Quotes For Lord Of The Flies Essay

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In the modern day, it has almost become a crime if you do not follow the “normal” social situation and everything included. The decisions on what food we eat and even what clothes we wear are greatly influenced by standards set in place by larger companies. Human beings have the urge to fit in and be accepted by the majority. People are so afraid of being judged and so concerned with fitting in that they would do anything to make themselves look good. It is impossible that the human race be so unique that everyone is completely different. Practically wherever you go, people are controlled by society. People will follow whatever is considered acceptable if they can fit in and be amiable and accepted themselves. “At once the crowd surged after it poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.” (Golding 153) This quote refers to a feast Jack…show more content…
He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance.” (Golding 202) Something as simple and natural as crying was almost frowned upon to these “proper” English boys. They are literally children and the officer was embarrassed when they cried. This would be the work of a society that sets wrong “accepted” preconceived ideas into the minds of the people living within it. Following the “rules” of social standards is mostly what happens. In a society, many people will try anything to be accepted by others; many people try not to be made fun of and make fun of others who do not conform. In The Lord of the Flies, factions were formed and many of the younger children moved to Jack’s new tribe because they saw that many of the older kids went. This thought process and pressure starts even at a young age. Since humans existed, it was inevitable that society controls
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