William Golding Lord Of The Flies Comparison Essay

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Events and characters in Lord of the Flies by William Golding are similar to abducted child soldiers in African countries and rebel groups fought with abducted children. Lord of the Flies is about a group of young British boys stranded on an island who while trying to survive, rapidly decline into little soldiers that form tribes and battle each other. In African countries, like Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan, for the past 3 decades have been abducting children and turning into child soldiers that are sent out to fight and kill according to orders or be killed. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies takes place on a deserted island where a group of British boys’s plane crashes. The boys form a tribe and elect Ralph as the leader however some, like Jack, disagreed . They all assign jobs so they can keep an orderly and non chaotic society until help came. When disagreement presented itself later on, Jack and some other boys created a different tribe and fight Ralph’s tribe. During these fights over food and land, two boys are killed: one was mauled to death and the other was crushed by a bolder. Jack controlled and manipulated these boys, who were younger than twelve years old, to kill all that stood in their way of survival.…show more content…
Thankfully, UNICEF has been the main source of assistance and aid for the children who were abducted into the armies. A law was passed in 2008 that banned the use of child soldiers and the minimus recruitment age was 18. Some rebel groups and armies released their soldiers who were younger than 18 in accordance with the law. However, UNICEF found that the many other rebel groups were still in possession of child soldiers as young as nine years old. Those who are rescued do not know what to do. They have been raised to kill with the rebel groups so when they are not in that environment, they are

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