Lord Of The Flies Manslagence Analysis

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Ralph, Piggy, Jack, and a few other boys were trapped on a deserted island during the Cold War in the 1950s. They had been planning to murder the beast. They chanted and began hunting for him. They supposedly found the beast. However, it turned out that they had just killed their friend Simon, another boy living on the island, thinking it was something else. In a modern court of law, this would be charged as criminal-negligence involuntary manslaughter. While they did kill Simon, it wasn’t planned in any way. They had no intent of it originally. The death of Simon came from complete recklessness. This was involuntary manslaughter because the boys were affected by mob mentality, and Simon was extremely delirious.

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Previously, he was hallucinating. He kept picturing the Lord of the Flies standing in front of him and talking to him. In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding, it describes the confusing things going through Simon’s head. “When the creepers shook the flies exploded from the guts with a vicious note and clamped back on again. Simon got to his feet. The light was unearthly. The Lord of the Flies hung on his stick like a black ball.” (Golding 145). Simon had just woken up from being unconscious, and he was most likely dehydrated. He imagined seeing the Lord of the Flies when it wasn’t actually there. This may have made him too confused about what was going on while being killed. He was possibly in pain from being unconscious and this affected his thinking as well. In Lord of the Flies By William Golding, “Simon’s head wobbled. His eyes were half as closed as though he were imitating the obscene thing on the stick. He knew that one of his times was coming on. The Lord of the Flies was expanding like a balloon.” (Golding 143). This is another example of Simon majorly

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