The Immortality Of Man 's Heart

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The Immortality of Man’s Heart
How much can one person take before they break? When surrounded by untamed behavior and no laws, it is almost impossible for one to stop themselves from doing evil. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of young, British schoolboys become deserted on a mysterious island after their plane crashes down at a time of war. As they fight for survival, they are also constantly conflicted by their own inner beings. One of Golding’s most significant themes throughout the book is that man is essentially corrupt and animalistic. In his book, he uses hunting, the beast, and the Lord of the Flies to symbolize the savagery that lives within every human being. As the story unfolds, it is very obvious that hunting is a very significant tactic to the boys. At first, the boys hunt for food, but soon enough the hunting turns into something much more malicious. Jack, the most determined and egocentric boy on the island, seems to be attached to hunting. The boys are spread out in the forest, carefully looking for a sow that they could kill and eat and finally they spot one, and chase after it;
The sow fell and the hunters hurled themselves at her. This dreadful eruption from an unknown world made her frantic; she squealed and bucked and the air was full of sweat and noise and blood and terror...Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife...the spear moved forward inch by inch and the terrified squealing became a…
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