Graffiti Lord Of The Flies Research Paper

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On the 10th of July, 1994, Alan Cantwell jr. issued a statement about the graffiti problem in California. In California, officials did not crack down on graffiti early enough and it began to run a muck. Not only were the consequences for graffiti slim, but also Cantwell explained how people partaking in graffiti were rewarded by people, “...publicizing, popularizing and glorifying...”(Cantwell) graffiti. Over time the Graffiti took over the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego as more and more people enjoyed the thrill of breaking rules and damaging other people's property. People doing graffiti craved power to damage others property just as the kids in the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, craved power to inflict harm. In both cases the lack of consequences lead to complete chaos. Graffiti plastered every wall and train in Los Angeles and the island civilization shattered with blood plastered on …show more content…

Roger killed Piggy by a boulder when, “High overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever,”(180) and after the boulder fell, “... the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist”(181). The end of civilization on the island was symbolized by both Roger’s murder of Piggy and the destruction of the conch. At first Roger threw pebbles around Henry to test the consequences of their island civilization and over time, when he learned that there were none, he crushed Piggy with a much larger pebble. Roger’s motives stemmed from a lack of respect for basic human morals because ignoring them allowed him power over others, meat and safety, whereas following them lead to malnutrition and a fear of the beast. Because Jack gave Roger the authority to defend against those who would “sneak” in, Roger with “delirious abandonment” became crazed with the ability to kill Piggy and acted on that intense

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