Lord Of The Flies Alteration Quotes

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The true nature of human instincts and evil actions lurk behind the social masks that society forces upon. In William Golding’s fictional novel Lord of the Flies, the author features the alteration of a group of young males who are isolated on a deserted island, projecting their regression from innocent children to killer savages. Golding conveys how effortlessly one's morality can be ripped apart when isolated from civilization which is shown through the savagery and remorse of the group of boys. In chapter 11, the young group of boys dispute on the idea of civilization or savageness being better. Ralph, who stands together with Piggy, fights for the goodness of mankind and believes in orderly conduct as opposed to unlawfulness and killing for fun. Following the altercation, Jack’s followers plan to kill with the intention of hatred allowing, “ the rock [to strike] Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist” (Golding 181) This quote clearly represents the motivation the boys stand for which is violence and the outcome of Piggy’s death lacks moral value. The…show more content…
Soon enough, Ralph takes a moment to remember the deaths of his friends that he witnessed and the fact that he almost gets killed himself by Jack. Ralph is so traumatized to the point that “...[he] wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend of Piggy.” (p. 202) Ralph cries at the thought that he might never get his innocence back and the outcome of living with bloodthirsty people. Ralph grieves about the unending mark of evil in people’s hearts, an evil that he did not expect to come out before witnessing it on his friends. Ralph realizes that the officer represents societal damage and Ralph is unsure of whether or not he wants to be rescued and face the world of
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