Creation of a Society

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Despite the progression of civilization and society’s attempts to stop man’s darker side, immorality and violence proves to be both indestructible and inevitable; culturally embraced thoughts and perceptions for goodness, each individual is exposed to his natural instincts of evil. In Williams Golding’s Lord of The Flies a group of apparent innocent British boys suffer an accident while on an airplane and finished at a completely desolated island. Subsequently the kids managed to construct a society with established tasks, and rules. Personal desires, lack of communication, savagery and fear towards the unknown distract the kids from their ambition of getting rescued and cause their society to segregate collapse. Society is nothing but rules that keep us from going only after one’s interests. Since the boys touched dry land, they built their society upon rules that would not specifically befit a certain individual, but the entire group. “We have got to have rules and obey them. After all, we are not savages. We are English, and the English are best at everything.”(40) As previously stated, this quote proves the numerous rules the kids live by; however, like in any society the rules are consistently violated. Furthermore this quotation allows the reader to have a perception of the kids’ background. Ruiz 2 When is a rule just a suggestion? And when do suggestions morph into rules? All human beings have desires that come natural, the struggle begins when someone is forced to do something while their aspirations are considerable. An instance of this is when jack has to protect the fire; however, he decides to hunt instead. “His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they c... ... middle of paper ... ...darker side; perhaps it will always remain in our blood, thus we shall not attempt to eliminate our instinctive personal desires, savagery and fear but rather work together to make our life easier and more pleasant. Learning and examining our history is a certainly effective method to ensure mistakes made by ancient civilizations and their inability to work toward a common goal are not done in the future. In William Golding’s Lord of The Flies lets one interpret human in its entirety, allowing one to realize that teamwork is the highest level of human capability in terms of psychology, science, and social life. Dalia Lama once said “I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.”
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