Essay on Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

1050 Words Nov 16th, 2015 5 Pages
In Lord of The Flies, a group of boys is stranded on a remote island form a microcosmic society that eventually plummets into disarray. Whether this outcome is the product of a biological process in their maturation, or rather an environment-provoked phenomenon, facilitated by their social contributions on the island, that is the question. In this novel, there are lengthy symbolic themes that mostly point to the inherent nature in all human beings. Despite the fact in The Lord of The Flies, the children gradually transform from being civilized to savage and ritualistic, what makes them change isn’t a social effect that the situation or the boys impose on each other, but rather a biological predisposition that is exposed after the degradation of the civilized functions that the boys have been reared on, otherwise known as “nature”. Nonetheless, the inherent evils found in the boys may not have made themselves known without an environmental stimulus. Therefore, there is an apparent cooperation between nature and nurture in the regression of the boys to animalistic beasts.
When the boys first arrive on the island and until the end of the story, a power struggle appears between Ralph and Jack. After Ralph blows the conch, to summon all of the straggling boys to congregate to him, an election for leader is held. “I ought to be chief” , said Jack with simple arrogance, adding that he was chapter chorister and head boy back home (Golding 22). Instead Ralph is elected Chief, for…

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