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  • Civil or Savage

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    Are we born savage? Or do we learn it? Is it because we are brought up civil that we don’t have our savage tendencies? How do we truly know what we are born into if so many different things influence us? In the Lord of the Flies a bunch of boys are stranded on an island after a plane crash. All the adults have been killed leaving the boys without supervision. They try to create a civilized world but they turn to their savage nature quickly. Those who stay civil try to convince the savages of their behavior

  • Savages At Hand

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    mouth strained open.” (111). Simon tells Ralph “You’ll get back to where you came from.” (89). Golding makes Simon symbolize Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus gives his life for us, Simon becomes consumed by evil, and gets beaten to death by the Jack’s savages. Every living being has the ability to be evil. We have enough willpower and strengthen to stand up for what is right and wrong. Pointing fingers at others doesn’t solve the problem it creates more problems. Evil is contained inside everyone, which

  • The Savage Slot

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    entitled “Anthropology and the Savage Slot: The Poetics and Politics of Otherness”, argues that Anthropology as an academic discipline acquired these theoretical outlooks before its emergence as an actual discipline. As a result, “Anthropology fills a pre-established compartment within a wider symbolic field, the ‘Savage’ slot” (Trouillot 2003:9). By utilizing the resource of Trouillot as well as Moberg, Perry, and Moore, I will illustrate that the Savage Slot and the “Savage” or “Other” are theoretical


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    GRENDEL THE SAVAGE Portraying adolescents as false tragic heroes has been a theme explored in literature throughout the twentieth century. In John Gardner’s Grendel, the protagonist Grendel, portrayed as a parentless adolescent seeking guidance, finds happiness in violence. Grendel continually commits the ultimate act of evilness, murder on Hrothgar’s mead hall. Gardner creates a character and an environment in, which the reader must feel sorrow for Grendel, in order to have fulfillment

  • Civil or Savage

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    may be no hope left for mankind. When people are talking about no hope left for mankind they are talking about reducing ourselves down to what our ancestors were savages, uncivilized, uncultured, and illiterate people that only care about survival and nothing else. The first clue that the boys from Lord of the Flies are becoming savages is when a little child is burned and killed in a fire. Normal people would greave and fin this very sad, these boys think nothing of it and just move on. This is

  • Savage or Peaceful

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    reservations, the Americans thought would “free them from the power of the states,”(Jackson 133) and force the Native Americans to move to leave their 'savage' ways behind. They thought that by forcing the Native Americans to assimilate to the Americans that they Native Americans would be “a happy and prosperous people,”(Jackson133) instead of the savages the Americans believed them to be. The Americans believed that because the Native Americans had realized that it was there destiny to give up their

  • Luke Savage

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    an isolated society which lacks the presence of civilization. This occurs when there is a lack of order, and no set rules with consequences; two things necessary for human civilization. Without order, or when isolated from society, humans become savages by nature. This is shown in multiple ways in The Lord of The Flies and in “I Only Came to Use the Phone” by different elements of literature such as character and dialogue. In “I Only Came to Use the Phone”, this theme is apparent when considering

  • Civil or Savage

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    could follow, not necessarily because we like or dislike the original action. Golding used individual characters to portray the different aspects of society. Ralph stood for society and people in general. Jack showed human nature, the cruel and savage part of society. Piggy portrayed the stickler for rules and tradition. Simon demonstrated the personality that can find and appreciate beauty in the midst of adversity. Lord of the Flies is about a group of boys on an abandoned island. At first

  • Civil or Savage

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    gone, it would change your entire outlook on the world. The way you are raised and the environment you grow up in shapes the way you see the world. Lord of the Flies is a book that expresses how even the most civilized humans will let their inner savage shine. Maurice and the entire little choir boys are the dependent ones. They were willing to give up their morals to please Jack and Ralph. They gave up their morals and were willing to hurt another person. Jack is really corrupt. He takes the very

  • Civil or Savage

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    laid in our own hands. However, we have yet to find the day that every citizen will be entirely satisfied with how the government is being run. Real experiments provide more information upon Golding’s theory. The only reason that humans are not savages is because we live by ethics and laws. Milgram’s controversial obedience experiment tested the principles of random people. It showed how far innocent people would go and their willingness to obey authority. The “teacher” (volunteer) read a series