Escape Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Lord of the Flies; The Escape “Let him be chief with the trumpet thing” (22-23, Golding). In Lord of the Flies, a group of boys crash land on island far away from civilization, and create their own civilization in order to survive until rescued. Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and Simon and all the boys who survived the crash gather together to find a way to work together. During the novel there is an ongoing battle between Jack who wants to turn savage, while Ralph wants to keep the orderly way of a civilization. As Jack and Ralph gather followers they all experience battling their own inner demon, later known as the beast. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a dystopian novel because the characters experience dehumanized living, a loss of individuality, and a vital need…show more content…
In LTF the boys struggle in deciding whether or not to become savage and wild or continue as a peaceful, orderly society. An example of the boys turning savage is the chant that Jack's hunters sing, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” Jack and his hunters chanting the beast's death chant. “Now out of the terror rose another desire, thick, urgent and, blind” ( 152, Golding). The chant that is sung after the death or the event of killing a pig is cruel and extremely violent. This is an example of a dehumanized since they are not chanting to thank the pig for its life, but the joy in killing it in cold blood. Throughout the story there are other examples of Ralph and the other living in a dehumanized state such as the death of Piggy. “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee ; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist” (181, Golding). Piggy's’ death is dehumanized since they did not kill for defense but merely because he was annoying. It is clear that the longer they are on the island, that they are resorting to savage ways to
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