Change In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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“He’s a feral child. No mother, no father, no one to care for him or raise him or teach how to be human” (Rodman Phillbrick). Throughout the novel Lord of the Flies there are many signs of the group of boys changing in drastic ways. If a child is left alone in a forest without society to tell them how to act they will become more instinctual. Reasons to support this theory are the physical changes, emotional changes, and the behavioral changes. To begin with, the group on the island changed physically because of the their lack of society. “[Jack] began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling” this quote shows physical change and coincidently behavioral change. Jack started off being a civil choir boy but when he was let into the wilderness without adults to maintain his logical way of thinking he started to act more on instincts and doing things out of character. Also without judgement from …show more content…

The group when they arrived on the island were still under society’s grip, but when they had been there for a longer period of time they begin to act differently and their overall mood changed completely. An example of this is “Maybe there is a beast… Maybe it’s only us”. This quote shows the mood change from being hopeful and calm to constantly in fear. This change is very important to the development of the plot. If the boys would have never became so afraid of the beast and dying then some of the choices Ralph made may have never happened. The change in their emotion was beneficial and detrimental. The change moved the plot but it put the survivors in worse situation. Next, the boys started to become more pessimistic. The boys stopped hoping for a savior, and instead started thinking about surviving on the uncharted island. Now some boys did have hopes, but they were less prevalent, and most of them depended on living on the island for a long period of

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