Lord Of The Flies Civilization Analysis

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William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies is about a group of British kids who survive a plane crash and form their own civilization on an island to survive. There are many quotes about civilization, one being a famous quote from Werner Herzog, a German film director, screenwriter, actor and author. Herzog said, “Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.” This quote is saying that beneath every community is a sense of madness and insanity, but it is covered by a very small layer of controlling people or people with power. But this layer can be broken and then all hell breaks loose. Golding’s novel shows the young children join together in a society. They form order which represents the “thin layer of ice,” then jealousy arises from one character and he leads to the start of “chaos and darkness” Eventually this layer breaks and the craziness hits its peak. However, what comes after this pandemonium may not have been expected.
The early portions of the book are spent forming and maintaining order on this island. There are hints of the darkness below the order. In chapter 9, the chaos and darkness beneath the thin layer of ice is being made even more obvious. Jack has left the tribe and created his own so that he can be chief and lead how he wants to lead, which involved savagery and hunting. Simon was left behind while the rest of the tribe went to hunt. He wonders around and finds a dead body on the mountain. He goes back to tell his

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