Lord Of The Flies Immoral Analysis

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Survival of the Immoral “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day that we fret about our future is the day we leave our childhood behind” -Patrick Rothfuss, Name of the Wind. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding puts a group of boys in an environment where there they learn to survive. Meaning thinking about their future and not being innocent to the world. Once the boys crashed on the island they had to rapidly transition to adulthood. The group tries to make a society creating a fight for leadership. Golding portrays Ralph as an average boy has to leave his childhood behind to become the group’s leader, and in the end turning into a survivor. Before the…show more content…
In chapter two Ralph and the boys established sets of laws for the island. These were used to keep things in order and under control. One of the most important things to Ralph on the island was the fire. This was the piece of their society their future alive. Being the leader Ralph needed to keep after it. In one of the meetings the boys all decided to keep the fire going. “ Ralph waved the conch. ‘Shut up! Wait! Listen!’ He went on in the silence, borne in his triumph. ‘There’s another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.’” (Golding 51). This survival strategy turns into Ralph’s main focus on the island. He becomes obsessed with it. By thinking about his future ,he becomes the adult of the group. Consequently leaving is child like innocence behind. The other boys lose their innocence, but in a more hostile and savage way. Ralph and another boy, Jack, struggle for power over the island. Ralph has to learn to survive against Jack’s opposing power and force or else that would mean serious

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