Lord Of The Flies HOPE By: Jacki, Darcie, and Kyle Theme Statement • When lack of supervision and responsibility is neglectful, it will ultimatley result in omission of hope, which leads to barbaric and primitive behavior. QUOTES: Supporting evidence of hope • “There’s another thing. 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.” PAGE 37 • Since Ralph was elected leader, he had directed his efforts towards being rescued alone. He had planned to make a fire in hope of getting rescued. QUOTES: (continued) • “They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten.” PAGE 60 • The Significance of this quote is their well being and civilization guiding them through the day. They get along in the morning and do not have anything to fear. Ralph realizes the strength hope can give and take away. He also realizes how much he had and how lucky he truly was. QUOTES: (continued) • Ralph spoke. “You let the fire out.” The repetition made Jack uneasy. He looked at the twins and than back at Ralph. “We had to have them in the hunt.” PAGE 73 • Ralph is not pleased with the fact that the fire was left to burn out, and is very angered by Jack’s neglect towards his authority. The purpose of the fire was to have faith that rescue was possible and that someone would find them. Jack does not seem to be bothered by this and is more interested in hunting. This then brings conflict between the two boys who are struggling for power. QUOTES: (continued) • “Look at us! How many are we? And yet we cant keep a fire going to make smoke. Don’t you understand? Cant you see we ought to-ought to die before we let the fire out?” PAGE 86 • The significance of this quote is highlighting the desire to be rescued. Everyone is starting to forget how important rescue is and how badly they need to be saved. This quote is directing them back to the idea of rescue and making them realize that the signal fire is more important. QUOTES: (continued) • “..You have doctors for everything, even the inside of your mind. You don’t really mean that we got to be frightened all the time of nothing? Life.” PAGE 90 • The significance of this quote is projecting Piggy’s hope and desire to survive. Piggy has hope that they can all survive without turning into savages, that their own minds can heal themselves because its life, and he’s trying to stay positive. QUOTES: (continued) • “This is more than a hunter’s job,” said Ralph at last, “because you can’t track the beast. And don’t you want to be rescued?” PAGE 111 • Most of the kids on the island have completely given up on trying to get rescued. They have now adapted to their new environment and lifestyle under Jack’s influence. Ralph refuses to ignore rescue, and maintains hope even when everyone else has forgotten. QUOTES: (continued) • “..You’ll get back alright. I think so, anyway.” PAGE 121 • Simon has hope that because of Ralphs intelligence and grace he will survive the temptations of savagery and follow the plans of rescue and staying civilized. Simon knows the beast is inside of them – and he knows that Ralph does not have the beast within him. QUOTES: (continued) • The seconds lengthened. Ralph was looking straight into the savage’s eyes. Don’t scream. You’ll get back. PAGE 221 • The significance of this quote is Ralph’s strive for hope at a desperate time. When the savages were chasing after him, he had given himself a boost of hope by repeating to himself what Simon had told him earlier. QUOTES: (continued) • “Who’s boss here? The navy officer asked. “I am,” said Ralph loudly. PAGE 224 • The significance of this quote is that, even though the savages were about to kill Ralph, Ralph claims he is the leader of the savages. When the boys begin to loose their civilization, Ralph keeps his desires under control while knowing that even when times are low he was the true leader. Hope • In dire circumstances hope can be used as a final chance for survival. As the story progresses all the boys have fully adapted to Jack’s lifestyle except for Ralph. Hope is slowly lost in every boy throughout the story and by the very end as Ralph is hunted by his original tribe members he feels himself holding onto the only hope he has left as a means of survival. How is our Hope Theme connected to modern life?