Loss Of Innocence Quotes

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Innocence is one of the founding building blocks that a child has. Their little knowledge of the world keeps their purity and simplicity. While children can start their lives with innocence, it can be ripped away just as quickly. Throughout The Lord Of The Flies, We see many examples of innocence being ripped away from the main characters, children. While the children come to the island with their innocence it quickly gets ripped away. Coming to the island the children have their innocence intact and act like kids. For instance, when just getting introduced to a character named Piggy it is said, “Twelve years and a few months, to have lost the prominent tummy of childhood and not yet old enough for adolescence to have made him awkward”(Golding 10). The quote actively demonstrates that Piggy is still very young has not matured yet and is just an innocent kid. Furthermore, Ralph talks …show more content…

To illustrate, A fight has broken out between two boys, “Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin and flesh over ralphs ribs”(Golding 181). After Ralph loses his innocence he has completely gone beserk and savage and tries to kill one of the boys. The loss of innocence in this case, directly proves that losing innocence is detrimental to the way they act and their actions. Moreover, when Ralph was taking a break and “[While] he was eating, he heard fresh noises-cries of pain from Samneric, cries of panic, angry voices”(Golding 191). One of the last boys to keep his innocence, Ralph is bombarded with the cries of his friends being tortured by the savages. The savages have had their innocence lost for so long that they have started to take it out on what used to be their friends by hurting and torturing them. The book actively shows how a loss of innocence in a child causes them to turn savage and horrible

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