Justice In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Imagine a society without law or justice. There would be numerous murderous incidents and barbaric acts with no laws to restrain the criminals. Without law, citizens would live in fear of their surroundings. People would fear these terrible crimes and the injustice of the people who commit these delinquencies. Current society continues to prove this through the literature and media that is being produced. For example, the movie The Purge shows a society in which crimes are legal for an entire 24 hours. This movie displays the reactions of humans during a type of governmental manipulation. Aristotle once said, “Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst.” In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, the effects of the separation from law and justice is supported through the countless barbaric acts of the characters, the government of the island and the quest to survive. Jack’s character is a prime example of the effect of the separation from law and justice. Jack enters the story being a leader in different aspects of his life, such as head boy at school and leader of his choir. He…show more content…
The boys in this story show a significant change because of the absence of law and justice. The idea of rules and consequences that had been instilled in these boys since they were young, drop the minute they land on the island. Law and justice are extremely necessary for a thriving environment. Any environment can not truly thrive without rules. Thinking about it, there would be so many crimes, that the population would just begin to condense, which can also be taken from this novel by William Golding. Not many people know their true selves until they are unbound by rules that society reflects on
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