Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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The novel, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, follows the story of a group of boys that crash on an uninhabited island with no adults. Ralph and Jack, become the two polar opposite powers of the group, but Ralph wins the vote for chief and Jack becomes enemies with Ralph. Jack represents savagery, the craving for material possessions, and the lust for power that is in society and human nature when rules are taken away. It is human nature to turn to savagery when leaders in society are taken away. In William golding's article why Boys Become Vicious”, Golding writes about gangs of Russian children who had lost their parents in the first World War. “Without Anywhere to live or anything to live on, they roamed the country attacking and killing out of sheer cruelty” (Golding). A real-world example of the natural turn into savagery from children without Role Models. The children in Russia, as well as Jack, are examples of humans’ natural tendency to turn Savage under stress and no leaders. In the article “The Age of Reason; A Chilling Crime and a Question: What’s in a Child’s Mind?” written by Susan Sachs, writes about another example of children turning cruel. Two boys aged seven and eight killed an eleven-year-old girl. In Sachs’ article, she quotes Dr. Coles, a child psychologist, “‘Children who grow up with no sense of right and wrong are both vulnerable and dangerous’” (Sachs). Dr. Coles explains why people naturally turn cruel in the absence of role
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