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I stumbled through the forest with the pack of wolves baying for my blood in constant pursuit.

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Introduction

GCSE COURSEWORK: ORIGINAL WRITING I stumbled through the forest with the pack of wolves baying for my blood in constant pursuit. I can remember it as if was yesterday, they say a near death experience changes your perception of life, makes it seem more precious, makes you want to fulfil it. I can tell you from experience that it does. Our time on the island had started so well. At the time I didn't know how we could have ended up in a situation like that. I was alone in the jungle, no-one for company other than the odd pig scrambling through the undergrowth, Every now and again one would come close, too close for comfort, your heart would be in your mouth until you saw its slobbery snout poke its way through the vegetation. It is in these situations, that you search for answers to strange questions, why am I here? ...read more.

Middle

At one point there was complete silence, I plucked up the courage to move, as soon as I revealed myself I heard the running of footsteps. Once again I found myself thinking about the time I had spent on this island, how it had turned from a paradise to hell. My thoughts were interrupted by the frantic shouts of 'fire, fire'. I could see the thick smoke beginning to fill the sky. If I had stayed where I was, I would have died, either from the smoke or form the savages. I had no option but to make a run for it. As soon as I emerged, so did a savage, he screamed for the others too help him I smacked him hard with a rock I held in my hand. Blood oozed from the wound in his head, I had no time to feel guilt, by now death was common practice. I ran to the beach, by now all the tribe knew where I was. Every savage was on my tail. ...read more.

Conclusion

Why did the situation develop? I remember Simon saying 'Maybe its only us' I wasn't sure what he meant at the time, but now I understand. He was saying that the evil on the island was not the beast, but it was the children themselves. Simon was suggesting that there is evil in human nature. The way he died was symbolic of this. What happened? is a lot simpler to answer. The group went from being a civilized pack of British boys, to a savage group of ruthless hunters. How it happened? the is an interesting one. Jack gave the group the opportunity to be evil. His tribe had no rules, they did as they pleased. What can we learn from my little adventure? Undoubtedly the fact that young boys can resort to murder shows there is something wrong with civilization. I feel that evil is lurking everywhere waiting for the chance to rear its ugly head. We have to stop it getting that chance. ...read more.

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