Analysis Of ' The Lord Of The Flies '

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15 April 2016
LOTF Literary Analysis Stranded on an island, a group of boys have the choice to be civil or savage. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, British schoolboys are marooned on an island. They voted Ralph to be the leader in an effort to remake the culture that they had left behind, accompanied by the intelligent Piggy as counselor. But Jack wants to be the leader too, and he individually lures all of the boys away from civility to the brutal survivalism of hunters. The conch symbolizes power, respect, and social order. Within the Lord of the Flies, Golding provides a brief look at the savagery that controls even the most civilized human beings. William Golding mirrors our modern day society by representing Ralph and Jack as different types of leaders to illustrate the results of being savage instead of civil. Jack portrays violence and evil, the darker part of human nature, this can be used in many ways, even arrogance. "Shut up," said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. "Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things." "A chief! A chief!" "I ought to be chief," said Jack with simple arrogance, "because I 'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp"(Golding 22). The only reason Jack wants to have the power is simply because he has always had it. Singing C sharp is not useful at all when attempting to keep a group in line. There is not anything special about him, he doesn 't have any specific talent for leading, Jack is…
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