Lord Of The Flies Innocence Quotes

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People in our society face experiences and deal with problems that make them lose their sense of innocence. Once their innocence is gone they forget how to act according to society and start to act wild. The loss of innocence is seen all throughout Night and Lord of the Flies. Elie and Ralph face a series of unfortunate events that can break someone and their ideas of civilization. The life experiences they were thrown changed the way they acted and felt towards the end. Elie and his family were separated by the Germans and put into many different concentration camps. Elie was once a believer of God but when he saw the terrible things happening near him, “I pinched myself: Was I alive? Was I awake? How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and the world kept silent?” (pg.32) Seeing all the suffering at the camps made Elies innocence break a little, “that night, the soup tasted like corpes.” (pg.65) Elies father was beaten when he asked for help and Elie just “stood there petrified, what had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and i had not even blinked. I had watched and kept silence.” At that moment Elie felt that his father was at fault. He would have done something before, but he quickly learned that when you are in a camp everyone’s out for themselves. …show more content…

Jack and Roger were quick to turn into hunting, they were complete savages. Ralph wanted to fight it but lost. At the very end when they get rescued, you can see him being relieved about being saved by someone from civilization, but deep down he knows what him and the others are capable when no order is established. Ralph even contributed to Simons death, “Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take place in this demented but partly secure society… they chanted “killed the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (pg.

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