Golding And Individualism

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Golding speaks of the role of an individual in society. Many of the problems on the island – extinguishing the fire, lack of housing, Simon’s and piggy’s death stem from the boys’ self interest over the principle of community. It is understood, that the boys would rather fulfill their individual desires rather then work together as a coherent group. The principles of individualism and community are demonstrated by Jack and Ralph, respectively. For instance, Jack wants to have fun and go hunting, while Ralph wants to secure the groups rescue, a goal that can only be reached if the boys cooperate with each other.
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