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William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

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William Golding’s Lord of the Flies paints a perfect picture of man following what Golding believes is human nature and descending into savagery. This is clear through the chaos surrounding the island that follows not too far behind that of the adult world. On the island morals are quickly forgotten, dehumanizing those who have not held on to the last trace of humanity. Man turns to its primitive self and becomes lost in evil. Those who have held on to civilization are struggling to defeat this evil that is quickly spreading. This evil that is in human nature is visible within all boys on the island, however it is most prevalent through Jack, Roger, and the Lord of the flies himself. The descent into savagery and evil that overcomes the boys is first distinguishable in Jack. His craving for power using evil makes him a clear bully. This is seen when Jack bullies Piggy over the debate of why they let the fire go out: You didn’t ought to have a let the fire out.... This from Piggy, in the wails of agreement from some of the hunters, drove Jack to violence. The bolting look came to his blue eyes. He took a step, and able at last to hit someone, struck his fist into Piggy’s stomach. Piggy sat down with a grunt. Jack’s stood over him. His voice was vicious with humiliation (71). Jacks hatred against a defenseless Piggy and his loss of common morals brings forth the answer to wether he is still civilized. He is quickly plummeting into evil. He soon slaughters pigs not 1 only for
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