1 up the mountain they survey the island it is exploratory see if it is an

1 up the mountain they survey the island it is

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-the first time Simon, Ralph and Jack go in ch. 1 up the mountain they survey the island, it is exploratory, see if it is an island-the mountain when they first go up looks nice, pretty, it is untouched except for the scar and when kids push boulder down-they don’t make it to the top of the mountain the first time-the mountain represents the desire to overcome some sort of obstacle, reach top of mountain is pure pinnacle, you have succeeded, you are a good human being and adult, they don’t go up because they are not quite ready yet-the second time Ralph, Jack and Roger go up the second time-on a spectrum have Roger on bad side, Simon on good side, in the middle is Ralph, Jack closer to Roger, Piggy closer to Simon, this is a morality scale-the second time the mountain look ashy dark, because they destroyed it with the fire, they are hunting for the beast and for pig etc. bloodlust-major difference between the two journeys up the mountain-the first time went with desire to go with peace just to explore, symbolized because Simon went with them, the second time the mountain is destroyed and it is not good which is represented by Roger, journey symbolic of who goes, Jack and Ralph trying for power go both times-they see the dead parachutist-they don’t make it to the top the second time, they fail the trial/ ideal that the mountain represents
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-the second time it is a quest for fear climbing the mountain, if they had gotten to thetop would have seen that it is just a man not a beast, have failed to overcome these things -Ralph recognizes that things aren’t going well, with Piggy and Simon are the only ones that see this-Ralph only one to get the ashes in his eyes because it represents the haziness of his vision-ch.8 true coup with Jack, trying to take control of the tribe-pg. 139 Jack says Ralph isn’t a prefect of hunter etc. why should he be leader-irony in what jack is doing when he holds up the conch because conch is symbolic ofdemocracy and authority, he is still using the symbol of democracy and control in order to get his power, uses what he says they don’t need to get his power, totalitarians all great came into power through legal means-jack asks who thinks Ralph shouldn’t be chief, no one raises their hands-deep down the kids feel that it would be the wrong choice to go with Jack, they are modern kids, even though we behave primitively and act savagely we do always go back to order, control, rules, and government-even though we like primitive stuff, gives into basic primal needs, we still desire that control -these are kids, even though they say they don’t want rules as soon as someone is scared for their lives, ask for parents, someone to protect them and take control -Jack says I’m not going to play any longer, kids say that ex. when playing outside says he will not play anymore-jack is pretending to be a big hunter but he is still just a small boy-the kids then go off for a hunt-Ralph feels that things are good let’s get the fire started -all kids start doing the fire even though none of them want to do it
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