Lord Of The Flies Society Analysis

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A community can only thrive when there is a hierarchy to impose rules. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a plane with a group of boys crashes on an uncharted island. The children are stranded without any adult supervision. The group attempts to form an organized society to stay alive and sane. As the novel progresses, they collectively struggle to keep order and they become savages. Golding 's message is that a society falls apart when rules are not enforced and there is a lack of respect for each other. A society cannot function without anyone enforcing rule and order. After the plane crashes, no one has taken the role as a leader yet so, all the boys are doing whatever they wish to do. This already gives an indication that their society is collapsing because rules are not enforced and no form of leadership has taken over. On the beach, Ralph and Piggy meet each other for the first time. When they introduce themselves Piggy politely tells Ralph, “I don’t care what they call me, so long as they don’t call me what they used to call me at school” (Golding 11). Here, Golding is trying to show that in school the boys are in a structured environment and on the island there is no structure or rule. Knowing he will not be punished for disrespecting Piggy’s request by an adult, Ralph introduces Piggy to everyone at the assembly announcing, “his real name’s Piggy!”(Golding 21). Since the boys are not in school or around adults they do not feel the need to follow rules or
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