Lord Of The Flies Sociopath Quotes

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In the novel "Lord of the Flies", the boys attempted to create a working society with hunters, a chief, where everyone could be safe, and more importantly feel safe. This society though didn 't work out; there were too many outlying problems, like Jack wanting desperately to best Ralph, or Roger being a secret sociopath, or the fact that throughout the entire book they were terrified of some beast, which was really just them all along. In "Lord of the Flies" the boys are so blinded by terror and excitement that they don 't take any time to clear their heads, think, and realize that what they have been doing is completely wrong. In the book one character, Simon, realized that the beast that they had been scared of the whole time had really been them, and when he tries to tell the others what he has discovered, they beat him to death with spears before anyone can hear or understand what he was trying so hard to tell them. In the book one of the characters, Ralph, says "Things are breaking up. I don 't understand why. We began well; we were happy. And then -- ...Then people started getting frightened." (Golding, William. "Lord of the Flies" pg. 82) This quote tells us that things are starting to go bad in their group, people are fighting, people are scared, and…show more content…
Later on in the book, another character named Jack is going seriously insane and is getting sick of Ralph and Piggy. He says to them "I 'm not going to play any longer. Not with you." (Golding, William. "Lord of the Flies" pg. 127) This quote stands for more than it seems. This is Jack 's way of saying to the others that he is done with them telling him what to do, that he is only willing to be with them on this island if it was on his terms, with his rules. This is a perfect example of how the society is in shambles, they have lost the head of their hunting group, who brings all of the other hunters away with him later when Ralph wasn 't being very attentive. Jack then attempts to create his own twisted
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