The Importance Of Nature In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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(INSERT HOOK THAT MAKES SENSE) Man is built conditioned to the climate which he has grown accustomed to, not built prepared for anything outside of his premises, but when he is taken out of this border society has built around his mind, his figurative beast is released into the wild. As a society we have a responsibility to maintain stability on our lands, but what occurs when we are placed outside of the borders that we know? In Lord of the Flies, Golding suggests that man has a temptation to act in a savage manner when unleashed from the bounds of a superficial society, because the figurative beast which has been restricted by society’s guidelines and strict rules, is allowed freedom. Society has conditioned us to a point where our actions are only reflective of what we have seen in others, mirroring what an ideal man should look like, similar to the boys before their crash-landing on the island. Through the start of the boys “civilization” this societally conditioned mindset still existed, and their actions were still reflective of what they had seen in the adults. Yet, as the boys continue to spend time on the island, their isolation begins to cause them to lose this ideal. As the fall of Simon approaches, a “fence that hemmed in the terror” still exists, making “it governable” (Golding 152). This “fence” is representative of the final standing pieces of societal influence in the minds of the boys, containing their figurative beast just behind the gate. Often, fences
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