Safety In Lord Of The Flies

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. Everything is done one purpose. Lord of the Flies is set during the time of the second world war where one in ten people that were killed was a child. Over 2 million children were taken away from their homes and were sent to live with strangers, surviving on rations and being taught how to use gas mask. Safety procedures to prepare for the worst. Because British land was being attacked by German bombs children were being rushed out and sent off to without a clue where they were going or whether or not they were going to be separated from their siblings. Some children weren 't even able to evacuate because of the financial issues of their parents. “The prosperity of the one is the prosperity of the other. It is all a lie, man serves the instinct of no creature except himself”(Orwell 57). “I noticed a woman looking at the evacuees ' hair and opening their mouths, but one of the helpers said, “They might come from the east End, but they 're children not animals” (R Baker, evacuee from…show more content…
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” 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 the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws”(Golding 153). Simons death. His murder, caused by the excitement and blood lust of the boys, the power to kill and to kill who ever they pleased. Simon was in the wrong place at the wrong time and paid for this inevitable mistake with his life. “Somewhere over the darkened curve of the world the sun and moon were pulling, and the film of the water on the earth planet was held, bulging slightly on one side while the solid core turned. The great wave lifted. Softly surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon 's dead body moved out toward the open ocean”(Golding
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