Food In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, who as a child witnessed WWI, which was known as the war to end all wars. Golding uses what he learns from how people act when life is in danger and uses it in his novel.

In life, food is a major part of survival. One of the first things that the boys decide on what they need, is for them not to go hungry. Exploring the island one day, Ralph and Jack come upon a pig. Jack immediately pulls out a knife, but instead of stabbing the pig, his innocence holds him back. The pig runs off and Ralph is confused, but jack blurts out in an embarrassed tone “I was choosing a place; I was just waiting for a moment to decide where to stab him” (Golding 31). Jack was nervous when it came to killing the pig
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He loves to stand up for others and himself. On the night of the savage attack when the savages stole fire, Piggy gets really mad. The next morning piggy goes to tell the savages what 's right. When he arrives he gets a great booing from all the savages, and he replies with ““Which is better-- to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like ralph?” (Golding 180). The savages don 't like what Piggy just offered because their minds don 't think of the right way, they always do the wrong. The boys start to throw rocks at piggy because he is a fat little boy with asthma that can 't run. One of the rocks “struck piggy, a glancing blow from chin to knee” (Golding 181). Piggy 's death is a major loss of innocence because he is one of few that still has their innocence. Piggy had no chance of surviving due to the fact that the rock struck him making him “fall 40 feet and land on his back across the red square rock in the sea. His head opened and red stuff came out” (Golding 181). All intelligence is lost and most of the remaining hope has been destroyed. Golding shows that even if you are civilized you can still be killed for doing good

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