Lord of the Flies Novel by William Golding: The Importance of Self-Discovery Lord Of Flies( The Importance of self-discovery) 1 Human should understand the importance of self-discovery. In the Lord of the Flies, Ralph, Simon and Samneric learned the weaknesses and darkness within the human hearts. People grows up when they faces a challenge. Ralph Ds challenge is how to be a good and responsible leader. Simon’s challenge is how to speak at front of people. Samneric’s challenge is how to make right choice.
The truth about self-discovery may be cruel, but it is worth to learn from it.
Ralph is being a playful, innocent child in the beginning of the story, but towards the end he matures significantly. Excluding Piggy, Ralph is the most mature and responsible member of the boys, for he is concerned throughout the book with keeping the fire on the mountain going, and building shelter. ” 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,37 Ralph always has the strong belief that all the children will be saved from the island sooner or later, but at middle part of the story he begins to doubting it. At end of the story, after the death of
Piggy, Ralph’s encounter with the Lord of the Flies, he knocks over the pig’s skull. ” A sick tear and rage swept him. Fiercely he hit out at the filthy thing in front of him that bobbed like a toy and came back, still grinning into his face, so that he lashed and cried out in loathing. ” pg206 Ralph realize the evil is part of him and just as to other boys. However, he is the only person who acknowledges the importance of being responsible, and he takes over as a true leader even though he is not necessarily good at it. 3Sam and Eric represents the crowd in modern society, Just like every ordinary human.
They are faithful and mostly good. They can be described as loyalist in the story. Their rule is to serve whomever is the leader. For example when Jack says ” Grab them! No one moved. Jack shouted angrily. I said ” grab them”! ” Samneric finally give into his threats on their travel to Castle Rock. Later, then betray Ralph, by showing his hiding place to Jack. ” You’re sure he meant in there? The twin moaned faintly and then squealed again. ” ” He meant he’d hide in there? ” pg. 214 In this way, Samneric symbolize the weakness of human nature. They have lose any real sense of loyalty to others.