These are questions that nearly every person has asked. The crushing shame of this perception tortures Jim, without respite. In both the Lord of the Flies, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the responsibility of the boys is to manage by themselves without any adults to take care of them.
Ideals are a troublesome burden, and each character reveals to some degree a fear that he will be confronted with a situation in which he must choose between ideals of conduct and a happy outcome.
Even more tortured is the analysis of idealism and heroism that lies at the center of Lord Jim. As he ages and gains experiences in life, he learns that the reality of life is not as morally righteous as he expected, given the focus of society on morality.
The book discusses race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States.
He walks on past a group of KKK members marching along the streets, shouting out their hate speeches while wearing their white ghost costumes. Democracy and the laws of civilization are represented through a conch shell. Eventually the boys break these rules to accommodate their own selfish wants and needs.