Extended Response Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies: Extended Response

Lord of the flies and Golding reveal that human nature can abolish or dehumanize a society including ourselves over time. Throughout the book the boys demonstrate elements of human nature beyond civilized human beings as they are put in a society and environment where there are no rules or civility set in place. Golding proves that human nature, when free from the limitations in society, lures people away from common sense to savagery. His essential topics are that human beings are savage by nature, and are encouraged by desires toward viciousness and dominance over others. Golding uses specific literary devices throughout the book to prove that all humans are naturally savages. The character development of Jack in novel is one example that Golding uses in his attempt to show that all human beings are savages by nature. Jack has a desire for power at the beginning of the novel and gets furious over the fact that he ends up not becoming chief. For a while, Jack keeps calm because of the moral sense and discipline that civilization had on him. When he first encounters the pig, he is fails at killing it. It is the civilized Jack who is unable to stand the thought of harming the pig. He then devotes his time into hunting and trying to kill the pig, changing the self-image of his character, and slowly turning into a savage as he finds pleasure in killing the pigs. As more time goes by, his savagery has affected the whole group as he, along