History Headscratchers / LordOfTheFlies

21st Jan '16 3:24:20 PM shamblingdead2
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*** Seconded here. "Who saves them? A man with a gun." They're going back to a "civilization" that is just as violent and chaotic and just about as ''uncivilized'' as the situation on the island. This book came out amidst the bleak cynicism of the post-WWII, Cold War era, and it shows the general morale of the time.
9th Oct '14 1:53:04 PM Homemaderat
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** The little boy's "beast" was actually just him waking up from a really bad nightmare, stumbling around and coming across Simon, who was, to quote Ralph, "mucking around in the dark." It's just meant to show how ingrained our primordial fears are, and to kick-start the notion of a beast. And yes, Piggy makes a point of mentioning that the boy is never seen again after the fire, implying that he died in it.

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** The little boy's "beast" was actually just him waking up from a really bad nightmare, stumbling around and coming across Simon, who was, to quote Ralph, "mucking around in the dark." It's just meant to show how ingrained our primordial fears are, and to kick-start the notion of a beast. And yes, Piggy makes a point of mentioning that the boy is never seen again after the fire, implying that he died in it.it.
** The first littlun's beast is not really identified, it's the second one they believe to have been Simon. Golding's book by way of the Lord of the Flies scene attempts to just wrap it all up as in the boy's imagination, but in the same way never definitely answers the question, so with no factual answer go ahead and assume the real beast ate up the littlun that never appeared again after the fire, or that he imagined it and died in the fire. Whichever strikes your fancy.
7th Jul '14 8:00:17 AM Bauglir100
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*** Nuts to you guys. This isn't ''StandByMe''. If I was stranded by an island for God-knows-how-long, I'd do ''anything'' that could potentially get me and everyone else off the island as quickly as possible. And if it meant looting a dead guy just to acquire something that could better prove that everyone's paranoid fears about "The Beast" was a load of bullcrap so that they could focus more on getting off the island, I'd freaking do it.

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*** Nuts to you guys. This isn't ''StandByMe''. If I was stranded by on an island for God-knows-how-long, I'd do ''anything'' that could potentially get me and everyone else off the island as quickly as possible. And if it meant looting a dead guy just to acquire something that could better prove that everyone's paranoid fears about "The Beast" was a load of bullcrap so that they could focus more on getting off the island, I'd freaking do it.
7th Jul '14 7:56:46 AM Bauglir100
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*** Nuts to you guys. This isn't ''StandByMe''. If I was stranded by an island for God-knows-how-long, I'd do ''anything'' that could potentially get me and everyone else off the island as quickly as possible. And if it meant looting a dead guy just to acquire something that could better prove that everyone's paranoid fears about "The Beast" was a load of bullcrap so that they could focus more on getting off the island, I'd freaking do it.
12th Feb '14 5:17:27 PM MagBas
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* I'ma start this page off with: the slash. [[WordOfGod William Golding]] didn't want the book to revolve around, *ahem*, ''heavy romance''. Hence why he had no girls in the story. [[spoiler: Though it's not like I discourage the slash...]]
** What exactly bugs you? The fact that there were no female characters? The fact that the slash is very popular with fanfiction? I'm confused on why this bugs you if [[spoiler: you don't discourage the slash]]
*** I apologize for not being very specific. What bugs me is the existence of the slash because some of the plot was designed so that there wouldn't be any. [[spoiler: On my not discouraging it, I suppose you can call (it a guilty pleasure/me a hypocrite). Discouraging wasn't the right word in the first place, I'm sure.]]
*** It doesn't matter what the author's original intention was, if it exsists, someone will write slash about it. Surely that must be a Rule of the Internet by now?
8th Nov '13 10:21:42 AM Minni128
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**** Didn't ophthalmologists prescribe glasses like that if you were nearsighted back then? I usually hand waved it as that or, rather, I figured he was so severely nearsighted he needed thick glasses.

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**** Didn't ophthalmologists prescribe glasses like that if you were nearsighted back then? then (the book was written in the fifties)? I usually hand waved it as that, either that or, rather, I figured he was so severely nearsighted he needed thick glasses.
glasses (which isn't really uncommon when you think about it).
8th Nov '13 10:19:27 AM Minni128
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****Didn't ophthalmologists prescribe glasses like that if you were nearsighted back then? I usually hand waved it as that or, rather, I figured he was so severely nearsighted he needed thick glasses.
7th Sep '13 2:14:08 AM Smoko
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* Before the dead paratrooper falls on to the island, there is a beast mentioned several times. I know that the point of the beast was to say that the boys were the beast all along, but what was that original beast that the first littlun cried about going through the creepers. And what happened to that little boy? Did he die in the fire?

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* Before the dead paratrooper falls on to the island, there is a beast mentioned several times. I know that the point of the beast was to say that the boys were the beast all along, but what was that original beast that the first littlun cried about going through the creepers. And what happened to that little boy? Did he die in the fire?fire?
** The little boy's "beast" was actually just him waking up from a really bad nightmare, stumbling around and coming across Simon, who was, to quote Ralph, "mucking around in the dark." It's just meant to show how ingrained our primordial fears are, and to kick-start the notion of a beast. And yes, Piggy makes a point of mentioning that the boy is never seen again after the fire, implying that he died in it.
16th Jun '13 4:46:59 PM aidansean
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*** Unless he was the only one smart enough to [[FridgeHorror survive the initial plane crash]].

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*** Unless he was the only one smart enough to [[FridgeHorror survive the initial plane crash]]. There could have been all sorts of hazards that you could miss with poor vision, or not being able to see out of the corner of one's eye. Piggy was smart enough to take things very slowly in dangerous situations.
16th Jun '13 4:45:03 PM aidansean
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*** Unless he was the only one smart enough to [[FridgeHorror survive the initial plane crash]].
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