What Is The Similarities Between The Lord Of Flies And The Hunger Games In Lord Of The Flies

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If faced with harsh decisions and choices, people can resort to savagery and the loss of innocence. Lord Of The Flies is a novel about a group of boys crashing onto an island and trying to survive while keeping their innocence. In the movie The Hunger Games, 24 people are chosen to fight to the death every year with only one remaining. Lord Of The Flies and The Hunger Games are similar because they portray that fear, appearance, and setting, can make anyone lose innocence and become savage.
In both stories of survival, fear plays a major role. An example of fear from Lord of the flies is when the boys are afraid of the Beast. “And I was frightened and started calling out for Ralph and then I saw something moving among the trees, something big and horrid.” (page 93). The Beast is actually not real and in reality, the boys are more afraid of the unknown than a “beast.” A second example is when Jack starts his own tribe. Ralph and his tribe are afraid of Jack’s tribe, as Jack has become savage and induces fear in everyone. In the Hunger Games, an example of fear in another person would be Katniss, the main character, who is afraid of Cato. She is running away from Cato and his group. Cato is similar to Jack who induces fear because he is power hungry and loves the idea of killing. Lastly, in The Hunger Games,the inexperienced are afraid of dying. Rue is an example because she is a child and does not have a lot of knowledge on how to fight, so she is afraid. In both Lord Of The Flies and The Hunger Games, fear plays a huge role on whether or not someone loses their innocence. In Lord Of The Flies and The Hunger Games, appearance affects the characters’ roles and how they are treated. In both of these stories about innocence, maintaining leadership and a strong body was important. In Lord Of The Flies, Ralph became leader because he appeared with the first sign of authority by holding the conch shell, and he was the most athletic. This shows how appearance can affect roles. In addition, Jack showed his first loss of innocence by painting his face. “Jack planned his new face. He made one cheek and and one eye socket white, then he rubbed red over the other half of his face.” (page 68) Jack was trying to evoke
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