Lord Of The Flies by William Golding

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Pg 101

"We're all drifting... (Piggy)

Chapters 5 and 6 revolving around the boys in general and Ralph particularly trying to make things right. Piggy thinks it is because there are no grown-ups around. Do you think this is the main source of their problems or is it something is that is causing things to go rotten?

I think that Piggy is right in thinking that having no grown ups around is one of the main sources of their problems. I also think that the boys fighting and bickering is also a main source of their problems. Since there are no grown ups around the boys feel they can do as they please and not have rules set for themselves but Ralph thinks differently. He has rules set for the group they just don't abide by them. Ralph thinks that keeping the fire going is the most important thing to do while on the island.

While all the hunters and Jack think that hunting pigs and finding food is more important. The boys spend most of their time on the island fighting and bickering over food and keeping the fire up that they have no discipline as they would if there were grown ups calling the shots.

"There's too much talking out of turn, ' Ralph said, 'because we can't have proper assemblies if you don't stick to the rules.' (Pg 97) Ralph believes that rules are more important and he is setting rules and wants the tribe to obey them but they just won't listen, the same as any other kids would do.

"Bollocks to the rules! We're strong - we hunt! If there's a beast, we'll hunt it down! We'll close in and beat and beat and beat- !' (Pg 99) Jack is blood...