Endurance In Lord Of The Flies

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Human Endurance and Its Shatterable Civilization The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a warning to all about human’s natural instincts and the flimsy idea of society’s civilization. After the schoolboys’ airplane crashed on the island with no surviving adults, it was up to them to create a system or government of some sort to prevent absolute chaos. In the beginning of the novel all the boys’ had their sense of civilization still intact. As the reader can see throughout the book, Jack, Ralph, and Piggy are symbols of how dominant human instincts can easily take over the weak rules of civilization. Jack’s innate viciousness overpowered his sense of civilization a little after he arrived at the island. "We'll have rules” he cried…show more content…
“we’ve got to decide about being rescued” There was a buzz. One of the small boys, Henry, Said that he wanted to go home… He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things” (22). After Ralph had blew the conch for all on the island to hear, it brought the whole group together for the first time. Ralph made the suggestion of needing a leader for the time being, and what exactly they needed to be able to survive. As Ralph showed characteristics of a great leader, although he lacks the ability to actually lead the group of rambunctious boys. Ralph does not constantly demand for the other boys respect and to see if orders were followed through, instead he whines and complains to the boys that they are not doing all what they are told, and are not doing them right. “all at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack had him by the hair and was brandishing his knife. Behind him was Roger, fighting to get close. The chant rose ritually, as at the last moment of a dance or a hunt. “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable flesh. The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering”(114). Through the book Ralph stays civilly orientated mostly throughout the book, chapter 7 is when Ralph finally snaps. When he slowly, without really knowing, starts to contribute to the wild ways of the other boys in order to survive. He participates in the circle of dancing and yelling around the bonfire, which soon leads to the death of little Simon. He realizes the horror of what has actually happened, that ensures the reader about the little piece of social well-being that Ralph still
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