Savagery Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Every individual will try to live by the rules. However, there will always be some individuals that will be lure into savagery. “Lord of the Flies”, a book by William Golding, illustrates a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys, crashing down into a deserted island during an unidentified time of war. While stranded in the island, the boys try to establish rules which falls apart as the book progresses. It also portrays the conflict between civilization and savagery using different characters such as Ralph, one of the main protagonist and Jack, the antagonist. The story begins with Ralph being elected as chief. Although Ralph is elected chief because of the conch shell, it does not take long for Jack and the other boys to start disobeying …show more content…

“We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things.” (Ch. 2 Pg. 42) This quote is significant as it will contradict to Jack’s action throughout the book. The first rule they made was whoever has the conch should be respected and will have the right to speak. The conch plays a big role in this novel because it represents power, authority, law, order, and most importantly, civilization. When this rule is made and agreed to be followed, everyone adhere’s to it. Yet, in chapter two, Jack breaks this rule when the boys are on the mountain trying to make a fire. “I got the Conch,” said Piggy indignantly. “You let me speak!” “The conch doesn’t count on top of the mountain,” said Jack, “so you shut up.” (Ch. 2 Pg. 42) This quote shows Piggy trying to get attention from everyone ,but Jack interrupts him, which creates a conflict between him and Piggy. This is because Jack believes that he is greater than anyone else, so to make himself look stronger than Piggy, he says that “the conch doesn’t count on top of the mountain.” However no matter where the conch shell is, it still has power. This also shows a small sign that Jack is slowly leading towards savagery because he starts to break the

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