Savagery In Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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The story Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British boys who go from civilized to Savage. There are some kids on the island that try to be civilized, but some change so much that they actually killed 3 kids. The author wanted to make it seem as if British boys can go savage too. The book before Lord of the Flies made it seem as if the natives on the island were a lower class than the whites. William Golding didn't feel that way so he decided to make a book about the savagery inside British boys. He also placed the the boys in the time period during World War II which was ironic because the boys ended up fighting their own War. The book is described as civilization versus savagery because of the way the children act. …show more content…
Right after the crash Ralph had no idea what the situation is because he has never been in it. So instead of worrying about it, he decides to go to the lagoon for a swim. “Ralph inspected it the whole 30 yards carefully and then plunged in” before jumping into the lagoon. Not caring about the situation and just swimming in the lagoon shows Ralph is still a kid and is used to civilization not savagery. Ralph also doesn't want to be bothered by anyone because he's having too much fun. That person that he's being bothered by is named Piggy. Ralph doesn't want to be near piggy because he thinks he is annoying and not fun. Ralph is also considered mean to Piggy because when he told Ralph his nickname, “Ralph giggled into the sand.” It got even worse when the other boys heard of his name, but Ralph ended up calming down on making fun of Piggy. Later in the story Ralph comes across something that will turn him into a leader. Ralph comes across something in the lagoon that will change his image upon his peers. He finds a conch which will later symbolize leadership. “Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Something creamy lay among the ferny weeds.” Whatever is found(noun clause) will have the biggest impact on the kids and story. Ralph will find and identify the the object as a conch first, which automatically will later make him …show more content…
Since Ralph is still a kid trying to act as an adult he tries not to show his fear by saying “there isn't a beast” over and over again. This is showing he's trying to act as a leader but there is still some kid inside him. Since Ralph is leader(adverb clause), he organized groups of people to go hunt and build places to sleep. Jack was one of those people who would have to go hunting. At the beginning of the story, Jack tried to kill a pig but got scared and the pig ran away. Ralph also wanted a fire to create smoke in case a ship went by(simple sentence). He put in Jack in charge of creating that fire and making sure it doesn't die out. When Jack went hunting(adverb clause), though, he let the fire burn out. Whenever Jack saw a pig(noun clause), he needed to kill it to show off his power to everyone. To kill(infinitive phrase) something is very intense for these young British boys. A ship went by and Ralph noticed there was no smoke to signal the ship over. Once Ralph realized this, he said to himself in an angry tone, “they let the bloody fire go out.” This is Ralph attempting to make civilization but Jack not listening to him and creating savagery. Jack got tired of this and made a new tribe that had painted faces and weird dancing. They ended up killing a pig and putting his head on a stick as peace offering. One of the characters named who helps the littluns, named Simon, isn't scared

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