Lord Of The Flies Corruption

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The concept of the Lord of the Flies begins from the root of the world-- corruption. William Golding, the author of this famous, as well as infamous book, conveys a story about young boys set on an abandoned island to survive alone. These boys resemble the disappearance of order when civility situates itself in the wrong hands. This book supports Thomas Hobbes’ ideology of mankind being naturally "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short" without appropriate order. Taken into the account of this ideology, Jahmal Lightfoot, a prison inmate jailed for robbery, quoted by the New York Times article, “testified that he had been singled out for a beating by officers who believed that he thought himself ‘tough’”. (Violence and Corruption in a Prison…show more content…
Today, it is the United States; a century ago, it was the United Kingdom. Before that, it was France, Spain, and so on” (Ferguson par. 1). Although fighting over power, a leader must be able to lead people in a beneficial way to maintain order. Some have argued that powerful leaders, even without a beneficial goal, can maintain order. Between the two, Jack, who seeks entertainment, and Ralph, who seeks logic, the reader can interpret Jack’s influence over the littluns to have fun and forget the situation. Jack does not have a beneficial plan, yet his power radiates in the following: “Jack stood up and waved his spear. ‘Take them some meat’” (Golding 149). Though being true, the readers must overlook his power as “chief” and take note of the consequences when applying it in an ineffective way--especially when Simon had been shredded to bits just after their feast. Generally speaking without stable order, there can not be a stable community. Connecting to the Lord of the Flies and the modern world, power must rest in the hands of those responsible to ensure an appreciable future of the people. In any event, the shadows of corruption can creep upon anyone who does not stand in the light of
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