Essay title: Morals: Long Lost and Forgotten book title: Lord of the Flies author: William Golding

Essay by vanillabeeJunior High, 9th gradeA+, April 2004

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Morals are necessary to mantain order in society, without morals society starts to become chaotic. In Golding's Lord of the Flies, the boys have morals in which they already follow and morals that they create while on the island. At first the boys decide to have a civilized life on the island, then this civilized life soon crumbles causing much chaos and destruction on the island.

One of the first morals lost in this book was honesty. The first day on the island, they elected a leader, Ralph, and Ralph assigned each group of boys a job as well as list of a few new morals. Giving a job for each group makes the island more civilized, and will keep the boys in order until they are rescued. Everything is looking good so far, each group is completing their tasks, building the huts, catching food and so on.

But as the days go on, the boys get tired and don't feel like doing what they are told. Morals are starting to be forgotten, new ways of living on the island are forming. One moral, honesty, is now lost, none of the boys are doing what they said they would do on the first day. They dont gather drinking water, they ignore the signal fire and they dont work on building huts. Instead they play games and go swimming. This moral was very important for survival on the island, to have trust in one another and be able to work together. This moral was lost quickly.

A few more chapters through the book you start to notice the boys all act differentley. Jack now has his own group of boys in which he is leader. Jack has the ability to control the boys, whatever he...