The Struggle For Survival By William Golding

988 WordsJun 11, 20154 Pages
Rami Alabrach AC English 2 Mr. Van Tuyl 5/22/2015 The struggle for survival Every society is unique on its own, however during hard times, most societies end up alike and collapse. In the novel, Lord of The Flies by William Golding, a relatively large group of British boys are deported from their homeland and end up lost on an island in the middle of nowhere. The boys suffer from conflicts with who should take charge and lead the group in a direction of future rescue. They pick a leader, in which tries to satisfy everyone, however throughout the story actions lead to consequences and soon the group/society falls apart. The three main symbols, Piggy’s glasses, the conch, and the fire gradually show the corruption of human beings and civilization. William Golding uses these tools to create a society bringing everyone together and then causing problems and selfishness turning most of the group into “savages”, similar to what would happen during an apocalypse. The story starts with a crash of an airplane on a remote island, where a group of British boys between the ages of 6 and 12. With no adults around, the boys are left to fend for and govern themselves. Things start out okay as the boys use a conch shell to get everyone to meet (“It’s ever so valuable”) (15), and Ralph, one of the older boys, becomes "chief with the trumpet thing” (21). The conch symbolizes the “rules” of their society and is used to assemble a meeting. They “give the conch to the next person to speak. He
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