Lord Of The Flies
By Aaron Guillen and Nicole Williams
This is character development because Piggy starts to gain some confidence and starts to get the concept of leadership. The important details are from where it says how his speech made everyone silent. Another detail would be how he smiles, knowing that he has the audience's attention and their respect at that exact moment. The important parts would be when he smiled and when the crowd felt silent after his strong statement. This contrasts to when he was shy and quiet at the beginning. This also shows his way of trying to keep everyone “Civilized” as well where in later parts of the book, he’s always pitching in ideas to civilize their society.
This part of the passage shows another character development of Ralph, showing his intelligence to solve confusing situations, and how well he may handle adversity from where he almost lost his respect from the group. Important details are leading to his quote when it says how he comes up with another idea to win the crowd. Another important detail is when it shows how much he lights up the crowd when the passionate noise from the crowd came about. This compares to the beginning of the story when he was recognized quickly as the true leader that would lead the crowd through tough situations.
Here this shows the character development of the group as a whole as far as patronizing the little ones, especially the boy who saw the beastie. The older ones of the group do not take this little boy seriously for the reason of his very young age. You can see this in one of the important details of this passage where they accuse him of just having a nightmare. Another important part is when Ralph and all the other older boys looked at each other showing how they are taking the whole beastie thing as a joke. This compares to later in this chapter where Ralph eventually sees the little boys as just people slacking off, not doing work when they were trying to get a signal fire going, to where they just wanted to play in the ocean and have fun.
'"We'll have to have 'Hands up' like at school."'
"The breezes that on the lagoon had chased their tails like kittens were finding their way across the platform and into the forest."
'"He wants to know what you're going to do about the snake-thing.'"
How does introducing a constant theme of fear through the "snake beast" by foreshadowing affect the novel?