Analysis Of The Book ' Lord Of The Flies '

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Carl Walker
Mr. Dixon
Freshman English Block 4
7 November 2016
The Business with Cynicalness In the course of history, there have been numerous nations and empires, tribes and peoples. This large assortment of civilizations is incredibly diverse, each group possessing their own unique values, forms of government, laws, and cultural arts that often seem to be in stark contrast to those of others. Taking note of these dissemblances, some might assume that as a whole, these societies are in no way related. However, if one looks closely, it would be discovered that these past civilizations follow a similar pattern--they all have their respective golden ages of peace and prosperity, but eventually, they all begin to decline into disorder, their societies inevitably disappearing from the face of the earth. This consistent occurrence begs the question: What causes the breakdown of societal values and order in civilizations? This question is deeply explored in William Golding 's novel, Lord of the Flies. In this story, a group of British boys have been stranded on an island, and in the time they spend on it, they create their own civilization, just as early humans did. At first, the children 's little tribe is relatively well ordered--during this time they are able to construct shelters and ignite a signal fire. However, as the story progresses, the tribe begins to fall apart, and by the end of the book, at least two children have perished, and the forest has been set ablaze--the…
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