Analysis Of The Book ' Lord Of The Flies ' Essay

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During a time of war, a plane carrying a group of British kids is shot down over the Pacif-ic. Many of the boys survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an island. The first two boys are the main characters of the story: Ralph is among the oldest of the boys, handsome and confident, while Piggy is a boy with glasses who is super smart. Ralph finds a shell and when he blows it the other boys gather together. Among these boys is Jack, an aggressive boy who I think is the cancer but, we’ll talk about that later. Ralph, who the other boys choose as leader, leads Jack and another boy, Simon, who is the picture of civilized, on an adventure to explore the is-land. On their expedition they find out that they are alone on a deserted island. The three boys find a pig, which Jack prepares to kill but finally balks before he can actually kill it.
“Lord of the Flies” is a mixture between two competing behaviors that exist in all human beings: the instinct to live by rules, act peacefully, follow moral commands, against the instinct to gratify one’s immediate pleasures, and act violently to get authority. There are countless shades to humanity that make us different, but these two we are all born with; these two are civilization and savagery. According to The Free Dictionary, Civilization is “an advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, and government has been reached.” In chapter two there is a scene that shows the innocence of their…

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