Civilization Vs. Savagery In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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Human Beings are gradually evolving. With the establishment of society and cultures, society has reevaluated our perception of our primitive traits from our ancient ancestors. Since childhood, most of us, if not all of us, were raised to act “civilized”. People were taught that for any unlawful action, there always will be a reaction or consequence to sustain our socially accepted laws. What if humans were isolated from any restraints that secures our society? Is it going to influence our decisions led by instincts? Will our incentives abandon our well taught term of civilization and fall back to our primitive traits as savages? In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, Golding successfully demonstrates our natural incentives led by isolation of law. At the brisk of World War II, a group of civilized British school boys crash on an isolated island. Without any sign of adults, the children should now decide to govern themselves to sustain civilization and order. Throughout the story rebellion and corruption oversought to gain control throughout the island. Innocent British schoolboys began to develop into viscous beasts and the defects of society are exposed to reveal the true nature of human beings. Throughout Lord of the flies, civilization vs savagery is emphasized through the characters Jack, Ralph and Roger and the Symbols facepaint and Piggy’s glasses.
With Ralph elected as chief, The Lord of the Flies suggests that civilization and order are the only things
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