The Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding shows how society can break apart and return to primitive ways without law and order. Rules are established to govern the public but if the rules aren’t observed, humanity can be lost. We can see how this concept works in society by the crumbling system on the island created by Ralph. Ralph was a natural born charismatic leader who brought order to the group of surviving boys from the plane crash. “The fair boy stopped and jerked his stockings with an automatic gesture that made the jungle seem for a moment like the Home Counties” (Golding 7). The aura around Ralph reminded the boys of their past and what they come from which helped him to gain their trust and attention quickly. Ralph was a sensible…show more content…
After all he has gone through; Ralph now always looks at life with a positive attitude. He always says, “Savagery and humanity are part of any given individual. These feelings are delicately balanced and the smallest change in this balance can have spiraling effects.” After the incidents on the island, Ralph understands how even the kindest, pure-hearted individuals can turn into primitive animals if conditions arise. He has learned these lessons the hard way and he wants his two little boys to know this as they grow up. Ralph believes it is important that they know that people are not always what they seem to be. He tells them about his encounters on the island and about all the dangers he faced and the treks he went on. Ralph believes that his children should know what their dad went through as a child so they can grow and learn from the mistakes of his childhood. Peter and Mark, Ralph’s two boys, grew up more mature and understanding than the kids their age. The boys know that every person can succumb to power and corruption which can change who they are as a person. They know the world can be a hostile place and are wary of others. Twenty-five years may seem like a long time, but for Ralph it only felt like a few mere seconds. So much had happened and reflecting back on the island and Jack and Simon and Piggy, he realized that he wouldn’t have become the person
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