Lord of the Flies Essay

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Lord of the Flies: Literary Analysis In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a plane full of English boys was attacked and crashed onto an island when trying to evacuate a nuclear war. Now the boys must learn to survive and work together. Although they began as a civilized bunch, after conflicts between group leaders Ralph and Jack, savagery starts to emerge. Golding uses the conflict between the civilizations to show how the darkness of human nature can affect even little childrens. At the beginning of the novel, Ralph, described as “the boy with fair hair”, and Piggy a whiney, intellectual chubby boy, found a conch shell which was used to call the other boys who were lost on the island to the beach. Among the boys was a …show more content…
Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!”(152). Ralph and Piggy found themselves eager to partake in the “secure society”. Simon who had been in the woods investigating the “beast”, came out of the woods to tell them about the good news, but was attacked by the boys who mistaken him as the beast and was killed. The boys were blinded by their savagery and had ended up committing murder. They all then, tried to pretend as if nothing had happened. Tension between Ralph and Jack became more serious when Jack and his group stole Piggy’s glasses. Ralph went to castle rock to retrieve Piggy’s glasses which led up to the duel between Ralph and Jack. Piggy, an adult like figure, steps in and asked,” Which is better-to have rules and agree, or to hunt and agree?”(180). While Piggy was talking, Robert, a member of Jack’s group, dislodged a giant rock onto Piggy." The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee: the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist. Piggy, saying nothing, with no time for even a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. Piggy fell 40 feet and landed on his back across the the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red. Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pigs after it has been killed."(181). When Piggy dies, the conch is smashed, signifying all the order and control and

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