Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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There is evil in everyone deep down, and all it takes is a little push before you become an uncivilized savage; for the boys in this story, crash landing on an island was that one little push. In the book, “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding uses setting to convey that as soon as the mask of civilization is removed, the savage within everyone comes out. In “Lord of the flies”, Golding illustrates how civilization can become savagery when the boys crash land on the island. For example, when Ralph first meets piggy he comes to shocking realization, “-ambition overcame him. In the middle of the scar he stood on his head and grinned at the reversed fat boy. ‘No grownups!’ ” (Golding, 8). When Ralph realizes that there is no grownups on this newfound island, joy overcomes him and he completely disregards the fact that they just crash landed, and are now stranded on an island. Now skip forward a few…show more content…
The author shows how the savages will do whatever it takes, to gain control, “Samneric protested out of the heart of civilization, "Oh, I say!—honestly!"(Golding, ). With the lack of cooperation, with Jack’s tribe, Jack has resorted to giving death threats to those, who oppose his leadership. Last off in the book, William Golding uses the death of Piggy to show who really has the power here, "See? See? That's what you'll get! I meant that! There isn't a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone-" "I'm Chief!"(Golding, 181). With the sadistic behavior from Jack, he kills Piggy, and destroys the symbol of power and leadership between the two groups. As you can see, Jack no longer cares about the life of others or order anymore, all he wants is the sick pleasure of killing, and absolute power to do
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