Savagery Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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When the boys get stranded on this island they must take care of themselves and try to get rescued. As the boys climb this mountain to get home they face new challenges which resulted them to descend into savagery. With these new challenges of killing the pig for the first time, them breaking the conch, and deaths of Simon and Piggy they to descend into savagery causing them to lose their innocence. After the boys crash landed on the island it was only a matter of time before the boys descend into savagery because lack of leadership, need for survival and loss of innocence. Their first goal on the island was to have fun and get rescued but throughout their stay, they get further away from that. Because they crashed on the island the boys were left without any knowledge of survival causing them to kill for the first time. Killing of the …show more content…

The conch symbolizes the role of leadership showing they have some source of civilization, once the conch is broken a descent into savagery leads to a dangerous turn for the boys. The one thing that the boys all had that could bring them together was the conch. “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking.” Ralph says and later on says “We’ll have rules!” (Golding, Lord 33). The conch was something they could rely on the bring everyone together. So when the conch breaks there was no more rules for them to follow, they could do what they wanted to do. When the boys started to fight “the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist” (Golding, Lord 181). The conch was finally gone. The boys would not have to follow the rules. They are free to do what they want. As Gaston says “We had no choice but to be free”. The boys don't have their parents or any source of leadership to tell them want to do anymore so they get to do want they want. The boys had to be free because there was no rules for them to

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