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Ethical Nature In Lord Of The Flies

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The Ethical Nature of an Individual How ethical nature of the individual is explained throughout the Lord of the Flies and as civilization and savagery unfolds there is a lot of conflict. The story revolves around a group of stranded pre-teen boys who find it difficult to keep order within themselves. They struggle with a “beast” and fear of the unknown and the fear that they may never be rescued. They struggle with finding a balance in powers and when it's time to hunt and be serious which leads to them as a group falling apart. This book shows that even if you try to have a stable government whether it works or not will depend of the character of the people in the society. Goldings idea is that an evil and controlling side of humans is controlled by rules and laws but can come out and take control when there is none of that. Fear makes the boys paranoid and makes them vulnerable and easier to control and that's exactly what Jack does throughout the story. Golding writes “He came -disguised. He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat. So, watch; and be careful." (Goldening 160). This quote shows Jack is scaring his tribe into staying at castle rock and not feeling away from him by using the fear of the “beast”. Ralph is the opposite of Jack he tries to set down rules and find a way to try to get rescued, “There's another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So, we must make smoke on top
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