Argumentative Essay On Lord Of The Flies

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C. JoyBell C. once said, “The dance between darkness and light will always remain— the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.” In other words, the good needs to shine through the bad to be seen. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a plane full of youthful, british boys crashed onto a deserted island. Ralph, Piggy and Jack are the most mentioned in the book. Ralph and Piggy value rules and the possibility of being rescued, while Jack is manipulative and values savagery and “having fun” instead of being productive. These two drastically different views caused a lot of conflict on how the way of life should be on the island. The boys struggle…show more content…
Each of the challenges that are thrown at the boys were somehow able to show the good inside of them. The boys were faced with many hardships, but the good in them became visible when they tried to overcome those situations by acting in a positive and supportive way towards each other, which shows that the good in someone will shine through with every bad occurrence. The philosophy of having goods things come out of bad situations is extremely apparent in the book when the boys are forced to resolve issues they encounter on the island. First, the the initial problem that the young men faced was the tremendous shift regarding adjusting to the new way of life on the island. “Then… Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, and passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands” (59; ch.3). Everyone on the island had difficulties adapting to the strenuous survival methods needed of the boys to endure the harshness of their new life. Golding uses the phrase “endless, outstretched hands” as a hyperbole for the readers to understand how many desperate, young children there were on the the island that
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