Emotions In Lord Of The Flies And For One More Day

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According to Psychology, emotion is one of the most difficult concepts to define. In fact, emotion is such a difficult concept to define adequately that there are at least 90 different definitions of emotions in the scientific literature. A simple definition of emotion is that it is a response by a whole organism, involving physical arousal, expressive behaviours, and conscious experience. Emotions can be either positive or negative. A psychologist from Columbia University, Robert Plutchik suggests in his theory that there are eight basic emotions which are fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, trust, surprise and anticipation. Out of these basic emotions, based on the movies of Glass Menagerie, Lord of the Flies, and For One More Day, anger …show more content…
In the beginning of the movie, the scout boys were trapped on an island. During the assembly, the boys elect a leader and discuss a way to be rescued. They choose Ralph as their leader, and Ralph appoints another boy, Jack, to be in charge of the boys who will hunt food for the entire group. There’s a scene where the boys spend much of their time splashing in the water and playing games rather than doing what have been asked by their leader. Ralph complains that they should be maintaining the signal fire and building huts for shelter. The hunters fail in their attempt to catch a wild pig, but Jack, a leader for hunting food becomes increasingly preoccupied with the act of hunting. There is a scene in this movie where the group holds a meeting at which Jack and Ralph tell the others of the sighting. Jack claims that Ralph is a coward and that he should be removed from being a leader, but the other boys refuse to vote Ralph out of power. Jack with his anger runs away down the beach, calling all the hunters to join him. He fails to control his anger because of the desire to become the leader. Eventually, Jack declares himself the leader of the new tribe of hunters and organises a hunt and a violent, ritual slaughter of a sow to solemnise the occasion. Jack and his squads with their unsettled anger turn out to become insane and savage. Anger has to be …show more content…
In this movie, learning to adjust to one’s parent divorce is a difficult work and situation to deal with. However, back then in the 1950s, divorce carried a stigma it does not today. After his father and mother divorce, his mother is rejected and the family’s social invitations shrink to nothing. His mother ends up losing her job, becomes a hairdresser, and begins to clean homes, a fact that Charley does not know until he meets her mother for one more day because he was so carried away with his anger. His anger towards his mother blinds him from seeing the truth that his mother is actually not as bad as what he think. Charley’s action of neglecting his mother because of his anger makes him hurt the innocent person. This is also happening in a real life, when people brings unresolved issues from work and not dealing with marital issues at home often leaves them with anger swelling up inside. When a person fails to address anger to the rightful person, in a right way, he or she is most likely to explode out his or her emotions on people who are innocent and defenceless from their wrath. A person may eventually be unconsciously hurting parents or friends, which could possibly leave a long-lasting scar on their emotional well-being. Hence, that is why anger is the most destructive emotion because it makes people hurt the innocent

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