Savagery, Power and Fear and How It Ties in with Lord of the Flies

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MLA Research Paper Savagery, Power And Fear And how it’s ties in with Lord Of The Flies

Young children who are left unattended will slowly loose their civilization, which will turn into, Savagery, Power, and Fear. Civilization is when man meets his basic needs in a healthy manner. Savagery is when people revert back to their lost human instincts. Power, in the case of Lord Of the Flies it’s a position of ascendancy over others: AUTHORITY. Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by expectation or awareness of danger.

Lord of the Flies shows a great amount of uncivilization through out the whole novel. Through all the characters for example when the boys create the Lord of The flies, which is “the bloody, severed
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As the boys grow more savage, their belief in the beast grows stronger. By the end of the novel, the boys’ behavior is what brings the beast into existences, so the more savagely they act, the more real the beast seems to become. ( Sparknotes, Themes, Motifs and Symbols). Jack one of the young boys who were stranded on the island is very savage, for example when Jack cannot bare the thought of someone else telling his story about how he killed a pig, he begins, “ we spread round. I crept. On hands and knees. The spears fell out because they hadn’t no barbs on. The pig ran away and made an awful noise- it turned back and ran into the circle, bleeding we closed in- I cut the pigs throat.” (Golding 79). Jack had reverted back to uncivilized ways because his civilization had been shattered because of being stranded on the island. Jack even gets the rest of the boys to join in dancing around the fire as they were cooking the meet from the pig they were saying “ kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.”( Golding 79). Savagery can destroy civilization. It only takes one person to become uncivilized and the others will slowly follow after. But on the other hand is it only children who become savages when left unattended or can young people who have grown up in good neutering homes become savages, the answer is ‘yes’ according to an article called In Harms way, “ One in three Canadian girls will experience a controlling, abusive dating
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