Savagery In The Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies Essay Humans have been on this earth for thousands of years. Time is one of the many factor that has crafted us into the people we see today. In order for the human race to transfer from the beginning of our existence to now, some extraordinary changes were vital to form our modern day society. What would happen if the modern day society that we have created disappeared from the population? Assuming that people lost all order and returned to our ancient behaviors (Gerund phrase), would certainly cause a disaster. Savagery would take over once again. Who 's to say that savagery has ever left us? Maybe savagery has always been with us, and we have covered it up with a false sense of rules (Compound Sentence). William Golding,…show more content…
It shows how humans have evolved for thousands of years away from savagery, only to be consolidated with it in major world war. In the story, school boys are being flown out of England, in hopes of keeping them safe from World War two. In their flight, their plane was mistakenly shot down. Faced with a new world without any formal law (Participle Phrase), the boys were dropped into an untouched environment... A sort of democracy is set up but, it is questionable if it will last. Ralph, arguably the main character in the story (Appositive Phrase), is confronted with decisions of savagery and civilization. While humans like to think they have evolved away from savagery into civilization (Adverb Clause), it becomes apparent that, all they did was mask it in a greater scheme and its effects are seen in larger issues. Civilization vs savagery is recognized with Ralph distinctly in Lord of the Flies. Immediately after the plane crashes on the island, Ralph and Piggy are the first…show more content…
When the airplane pilot falls from the sky, the boys believe that the man is a terrifying beast. The beast, which was just a man falling from a parachute, fall from the sky, and scared all of the boys (Compound Complex).This is the first time Ralph crosses paths with savagery. The boys begin to talk about going out and killing the beast. Ralph agrees that they should kill the beast and declares they will look for the beast in the woods, “If the beast isn 't there we’ll go up the mountain and look;”(Golding 103).With no actual proof that a beast exists except a few misconstrued interpretations of something odd, it makes no sense to go out ready to kill. However, the boys are ready to kill, which shows their lack of knowledge, and savagery overcoming them. Insight of Ralph being a good leader, (Prepositional phrase) this is surprising. He is allowing savagery make decisions for him. Simon is different from most of the other boys. He uses logic in thinking that there can 't really be a beast, and savagery is turning the boys into the beast. While savagery is becoming more apparent, civilization still remains with the boys. The boys using logic, have a meeting to discuss problems. The major concern being, the hunters let the rescue fire go out. Ralph, being one of the few still connecting with be rescued exclaims, “don 't you want to be rescued?”(Golding 102).
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