7 Deadly Sins Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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“This is an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea. Perhaps there aren’t any grownups anywhere” (7). Lord of the Flies by William Golding tells a story about a group of English schoolboys whose plane crash on an island. Now while waiting to be rescued, they have to find ways to survive. However, while waiting, they will commit seven deadly sins. The three important sins they will commit are sloth, wrath, and lust. Sloth is the first sign that shows within the boys. At the beginning of the book, when the boys first got on the island, they view the island as a paradise where as there are no adults to look after them. However, Ralph, being one of the older boys and is elected leader, has set up rules for them to follow while being on the island. So therefore the boys have all agreed to help out first and have fun later. As time goes by, they have grown lazy. At a certain point, they have become so lazy; they start to go to the bathroom in the wrong places and not filling up water as they promised to.…show more content…
Jack has an obsession with hunting pigs. He thinks and talks about it all day long. Lust is shown when Jack and his hunters brutally kills a mother sow: ...the sow staggered her way ahead of them, bleeding and mad, and the hunters followed, wedded to her in lust, excited by the long chase and the dropped blood.... Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife. Roger found a lodgment for his point and began to push till he was leaning with his whole weight. (122-123) After each hunt, Jack would smear blood on his face and body, meaning it was a sign of success. He and his hunters will also reenact the hunt for fun, doing wild dances in circles. Jack will continue to hunt everyday until one day he starts to hunt Ralph. At that point, he has completely turn savage and has forgotten the significances of the fire and rescue. Truly, the hunters plus Jack find pleasure when

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