Innocence In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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In the novel "Lord of the flies", the author whom William Golding describes the changes in a group of schoolboys who survived in a deserted island after the plane crashes. The society in this novel develops human civilization, brutality and the loss of innocence. William Golding reflects the groups of schoolboys where the human civilization begins and leadership creates in the novel while brutality and loss of innocence are the conflicts throughout the novel. Ralph is the protagonist and also who leads the civilization of schoolboys in order to survive on the deserted island before getting rescued. On the other hand, Jack is the antagonist who creates all kind of conflicts against Ralph (“Man Vs Man”) and also wants to lead others becoming…show more content…
In the novel, Jack’s attitudes towards Ralph’s civilization are brutality, because he dislikes working at the huts nor looking after the signal fire except for hunting. For Jake’s sake of hunting, he then gives excuses to Ralph that "But we want meat!"(Pages 68) to refuse his orders from working at the huts and just to hunt. Moreover, Jack is coldblooded towards Piggy and other younger schoolboys. He laughed at them for being fearful of the beast going on in the island. He also hit people when they tried to correct him and his actions. He utilizes the presence of beast to restate his authority about brutality and loss of innocence. He even tells the younger schoolboys to deal with their fears, "Fear can't hurt you any more than a dream. There aren't any beasts to be afraid of on this island... Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!" (Pages 103). Jack also assumes that Ralph is not suitable to be the chief because he is a coward of hunting the beast in the woods while Ralph proclaims that there is no beast in the woods. Therefore, Jack’s dream is to become a chief as well who wants to command and lead others to follow him, but Ralph got elected to become a chief, so he then nominates himself as the new chief and called his new group - “the

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