Chaos In Lord Of The Flies

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¨Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.¨ (Will Durant) In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the quality of society's morals depends upon the moral nature of its leader: Someone inclined to chaos and who rules with fear does not create a sustainable system. The boys are all stranded on the island with no adults, they try to make a sustainable and non fearless government system, the government system falls, and made Jack turn ‘evil’ and go his unsustainable government system way. When Jack starts to lose his innocence, he put some clay on his face to show that he was starting to turn to the chaos or the party side of things. “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself, but at an awesome stranger.”…show more content…
The quote, “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”(Chapter 5) shows that their government is not working and becoming Leviathan. All the kids were starting to gain more and more chaos after every day they were there, which is why, "The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away." (Chapter 5 Golding, LOTF) When you have chaos in the government mixed with the good and evil, sometimes (like this) they start referring to the old ways and even having a major loss in…show more content…
They need the glasses to have a fire source for heat and a signal for help. In Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, the quote, “Life in nature is nasty, brutish, and short” is an exact short summary of almost the whole book. Since the boys lost their innocence, they were starting to become Leviathan and started to kill things and not care or understand the government and why we needed it. The Leviathan government doesn’t have the fire because they went their own way and want their own power and no norms except to just have fun and not care, but now realize that they need it, so they take the power from the norm/try to get help/sustainable government. This is exactly the loss of innocence in the reversed Prometheus. In the story, Prometheus takes the fire from the gods and gives it to the people on Earth. Since Prometheus gave the fire to the people and we are going back in innocence, he also has to take
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