Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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Nicholas Banas Ms.Tantlinger Honors English 10 2 January 2018 William Golding's bias towards society due to World War II influences the novel Lord of the Flies to show the state of man to be barbaric and uncivil. Without societies influence on man's natural state of nature, man can turn to savagery. Jack uses his dominance over the boys to gain on his personal obsession of killing while Ralph uses his lesser dominance for the greater good, thus, causing a competition between Ralph and Jack in a struggle for power despite their unspoken bond. The introduction of characters is one of the most important components in writing a book, it automatically gives us an image and an opinion of them. Ralphs introduction into the book included “The eyes that proclaimed no devil” (Golding 10). Which gives the impression that Ralph has his innocence. Ralph is a fair haired boy who seems very athletic 12 year old but seems to be harmless. Jack however is described as around Ralphs age but skinnier with red hair and freckles and seemingly the leader of a choir group. Many other characters introductions were made such as, Piggy, Simon and, SamnEric. Jack's obsession with killing the pigs causes conflict with the boys getting rescued. Jack is obsessed with catching, killing, and even torturing a sow. Shortly after Jack had killed his first pig he came back and said “we’ll go hunting everyday” (Golding 70). “ I cut the pig's throat said Jack proudly.” This showed Jacks immediate interest in

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