Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies


Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a tale of the fine line between order and chaos in society. A pack of young boys become stranded on an island and manage to survive without the laws of our civilization, loosing the will of human emotion. Jack, the leader of the most savage-willed group af all, changes from the conformities of a twelve year old British schoolboy, and becomes an almost barbaric hunter. His seclusion from a well brought up society slowly smolders out all that he has learned from this way of life, and turns him into primitive menace. The added mix of his firey personaliy, and the encouragement of the other boys only feed this hunger. Jack is forced to bear the preassures of a leader and fails to fall back on the way of life he previously was a part of .

Jack had always been the main hunter throughout the novel, pushing others to follow him. When the boys first arrived on the island they encountered a trapped pig, and our hunter, of course, was the first one on scene. At this point the were all still fresh in the life of uncivilization, and modern rules played a role in the chioce he made at the chance he had to end this animals life.

" The three boys rushed foward and Jack drew his knife agian with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued t flash at the end of a bony arm. The pause was only lond enough for them to understand the enormity the downward stroke would be. then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and...