Exigence In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Exigence is used throughout our everyday life, whether it is in a friendly conversation, social media, politics, or even writing books. Exigence is used when there is a sense of urgency, or a problem that requires attention right away. In the book, “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding’s philosophy is that ‘man is evil’. It starts off with a group of innocent British boys, trying to stay alive on an unknown island. But, by the end of the book, the boys turn into complete savages. They kill, they murder, they are not innocent anymore. The chaos that made them into savages was caused by the power that was brought upon the group. Throughout the book, power changes the boys and the actions that they make. The two eldest boys, Jack and Ralph, …show more content…

Early in chapter 1, one of the boys named Piggy finds it in the water and gives it to Ralph. Since Ralph is in possession of the conch, he feels as though he has a sense of power and decides that they should vote on who should be chief. On page 22, Golding states, “This toy of voting was almost as pleasing as the conch. Jack started to protest, but the clamor changed from the general wish for a chief to an election by the acclaim of Ralph himself.” Obviously Ralph is chosen, and this makes Jack very annoyed from the start. This causes contention really early in the book, affecting the whole rest of the storyline. They start to rival, causing a lot of chaos between the ‘followers’ of the group because they don’t know who to choose. Some may say that the chaos was caused by Golding’s philosophical belief that man is evil; that the boys were always evil and by being on the island their evil enhanced and showed. This isn’t as valid as power because no one is born evil, the situations they are put into can make them do bad things. Power, can make them do so. Yes, they lose their innocence, but they at least were innocent once, they weren’t always evil. Until page 9, Ralph was called “fair boy”. This gives him a sense of innocence and light, until the power came along which made him turn into a savage and let chaos loose on the

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