Foreshadowing In Lord Of The Flies

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In the book Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, originally written as a bedtime story for William’s kids to replace another book, Coral Island: because he finds it bogus. After William returned from “D-Day” (World War Two event) he had a totally new look on the world and the human heartedness, believing humans were cynical and not goodwilled. The book begins with plane full of young boys, ages from around seven to thirteen, that crashes on an island secluded from society. The boys decide to elect a leader, so they elect a boy named Ralph; and later on Ralph would lose power and there would be another that leads; Jack. However there is another older boy that possesses numerous leadership skills; named Piggy. Piggy is the best …show more content…
Ralph has heard more rumors about the beast and is wondering if he should or should not call an assembly to go over the accusations of a beast. Then Piggy reminds Ralph that people respect him and they will do what he pleases and will get much more work done than Jack becoming the chief; Piggy asserts Ralph: “If you don’t blow, we’ll soon be animals anyway. I can’t see what they’re doing, but I can hear” (Piggy 92). These words, spoken by Piggy, are quite critical; it also has much foreshadowing. He talks about becoming animals “We’ll soon be animals anyway.” and shows foreshadowing of the savage and beastiality only being able to see by Piggy and his specs. Even though his glasses are stolen and he is unable to use them; “I can’t see what they are doing, but I can hear” he still posses the power to sense the irrationality in people. Subsequently showing the rationality Piggy …show more content…
Yet again there is another assembly where there is much debate on the supposed beast. Jack believes that he has been all over the island and is quite certain that the beast is a boar or pig. Then Piggy shares his opinion and belief on the matter; "’Life’, said Piggy ‘is scientific, that's what it is. In a year or two when the world is over they'll be traveling to Mars and back. I know there isn't no beast—not with claws and all that I mean—but I know there isn't no fear either’" (Piggy 84). Again Piggy allows scientific reason to dominate a conversation "Life, said Piggy is scientific, that's what it is. In a year or two when the world is over they'll be traveling to Mars and back”. Also he asses the growing of fear, showing that he is as unbiased as he can be; “I know there isn't no beast—not with claws and all that I mean—but I know there isn't no fear either". Through these examples Piggy once more shows scientificness, a very important trait of a leader.
Considering all of these reasons; Piggy, although counted out, is the best leader on the island. In the manslaughter of a beach capture called “D-Day”; there were many leaders, many of which were commanders. But we have to realize that all leaders aren’t the always the first ones that pop up into our minds; truly now we know the best leaders are the people who think abstractly and are intuitive. As you can see the

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