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Savagery In Brave New World Analysis

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“The savage in man is never quite eradicated.” - Henry David Thoreau
Society as a whole can be a very oblivious community. We as a whole like to block out the horror of the world and focus on the good things in our life, such as a stable life and a good family. But what happens when one day, all of that stability and happiness isn’t there anymore. We are left to our own devices to defend for ourselves and that’s when the real basis of humanity shows. When your back is against the wall, you will do what you can to get out of that situation, no matter what it may be. This is why humans need to be more open towards the idea of a world where nothing is right, a world where nothing is safe. If a world like that was shown to us, most or all of the
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One that sides with this opinion might argue that it was unrealistic for all the young boys to be of the same age and to have crashed on the exact same island at the exact same time. While this is true, the savagery shown in the book that was presented by the boys is everything but myth. When left to ourselves with no real basis of civilization, humans will do what they can to make things work for themselves; whether that be to seclude themselves from the rest of the group or to kill of the rest of the group and be the sole survivor. One also might argue that the post-apocalyptic nuclear war scene was ages ago. This ideal of having savagery take over because a war has devastated the earth is unrealistic. One who says this only proves my point of humans blocking out the bad in the world. All around us, everyday, new terrorists groups try to gain power over certain countries. As scary as the thought may be, what’s to say that they wouldn’t try to take over America next? So the idea of having a world that has been ravished by war and people are left to natural instincts really is that big of an idea, more of a unprevented future.
With these things in consideration, I believe that all humans should read Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Golding’s book is a fantastic representation of how, when left to our own devices, humans will go back to their primal instincts. Whether or not we can control them is within
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