Innocence In Lord Of The Flies

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Losing innocence happens to us all, no matter your age. You can never go back to the innocence of not knowing what you’ve have learned, this is demonstrated in the novel, Lord of the Flies. As the boys on the island progress from well-behaved, orderly children longing for rescue to bloodthirsty hunters who have no desire to go back to civilization, they naturally will lose the sense of innocence they once had. Lord of the Flies is a novel by William Golding in which a set of British schoolboys are stranded on an island. In Lord of the Flies, loss of innocence, is portrayed powerfully by various life altering events, Jack’s struggle with himself to kill a pig, the littluns acts of murder, and Ralph when weeping for the things he lost.
Firstly, in the novel of Lord of the Flies Jack has a continuous
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The once innocent children abandon the teachings of their childhood to become blood-thirsty barbarians who have engaged in the torture and murder of an innocent animals and, ultimately, their own friend.The littluns began thinking of Jack as a leader, and when Jack murdered the piglet they chanted “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood” (69). The kids are witnessing this kill and are advocating it, none of them believes that what is being done is wrong or savage-like. The littluns demonstrates that everyone has darkness in them by killing Simon, “at once the crowd surged after it…leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, and tore” (168-169). The actions were so vicious that “Simon’s dead body moved out towards the open sea” (154). Loss of innocence is shown because the boys had turned into monstrous murderers at an age younger than 10, they have convicted crimes that are sinful and unlawful. The littluns had killed one of their own, the littluns were indulging in the pleasure of the killing that no one even realize who they were killing until later