Fallout Area Youth Zone Analysis

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What would happen if there were no adults to keep order? The Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding tells the story of a group of boys who get stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. Two boys fight over the power of being the “Chief” of the island, which eventually leads to splitting up the boys. The boys encounter a beast lurking in the forest, whom they find out is actually nonexistent, and a figment of their imagination. In the other novel, Gone by Michael Grant, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, gone. In the FAYZ, Fallout Area Youth Zone, the children develop strange powers, animals mutate, and a power-hungry dictator soon gains control. Both novels highlight the darkness of humanity, The Lord…show more content…
The Lord of the Flies highlights the darkness of humanity by the way Jack and the other boys turn into a savages. The boys suggest that a “Chief” should be in charge and they nominate Jack and Ralph. The boys vote, and elect Ralph. Ralph can see how uncomfortable Jack is with the loss, so he lets Jack be in charge of his choir, making them hunters. Jack encounters a pig while hunting, and is embarrassed that is he unable to kill it. However, the next time he sees a pig, he is determined to kill it, to take away his embarrassment. Jack and the other hunters paint their faces like barbarians before going hunting. When Jack and the hunters return with the slaughtered pig, they come up with a dance and chant, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.”, to celebrate the killing of the pig. The chant shows how savage the boys and Jack are turning. Jack is soon obsessed with hunting and killing, and as his bloodlust increases his influence over the other boys also increases. The barbaric death of Simon shows how savage the boys have become and destroys the civilized behavior on the island. After the death of Simon, Jack has control over the island and all order has disappeared. In the final pages, Jack leads his tribe in a savage hunt, with Ralph as the prey. Through the progression of Jack’s savagery, Golding highlights the darkness of

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