Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
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Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
The Island is a microcosm of the evil we produce in the world today. Greed,
power, domination are all factors of evil in the story line and in todayís
society. The first human instinct is survival. The fittest will survive, as in
the book, and in todayís world. For example, someone who is very skilled in
math or physical feats may receive a scholarship pertaining to their skill.
Taller and attractive people seem to get the better and higher paying jobs.
Aborigines in Australia will eat grubs and insects to survive. We may find this
repulsive but human instinct rules when we have no other options. Our human
instinct also makes us frown upon people with undesirable traits such as
obesity, poor eyesight or deformities. These people cannot fend for themselves
as well as fitter people and die off so they may not reproduce. The fittest
survive. The role of survival of the fittest was best described on (pg. 8) "I
canít swim on account of my asthma". Piggy was already going down in the
food chain of the island. Ralph was a tall attractive boy who had very good
leadership skills. It is no wonder that he voted in as leader. Piggy canít
defend himself . An example of this is (pg. 17) "Shut up fatty." Another
example is when piggy wants to come with them up the mountain,(pg. 20), "
Iíll come." " your no good for a job like this" .The boys on the island
resorted to killing pigs with such savagery when they felt that they were
hungry. When there is no order chaos arises. There are many examples of this in
our society today. Riots happen when the people think they can get away with it.
The number of people outweigh the number of authority figures. People hurt other
people and steal. This is not something that would happen in an ordered society.
All these people know whatís right and wrong but their human instinct gets the
better of them when they think they can get always with it. The same thing
happened on the island. With no authority like the adults or (police) things
turned into anarchy. They were trying to kill each other and ran around like
savages just because they had no one to tell them they couldnít do that. There
was a lot of emphasis that they were children and that is why this happened.
That is simply not true. Look at my example above, people that riot have no
authority to tell others to stop. You could compare that kind of behavior to
what children would do if they were put in charge of the world. Todayís
society is full of bad leaders such as "Sadam Husain" , "Slobodam
Molosovich" , "Adolf Hitler" and many more. They lead their people with
false ideals and hidden agendas. Their thirst for power killed thousands of
people and caused grief and suffering for millions. Hitler killed millions of
Jews and that is something the German people will have to live with for ever.
Sadam Husain tried to take more land for his country and failed and made more
people suffer. Molosovich didnít want to give up his rule over the Albanians
and killed alot of them in the process. Jacks hunger for power grew just as
these leaderís hunger grew too. (pg. 140) " Iím not going to be part of
Ralphís lot" , " Iím going off by myself..... Any one that wants to hunt
when I do can come too". Jackís power grew so great that he made the boys
think that there was a beast which ultimately killed Simon. He didnít care
when a big rock squished Piggy and to make things unbearable he tried to murder
Ralph. Also there were many great leaders such as Bill Clinton (debatable),
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John A MacDonald and more. These Leaders
lead their people with great emphasis toward the minority and fought for equal
rights. Bill Clinton puts bad leaders in their place, George Washington fought
for the independence of America, Abraham Lincoln freed the Blacks from
oppression and John A MacDonald fought for Canada to become a whole country.
Jack was a great leader that kept the boys in order and kept their one hope of
getting of the island alive An example of this is when it was Ralphís idea to
go search the Island (pg. 20) " .....three of us will go on [an] expedition
and find out.... Thatís what a good leader does,
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