Struggle Within Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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The Struggle Within In a place where mans’ mind is constantly on the brink between civilization and savagery, man must choose one or the other or forever lose himself. In the book Lord of the Flies, William Golding, a plane full of school boys crashed on a deserted island trying to be evacuated to safety from a nuclear war, also known as WWll. Shortly after the incident some of the young boys created rules to maintain civility, while other reverted back to their basic human instincts. The boys established a set of rules to maintain their civility, while their base primal instincts slowly take hold all starting with the hunt for the pig. The rules played an important part in symbolizing civilization. When Jack and Piggy were arguing about who had…show more content…
While they were looking around they noticed tracks. Jack instantly knew what it was when he said, “animals,” (Golding, 27). After discovering there was a pig loose on the island, Jack had had only one thing on his mind on his mind. To capture the pig so they could have meat to eat. Knowing there was a pig on the island brought out the worst of Jack, his savageness. The pig plays an important part in civilizing savagery. The pig represents savagery because of the need to kill for the fun of it. Jack only wanted to kill the pig when he let the fire burn out the very the first time. When Ralph realized the smoke was burnt out he went to Jack instantly. The only reason why the fire burn out was because they needed more than one person to attack the pig. Having to gather more people only made it worse because it drew them farther away from civilization. Ralph and Simon did pick sides but they both had their own perspectives. Ralph knew the only thing they had to maintain civility was the rules. Which was true because they were going through a nuclear warfare and would most likely go home to nothing. As for Jack
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