Hair Lord Of The Flies Literary Analysis

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Gunn, Phoebe Gunn 1 Mr. Chow English CP 1-2 15 September 2014 Hair in The Lord of the Flies Civilization has been created by the knowledge of the barbarous cultures in the past. When the rules are lost and unimportant than the savagery can reappear. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of boys prove how easily civilization can be forgotten. These boys crashed on a deserted island and begin as a civilized group of school boys who obtain a democracy. As the boys learn about the importance of power they grow into savages to retrieve it. This suggests that there is something that can cause anybody to become barbaric. Hair is a significant…show more content…
The school boys are acquiring independence which causes them to be more disobedient and to have the feeling of not wanting to be restrained. Everyone has forgotten the importance of a signal fire, except Ralph, who tries to deal with things in a humane way, but ultimately just “stood one hand holding back his hair, the other clenched” (66) verifying that he is trying to hold back the savagery, but he has to change in order to stand up for what he believes in. Common sense and reason try to tell them that they have lost it. Eventually though the mysteries of the island have gotten engraved in their minds and their “hair, much too long, tangled here and there, knotted round a dead leaf or a twig” is getting out of control illustrating the idea that their brutality is becoming more prominent and complicated. The author uses the words “much too long” to testify that their savagery is starting to take over and get out of hand. Though the boys have lost sight of what is important they haven’t completely lost their minds just yet.There hair as well keeps on growing revealing that the violence will

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