Civilization Vs. Savagery In Lord Of The Flies

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Sharon Mann
Ms. Henze
English 11
Civilization vs Savagery in The Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies is a captivating novel and it shows the effect of high pressure situations on children . What would you be like if you were stranded on an island? Would you be civilized or savage? A group of young British schoolboys standard on a island attempting to create a safe society only to find out that the savagery and evil within them causes them to be savage. In “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, the concept of civilization vs savagery is explored and it becomes clear that civilization restricts human behaviour, and without it a lot of humans take advantage of the freedom in a negative way. First, I will be talking about how Ralph, Simon and Piggy represent civilization instead of savagery; throughout the book they do nothing that considers savagery all they ever wanted was to be saved and were attempting to create a organized and safe society. Simon was entirely different from all the other boys, he was kind and caring towards the littluns for example “Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach” (page 57) and was willing to work for the other boys to make it a safe and organized place for example “Simon, he helps.” (page 55). Throughout the book Simon remained unchanged because he was already wise and the only boy on the island that was spiritual and realizes a lot of things while everyone else is
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