Themes Of Morals In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Morals and Their Significance

Morality plays a role in people’s identity and affects an individual’s thought process while making decisions. Without ethics, people will fall up short on their responsibilities to themselves or others. In the novel Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, he illustrates the contrast of good and evil through how it affects the way people take responsibility or neglect it. This idea is revealed through the opposing responses of Ralph and Jack with different situations throughout their time on the island.

“The fire is the most important thing on the island” Ralph states over and over that rescue is directly related to the smoke from the fire being seen. He even calls for a meeting of the true importance of keeping the fire lit and how it is the boy’s job’s to maintain the flame. Jack’s only priority is to be hunting for food, he even went as far to scot boys to hunt even though they were suppose to be watching the fire. Jack’s selfishness resulted in the fire burning out while him and his hunters were out ,eliminating the smoke sign when a ship passes by. Jack isn’t concerned or worried about the fire burning out since it was not hunting and neglects all responsibility for his role of job of keeping the fire. When Ralph ambushes Jack the fact he is the one to blame for the fire Jack turns red in embarrassment, he doesn’t like being called out in front of everyone. He tries to gain back power and aggressively picks on the weakest boy (Piggy)

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