How To Write A Lord Of The Flies Argumentative Essay

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Every human deep down needs the feeling of being wanted or accepted to be happy. Without these feelings it makes life very hard and most people who don’t feel this way may stop living. And in William Golding’s book The Lord of the Flies, there is no exception. A recurring theme in Lord of the Flies is that everyone wants to be apart of the big group because they fear not being accepted and will do what the group does, just to stay in it. One example of people doing things the group does to stay in it is how everybody makes fun of piggy. No matter who you are, you know that Piggy is an outcast and should be treated so. At almost every assembly someone makes fun of Piggy and everyone joins along. When at a particular assembly Piggy takes the conch and has the right to speak and he does so. After a few words, Jack starts to say, “‘you’re talking too much...Shut up Fatty.”’ Ralph replies, ‘“he’s not Fatty, he’s Piggy.”’ Then “A storm of laughter arose and even the tiniest child joined in” (Golding 21). Once one person teases Piggy the whole group does it so they can be like the group and fit in. If someone actually liked Piggy they…show more content…
He tried to do everything he could to get Ralph to like him. When Ralph says ‘“Get my clothes… over there’” in the beginning when they are by the pool, Piggy “crossed the platform and found his scattered clothes”. Piggy did what Ralph said without question since Piggy didn’t want Ralph to get mad. Piggy wanted to be liked even from the beginning of the book since everyone wants to be loved. He did things for Ralph so he would like him and did them almost out of fear of, of never being loved and being alone on the island. It’s human nature to want to be loved by someone. This holds true in lord of the flies at the most basic level. Everyone wants to be in the group or tribe that is available and almost fear being left out and being all
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