Rhetorical Strategies In Lord Of The Flies

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In the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many children get stranded on an island after their plane had crashed. The children need to work together to figure out how to survive without any adults to help them along the way, until they are rescued and brought home. The author uses symbolism, and irony to develop the theme that without society’s rigid rules, anarchy and savagery can come out. When the children first landed on the island, they stuck together and kind of made a little society and “village” of their own. They made shelters, had a bathroom, bathing pool, etc. The children voted for a “chief”, someone to lead them in the right direction, until they get rescued. Piggy found a conch shell; this shell had a huge symbol of leadership, civilization, and unity. The entire time the children were stranded on the island, the conch was there through it all. They used the conch to call meetings, take turns talking, and having everyone come together. The conch got broken the same day Piggy died, this was the total end of their unity, and their society. Jack had always been a jerk from the very beginning, but the longer they were on the island, the worse he became. His development from being stranded changed him for the worst. Ralph, Piggy, and the little ones, got more wisdom, got more …show more content…

Ralph had everyone doing tasks, to keep the production going. Jack kept refusing to do anything Ralph would say, he’d always disagree, even when he knew he was wrong. Jack only wanted to hunt and kill things, even if it was his own peers, that’s what he loved to do, and he wouldn’t stop. Jack and the savages became very untrustworthy, and unpredictable, they were dangerous. Ralph tried getting the hunters to come back into his clan, so Jack would be on his own, but they always did what Jack said, even if they knew it was wrong. They were scared of

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