Lord Of The Flies Non Violence Quotes

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Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all revolution. Until We stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” - Thomas Edison. This quote explains the cause of people becoming savage. Killing, fighting, breaking rules, bullying, etc., are causes for a change in behavior of a person leading him/her to become savage. In the book, Lord Of The Flies, William Golding shows how not having a strong and good leadership, leads people to become savages, using examples of killing, breaking rules, etc. First, to have a strong society, a leader and a government has to have some rules which everyone follows. Same way in the book, Ralph tells everyone to follow the rules and gave the first rule to use the conch as a permission to speak but some people break this rule. For example, “Jack was the first to make himself heard. He had not got the conch and thus spoke against the rules; but nobody minded.” This shows the savagery of Jack by him breaking the rules. Later on in the story Golding states, “Fear, beasts, no general agreement that the fire was all-important: and when one tried to get the thing straight the argument sheared off, bringing up fresh,unpleasant matter.” (pg.125). People were being disrespectful to the leader and they started speaking at once …show more content…

In the book, Ralph does not say anything to Jack or the other kids when they were screaming around saying “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.” In the scene, When Robert was making mock rushes, everyone surrounded him and pretended that he was a pig and started screaming “ kill him! Kill him!” therein scene “Ralph, carried away by a sudden thick excitement, grabbed Eric’s spear and jabbed at Robert with it.” This shows the weak leadership quality that Ralph had. Instead of stopping other kids, Ralph also gets involved in it. This violence and dangerous game leads them to become

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