Lord Of The Flies Savagery Analysis

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In our society today, abortion is a huge controversial issue due to the beliefs of abortion being evil. “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” (William Golding, Lord of the Flies). In the novel, “Lord of the Flies”, the author William Golding, leads the reader into dismissing savagery as an act of violent cruelty by portraying murder, an uncivilized manner, and an increasing disregard of the rules. Murder is symbolized in savagery throughout the novel. The boys act in an uncivilized manner. The rules that were made to help keep order in the island, are being broken. The murders that took place throughout the novel, “The Lord of the Flies”, have symbolized savagery in a great deal. The killing of the sow shows a turning point into savagery for Jack and his hunters. “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?” (143). This quote reveals that the beast is within themselves. When the boys lose control over themselves while having a feast, it strikes back leading up to the event of the brutal killing of Simon. “The beast struggled forward, broke the ring and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.” (153). Savagery has once again, taken over the boys as they eliminate the only good from the island. When Ralph runs from the hunters as the jungle burns down, he has no time to plan out his next move; he can only run... ... middle of paper ... ...ys do not even care to use the designated toilet area. When Ralph recognizes that the boys are disrespecting the rules about the designated toilet area, he calls a meeting and sets the rules straight. If the boys use the bathroom wherever they wish, the island is going to become very unsanitary. Ralph reestablished why the boys need to keep their word in helping with Sarabia 3 building the shelters. In chapter 3, during the meeting, Ralph talks about the need for sturdy shelters. If the boys do not get their act together, they will fail to have a shelter for themselves and will regret it in the future. Lastly, the need to obey all rules are critical because if one fails, everyone fails. All in all, the acts of murder, the boys acting in an uncivilized manner, and most importantly, the lack of obeying the rules, all act upon savagery in all different ways.
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