Argumentative Essay On Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies Essay What would happen if boys from a civilized culture were unexpectedly thrown together on an island? William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, provides a potential answer. Despite them trying to form leadership to keep everyone civil, the island’s environment changed them. The environment and situation caused them to change as they had to be responsible without adults, they all began to act like the animals they hunted, and they were able to commit murder. The boys no longer had adults in their lives, and because of this void, they had to become responsible. They attempted to create rules, shelters, and a way off the island. They attempted to provide for one another, and eventually began to act a little like adults. “…The ground was hardened by an accustomed tread and as Jack rose to his full height he heard something moving on it. He swung back his right arm and hurled the spear with all his strength” (45). We don’t know a lot about Jack’s history, but it can be assumed that he was not trained to fight, as he was a choir boy, nor do we find a part in the book where the boys learn how. This quotation speaks about the natural instincts Jack has; he finds it easy to defend himself, yet he has never been taught how. This shows that this survival instinct is ‘born-in’, it is not learned. While living in comfort with adults around him, he never had a chance to use these instincts. Now that he is one of the oldest on the island, he not only attempts to
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