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Civility Vs Savagery Essay

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Civility vs. Savagery Society can be hectic sometimes. At times messed up and any normal person would think “why is this even happening?!”. But when the conflict is over that sense of civility returns. That inner savagery is gone. Civility is formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech and this can easily be applied to society in the way people act with each other or the way different countries might act with each other. But occasionally that civility can disappear to reveal inner savagery. Savagery is the quality of being fierce or cruel. In the novel “Lord of The Flies” by William Golding, two boys, Ralph and Jack, have a conflict between who should really be chief. Jack’s way of leading involves savagery, while Ralphs involves civility. Both completely different from each other. But is it ok to have a little bit of both? So, in some ways they’re related. They’re both necessary. Civility and savagery are reflected in the events of the story and through the behaviors of the characters in the “Lord of The Flies” during the hunt for the pig, the feast, and in the end when Piggy and Ralph go to get Piggy’s glasses back. During the hunt for the pig, Jack and his hunters turn into these sadistic, brutal, creatures that…show more content…
Civility and savagery are reflected in the events of the story and through the behaviors of the characters in the “Lord of The Flies” during the hunt for the pig, the feast, and in the end when Piggy and Ralph go to get Piggy’s glasses back. In this survival case, a little bit of savagery for hunting is okay but they should’ve also kept in mind the importance of keeping civility and maintaining shelter and fires. These are both two aspects of living and need to be balanced out equally because both are important. Make one too powerful and be in for a brutal
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