Losing Himself In Lord Of The Flies

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Trying to fit in is hard, most people would do whatever needs be in order to be accepted. This will often cause people to lose themselves just to be liked by others. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, he shows his characters losing themselves. Three characters that lose themselves throughout the novel is Jack, Ralph, and Samneric. Jack loses himself due to the power that has gotten to his head, Ralph loses himself after he loses his power, and Samneric are twins that become so close they mutate into one person. The antagonist, Jack, nominates himself as leader at the beginning of the novel after he had became exasperated with Ralph and his rules. Jack became a dictator. Not only did his personality change, his appearance did as well. After he had painted his face “he looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly. Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them.”(Golding 33). Unlike the others, Jack lost himself way sooner than the others. He was the first one to show savagery and independence from the group. Jack’s group lost their innocence. They began shouting “Kill the pig! Cut his Throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 114). All of the kids in Jack’s group lose…show more content…
They were two seperate people who did two seperate things. As the story progresses they start to do everything together and lose their identity and become one person.“They breathed together, they grinned together, they were chunky and vital” (Godling 18). They remain in Ralph’s group until Ralph and Piggy go to confront Jack about his wrongful moves as the leader. The twins try to stay on Ralph’s side until they are tied up and end up getting forced to give up their hiding spot. By the end of the novel, the boys don’t know how to be apart. They can no longer function without their partner by their

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