Conch Vs Civilization

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As the choir boys start to hunt and kill, it slowly goes downhill because they enjoy it. The others, like Ralph and Piggy, try to find ways to survive and watch after the littleluns. Throughout the story, two dies and at the end Ralph weeps for not only Piggy but also for man’s lost. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, expresses the darkness of how man’s heart can be. Since the boys were stranded on the island, how did they start to become uncivilized? The conch, holding civilization and order, helps the boys have self-control and order. For example, when Ralph wants to talk, he”…blown that [the conch]” (22). In other words, the conch is their means of savagery vs. civilization. Jack on the hand doesn’t respect the conch as Ralph, Piggy,…show more content…
As they hunt, it was a sign on increase savagery, for example, “Ralph picked up his stick and prepared for a battle” (192). When Ralph was hiding, he was wound one of the hunters. The hunters decide to kindle the forest to find Ralph and the smoke of the fire irritated their eyes. In addition, Percival, one of the hunters who knows his name and address couldn’t remember it when he spot the navy men. In other words, Percival wasn’t civil like before, for example, he “sought in his head for an incantation that had faded clean away” (201). As Percival forgets his name, it shows that he is no longer innocent like before. Since he’s a part of Jack’s group, none of them feel guilty when it comes to killing because they enjoy the feeling. Ralph’s slightly in shock when talking to the navy member, but he start to remember his friend Simon and Piggy, who had dies. Furthermore, the boys start shaking, sobbing, and became reprehensible and Ralph “wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of his true wise friend called Piggy” (202). In a way, it’s the evil within that causes us to do inhuman things, for example, the Lord of the Flies says “you knew didn’t you? I’m a part of you?”
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