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Loss Of Innocence In 'Lord Of The Flies'

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Daina John
English 10 Written Assignment – Lord of the Flies
Mr. Sisk
January 2018
Word Count:1203
Loss of Innocence

In the book “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, the theme of innocence is a (1)tautology in itself. This book is a young adult fiction.The author (2)endeavors to (3)promulgate this (4)prodigious theme numerous times. It has been brought up in the novel redundantly. From the moment the plane crashed on the scar, there has been a loss of innocence. These boys had to grow up on this island and strive to survive on their own. One boy supports the other. A leader, who is known as Ralph, is (5)ensconced immediately and he gathers everyone to discuss their whereabouts and how they are going to survive and be rescued
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Mostly because they set out rules for themselves to follow. This (11)attenuated the likelihood of any fights breaking out. In Chapter 1, you can see how Ralph is chosen as the leader of the whole pack. In Chapter 1, page 22 it states, “‘A chief! A chief!’” and then, (on page 23) Ralph is voted for as chief. A leader being chosen is (12)ancillary to the success of this civilization that is being created. For example, the boys set up the rule that no one can speak unless they have the conch in their possession. In Chapter 2, page 33, it states, “That’s what this shell’s called. I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking. ” This quote (12)conveys the authority of Ralph and how an order is established so that no one speaks over each others and ideas can be communicated with everybody else. It influences the boys to be respectful and patient with each other, and also to value each others opinion and knowledge in which they have. If they valued each other and their pieces of wisdom, then they could have survived and possibly even be rescued a lot…show more content…
In chapter 4, Roger spots several littluns playing in the sand on the beach and begins to throw stones towards them. Surprisingly, Roger purposely attempts to miss the littluns. In chapter 4, page 62, it states, "Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law.” This quote is a (16)proponent to the loss of innocence in which the children are starting to witness. Roger still has some innocence in him, which is why he intentionally makes an effort to default the stones towards the littluns and concentrate on the littluns playing. In chapter 4, on the bottom of page 62, it states, “Roger’s arm was conditioned by civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins”. This quote imparts to the reader how (17)ascetic Ralph is. It also reveals how Ralph is corrupted by living on the
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