Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Lord of the Flies, is a story of adventure through nature and the human conscious. A group of boys, stranded on an island, become savage instead of working together and start fighting each other. Golding’s use of the war allegory shows how children can become as ruthless as adults when put in the right setting. While on the island, personality traits surfaced, such as their savageness, their carelessness, their fear, their hunger power, and their childish pride. Golding uses a war allegory to show than man will naturally conflicts with others because of a thirst for power, fear of the unknown, and pride. Golding portrays how the boys lust for power leads to an immeasurable amount of conflicts and most of the time, war. They needed a primary superior to call the shots while they inhabited the island, and they elected Ralph. Having one person as a single leader who holds all the power shouts out conflict. Having the one person in charge, considered an autocratic government or dictatorship, embody forms of government that tended to cause rebellions as well as assassinations of the superior. According to an article called, “What Really Cause Civil War?”, rebellions are one major cause of civil wars. In the Ralph’s case, the idea of “what I say, goes” didn’t sit too well with Jack, which caused Jack to question Ralph’s authority. According to page 114 in my “Lord of the Flies” book, Jack was publicly calling out Ralph, attempting to convince the boys that Ralph wasn’t the
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