Savagery in Lord of the Flies by William Golding Essay

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inhumane thing to do. Golding stresses on the negative consequences of savagery are clearly stated throughout the story. In the early chapters of the novel, he proposes that one of the important roles of a society is to provide an outlet for human impulses. Jack's initial desire to kill pigs to demonstrate his bravery, for example, is channeled into the hunt, which provides needed food for the entire group. As long as he lives under Ralph‘s regulations, Jack’s impulses are being re-directed into a productive task. Rather, it is when Jack refuses to live under Ralph's authority. The dangerous aspects of his character truly emerge. Just as the negative consequences of savergy is shown throughout the book,the …show more content…
inhumane thing to do. Golding stresses on the negative consequences of savagery are clearly stated throughout the story. In the early chapters of the novel, he proposes that one of the important roles of a society is to provide an outlet for human impulses. Jack's initial desire to kill pigs to demonstrate his bravery, for example, is channeled into the hunt, which provides needed food for the entire group. As long as he lives under Ralph‘s regulations, Jack’s impulses are being re-directed into a productive task. Rather, it is when Jack refuses to live under Ralph's authority. The dangerous aspects of his character truly emerge. Just as the negative consequences of savergy is shown throughout the book,the negative consequences of having order from a child is also shown.Now the boys were lost on an island with officials they would be told to stay put while an actual
Adult took charge.Things probably wouldn’t have gotten as chaotic as it did if there were adult supervision.When the boys had Ralph as a leader there was hardly any actual sign of order within them.This just goes to show that without the right kind of leadership,like in a civilized society,the boys calm and logical perspective. While Jack looks at things from a point of a view of the weren’t on task as much as they would’ve been if there was a full grown leader.Instead of order on the island like there should’ve been,there was only immature acts of obidence. The
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