Immorality In Lord Of The Flies

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Although the boys on the island in Lord of the Flies by William Golding were rescued physically; mentally and emotionally they were still trapped on the island. The boys wanted to start a democratic society on the island; conversely, their civilization had changed into a warlike state, similar to the adult world. Fierce war was being waged around them and the boys had to somehow survive on the island until someone came to rescue them. Ralph was the official leader; nonetheless, Jack acted more as a leader. He eventually left Ralph's group of boys to create his own tribe of hunters with Roger accompanying him. Piggy and Simon were both killed by Jack's group of savages. Piggy was wise and intelligent, yet Piggy was not physically capable to survive alone. Simon was graceful and would often wander out into the woods, which killed him in the end. If the conflict between Jack and Simon…show more content…
It is extremely important to keep in mind that a boy killed another boy who was the same age as himself. Roger displays the true form of immorality which gradually develops throughout the story. Roger was first introduced in the story when he was seen destroying the sand castles with Maurice. As the book shows, “Roger led the way straight through the castles, kicking them over, burying the flowers, scattering the chosen stones" (60), we can assume that Roger did not feel ashamed of his actions. Slowly, the reader came to know that Roger was a faithful devotee of Jack and would do anything that would appeal to him. The reason is because Roger felt scared of Jack and his actions. This initialized the trapping of the boy’s mind as well as the rest of them. Roger even went to the extent of killing Piggy just so he could support Jack’s malicious evil. The murder of another boy left a negative impression on most of the boys including Jack. Ralph slipped into depression and was desperate to survive as well as to escape from the clutches of the savage beings on the
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