And in raising them as such, neither do I try too strenuously to plane their rough edges down. Mostly, I encourage them to articulate their thoughts and emotions, to settle their differences with each other like civilized gentlemen. But occasionally, if fists are involved, oh well. Boys will be boys. A little rough and tumble never hurt anyone. When they were younger, I'd sometimes let them scrap until one of them cried (thus, cultivating their more feminine sensitive sides in the bargain). It's good training for the world at large, most of which doesn't particularly care about your feelings. When they run into conflicts in their lives, I tell them, a nicely-turned phrase, a seamless piece of logic, a precisely expressed argument—these usually do the trick. But on special occasions, a clean uppercut can work wonders, too. It tends to have a sobering influence. As my spiritual lodestar, Mike Tyson, used to say, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
" Cabinessence " was recorded October–December 1966 except for Carl Wilson's vocal on the verses, which was recorded November 1968. " Our Prayer " was tracked on October 4, 1966, but as it was recorded in a single microphone, the track was in mono; because of this, overdubs were recorded in November 1968 to create a stereo mix. Both of these tracks and the "Workshop" tag on the album version of "Do it Again" derived from the Brian Wilson led Smile sessions; " Time to Get Alone ," was first attempted during the Wild Honey sessions but according to engineer Stephen Desper was newly recorded for 20/20 . [ need quotation to verify ] Initially intended for Three Dog Night , when they were known as "Redwood", it has been cited by reviewers as a highlight of 20/20 .
Appropriately, Ralph’s defeat comes in the form of the hunt, which has been closely associated with the savage instinct throughout Lord of the Flies . Ironically, although hunting is necessary to the survival of the group—there is little other food on the island aside from fruit, which has made many of the boys sick—it is also what drives them into deadly barbarism. From the beginning of the novel, the hunters have been the ones who have pioneered the way into the realm of savagery and violence. Furthermore, the conflict between Ralph and Jack has often manifested itself as the conflict between the interests of the hunters and the interests of the rest of the group. In Chapter 3, for instance, the boys argue over whether Jack’s followers should be allowed to hunt or forced to build huts with Ralph and Simon . Now that Jack and the forces of savagery have risen to unchallenged prominence on the island, the hunt has thoroughly won out over the more peaceful civilizing instinct. Rather than successfully mitigate the power of the hunt with the rules and structures of civilization, Ralph becomes a victim of the savage forces the hunt represents—he has literally become the prey.