Killing Violence In Lord Of The Flies

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In William Golding's classic, Lord of the Flies, a group of children from a British all boys school crash land on a deserted island. After the boys regroup on the island, they nominate a boy named Ralph to be their leader. The first half of the book focuses on Ralph trying to figure out ways to get everyone off the island while dealing with another boy named jack trying to take over. However, as the book progresses, Jack slowly takes leadership from Ralph while also going insane. The concept of a group of people stuck and trying to escape is also present in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. However, in Danganronpa’s case the group trapped are 16 high school students in a school. The reason these 16 students are trapped is because they are …show more content…
Both of these pieces of media dive into the human mind and how people react to being imprisoned. Due to this, both media handle the same themes. One of the major themes both addresses is people will ignore immoral actions for their own benefit. One of the first examples in Lord of the Flies is with Piggy and Ralph. After Piggy and Ralph join Jack's tribe, Simon comes out of the forest to tell the others that the bestie everyone is afraid of is not real. However, everyone in the tribe mistook Simon for the monster and killed him. After this, Ralph and Piggy head back to their own camp and realize what they participated in. After this realization, Piggy quickly states this, “It was dark. There were that-that bloody dance. There was lightning and thunder and rain. We was scared!” (Golding 142). The reason Piggy states this is because he was trying to convince Ralph that Simon's death was not their fault. To Piggy, everyone that participated in Simon's murder should not feel guilty since none of them were thinking straight at the time. Ralph argues against this, saying that is was their fault that Simon died. This argument shows that Piggy is unwilling …show more content…
In doing this, both media have told the message that people will ignore any immoral action presented to them as long as they have a way to benefit from it. This theme is important since it teaches that people are capable of ignoring bad deeds even when these bad deeds are directed towards themselves.This is why it's important to learn from themes that showcase the potential bad humanity can do to others. As for possible consequences for ignoring this theme, one that comes to mind is that a person may grow ignorant to the potential bad a person can do. This sort of nativity can lead to the endangerment of a person along with a high chance of being backstabbed by others. While it's good to believe that everyone you meet will not bat an eye to any bad deeds, this is a highly idealistic and dangerous way of thinking. While themes that focus on the bad of humanity may seem negative at first, these types of themes help people be aware of that there is also bad in this world and the possible dangers they may face in their

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