Lord Of The Flies Virtuous Analysis

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How can a person be virtuous while in an extreme situation? William Golding uses her novel Lord of the Flies to teach readers that ever in extreme situations, that is determining life or death, a person can choose to remain virtuous. The characters in the story choose to be responsible or irresponsible. They choose to say the truth or lies. They decide if they are going to be brave or be a coward. People decides who they become. Lord of the Flies shows readers what are the right choices to make. In the book Lord of the Flies, Golding teaches the readers virtue through maturity, courage, and honesty. Golding teaches virtue through Ralph’s mature actions. According to the text,”You remember the meeting? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished? ’Except me and my hunters—’Except the hunters. Well, the littluns are—’ He gesticulated, sought for a word. ‘They’re hopeless. The older ones aren’t much better. D’you see? All day I’ve been working with Simon. No one else. They’re off bathing, or eating, or playing’’’(Golding 50). This illustrates the author's choice to show Ralph’s character as a mature character by having Ralph tell Jack that sitting around will do nothing for…show more content…
Ralph’s mature action promote virtue to teach readers by having him understand that people who aren’t helping with achieving the group’s goal is hurting the group.The sensitivity from Ralph’s character helps keep the littluns safe by having Ralph care about the littluns and leaving Piggy behind to look after them. The honest action of the twin helps Ralph escape from danger by having the twins be honest and tell Ralph what the tribe is planning to do with him than trapping him. The readers should look at this as a chance to be inspired from what they learned about the author in the book and learn to be virtuous even though they are in an extreme
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