The Man Is Free, But Everywhere He Is Chained Essay

1023 Words Mar 21st, 2016 5 Pages
First, starting with this literary analysis is where the boys originate from, as in Rousseau’s philosophy, he prompts that, “Man is free, but everywhere he is chained”. The part in where the boys are “chained to”, is where they have grown up with and had the influence. Golding gives us the smallest hint from the boys on where they are from and that is from Jack, who comments, “... We’re English, and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right thing.” (Golding 42). Therefore, Jack’s comment is not only biased as one expect from someone proud of their country, but showing that the boys have expectations of their country. With this thought, this idea the only start of proving Rousseau’s philosophy. With them being on the island, the environment shapes the boys into becoming savages. Having the freedom to anything to whatever they please, the boys take this into consideration and take that advantage. It’s not long before the government in which they all had created ruined as it splits into two groups. Jack’s group has turned into a group of savages as the first killing of the sow was the spark of their savagery. Golding describes on how this killing happened. With such eerie and dark vocabulary that Golding uses on page 135 “full of sweat and noise and blood and terror” to the boy’s chant on page 152, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!”. In conclusion, proving that the environment that the boys are in has given them influence just like how…

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