Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Quote Response

“Oh the horror, the horror” Quote Response 

           The quote “Oh the horror...the horror...” from Joseph Conrad's book “The Heart of Darkness ties into the novel “Lord of the Flies” very well. While on the island the boys endured some very traumatizing experiences. The plane crash alone was something that would scar someone for life, but as days passed, situations worsened and got more and more horrific. The boys were stranded; they were left alone with no food, no water, and not one adult on the island. This started to take a toll on them because they started to lose their sense of reality and not being around any civilization would make the average person go mad. “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.” In this quote you can see how they can feel themselves distancing from civilization. But along with that, go some pretty horrific sights and sounds. Watching who you thought was a member of your tribe try to stab your best friend would be horrendous to watch, but that was only one of the many things that happened on the abandoned island.  Over all I thought that the boys handled the state they were in okay but I don’t think they could have lasted another hour on the island.

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