preview

What Is The Civilization In Lord Of The Flies

Decent Essays
Civilization is a vital part of life in which a society or community would not be able to survive without. In the reading of the book Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, the reader will notice a decrease in civilization and order within the characters due to the fact that they no longer have any adults to guide them.. The book follows the lives of roughly twenty five English schoolboys who`s plane gets shot down onto a deserted island. The decrease in their civilization steadily becomes faster and more continuous as the book progresses. The boy`s descent into savagery starts off with trivial things such as forgetting to use the designated lavatory area; the descent progresses to an obsession of killing pigs with an increasingly violent replay of the event; and finally, it ends when the boys practically declare war on each other and begin to murder.
Firstly, the boy’s descent into savagery begins small and occasionally difficult to notice. Everyone subtly begins to forget common courtesy, mannerisms, and what their lives were like before the plane crash. For example, when the boy’s call their first
…show more content…
This is seen in the pig hunts as the boys blood lust grows with each hunt, resulting in violent and cruel kills and then replaying the scene with someone acting as the pig. The replay began as an innocent game but it eventually turns into a violent ritual . An example of this ritual is when the boy’s are replaying the day’s hunt by pretending that a littlun named Robert is the pig. However the boy’s get carried away and end up nearly killing him. “All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack had him by the hair and was brandishing his knife. Behind him was Roger, fighting to get close” (page126). This shows how the boy’s begin to get carried away by the idea of the kill, and how that idea begins to consume them in times of
Get Access