Savagery In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is a book about a group of English schoolboys that crash on a tropical island after their plane is shot down during a war. On the island, there are no grownups, and people the oversee all the kids, so eventually the boys don’t follow the rules and structures of civilization and society. The boys must survive and fight for their lives to get off the island, but the island collapses and turns into savagery from disagreements and lack of leadership. The main protagonists, Ralph, Piggy, and Jack, ultimately splinter into two factions, some behave peacefully and work together to accomplish the ultimate goal, getting off the island, while others rather have hunt, become savages, and display violence. The island deteriorates and collapses because Jack’s enthusiasm for hunting and killing gained him popularity with the majority of the boys on the island; this not only weakens Ralph’s position as a leader, but also proves that on a island full of boys, they would rather have fun and hunt, while not looking at the main picture, getting off the island. The civilization on the island collapses because Jack's enthusiasm and drive for hunting raises his reputation on the island. On the island full of boys, there are no adults and grownups, and when…show more content…
Jack rebels and creates his own faction because he does not like the way Ralph leads. Because of Jack’s persuasive personality, it was easy for him to get the majority of the boys to believe in his thinking, and join his faction. Once the faction of Jack was permanent, his society starts to turn into savagery. They start wearing paint on their faces as if they are in war, chant vicious things like, “Kill the pig, Slit her throat, Spill her blood,” and hunt like

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