Sophistication In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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One of the main themes in the Lord of the Flies is the boys’ lives shifting from civilization to savagery. I really enjoyed reading about how the boys slowly turned away from sophistication and turning towards brutality. In the beginning of the book, they try to create a society on the island. They try to obtain order. Each person has their own jobs and they rely on each other to do these jobs to help one another survive. About halfway through the book, their civilization begins to break down and the boys start to give in to their dark sides. By the end of the book, the boys are complete savages and are hurting and even killing each other. In the beginning of the book, Ralph and Piggy find the conch shell and call all of the boys down to the beach. During this meeting, he talks about what they need to do to survive and maintain order…show more content…
The boys are very violent now and are completely okay with killing other boys on the island. When Simon is off on his own, he finds the head of a sow on a stake that has been stuck in the ground. The heads begins talking to him and says,”Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” This tells us that the Beast has been inside the boys the whole time. Simon goes to the mountain where the dead parachuter is and discovers it for what it really is. When he goes to tell the others, he is killed by the rest of the boys. Only a few days later, the boys prepare to torture Sam and Eric and they kill Piggy when he comes to retrieve the glasses that Jack’s group had stolen from him. This makes it clear that they boys are complete savages now who aren’t bothered by killing to get what they want. After they are rescued, they weep when they try to explain what had happened to

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