Examples Of Insanity In Lord Of The Flies

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In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, insanity is depicted throughout the novel by Jack and his followers which later become known as “The Tribe”. Insanity is a form of mental illness which causes the inhabitant to be overcome with madness. In chapter 10 Golding tells of a horrendous attack against Ralph, Piggy, and the twins Sam and Eric. The attack was led by none other than Jack and the tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses for a fire to roast a pig that was hunted earlier. Ralph later confronts Jack at the “Castle Rock” to inform him that if he needed fire all he had to do was ask. Through Jack’s action the readers are shown that Jack can no longer think reasonable and resorts to violence to get what he wants. These actions begin to rub off
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