Parents and Entitlement in Huck Finn

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'LORD OF THE FLIES' by William Golding
“Revision notes can never replace knowing the books thoroughly”
These notes should be used as pointers to the directions that your thoughts might take. They are not meant to replace your reading of the novel, you must still do that yourself..

Never forget that we are talking about a group of boys whose maximum age is twelve.

Does he represent all that is good in people? Tall, fair-skinned, blond hair, very athletic, natural leader although not that good a leader as many of his decisions are questionable, which ones?. He is middle-class, father a naval officer. Elected leader but not forceful enough to maintain position. Eventually he loses support and is reduced to the status of an outcast who must flee for his life.
Ralph is an idealist and a dreamer. He needs Piggy to think for him. He finds the Conch but Piggy tells him how to use it. At the end of the book, he is a disillusioned realist who now sees his world and its inhabitants for what they are.


Does he represent the worst in people? He is thin, tall, with red hair, light blue eyes and freckles. Leader of the choir, he becomes the leader of the hunters. Increasingly in conflict with Ralph and more particularly, Piggy, he breaks away, forms his own tribe and splits the group. He manages to get the support to do this by offering the boys the attraction of the hunting life and then by terrorising them. In the end he is the tyrannical leader of the community. Jack is a spontaneous, unthinking person who wants instant gratification of his desires. He doesn’t hypothesise (think through the possible results of his actions) and doesn't care
'what if?'. He is a ‘me first' person, as most of us are. He is amoral in that he recognises no morality except what he can enforce. He has no worries about…...

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