Powerful Or Powerless In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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Powerful or Powerless The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an interesting novel that shows many different circumstances that happen to civilization, for better or for worse, through the actions of children. Ralph, the main character, opens the novel up with Piggy. The two boys are strolling through the woods on this island that they have been stranded on. They had survived a horrible plane crash, fleeing the land that they came from, hoping to find somewhere safer to stay. From their knowledge, there were no adults that survived this crash, but there were other boys on the island that they have yet to meet. By coincidence, they found this perfect conch shell in a pond nearby, and they summoned up their first meeting. After surveying the crowd, they realized Piggy is the heaviest of them all and the only one with glasses. At the meeting, we met Jack, a character that thinks he is born to be the leader and doesn’t care what anybody else thinks about it. The boys decided that at their first meeting, they would elect a chief that would make and enforce all of the rules. After a quick vote, Ralph was elected leader. Through his brilliant set up of the book and the many actions that the boys take, William Golding sets the story up for a great adventure through civilization. Golding is very clever in the sense that he explores the ways that people clearly obtain power, but can’t possibly manage to keep a grasp of these ways. In the novel, Golding represents

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