Lord of the Flies archetypes power point 3

Ralph is the athletic, charismatic. Pg. 10-11
Elected the leader of the boys.
“But there was a stillness about Ralph as he
sat that marked him out: there was his size,
and attractive appearance; and most
obscurely, yet most powerfully there was the
conch. The being that had blown that, had
sat waiting for them on the platform with the
delicate thing balanced on his knees, was set
apart” Pg. 24
Ralph is the primary representative of order,
civilization, and productive leadership in the
 Ralph uses the conch to maintain order
 Ralph sets about building huts and thinking of
ways to maximize their chances of being
 Ralph represents the more paternalistic aspects
of government, concerned with socialism,
making sure there is housing and looking after
Ralph’s commitment to civilization and morality
is strong, and his main wish is to be rescued and
returned to the society of adults.
 “We can help them to find us. If a ship comes
near the island they may not notice us. So we
must make smoke on top of the mountain. We
must make a fire”. Pg. 41
 Ralph suggest special people for looking after
the fire and restores order about when and
where the conch still is in effect. Pg. 46-47
the Lord of the Flies is seen as a
representation of the devil, for it works to
promote evil among humankind.
The scene between the pigs head and Simon
and the conversation they are having draws a
parallel between the devil tempting Jesus in
the desert.
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This obedience is compelled by the threat or
application of punishment.
The second level of moral thinking is that generally
found in society, hence the name "conventional.
The third level of moral thinking is one that Kohlberg
felt is not reached by the majority of adults. Its first
stage (stage 5) is an understanding of social mutuality
and a genuine interest in the welfare of others.
The last stage (stage 6) is based on respect for universal
principle and the demands of individual conscience.
the one blamed for everything, regardless
of whether he or she is actually at fault
Piggy's intellect benefits the group only
through Ralph; he acts as Ralph's advisor.
He cannot be the leader himself because he
lacks leadership qualities and has no
rapport with the other boys.
Piggy also relies too heavily on the power
of social convention. He believes that
holding the conch gives him the right to be
heard. He believes that upholding social
conventions get results.
intellectual approach to life is modeled on the
attitudes and rules of the authoritative adult
world, he thinks everyone should share his values
and attitudes as a matter of course. Speaking of
the deaths of Simon and the littlun with the
birthmark, he asks "What's grownups goin' to
think?" as if he is not so much mourning the boys'
deaths as he is mourning the loss of values,
ethics, discipline, and decorum that caused those
Jack represents both the father and trickster
 As a father figure he is seen as authoritative,
the man who brings home the “bacon”
 He is the hunter
 Jack soon becomes obsessed with hunting
and devotes himself to the task, painting his
face like a barbarian and giving himself over
to bloodlust. The more savage Jack becomes,
the more he is able to control the rest of the
Jack desires power above all other things. He
is furious when he loses the election to Ralph
and continually pushes the boundaries of his
subordinate role in the group
Eventually, Jack has learned to use the boys’
fear of the beast to control their behavior—a
reminder of how religion and superstition can
be manipulated as instruments of power.

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