that they might not be discovered and rescued; He takes the matter in his own hands, finds the right time to rebel versus Ralph’s leadership grabs power and produces his own “world”, a society that he may belong to and will be recognized and accepted.
He called his group the hunters and he as the “Chief”. It seems that he finally prosper by controling the other young boys in their despondence, worry and inadequacy because nearly a 3rd of the boys are children who requires older guidance, assistance and support. They believe Jack can offer it to them by searching pigs for their food on survival thinking they will never ever be discovered. The fact of the matter for me is that Jack is fulfilling his dream in a dream land, a child’s play who wishes to have a good time not perceiving the repercussions of their actions.
Nevertheless, Roger, who is already a juvenile overdue, the silent one, finds comfort in an island where there’s no adult guidance, and got a companion in the character of Jack. He discovers pleasure in hurting and giving discomfort. Why do I state so, by the time he killed Simon’s iguana unmercifully. I can see the faces of his pals having the pity and the “conscience” of what’s been done while none in him. He then, takes pleasure in taking on the place of carrying out the sentence charge in the hunters group. What stood apart to me most is the part where Piggy died.
Initially, when Simon was eliminated, I may see it as an accident just as Piggy concluded, in addition to that, you may see the guilt in their faces having to believe the lie that beast can take any form but when Roger purposely killed Piggy, conscience is lost and for wishing to bury the last piece of that conscience, they try to kill Ralph too. I still got questions about the movie that I still do not know the response like why did the pilot escape and concealed in a cavern, where did they originated from, why did their aircraft crash in middle of the ocean?
What took place to those boys who eliminated Simon and Piggy? I could not even discover the connection of the story in the title of the story. I would really appreciate it if they made it clear in that matter. All in all, it was an interesting movie. I found out that individuals have different ways in managing tragedy, survival, aggravations, hopelessness, and lost. In all this, we need to discover how to empathize with people in order to guide and lead them and most significantly, we must put our hope and trust in God alone. References: www. youtube. com www. sparknotes. com www. wikipedia. com