Lord Of The Flies Violence Analysis

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In contemporary society, people are capable to become violent regardless of where they come from or where they stand in society. Anyone is susceptible to violence. Societies are characterized by people living together in a more or less ordered community. The human mind is characterized by its ability to control one’s actions and thoughts. However, such control can vanish if encountered with situations that are extraordinarily stressful. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, we are able to see this type of behavior. This book proves how violent a group of boys can become when they are trapped on an island without any adult supervision. They will have to form an ordered society to maintain the democratic system they had back in England. …show more content…

From fear comes malevolence, and from malevolence comes violence. The violence between each other is yet another factor that allows the boys to rule society. Golding vividly displays this savagery in a scene when. “The rock struck Piggy” a “glancing blow from chin to knee[...] [Piggy] traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. [...] Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across that square, red rock in the sea[...] Piggy’s arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig’s after it has been killed. [...]sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone.”(220-221). Violence within society stems from Golding's belief that violence is inherent within the human condition. Violence thrives due to its infectious nature, this example is all the more apparent throughout Goldings captivating novel. The violence created by the boys is a natural instinct that forms when people are upset or …show more content…

The principal reason can be attributed to violence. Secondly, but still significant, the boys selfish actions and fear help cultivate the environment necessary for societal control. Lord of the Flies teaches its audience how a group of boys stuck on an island can start a society just as in any other community. However, these societies are just as prone to violence, deceit, and corruption regardless of where the society is. Individuals within various communities and societies act as threads within a quilt--uniting us all with a common

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