Loss Of Innocence In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a book about a group of kids in the 1950s were in a plane crash that has now left them stranded on an island. Three main characters struggle to define right from wrong as leaders of the group. The kids are 12 or under Ralph makes decisions for group while being undermined by Jack who leads the group called the choir. The choir are responsible for the gather in supplies and provisions. Jack and Ralph tend to disagree on how crises should be resolved. Jack’s savage ways start to change the children's perspective of life which lead to their lost of innocence. Jack has a hostile personality since day one towards others, especially towards piggy. Jack is one of the oldest kids there and is looked up to by the younger kids. Jack’s pugnacious manner is followed by the young impressionable kids. Jack’s harsh demeanor makes him do impulsive things like grabbing piggy’s “specs use them as burning glasses! Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. ‘Here- let go of me!’ His voice raised in terror (40).” This was one of Jack’s first signs that he would do anything to get his way without even thinking of the outcome. …show more content…

Than everything started to change when they began hunting for food. Jack’s malicious chant was repeated by the choir saying “kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood”(69). The chant was showing the island started to change the kids actions and thoughts. The kids were following Jack’s lead on how to kill the pigs. Jack’s inhumanity showed when he said “I cut the pig’s throat”(69). It was the way that jack claimed it was he was proud that he killed the pig and watched as it died. Jack’s choir were the ones that will be influenced by Jacks decisions the

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